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Breathless is book one in the four book (so far) paranormal romance series The Blue Fire Saga.
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Weston College freshman Leesa Nyland has been fascinated by vampires since she was three years old. That’s when her mom started acting weird, refusing to go outside during the day and insisting the sunlight hurt her skin because she’d been bitten by a one-fanged vampire...
But fascinated doesn’t mean Leesa believes. Any more than she believes in blue fire, people who live for centuries, and kisses that can kill. But when her beloved older brother suddenly disappears, she is forced to consider all these and more.
She also has to figure out what to do about her mysterious new boyfriend. She knows Rave likes her a lot—so why won’t he kiss her? And why is he always talking about vampires?
As Leesa draws closer to finding her brother, she faces some gut-wrenching decisions. Should she risk her mom’s life trying to “cure” her? Should she continue seeing Rave, after he reveals his dangerous secret? And most terrifying of all, should she make the ultimate sacrifice—give up her humanity—to save her brother?
Breathless is now available in eBook format at both Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com for just $2.99!
“Breathless is a truly captivating read. The characters are impossible to forget.” ~ VampireRomanceBooks.com
“Breathless is a book you will fall in love with and want to read over and over again.” ~ Bite This! Vampire Book Blog
“Breathless is for sure a page turner. When I finished, I wanted more. I can’t wait for the sequel.” ~ Paranormal Book Club
“Breathless takes you on a spellbinding adventure. The characters are amazing.” ~ SassyBookLovers.blogspot.com
But don't think of Breathless as merely another vampire book. Indeed, though vampires are the catalyst for the whole story, they are not the lead characters. Breathless is first and foremost a fast-paced story, with an underlying mystery and a strong romantic conflict. There are now FOUR books in this series (Deathless, Helpless and Fearless).
Eighteen years ago
Twilight was gathering when Judy Nyland stumbled out of the trees onto the narrow hiking trail, her right hand clutching her neck. Thin ribbons of drying blood streaked the back of her hand like a badly done spider web tattoo. Her long blond hair was tangled, and her normally pretty face bore a dazed, confused look as she fought to maintain her balance. At the moment, she appeared much older than her twenty-five years.
Even in the shade, the air was still warm, but the woods seemed strangely silent. What was she doing out here? She winced when she turned her head to search the path—god, her neck hurt. Pulling her hand from her throat, she stared at her bloodstained palm. Was that really her hand, covered with blood? Gingerly, she touched her neck and felt a wet round hole slightly smaller than the tip of her finger. How the hell had that happened? She glanced down at her stomach, only recently beginning to swell with her second child. Thankfully, the front of her light blue T-shirt was unmarked.
“Judy!” her older sister Janet shouted, hurrying down the trail. “You had me so worried.” Her eyes widened at Judy’s bloody hand. “What happened?” Janet gently grabbed her sister’s wrist and began examining her palm.
“It’s not my hand,” Judy said. She tilted her head and pushed her hair aside. “It’s this.”
Janet examined the wound. “Doesn’t look too bad,” she comforted. “The bleeding’s mostly stopped. We’d better get you to a doctor though, just in case. You might need a shot or something. What happened? Did you get poked by a branch?”
Judy frowned. “I don’t think so… I don’t remember.”
A faint image began taking shape in her brain. She struggled to bring it into focus. It was a man. Very pale and very thin. His eyes bored into hers, mesmerizing her. She knew she should run, that he meant her ill, but she was frozen, rooted to the ground. As he moved closer, his lips peeled back, revealing a single yellow fang.
“Oh my god,” Judy said, grabbing her sister’s arm with both hands. “I think I was bitten by a vampire. A one-fanged vampire.”
“Uhhh…sure. A vampire,” Janet said, a bit more sarcastically than she meant to. “With only one fang. Makes perfect sense. And much more likely than being poked by a sharp branch, for sure.”
Judy touched her neck again, confused. What the hell had happened? Were her hormones running amok? Her husband had been teasing her about watching too many vampire shows. She squeezed her eyes shut, trying to remember. It had been so clear just a moment ago…
Breathless: Scott Prussing
Review of Breathless: Scott Prussing
By: Renee C. Fountain 10.12.2010
Rating: 4 stars
Leesa Nyland’s childhood wasn’t like other kids’, as she watched her mother struggle with strange afflictions after claiming she was bitten by a one-fanged vampire. Things get even worse when Leesa’s brother, Bradley, suddenly disappears from college after meeting a mysterious girl.
Now 18, Leesa is attending the same Connecticut college where her brother’s disappearance remains a mystery and in the same town that her mother’s alleged vampire attack took place. Looking forward to her Vampire Science class in the hopes that she’ll finally get some answers, Leesa seems to find more even questions.
After a few weeks of settling in, Leesa meets the gorgeous and incredibly charming, Rave. Not only does Rave steal Leesa’s heart, but Leesa learns that Rave is different from the other boys—much different.
As she searches for clues of her brother’s whereabouts, Leesa ends up learning so much more than she ever imagined about love, life, family and things that go bump in the night—things that may also include her.
I have to give kudos to Scott Prussing for writing a book that, although it includes vampires, has managed to break away from the same old over-worked concepts and instead puts a new and creative spin on things. Rather than being the focus, vampires are the catalyst that brings in much-needed new blood to the supernatural world in the form deadly vampire hunters known as volkaanes.
With straight forward prose and a fresh perspective, there are enough twists and turns to keep you guessing until the very last page has been turned.
A riveting tale of passion, danger and forbidden love; Breathless breathes new life into the vampire genre.
Hardcover: 254 pages
Publisher: Scott Prussing Publishing; 1ST edition (2010)
Buy it at http://scottprussingpublishing.com/
Amazing New Series
Review of Breathless: Scott Prussing
By Bite This! Vampire Book Blog
Scott Prussing writes an amazing tale with this wonderful fantasy and romance novel. Breathless has a refreshing view of vampires and is filled with mystery and intrigue. Prussing scores a win with his book, and fans are looking for a sequel to this great vampire story.
One reviewer gives him a thumbs up saying "Breathless is a new unique take on the vampire novel with spins and turns and a new twist of what goes bump in the night. Leesa is a phenomenal character who I would love to read more about. With romance, suspense and goosebumps, Breathless is a sensational debut."
Breathless: A Spellbinding New Book
Review of Breathless: Scott Prussing
Breathless gives us a new and exciting twist to vampire stories; we are introduced to a new breed of vampire, one that is so unbelievable it will intrigue you to read more.
This book has its own unique quality, it takes you on a spellbinding adventure. A story of passion, young forbidden love, danger, and vampires, it captures the reader and does leave them truly Breathless.
The characters are just amazing in their individual way. Leesa is shy and very sweet; she also has a courageous spirit (I love that!)
Rave just takes your heart captive, he's the hero type that would do anything to save the girl he loves *sigh* he also can kick some vampire ass!
Cali (Leesa's best friend) She's very entertaining, she has a spark about her that'll always put a smile on your face.
Stefan is very mysterious; he's not ashamed of who or what he is. He's the hot vampire that is after something from Leesa.
The plot and characters are well written, most of the time it felt like I was there with them, it made reading this story even more enjoyable.
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