Blood Thirst

Rated 4.88/5 based on 8 reviews
Attacked and left to die, Angela Trenton faces uncertainty and fear as she begins the transformation into a vampire. She is determined to hunt down and kill her attacker, but she soon realizes she must push her hatred aside to learn the real truth of why he committed her to this everlasting darkness. More

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Words: 129,350
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476242361
About Linda Freed

L.A. Freed live, works and plays in Charleston, South Carolina. In addition to writing, she is a talented photographer and watercolor artist. She also enjoys training and competing with her dogs in Agility and Obedience.

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Review by: Lauren Reidy on Oct. 21, 2012 :
I will try to make this a spoiler free as possible, but no promises. This story is about Angela's transition as a newborn vampire. She was attacked one evening and left for dead. A vampire named Elijah came to her to offer her eternal life. She vows to find the vampire that did this to her and make him pay. With Elijah's help, she learns the ways of her new existence. Everything she knows is about to change. Matthew, the vampire that attacked her may not be the monster she originally believed him to be.

My thoughts...

Take a trip into this fantastic macabre work of fiction. I absolutely loved reading about Angela's transition into a vampire. I have never read a book quite like this one. You really feel like you know what she's feeling through her change. It's definitely not for the squeamish considering some details are very vivid. I prefer the gore. My favorite character would have to be Bong, Angela's new dog. I can't tell you much about Bong without spoiling the story, but I love that damn dog! I didn't know what to expect with this book. It was going in one direction and just wen you think you get it, the story changes. The author has this great way of leaving breadcrumbs. Just enough to hold your interest and keep you yearning for more. The relationship between Angela and Matthew is fully explained in the end. I had a hard time identifying with their relationship and I hope the next book will answer some of my lingering questions. I definitely recommend this book to anyone that's looking for a darker read. I will definitely be checking out the rest of the series.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Lovetiggi's Book Reviews on Oct. 11, 2012 :
ARC for Review. OMGosh Thanks for the opportunity to Read-N-Review this first Installment of Charleston Vampire Chronicles - Blood Thirst by L. A. Freed. I does NOT disappoint.

First off I went into this blind, not knowing what to expect. WOW! I was drawn in from the start when Angela Trenton is attacked and left for dead. As she wonders what is happening to her, Elijah, an older vampire enters her world and the story takes off into an amazing journey through Angela's vampiric transformation. Angela is dead and Ainjul is born, I think because Elijah is from a different time, his pronunciation is different, anyway, Ainjul is the name used for Angela from this point on.

As Ainjul goes through the 3 month transformation, the author's writing describes what is happening in detail making this story uniquely different from all others I have read.. She has even a canine vampire, now that is an awesome twist, the name of this canine is, well let's just say, fun. When Ainjul finally meets Matthew the story gets really intriguing, a real page turner for sure.

The world is very well described, consistent, full of intense emotions, mystery, suspense, terror, and a little of well placed humor. I enjoyed reading this immensely... The characters are well described bringing their victories and defeats to life.. Absolutely Amazing..

I would recommend this read for those 18+ and over due to its mature theme.

5 out of 5 Hearts
Lovetiggi's Book Reviews
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Kelly Pfitzner on July 11, 2012 :
I have read a lot of vampire stories but never one like this...Blood Thirst is in a class by itself. L.A. Freed has put together an amazing story with such realistic detail you have to remind yourself it's fiction. Blood Thirst is a work of art! I definitely recommend this as a must read!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Dana Delamar on July 08, 2012 :
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

In a word: Page-turner. Once I started this book, I didn't want to put it down and had to force myself away from it to get other (urgent) stuff done. I wasn't quite sure what I was getting into with this book. The story starts off with a bang when Angela is attacked by a vampire and left for dead, and I was pleasantly surprised that I couldn't predict what would happen next. I don't want to spoil all the twists and turns the story took, so I'm not going to detail the plot. You'll just have to read it yourself to find out what happens after Angela is bitten!

The book is very well-written, at times even lyrical, and enough detail is provided to make the settings and the characters come to life. There are a few typos here and there, but they don't detract from the experience (I'm *very* picky on this point). The author also makes good use of dialect to let us "hear" one of the main characters (which is very tricky to do right), though there were a couple times when I had to stop and re-read some of that character's dialogue to get the gist.

My only complaint is that I would have liked some more insight into Angela; she's so wrapped up in what's happening to her that we get very little info about her past. Whether she had friends, a boyfriend, etc., is never addressed, and the fact that she was a photographer never comes up again in the story after the first few pages. We learn the barest amount about her family, but I would have liked to know her better, but perhaps we'll get those details in the next two books.

Although the story is complete in itself, it appears to be only the first installment in a trilogy, and I'll definitely be going back for more.

4.5 stars
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Olga Pardasie on July 07, 2012 :
Just finished reading blood thirst, it was very well written. Full of details, to the point that you can picture every detail from what each character looked like to what color the leaves were etc. Took me a little bit to stay enthralled because after she was turned the story line slowed for a little but keep on reading you will be well rewarded. Very good read.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Ema Volf on June 21, 2012 :
I just finished Blood Thirst by LA Freed, and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised.

Angela was heading to her car when she was attacked by a vampire named Matthew. She managed to bite him in defense and swallowed some of his blood, but as a human, she was no match for him. She was knocked unconscious and thrown into a river. She managed to escape her sunken car and went back to her hotel. Near death and almost bloodless, she was visited by a vampire named Elijah, who offered to change her into a full vampire. If he didn't, she would die. After much deliberation, she went to find him, and not a moment too soon.

There are countless coming-of-age human stories. This is somewhat of a coming-of-age vampire story. We follow Angela through her change from mortal to immortal, mistakes and lessons included. LA Freed really pulls you into the story to the point where, at times, you feel like you're going through it yourself.

Much of this story is definitely not what it seems, not even Matthew and Elijah. Just when I thought I had things figured out, I was proven to have figured out absolutely nothing. It was unusual and welcome. With the countless vampire stories that have popped up recently, I'm happy to say that this is definitely not your average vampire story. It was positively captivating.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Ema Volf on June 21, 2012 :
I just finished Blood Thirst by LA Freed, and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised.

Angela was heading to her car when she was attacked by a vampire named Matthew. She managed to bite him in defense and swallowed some of his blood, but as a human, she was no match for him. She was knocked unconscious and thrown into a river. She managed to escape her sunken car and went back to her hotel. Near death and almost bloodless, she was visited by a vampire named Elijah, who offered to change her into a full vampire. If he didn't, she would die. After much deliberation, she went to find him, and not a moment too soon.

There are countless coming-of-age human stories. This is somewhat of a coming-of-age vampire story. We follow Angela through her change from mortal to immortal, mistakes and lessons included. LA Freed really pulls you into the story to the point where, at times, you feel like you're going through it yourself.

Much of this story is definitely not what it seems, not even Matthew and Elijah. Just when I thought I had things figured out, I was proven to have figured out absolutely nothing. It was unusual and welcome. With the countless vampire stories that have popped up recently, I'm happy to say that this is definitely not your average vampire story. It was positively captivating.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: A Field on May 26, 2012 :
Loved the book, nice to see it out for download, waiting on the other two in the series for download.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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