Blood Guard by Megan Erickson…ARC Review

Blood Guard releases tomorrow, 9/12/17!


Enter a world of immortal danger and desire—and discover an incredible fate borne of blood.

Tendra: One minute, I’m a bartender in gritty Mission City; the next, I’m whisked away by a vampire named Athan who tells me that I’m the lifeblood of his clan. It sounds unbelievable, but he’s got evidence I can’t deny. Turns out, Athan belongs to an underground society of vampires who feed only on humans with their consent. Their enemies have no such qualms, and they want me dead. The only thing standing in their way is strong, sexy Athan. And the closer we get, the more tempted I am to let Athan feed. . . .

Athan: How could I have known when I snatched this snarky, beautiful human off the streets that she would change mydestiny? As a loyal soldier, I must deliver Tendra to our future king—my brother. Empowered with the blood of ten generations of the Gregorie breed, she is fated to rule as our queen. But there’s something between us that’s so intoxicating, so carnal, I can’t help wanting Tendra for myself . . . even if it’s treason.

My Review:

So, I’m already a huge fan of Megan Erickson and am also a huge fan of vampires so you can imagine how excited I was for this book.  And, oh, how I loved it!

Tendra is a spitfire of a gal who has been training to be something way more than a bartender in a small town.  Only thing is she had no idea that’s what she was doing.  After losing her mother, things start to get interesting for our spunky drink slinger and she is suddenly thrown into a world most don’t know exists.  She takes it all in stride and I loved her for that.  She questions everything and is willing to take it all in stride but also remains cautious and on guard.  She’s a great character and is totally a gal I would want to hang out with.

Athan is an equally interesting character, taking his time with Tendra and explaining this new life she is destined for all while keeping her safe and out of harms way. He tries to see things from her point of view and realizes he must dig deep and find his humanity in order to do so and it was so wonderful to read a paranormal character with that layer of kindness. But, make no mistake, kind or not he’s still all alpha….yum!

Together their chemistry is deliciously slow to build and it was so fun to read.  They are smoking hot together! Add to that an interesting plot with plenty of action and danger and this book is a total win for me.

I loved this new vampire world and I can’t wait to read more of the series as it evolves! Thank you, Ms. Erickson, for a phenomenal read!

Four Loves


About the author:

Megan Erickson is a USA Today bestselling author of romance that sizzles. Her books have a touch of nerd, a dash of humor, and always have a happily ever after. A former journalist, she switched to fiction when she decided she likes writing her own endings better.

She lives in Pennsylvania with her very own nerdy husband and two kids. Although rather fun-sized, she’s been told she has a full-sized personality. When Megan isn’t writing, she’s either lounging with her two cats named after John Hughes characters or… thinking about writing.

For more, visit meganerickson.org



  1. Kathy Valentine says:

    Great review Jillian!!! Can’t wait to read!!! Shared on my socials!!

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