Book Tour: Blood Born by Jamie Manning

We are so very thrilled that we are the first stop on the Blood Born Blog Tour hosted by our dear friend, Yara at Once Upon a Twilight!


publisher: Pendrell Publishing
author site: Website  / Blog
buy me: Barnes&Noble  / Amazon

from pendrell:  Waking up in a coffin hungry for blood is only the beginning for sixteen-year-old Ava Blue. When Chance Caldon, the hottie who dug her up, tells her that she’s half vampire, Ava’s world really turns upside down.

Half vamp? Ava can’t believe it…she doesn’t even know what that means! Not until Aldric, a thousand-year-old vampire, shows up and tells her it’s true–and that he’s the one who turned her. Then Ava truly begins to believe what she is. Now, she has to deal with a sudden and powerful bloodlust, the desire to see Aldric dead, and her growing crush for Chance. Ava knows she’s a monster now, she can feel it; and her life is over.

But redemption isn’t lost. Aldric is giving her a chance to regain her humanity. The price? Kill a hundred vampires, or remain a bloodsucker forever.

So Ava sets out to get her life back. But killing vampires begins a battle that could destroy everything she is working toward. In the end, Ava’s decisions will forever change her life and the lives of those she loves. 

my take: I don’t want to say it was cute. That doesn’t explain well enough how Blood Born makes me feel. It’s emotional, that’s for sure, with witty parts that made me giggle and made me wish I were in high school again. Well… Errrr. Maybe I wouldn’t go that far. There is action, romance, and my vampire diet (coined by Stacy, I can’t take credit for it) has now officially ended. What is it that makes me love vampires with feelings?!?Can I tell you how psyched I am that there isn’t a love triangle? Score extra points for Blood Born. It has lots of action and focuses on humanity. Thank you! Ava’s friend Chance is so endearing. He’s truly caring for Ava even though he holds tons of secrets. Why does he protect Ava and risk his life doing so? Hmmmm… I’ll never tell…

The crime fighting vampire hunting team makes me jump for joy. I truly appreciate the Scooby Doo feel of it all. So awesome!! Let me shoot straight with you here. Although this book is super fun, people do die. Jamie Manning doesn’t seem afraid to take out anyone and that makes me a tad nervous.

Overall, Blood Born is an adventurous tale full of romance, kick-butt fighting, sadness, pain, and humanity.

See you in the STACKS, Shannan


I have an ARC and swag that I am dying to give away! I can’t wait for you to read the book so I can talk to you about the ending! Read the rules, fill out the form – good luck!

The Rules:
*Must fill out the form correctly
*Open to US only, sorry
*Open to those 13 years of age or older
*Winner will be notified via email, and will not be announced on the blog
*Winner chosen by Random Number Generator
*Girls in the STACKS are not responsible for lost mail
*Giveaway ends April 14, 2012 at 11:59PM CEN






Be sure to follow along on the rest of the tour! There are giveaways at every stop!

3rd: Refracted Light Reviews
4th: Fire & Ice
5th: I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
6th: Hypable
7th: Oodles of Books
8th: The Reading Date
9th: A Book Lovers Review
10th: Good Choice Reading
11th: SupaGurl Books
12th: Books with Bite
13th: Once Upon a Twilight - Grand Prize
27th: Live Chat with Jamie on Once Upon a Twilight at 9PM CST (10PM EST / 7PM PST)


18 Responses to “Book Tour: Blood Born by Jamie Manning”

  1. Cari says:

    I met Jamie at ALA last year and he’s such a great guy. I can’t wait to read this! Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. stacy says:

    I want to read this too!!! I think I am finally ready for a vampire book!

  3. Kimberly says:

    This is an anticipated read for me. Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. Yara says:

    Thanks for being a part of the tour.

  5. Amber Hughes says:

    This is definitely my kind of book and I can’t wait to read it! This tour has been great! Thank you very much for the giveaway :-)

  6. Amber Hughes says:

    My first entry didn’t have my full address, so I entered again. Sorry about that! :(

  7. You made it sound AMAZING until…the dying part….I’m scared now T_T Jamie! I predict my heart will suffer with your book!

  8. @Alba – It’s all good. ;-) The ending keeps you hanging though and I can’t wait to see how the ending makes the next book completely different.

  9. Natasha I. says:

    This sounds like total awsomeness! Can’t wait to read it! XD

  10. I can’t wait until you read it either!! I want to know what you think about it. ;-)

  11. Dana says:

    Love this blog tour so far!

  12. Denise Z says:

    Thank you for participating in this great tour. I love a book that will have moments of giggles and my teeth are aching to read Blood Born :) I am having loads of fun just reading the posts, imagine when I get to the meat of the book ;)

  13. April Alvey says:

    Thanks so much

  14. Nikki says:

    Awesome Awesome sounding book!! I can’t wait to read it!!

  15. Nicole says:

    Nice review and thanks for the giveaway!

  16. Nikki A says:

    This book sounds so good! I can’t wait to read it!

  17. Diane Bojda says:

    Thanks for the great giveaways. The book looks good, can’t wait to read it.

  18. Rachel Vessar says:

    Looks like I am to late for the giveaway but atleast I got to read the reviews. I can’t wait to read this and I love Scooby Doo (the old cartoons). Thanks for participating in the tour.

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