Three hundred years ago, Warin lost his humanity.
The night he met Thea was the night he lost his soul.
For more than two hundred years, Warin has roamed the wilds with only his blood brother Aleric for company, terrorizing villages and feeding on human life. Sating his dark hunger was all he ever cared for…
Until she crossed his path.
From the moment he meets his beautiful Thea, her emerald eyes and tender heart call to him like a siren’s song. But she is human, and unless Warin can uncover the truth of their connection, he’ll never be able to possess her the way he so desperately desires.
Enlisting the help of the Ancients of his kind always comes with a cost. Especially when Thea is revealed for what she really is: either a gift from the gods…
…or a curse on his bloodline.
A little about Nora first:
Nora Ash writes the sort of books that have your toes curling and your blood pulsing. Her stories are often dark and always thrilling, with lots of sexy bad boys and the women who spur their desires. When not typing away at a story, Nora paints, eats chocolate or go for hikes around the English countryside with her very own bad boy.
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Guest Reviewer – Deb Meade Cechak: 5-Stars
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
I have found a new author to love!!
Origin ARC: Ancient Blood, by Nora Ash, begins a torturous love story that will lead to Wicked Soul, and I am very much looking forward to following her series.
Warin and Aleric are bloodline brothers. When soulmate, Thea, becomes entangled in the brother’ lives, decisions made by all affect their lives in a devastating way.
Journey with me, as Nora’s pervasive story writing grabs your heart, and you will be, oh, so willing to follow!
Tinker Books Review: 4.5-Stars
First of all, I have to admit that stories with a vampire protagonist are not my usual choice of reading, but the book blurb was so well done I couldn’t resist seeing what it was all about.
Nora Ash has done a marvelous job of bringing her characters to life and presenting the settings of her story in a way that kept me in the scenes from start to finish. There are no tedious or dull moments to slow my reading. No unbelievable circumstances or impossible or implausible passages to be found anywhere. I read this work twice trying to find something ‘off’ about it and found nothing.
Origin loses 1 point for the presentation due to a glitch in the ebook conversion which causes pages with scene breaks to appear differently than the rest of the ebook, with the page background a glaring bright white. Otherwise, I could find no errors in editing that detracted from the reading experience. Not the fault of the author I am sure.
I would certainly recommend it to anyone who enjoys stories with a vampire cast as the good guy, and if the series is as well written as this prequel it is sure to be a success.
Well done Nora Ash, if I was fond of this type of story I would certainly want to read the rest of your series. Unfortunately, I have too many other things to concentrate on at this time to succumb to the temptation.
RA Winter’s Review: 5-Stars
Nora Ash’s Origin is a winner. I loved this tale. Set in Europe in the 1200s, this story follows Warin, a vampire as he finds a woman, Thea, who turns his life upside down.
Warin and his brother, Aleric, travel the countryside causing mayhem until one day, Warin meets Thea. He’s drawn to her in a way that he has never been before, and for some reason, he can not kill her.
The brothers take Thea to London, to meet an Ancient. A vampire so old, with powers beyond theirs. He introduces them to a witch, someone with her own agenda.
I won’t give away the whole plot, so I’ll stop right there. You have to read this one if you love paranormal stories about vampires and witches.
The writing is excellent and the plot is moving. I didn’t find anything wrong with this one. It’s beautifully formatted and proofread.
The story is complete but hints at the series to come. I’m dying to read this series, as I know you will be too.
A clear 5 star for me. I just loved it.
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