Blood and Guitars

Blood and Guitars

by Heather Jensen

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Overview

When Aurora meets Trey, a famous singer and musician, she’s only hoping to get her fill of human blood for the week. The last thing Aurora expects is for Trey to make her feel alive for the first time since she was, well, alive. It begins with a casual painting lesson at her art studio, The Waking Moon, and quickly turns into a forbidden romance. Aurora is forced to hide her true identity from Trey, while keeping her relationship with the human a secret from other vampires in her Brood.

Trey’s band is recording a new album and with Aurora as his muse, Trey is writing songs like never before. After being hired by their record label to paint the cover of the new album, Aurora has a legitimate reason for spending so much time with Trey and his band mates. Aurora can’t deny the unexpected connection she has with Trey, which is fueled by glimpses into his emotions every time they share a kiss. Caught between two worlds, Aurora must attend celebrity award shows and vampire rituals, find time to feed, and protect Trey from the dangers of the night, all while preserving her secrets.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940011310416
Publisher: Heather Jensen
Publication date: 05/21/2011
Series: Blood And Guitars , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 464 KB

About the Author

I write clean fantasy for teens and adults. I'm an avid reader and I love stories about vampires, but I enjoy fantasy of all kinds.

I'm addicted to Oreos and adding weird flavors to my soda. When I'm not writing I enjoy traveling, playing board and card games, killing zombies on the Xbox 360 with my hubby, listening to music, playing guitar, going to concerts, and spending time with friends and family.

My favorite color is green and the uglier the shade, the better. I get bored of my hairstyle easily which has resulted in me having many colors of hair in the last ten years. My hair is currently red, but who knows how long that might last.

I live in Southern Utah with my husband and son. Now that my first series, Blood And Guitars, is complete, I'm working on my next writing project.

Readers can expect more from me in the genres of Paranormal/Rock Fiction in the not-so-distant future.

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Blood and Guitars 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
talksupe.blogspot on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I like the love story, it's like spring/summer and Trey is such a wonderful hero. He's not a jerk, he knows how to treat women right, down to earth and even his band, Catalyst is like that. You'd want them around as your friends and they are far from the usual sex-drugs-and-rock 'n roll kind of thing. Aurora's character too has some interesting layers, being a predator it is expected that she'll be an Alpha and would protect what's hers but at the same time she's soft and feminine with Trey. She has a lot of restraint especially on using her super telepathic powers on him.
Magluvsya03 More than 1 year ago
so I know you’re gunna laugh at me, but with and aversion to the vampers, I sure do seem to read a lot of them! HA! And I almost didn’t sign up to read this one because of the vampire aspect but I’m really glad I did. At first, I was thinking the whole vampire loves a human story was done already, BUT I really enjoyed that fact that the vampire is an ARTISTIC WOMAN vampire and a MUSIC GENIUS male human. I think this is my first turning point on a positive note. My second positive turning point is that vampires aren’t like the “typical” vampires in this story. Sunlight is not lethal. The moon cycles control their powers. And it’s very selective, you don’t just get to be all powerful just because you’re a vamper. They do still drink blood but not everyday. Alcohol doesn’t do the same things like to humans but they can drink it. Such an interesting way to get some fresh new ways for the vampire world. My one small disappointment is I expected more from the characters. I’m not saying I didn’t like them, on the contrary I really like them. But I think they just fell a little short of my expectations. And I also think part of it is meeting new characters in a new series of a debut. No worries I’m not giving up, I plan on continuing the story with book two and maybe I’ll learn something that will change my mind but on a positive side, I should say that I loved when Aurora would paint. I’m not a creative person, so reading from that perspective was a great thing for me. And being that I love music so much, it was very cool to see that side of it. I always love the finished product but I have a new respect for the people who give it to me I will say that almost anyone who picks up this book will enjoy it. It is just fine for almost any age group and it can be classified in multiple genres. I would put it more in the paranormal romance box. I would also like to say I really really enjoyed the writing style. It’s a first person POV and it’s pretty fun being in Aurora’s mind. I enjoy her rebel without a cause attitude. So all in all, I enjoyed this as an easy light read. My vote is for you to get your hands on it. 3.5 PAWS!! And I’ll be going off to read book two now LOL
Book_Bite_Reviews More than 1 year ago
I really liked Blood and Guitars, but it just wasn't exciting enough for me. It has a nice leisurely pace to it, which isn't a bad thing at all, but when you are reading it for review and not just for personal enjoyment it effects the rating as terrible as that is. Another reason I couldn't rate this book higher was that there was a lot of information left out on this book, like the inside/outs of what being a vampire means. Every vampire story is different in how vampires are created to what the rules are for being a vampire to the history of vampires. Heather touched briefly on it, but it wasn't completely explained. I have a very good feeling it will all be unfolded for us in book two so I will have to wait and see. I really liked Trey and Aurora, the main characters, but again I just wish I knew more about Aurora because book one focuses a lot on Trey. Very good book, I recommend it for when you just want to read and get away from things and I hope to continue with this series in the future =)
TomWinshipTW More than 1 year ago
Heather Jensen’s debut novel, “Blood and Guitars,” tells the story of Aurora and Trey—a vampire and a human who risk everything for love. This modern-day, albeit paranormal, love story begins with a flourish, introducing readers to the tragically beautiful Aurora, while offering a glimpse into the secret world of vampires that she inhabits. The pace slows when Aurora meets Trey, and the lines between their two worlds slowly disappear. This part really showcases Jensen’s solid writing and more than passing understanding of songwriting and the music industry. All the while, the reader braces for the repercussions of the main characters’ forbidden romance. And the repercussions do come. In fact, just when Jensen leads you to believe that disaster has been averted … she lowers the boom. “Blood and Guitars” is the satisfying first book in a trilogy. I already have book two, so I’ll soon have more to share. I recommend “Blood and Guitars” to YA, NA, and adult paranormal romance fans.
dreamer2229 More than 1 year ago
This book was cute, but a little pedantic. The plot was similar to other vampire books: vampire falls in love with human, human’s life is endangered because of it, vampire turns human (or in the case of this book, plans to turn human). There are some salient points that give this story enough of a difference to encourage me to read book 2 in the series (Immortals And Melodies). The vampires are not harmed by sun or garlic, they just have extra powers when the moon is up. The human in this case is a Rock Star, and the vampires aren’t very happy about her turning him. In fact, they want him dead for daring to love a vampire. I had trouble connecting with this book in a meaningful way. I’m so over vampires. That said the book had good writing and some very funny points. I enjoyed the interactions between the characters that were ‘real’ and not like the vampires were perfect. I will read the second book (Check back Sunday for the review) and see if it improves my view of the series. I give this book 2.5 out of 5 clouds. I could take it or leave it. This product or book may have been distributed for review; this in no way affects my opinions or reviews
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Laura Carter for Readers Favorite Aurora is a vampire who meets a boy Trey, whilst she is out searching for her next meal and for some reason she can’t bring herself to drink from him. After meeting Aurora, superstar lead singer Trey can’t get her out of his mind. He has even started dreaming about her. As their relationship begins to grow Aurora is forced to hide what she really is from him, as well as hiding their relationship from the other vampires. Aurora must keep her two worlds separate or there may be devastating consequences. I really enjoyed this book, even more than I thought I would actually. Due to the massive popularity of vampire books, it is very hard to find one that doesn’t seem like one we already read. I enjoyed the fact that it was the female who was the vampire and the male who was human. Whilst this was not the first book I have read that has done that, it was definitely in the minority and therefore refreshing. I believe this book has broad appeal and will be enjoyed by both teens and adults alike and also by fans of different book genres. Whilst this book is a fantasy about vampires, the fantasy element is quite light and the book is actually more dominated by the music. The romance between the two main characters is sweet, clean and engaging. I would recommend this book to fans of fantasy, romance and music based books of all ages. I look forward to seeing what happens next for Trey and Aurora in the second of what seems to be a promising series of books.
IYamVixenBooks More than 1 year ago
YUMMY!! I love a book that makes me wish I could jump into the story and hang with the characters. Aurora has a cool vibe and more than just her low body temp. And Trey...well, Trey just sounds fab and dreamy. Both are mellow in how they handle their talent and abilities. I like how they find each other at the club. It's like every fan-girl's dream of having the rock star of their yen in need of rescue and being able to do so in a superb fashion with some HEA possible. I've seen this book compared to the Twilight schtuff because of the vampire and the human diggin' each other....but I don't want to read any of the Twilight schtuff after the first one and I do want to read more of Aurora's and Trey's story. Heather, please say there's more! Five please say there's more beans.....