Waiting on Wednesday (82) — The Blood Keeper by Tessa Gratton

“Waiting On” Wednesday spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about (created by Jill at Breaking The Spine.)

The Blood Keeper 

Paranormal romance fans who are looking to up the ante will be drawn to this tale of horror, fantasy, and romance.

For Mab Prowd, the practice of blood magic is as natural as breathing. It’s all she’s ever known. Growing up on an isolated farm in Kansas with other practitioners may have kept her from making friends her own age, but it has also given her a sense of purpose—she’s connected to the land and protective of the magic. And she is able to practice it proudly and happily out in the open with only the crows as her companions. Mab will do anything to keep the ancient practice alive and guard its secrets.

But one morning while she is working out a particularly tricky spell she encounters Will, a local boy who is trying to exorcise some mundane personal demons. He experiences Mab’s magic in a way his mind cannot comprehend and is all too happy to end their chance meeting. But secrets that were kept from Mab by the earlier generations of blood magicians have come home to roost. And she and Will are drawn back together, time again by this dangerous force looking to break free from the earth and reclaim its own dark power.

THE BLOOD KEEPER will be released on August 28th, 2012 by Random House.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


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    ashelynn hetland

    April 18, 2012

    I need to read the first one, but don't you just LOVE the cover for The Blood Keeper? GOR. GEOUS. <3 although I'm a little sad it doesn't match Blood Magic's hardcover.

    my WOW.

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    April 18, 2012

    This remindme to finish Blood Magic, I read half of this book last year and totally forgot to continue. thanksfor sharing. Great choice. x


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    April 18, 2012

    I have a signed copy of Blood Magic, but I've yet to read it. But great choice. :)

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    Jessica@a GREAT read

    April 18, 2012

    I can't wait to read that one! Really liked the first one!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    Dazzling Mage

    April 18, 2012

    Oh, really intrigued by this!

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    April 18, 2012

    Awesome pick!! I am really looking forward to it too. I loved Blood Magic and I can't wait for more!

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    Bonnie Regan

    April 18, 2012

    This is a great pick, I've heard some wonderful things about Tessa Gratton I may have to check her out. Thanks for sharing!

    Here's my Wow!

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    Marmaladelibby (aka Ange)

    April 18, 2012

    I too have a signed copy of Blood Magic and still need to get to it! :( She was a delight to meet w/Maggie Stiefvater! :) Here's our Waiting on Weds this week! Happy reading!

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    Kah Cherub

    April 19, 2012

    I loved Blood Magic!! this one sounds so good!!! :) BTW, I'm a new gfc follower. :)