Mar 14, 2014

Blog Tour: Bloodgifted by Tima Maria Lacoba Review & Giveaway

Bloodgifted by Tima Maria Lacoba
(The Dantonville Legacy, #1)
Release Date: August 7, 2013
Publisher: Creatspace; 417 pages

What’s a girl to do when she learns she’s descended from a vampire? Being unable to age is only the beginning…
Laura Dantonville is a Primary school teacher with one wish—to marry her boyfriend, Detective Matt Sommers. When her aunt Judy reveals a frightening family secret that explains her rare genetic mutation, it threatens to propel her into a dark underworld where her true family waits.
Laura’s future with Matt hangs in the balance.
Alec Munro never wanted to become guardian to a Dantonville regardless that her blood is coveted by his vampire-kind. But his sire, Lucien Lebrettan, gave him no choice. Now he’s faced with not only protecting the girl, but fathering a child with her in order to end his servitude—and a centuries-old curse.
… which some among his kind will do anything to prevent.

Covers always get me when I am looking into reading new books. I could tell right away this book would be paranormal, but the whole snake ring thing on the front threw me off. However it plays a great big part in this story. Just my little tidbit about the cover.

I liked the blurb for this story and knew it would be a good read for me. The reason to be that I didn't give it a full 5/5 stars is it started off very slow, at least to me. It took me a bit to get into the story. There was a line that a character had said that really took me out of the story, but AFTER that, I really really got into the story. It feels like I'm being nit picky and I'm not trying to be, because even with those 2 things, I still continued to read, which means this story is awesome!

Laura isn't your typical female character, although she possess some of the same attributes as most female damsel characters do, her "background" makes her a different kind of character all together. I wanted to read more to understand her background and history.

Alec, the vampire, well, who wouldn't love the vampire right away? Hot and sexy, as they should be lol. I loved his personality straight away. We are briefly introduced to him before he meets up with Laura, and for me, I could feel the instant attraction between these two characters even if they didn't realize it.

Once this story started picking up, I could not put it down. Lots of twist and turns, some you see coming others you don't. THE ENDING! UGH! Cannot wait for book #2. That's all I say!!

Author Bio:
Hi, I’m Tima Maria, and I write vampire books, but not just any vamp books – mine are Roman soldiers cursed by a Pictish witch in the 3rd century.So, how did I start this series? In a previous life (before I started writing) I was a practicing archaeologist and historian, specializing in Roman Britain. Later, I took up high school teaching, as It gave me the opportunity to take my students on overseas excursions to visit the amazing archaeological sites they’d only seen in books.Then one day, I surrendered to the itch of writing. After many years reading and correcting my students’ creative writing tasks and essays, I decided it was time to write my own. I couldn’t hold it in any longer.
Bloodgifted is the result.
In 2011, it was shortlisted in the Atlas Award – sponsored by a boutique Brisbane publisher – and eventually came fourth.
In 2012, it was listed among the top ten in the Choclit, Search for an Aussie Star Competition.
In 2013, I was offered a publishing contract, but declined in favour of going indie. I liked the idea of being in charge of my own creation.
Bloodgifted is just the start of a three part series I’ve entitled, The Dantonville Legacy. Later, I intend writing individual books on the other characters in the series, for they all have their own story.
Currently, I live on the Central Coast, an hour’s drive north of Sydney, surrounded by wooded hills, possums and seed-dropping rosellas. Between bouts of writing, I teach English and History, enjoy long walks while dodging the nesting magpies and plot the next series of books I’d like to write.

Connect with Tima!

Twitter - @TimaMariaLacoba


  1. Thanks for the post & giveaway, the book and its cover look amazing! :D

  2. Sounds like an interesting read!

  3. Thank you so much for the review & the introduction to The Dantonville Legacy!!

  4. thanks for the giveaway

  5. Thanks for the review , I am glad you said it started slow in the beginning and then takes off as sometimes If you don't get past that you miss out on something great .

  6. Thank you for the giveaway :)


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