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DePaul sets up an intriguing new world with creatures we think we know at first then she puts her twists in and makes it all fresh I loved that Knox and Felicia are a hot pair, their relationship is sizzling The supporting cast is diverse and makes me want to read the next one Can t wait till the second book is available, because I m sure it ll capture my imagination as much as this one Great job Chosen by Blood by Virna DePaul is the first book in her Para Ops paranormal romance series.FBI special agent Felicia Locke has been not so secretly attracted to half breed vampire Knox Deveraux for years, but Felicia has fought the attraction since Knox was married to her best friend, Noella, before her death But now, Knox is single and has been asked to head up a special Para Ops team that is charged with tracking down a potential cure that may cleanse human blood and keep the vampire race fr Chosen by Blood by Virna DePaul is the first book in her Para Ops paranormal romance series.FBI special agent Felicia Locke has been not so secretly attracted to half breed vampire Knox Deveraux for years, but Felicia has fought the attraction since Knox was married to her best friend, Noella, before her death But now, Knox is single and has been asked to head up a special Para Ops team that is charged with tracking down a potential cure that may cleanse human blood and keep the vampire race from starving The human Felicia is among those asked to join the team, along with Otherborn creatures like a wraith, a mage, andNone of the team members really trust each other, but they re going to have to if they want to survive because there are people out there who don t want them to succeed and will do whatever it takes to stop them I thought the premise of the book was really cool, and I enjoyed the beginning as the team members were assembled and started working together and getting to know each other It kind of reminded me of a paranormal Magnificent Seven or an Ocean s Eleven or six in this case I just enjoy those kind of storylines I also liked Felicia and the fact that she stuck to her guns and didn t get involved with Knox while Noella was alive.I also liked the secondary characters, especially the tortured but wise cracking Wraith and Mahone, the FBI boss man who s in charge of trying to keep all the team members in line and not at each other s throats The world building was also interesting, especially in regards to Wraith and how no one seems to know why she and others like her have come back from the dead.But I have to say that I didn t like Knox at all In the beginning of the book, he wants Felicia, even though he s married to her friend After Noella dies, Knox still wants Felicia, even though he plans to marry another vampire as part of a political alliance Knox wants Felicia, but it doesn t seem like he wants to sacrifice anything to have her either He came off as kind of selfish.There s a lot of action in the book, which I enjoyed However, I thought there were just too many unanswered questions at the end about everything from whether or not the cure would work to which characters were on what side It got a little jumbled and confusing.Overall, though, if you like paranormals with plenty of action and suspense, you might want to give this one a chance In an alternate history the US Second Civil War has all but wiped vampires out of existence, and in the aftermath of peace they are on the brink of extinction A vaccine was invented that tainted human blood, ruining it as a food source for the vampire population As a result, the number of fanged are dwindling Now the US vampire population live in a sanctuary called The Dome , and are led by Knox Devereaux a dharmire human vampire hybrid, and among the last few unaffected by the vaccine Kn In an alternate history the US Second Civil War has all but wiped vampires out of existence, and in the aftermath of peace they are on the brink of extinction A vaccine was invented that tainted human blood, ruining it as a food source for the vampire population As a result, the number of fanged are dwindling Now the US vampire population live in a sanctuary called The Dome , and are led by Knox Devereaux a dharmire human vampire hybrid, and among the last few unaffected by the vaccine Knox was a soldier in the Second Civil War, but now he lives to lead his dying racea heavy task to fall on his shoulders As the vamp leader, Knox is expected to marry a pure vampire female and help to procreate and save the fading population He already performed his duty when he married the vampire Noella, and had two beautiful children with her But even though Knox married Noella, he has always been in love with her best friend the human female, and FBI hostage negotiator, Felicia Locke Knox s leadership role is about to get evencomplicated The FBI have got wind of an antidote to the vaccine something that could eliminate the contamination of human blood and restore the vampire s food supply, thereby saving an entire race of paranormal people.And sine Knox has the most to gain from this antidote, he is heading up the mission to find proof of its existence Together with a walking dead woman simply called Wraith , a werewolf called Hunt, psychic human O Flare and a mage named Lucy, Knox will put his life on the line to save his peoplebut when Felicia joins the task force, Knox suddenly hasto lose, and gain Chosen by Blood is the first book in Virna DePaul s new paranormal series, Para Ops It s always nice to read fresh blood in the urban fantasy paranormal genre Old favourites will always be anticipated New Year releases, but the promise of a fresh new series to sink one s teeth into is equally exhilarating So it was with great enthusiasm that I delved into DePaul s first book, Chosen by BloodThis novel is the establishment of the series focus Para Ops team In DePaul s alternate world, paranormal people are marginalized and ostracized in the wake of Civil War Thanks to a vaccine, humans gained the upper hand in the war by eliminating themselves as a food source for vampires But when a cure is rumoured to exist, all paranormal factions see it as an opportunity to right the imbalance between humans and paranormal s Chosen by Blood mostly concerns the Para Ops leader and vampire head honcho, Knox Devereaux Not only does Knox have the weight of his people s existence on his hands, but he is being confronted with his own personal wants and desires in the form of human FBI agent, Felicia Locke In theory, Felicia and Knox have a good romance full of unrequited love and unimaginable yearning, stirred up with controversy over her being a human and Knox being part vampire Knox has been pursuing Felicia since they first met, despite her uneasy attraction to him and his marriage to her best friend Noella and Knox even proposed a mating pair arrangement, whereby Felicia would be Knox s mistress But Felicia wanted monogamy and fidelity, and she had no interest in being the other woman When the novel opens, Felicia is attending Knox and Noella s wedding anniversary when Knox succumbs to lust and proposes this m nage arrangement to a disgusted and heartbroken Felicia Skip ahead two years and Noella is dead, murdered the only way a vampire can be her heart ripped out and burned Felicia has managed to avoid Knox, who has been in France for some time arranging his new marriage which will strengthen ties with the European vampires But Knox is still adamant that Felicia be his mistress and he hopes that when they are reacquainted, Felicia will be willing to shake off the shackles of close minded human fidelity Right away, DePaul is on the back foot with regards to Knox and Felicia First off, she references their first meeting where, apparently, sparks were flying and lust was running high But readers are given little to no back story about Knox and Felicia s first meeting We don t even really know how Felicia came to be best friends with the vampire Noella strange, since their friendship probably kicked off in the wake of vampire discrimination But most detrimental of all is that readers never experience Knox and Felicia s first meeting, either in flashback or detailed remembering, it s always just stated as a fact that they have a heart tugging attraction to one anotherUrgh True love, soul mates and love at first sight all rolled into one If you re like me, then this romantic premise really bugs you because it gives the author a scapegoat soul mates can replace actual attraction, and love at first sight is cited instead of actual scenes of sexy repartee and genuine affection Such is the case with Chosen by Blood Knox need only be in the same room and Felicia creams her pants And even when Felicia is heart broken and insulted by Knox s offer of mistress status, Felicia still wants him and can t deny her attraction to him It s telling, not showing DePaul is telling readers that Felicia and Knox want each other, without showing us much evidence to back it up.For some people, Knox s offer of blatant infidelity will be quite off putting to the overall romance of the novel especially when vampires in most paranormal romances mate for life But DePaul actually works this unorthodox offering into the storyFelicia is frustrated by Knox s presumptuous and hollow offer of an extramarital affair But it s the norm for vampires to marry pure bloods, but take other lovers while Knox believes that Felicia should ignore her stuffy human preconceptions about fidelity and monogamy both of them are ruled by their cultures and beliefs, but are desperate to change the other s thinking I thought that Knox and Felicia s tug of war romance, with the hurdle of misconceptions about fidelity and marriage, was interesting and tension filled But their actual sparkage and heat just wasn t thereas evidenced by their first sex scene This was clunky and unsatisfying Considering the fact that Felicia had been ignoring her lustful pull towards Knox for years, you would think that their first coupling would be explosive and soul affirming instead it read awkward and unfulfilling Knox and Felicia were a pretty awful first HEA couple for the new Para Ops series But there is hope for two secondary characters introduced in Chosen by Blood The living dead girl, Wraith, and human psychic Caleb O Flare I loved these two they are both combative and hurtful towards one another, but only to hide their true awkward attraction These two stole the romantic spotlight, completely I m thrilled that the next book, Chosen by Fate is about their romanceand whereas DePaul just told us that Felicia and Knox were attracted to one another as opposed to showing us , I can definitely attest to O Flare and Wraith s sizzling chemistry The romance in Chosen by Blood felt completely flat to me, but I did like DePaul s world building The story of an alternate history and Second Civil War is ingenious and full of possibility The vaccine antidote storyline of this book is a good introduction to this universe, in which vampires are dwindling and Others are discriminated against But there s plenty of leeway for deep explorationin the wake of war one group is always the down trodden, the loser forced to succumb to the whims of the victor That s humans and Others in DePaul s world I m willing to forgive a lot of the romantic fizzle, purely because I loved this Civil War storyline so much The door opened and Knox Devereaux stepped inside He was, as always, impeccably dressed Tall and grim faced, his dark pants, expensive black duster jacket, and polished boots made him look like a GQ outlaw.Yes, indeed, Mahone thought The times had changed.The right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness no longer applied just to humans Wraiths had a right to vote A court had just ruled that a mage s right to practice magic was akin to one s right to worship And vamps, both full vampires and dharmires alike, couldn t be denied health coverage based on malnourishment being a pre existing condition The Others were demanding their due and making their presence known I will also say that the ending of this book didn t entirely work for me The d nouement drags, and a lot of previously unmentioned villains pop out of the woodwork to complicate the finale But like I said, I m willing to forgive a lot of DePaul because I loved the back story universe she created I m also really excited to read Wraith and O Flare s romance which is sure to wash out the bad taste Felicia and Knox left behind 2.5 5 Chosen By Blood A Para Ops Novel is set in a world where the paranormal are tentatively accepted by human society after a civil war between the two factions But the cost was great to the vampires, their numbers dwindling from starvation due to a vaccine developed by humans that have contaminated the blood supply, during the unrest Enter Knox a half human half vampire hybrid unaffected by the tainted blood and leader of his dying race Knox will stop at nothing to save his people, putting dut Chosen By Blood A Para Ops Novel is set in a world where the paranormal are tentatively accepted by human society after a civil war between the two factions But the cost was great to the vampires, their numbers dwindling from starvation due to a vaccine developed by humans that have contaminated the blood supply, during the unrest Enter Knox a half human half vampire hybrid unaffected by the tainted blood and leader of his dying race Knox will stop at nothing to save his people, putting duty above all else Even his heart Felicia is a negotiator for the FBI, and Knox s only weakness She has been denying his advances for years because of his marriage to her best friend, and her own morals But Felicia is about to lose the luxury of running away from the strong attraction she has for Knox Because they are about to join an elite team of paranormals, and their first mission is to retrieve the antidote to the vaccine that is destroying the vampire s food supply This book needed a better editor There were quite a few typos, and grammar errors Mostly it needed someone to find a way to fix the confusing beginning The whole book was set up poorly Actually I think the story would have been better without the already established, overly complicated lead relationship The book opens up two years prior to the story s main timeline and thrusts the readers into the middle of Knox s, his wife s, and Felicia s weird relationship I found this disorienting because the threesome has a long history better suited for a book of it s own, and while I get that DePaul is trying to set up the love interest we aren t getting much of anything about the actual book It comes off messy and forced It would have been better to scrap the whole thing and change the relationship structure or at least not make it so rigid Another problem with the story is how unlikeable Knox is It seems like DePaul took her vampire straight out of a carpathian novel by Feehan, but the writing was waycrass Throughout the book he was mostly concerned with only what he wanted completely disregarding Felicia s wishes There was no building of a romantic relationship No getting to know one another No foundation for their professed feelings It was nothing but lust in the guise of love Most of all I am surprised that Chosen by Blood was so graphic I m no prude but most writer s try to find interesting ways to describe sexual content Not DePaul, she was not creative at all in her descriptions She was so glaringly blunt and to the point with her writing, that it just didn t fit well, like a puzzle piece jabbed into the wrong slot And there was a lot of naughty scenes It seemed like there was something steamy going down in every chapter This book could be re shelved in the erotica section instead of paranormal romance Normally I like this kind of thing but I just don t think it was done very well I think the Para Ops concept is a great and an original idea, but I think the book didn t focus on that idea enough The supporting characters were awesome and under utilized DePaul had an interesting take on the undead, mages, and half borns Plus her world building is lacking She spent way too much time creating a vampire society that came off aloof and pretentious Along with an overly complicated one dimensional relationship and then used sex to cover up her short comings Chosen by Blood could have been a killer book with the potential for an equally amazing series But DePaul is stalled by the tired and stale romantic standards of barbaric bloodsucker stereotypes Choosing to highlight her stories weaknesses instead of developing it s strengths and originality I think she could benefit by focusing on the missions, moving her minor characters into equally major roles, and putting as much effort into her post apocalyptic world building as her sexual content 5 STARS My Review The Plot When the secret was unveiled that the creatures of nightmares and legends did in fact exist, humans immediately enacted every force in their arsenal to protect themselves from the new unknown Now, five years after the Second Civil War has ended, a thin precarious coat of civility exists between humans and Otherborn In fact, war may once again be upon the horizon as the world watches the vampire population starve into extinction after a man made vaccine inoculated h 5 STARS My Review The Plot When the secret was unveiled that the creatures of nightmares and legends did in fact exist, humans immediately enacted every force in their arsenal to protect themselves from the new unknown Now, five years after the Second Civil War has ended, a thin precarious coat of civility exists between humans and Otherborn In fact, war may once again be upon the horizon as the world watches the vampire population starve into extinction after a man made vaccine inoculated human blood from a vamp s thirst In a final bid to uphold the tenuous peace, the FBI has created a specialized task force called Para Ops Their mission regain a stolen antidote that may be the key to counteracting the effects of the vaccine that is polluting the vamp s sole food source.Human FBI Special Agent, Felicia Locke, has warred endlessly with her consuming desire and its resulting guilt from the moment she laid eyes on her best friend s husband and fell helplessly in love Now, having tragically lost her beautiful friend to senseless murder, Felicia s mind is still dead set against any romantic chance for her and the luscious half breed vampire clan leader, Knox Devereaux Truth be told, there s many reasons why the two can t enter into a relationship and each one issignificant than the last Most importantly, Felicia will not disabuse the memory of her friend by consummating the guilty love that she s felt for her husband Two, Felicia s human and knowing Knox s deep desire to prove to his clan that he s nothing like his traitorous human father, he most certainly will marry another vampire as the vamp council demands In vamp culture, few marry for love Like a throw back to Victorian principles, marriages are arranged for the benefit of the clan and no one isdedicated to duty than Knox and Felicia will be damned before she becomes his mistress She wants marriage and a family and she ll settle for nothing less But when Knox steps up his passionate pursuit, Felicia s hold on her principles are quickly slipping.Knox has hungered desperately for Felicia from the very moment he laid eyes on her and he ceased to ever make a secret of his love, even with regards to his own wife Having a higher set of morals than most of her human kind, Felicia has been steadfast in her denial of him and their love but that s going to end once and for all Knox is done waiting and he s been offered the perfect opportunity to claim Felicia as well as save his clan from starvation After being approached by the FBI to head a new Para Ops team, Knox wastes little time debating his decision His clan is dying and he ll do whatever is necessary to save them even if it means working with the very same people that developed the despicable vaccine that doomed vampires to begin with In addition to his agreement to lead, Knox wants Felicia and the FBI will deliver on that demand but not in the way Knox anticipated Instead of the FBI re assigning her to the Dome, his clan s home where Knox can be certain of her safety, Felicia is assigned to Para Ops.Knowing that Knox is bound to marry again given his duty to his people and their need to re populate, Felicia is done wastingtime without Knox when he ll soon be lost to her forever Not buying Knox s attempt to install her as security detail at the already tightly secured Dome, Felicia asks to be assigned to Para Ops Her hostage negotiating skills are bound to be of use when a group of hostile and distrusting Otherborn operatives are thrust together and are asked to accomplish a team goal But when she and Knox finally give in to their burning need, Felicia realizes that Knox has never truly known or trusted who she is While it s true that he can t deny his soul s call to her own, it doesn t stop him from discriminating or distrusting Felicia s human DNA despite the fact that he himself is half human The taint of his traitorous father delves deeper within Knox than either him or Felicia realized and if he doesn t take control of his wayward emotions, he won t just lose Felicia, he ll lose her forever.The Heroine Loyal, brave, and steadfast, anyone would be lucky to call Felicia Locke friend In addition, her quick thinking, fighting skills, and stellar verbal sparring make her perfect for the FBI and Para Ops Unlike most humans, Felicia was raised, has befriended, and fights for the Otherborn creatures Given the chance to not only help Otherborn kind, butto the point, to help her lost vampire friend by eradicating the scourge her own race has heaped onto vamps to assuage their fear is paramount But even beyond that, Felicia is aching for Knox When the one and only opportunity presents itself, that being Para Ops, Felicia can t let it pass Knox will uphold his duty and soon marry a vampire as his race demands, but right now, in this moment he s unattached While there are still several barriers that may never be breached where their love is concerned, the immediate one holding Felicia back is the fear that she ll never get enough of Knox That scratching the itch won t lesson its burn but forever inflame it.The Hero A born leader through to his core, half breed vampire Knox Devereaux will always go above and beyond his duty to his clan But there is resentment that festers within his heart Born half vampire and half human, Knox has had to work harder than a pure blooded vampire to gain the respect he deserves To make his plight even worse, his human father is a convicted traitor having given humans the powerful secrets necessary to subdue, fight, and kill vampires However, there are bittersweet benefits to his tainted DNA Knox has not felt the horrific effects that the human vaccine has wrought upon his pure blooded brethren Leading not by popularity but by his sheer physical strength amongst a starving population, Knox s de facto power generates friction within the vamp council But all the angst he faces pales with the opportunity to find the antidote and and not only save his clan, but grant him the opportunity to claim Felicia Beyond just being a man, Knox s vampire culture doesn t understand the whole failing notion of having one s cake and eating it too He will marry a vampire as his clan, andimportantly, as his race demands Knox also loves Felicia and he wants her by his side for the entirety of her human life From his perspective, he doesn t understand why Felicia can t handle the necessary evil of him mating with his vampire wife purely for the sake of re population Beyond that, his future wife would mean nothing and would in fact, know and understand the situation that she ll be wife in name only but his heart and his love would belong to Felicia What prevents Knox from becoming a caveman however is that in all honestly, he wants to provide Felicia with her dream of marriage and a family The question is, will Knox uphold his resentful duty or give in to the all consuming love he and Felicia share My Final Thoughts CHOSEN BY BLOOD is a rare find Its a book that captured my attention from the moment I glimpsed its cover and it was a feeling of possible greatness soon strengthened by the promising summary And I knew, the moment I dove into the first chapter that all my instincts were about to become proof of one hell of a thrilling romance.Boasting one of the best opening chapters I ve ever read, CHOSEN BY BLOOD opens with one of my favorite plot devices where the hero and heroine have a previous history Even better is when that history involves love from afar so you can imagine my glee when the first pages immediately unveiled two yearning souls desperate to be together but uncontrollable forces have kept them apart From the very start, the reader is skillfully enmeshed within the combustible chemistry of Knox Devereaux and Felicia Locke as well as the agony of circumstances that have thus far succeeded in keeping each other just out of reach No sooner does this happen that you yourself become desperate for.In addition to the romance between Knox and Felicia, CHOSEN BY BLOOD hosts an eclectic group of secondary characters that hold the valuable promise of fantastic series installments to come What do you get when you toss together a werebeast with a chip on his shoulder, a mage with a distinctly feline secret, a human psychic that defies the word beautiful, a wraith ghost that can t complete a single sentence without dropping the f bomb, and a love feuding human and half breed vampire One hell of a storm tossed thrill ride There s never a dull moment to be had when one or all of these unlikely team members are within the same vicinity Outright hatred and acute distrust erupts almost immediately between some or all members but for better or for worse, this is Para Ops I ve come to several conclusions regarding the writing strengths of authors In my opinion, a mark of a good author is when each character can stand alone and be readily identifiable But a mark of a great author is when one character can utter a single sentence and the reader will know without any additional information who that character is The latter is Virna DePaul.CHOSEN BY BLOOD is the very definition of high octane action with plotting that never lets up until the very end Be prepared to hold tight while the book bucks and twists its way through ultimate fighting showdowns, shocking government cover ups, and a multitude of dirty little secrets Finally, the Pi ce de r sistance the passionate inferno that is the romance between Knox and Felicia Never once, no matter how intense the scenes or how twisted the plot, the romance and all its conflicting and passionate emotions never takes a backseat but instead seeps heatedly throughout.A paranormal A Team with the added bonus of lush romance, CHOSEN BY BLOOD is one read this year that you don t want to miss Enjoy What I liked about this book was a complete departure from how I normally feel Normally I like the romance and the world building is just a bonnus I kind of knew from the prologue that I would not like the setup of the H h relationship And as the book went on that part just did not get any better for me.The premise is that humans have been given a vaccine that spoils their blood for vampires Because of that vampires are starving having to survive on animal blood Knox is a dhampire, half hum What I liked about this book was a complete departure from how I normally feel Normally I like the romance and the world building is just a bonnus I kind of knew from the prologue that I would not like the setup of the H h relationship And as the book went on that part just did not get any better for me.The premise is that humans have been given a vaccine that spoils their blood for vampires Because of that vampires are starving having to survive on animal blood Knox is a dhampire, half human, half vampire so he does not need as much pure blood as a normal vampire He is not as week as all other vampires Knox is also the head of all the vampires and has to do his duty by marrying another pure blood vampire so they can reproduce Unfortunately the woman he marries has a human best friend that just so happens to be his mate Bad for both of them.The US government forms a group of Others and humans to do some covert operations Both Knox and Felicia are on the team Knox s wife had died leaving them free to hook upbut oh wait Knox still plans on marrying another vampire and wants to keep Felicia on the side He set up the arrangement with the other vampire by telling her that his heart belongs to someone else so their marriage would be for children only.Now I don t know about you, but I think I would have a real hard time being with someone that was boinking another woman, even if only for children Not happening That part of the story never worked for me I wanted Knox to go up in a ball of flames each time he talked about how wonderful it would be for him and Felicia to love each other freely Yeah, whatever dude.I did like the world that DePaul has created The concept of the others and the things that were going on are really what kept me interested in the story I think I will read the next one if only to find out what happens with the teams that have been created First paragraph VAMP DOMEPORTLAND, OREGONOne downside to being a vampire s best friend was knowing she could read your mind.Not that Noella ever would, at least not without good reason, but stillSomething about the way Noella looked at her tonight put Felicia on edge There was a certain knowledge in her eyes that hinted at questions to come Questions that Felicia had to avoid at all costs Chosen By Blood is the first in a well crafted urban fantasy series set in world where humans and First paragraph VAMP DOMEPORTLAND, OREGONOne downside to being a vampire s best friend was knowing she could read your mind.Not that Noella ever would, at least not without good reason, but stillSomething about the way Noella looked at her tonight put Felicia on edge There was a certain knowledge in her eyes that hinted at questions to come Questions that Felicia had to avoid at all costs Chosen By Blood is the first in a well crafted urban fantasy series set in world where humans and Others live in an uneasy peace after a civil war between races vampires, weres, mages, wraiths, humans, and I m sure an assortment of other flavors DePaul does an excellent job in world building, and I was immediately sucked into her world where humans have poisoned their own blood to make it unpalatable to humans, effectively starving a race There are plots and plots within plots and subterfuges, but DePaul goes a good job in keeping all the threads tightly woven together.At first I was a little overwhelmed by the amount of characters that were quickly introduced in the book, but that feeling was quickly laid to rest as each character was fleshed out and came to life The six members of the Para Ops are introduced here, as is the team s origin, and one can quickly deduce that some of these members will feature in the next two books of the series, for which I am very grateful Because although I enjoyed this story of Felecia and Knox, I am very much looking forward to O Flare and Wraith in the next book Recommended for the genre All I can say is WOW This was such an amazing surprise I loved the author s writing, storyline, and characters.The story takes place in a world where Vampires, Weres, Wraiths, Psychics, and Mages are know among the human race.There is a lot of prejudice, and a vaccine has been developed against the Vampires, so that Vampires can t feed from humans any As a result the Vampire race is starving to death.The US Government has developed an antidote to counter the vaccine and make human blood p All I can say is WOW This was such an amazing surprise I loved the author s writing, storyline, and characters.The story takes place in a world where Vampires, Weres, Wraiths, Psychics, and Mages are know among the human race.There is a lot of prejudice, and a vaccine has been developed against the Vampires, so that Vampires can t feed from humans any As a result the Vampire race is starving to death.The US Government has developed an antidote to counter the vaccine and make human blood pureUnfortunately, the antidote has been stolen and the lead scientist working on the cure has been murdered.A team is formed by the directer of the F.B.I The Para Ops Team who s mission is to find the antidote and bring it back to the US Government.The main characters in this story are Knox who is half vampire half human, and Felecia an F.B.I agent, and also Knox s wife s best friend.Without giving too much away, let me just say that the story gets intense rather quickly, and keeps the reader captivated right to the end.I couldn t put this book down and thoroughly enjoyed reading it I look forward to readingfrom Ms DePaul I didn t get very far into this before I decided not to finish it First of all, I m never going to be okay with a story where a man is ok with cheating on his wife, even if she s ok with it and or she s also cheating Maybe that s prudish of me, but it s not something I m interested in reading I also didn t like the author s voice I can t quite say why, other than I just didn t Won t be reading anythingby this author. `Download Book ↽ Chosen by Blood ⇻ Five years after the Second Civil War ends, humans and otherborn humanlike creatures with superhuman DNA still struggle for peace To ensure the continued rights of both, the FBI forms a Para Ops team with a unique set of skillsLeader of an Otherborn clan, half breed vampire Knox Devereaux would do anything to find a cure for the anti vamp vaccine slowly starving his people into extinction When the FBI contacts him about leading a team of hand selected Others on a mission to reclaim the stolen antidote, Knox accepts His new assignment places him in direct contact with Special Agent Felicia Locke, the beautiful human he s craved since their very first meeting