Hunter’s Blood by R. Sullins

Posted January 8, 2023 by Marsha in Happy For Now (HFN), NetGalley ARC, Sexual Content 18+, Shifters & Magic, Vampire / 0 Comments

My name is Ivy Moore.

This morning I woke up a 21-year-old overworked waitress, sister, and not much else. 

Six years ago I watched my mother walk away while I was trapped in the mangled car that held my crippled twin sister and the body of my dead father.  My hatred for her ran deep into my bones.

It wasn’t until I was attacked by monsters that were attracted to my blood that I began to understand.

With the help of the local arrogant vampire lord, I learned all about my heritage, about vampires and revenants, about what it was like to live again. About learning to love.

While Crispin spent his nights training me to be a deadly killer, someone else was creating an army.

I was a Hunter.  And someone wanted me for my blood.

Titles in The Hunter series include — Hunter’s Blood —◊— Hunter’s Promise —◊— Hunter’s Forever —◊—

This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

NetGalley ARC

Title:  Hunter’s Blood
Series:  The Hunter #1
Author:  R. Sullins
Published:  November 2019
My Rating:  4 stars

Hunter’s Blood begins the HFN series, The Hunter, with an intriguing look into the world of one woman who is far from what she appears and more than she ever suspected.

Ivy and Crispin’s story is steamy, full of danger, and an interesting beginning to this series.  Ivy’s life changed so much the night of the accident that took her father’s life, left her sister disabled, and her mother gone in the wind.  She’s learned to have a hard exterior to show to the world but inside she’s far more fragile.  I can’t say that I liked her sister one little bit.  I suppose there’s hope for her redemption within the series but I simply didn’t care one whit about what happened to this angry, cruel sister.  Some might say she has reasons to act as she does, but I’d disagree, still, that’s a personal opinion that carries over into my reading as well.

As Ivy discovers, monsters do exist but not all are as evil as one might think.  Crispin might be centuries older than Ivy but that doesn’t matter when a vampire finally finds the woman who is his mate.  Now she’s being trained to be what she never knew she was… and hunted for the same reason.

I enjoyed Hunter’s Blood and am being purposefully vague for there are details that you should discover on your own firsthand.  With a happy for now ending, I’m curious to see where this author takes us next in the series.  I enjoyed myself here, and if you love a good vampire love story with steam, danger, and surprises then you’ll want to check this one out.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

Available for the Kindle as this series is currently in KU