Blood Born by Jamie Manning – Teaser Post + Swag Giveaway

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Blood Born by Jamie Manning

Waking up in a coffin hungry for blood is only the beginning for sixteen-year-old Ava Blue. When Chance Caldon, the hottie who dug her up, tells her that she’s half vampire, Ava’s world really turns upside down.
Half vamp? Ava can’t believe it…she doesn’t even know what that means! Not until Aldric, a thousand-year-old vampire, shows up and tells her it’s true–and that he’s the one who turned her. Then Ava truly begins to believe what she is. Now, she has to deal with a sudden and powerful bloodlust, the desire to see Aldric dead, and her growing crush for Chance. Ava knows she’s a monster now, she can feel it; and her life is over.
But redemption isn’t lost. Aldric is giving her a chance to regain her humanity. The price? Kill a hundred vampires, or remain a bloodsucker forever.
So Ava sets out to get her life back. But killing vampires begins a battle that could destroy everything she is working toward. In the end, Ava’s decisions will forever change her life and the lives of those she loves.

Teaser #1

I was on the vampire in less than a second. I was grateful he was small and rather weak; it really helped me get him to the ground. He fell back into the soft, thick grass, and the two of us rolled around like frolicking dogs during mating season. The vampire kept trying to butt heads with me, his long, sharp fangs searching for my neck. I swung my fist hard and fast, making contact with his face just below his right eye. His head shot backward, temporarily dazing him. I was able to reposition myself around his waist, finally pinning him to the ground. Of course, he was back in full fight mode in a millisecond, fangs fully extended and a primeval growl coming from his throat. I grabbed hold of his wrists, feeling hard, sinewy muscles I couldn’t see. He was strong, regardless of his size. He kept trying to roll me off of him, but luckily I was stronger. I threw his arms back, pinning them against the ground.

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Teaser #2

He lifted his arm and brought it to my lips, the heat from his skin strong and resilient. All the thoughts I had about what the moment would be like—the moment I drank human blood for the first time—paled in comparison to what it actually felt like. I couldn’t look at him again, fearful that I would see his hesitation or regret. I didn’t want to bite him, to feed from him, but I also didn’t not want to. More than anything, I wanted to feel his blood flow into my mouth and fill me completely. So before I could talk myself out if it, I closed my eyes and sank my fangs into the bronzed skin of his wrist.

Teaser #3

“Are you hungry?” Chance’s question pulled my eyes from the drenched town outside my window. “I doubt my mom cooked.” “I can always eat.” He laughed at that, and the tension that had been building between us disappeared, replaced by warmth and comfort. When we weren’t playing the Quiet Game, we worked well together. I had no past relationships to compare ours to—well, none I could remember—but I felt our forced friendship was growing strong. And I was grateful that he had been there that night in the cemetery—that he had been the one who saved me.

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