Review … Chosen by Blood (Para-Ops Series #1) by Virna DePaul

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 skills.


Okay so this one, I had trouble on what I was going to write. It was good. I enjoyed it however I would put it down then not read it for awhile. Now, I’m not sure if that was due to just a crazy life that I got caught up or it didn’t grab my attention I don’t know. I absolutely loved the story. It was a crime/romance novel which is right up my alley. And it had a little of everything as far as characters. It had vampires, human, shifter, wraiths and humans.

Knox is a sexy vamp who is chosen to lead the special operations division of the FBI. It starts you out with his wife, him and her best friend….who happens to be Knox’s soul mate. No not the wife, the best friend. Oh and did I mention Knox and his wife are Vampires, the best friend, Felicia…human. The vampires have been seriously thinned out due to a vaccine that the humans were given years ago that made their blood not as nourishing to the vampires. So Knox who is charged with keeping his clan going, feel indebted to keep his line going so he stays married to his wife whom he doesn’t feel is his soul mate and wants the best friend. She says no and thus begins the fighting the pull. Then it fast forwards to present day. She is an FBI agent and is charged with working with this new division. They are trying to make peace between humans and vampires. So they meet again. Now you think it would be all happy, go lucky, hot sex and it is but he is due to marry again to keep his blood line going. This lead me to my issue. Just didn’t set well with me and I felt for Felicia. Knox was hard for me to like. I just couldn’t wrap my head around him and get to a likable place with him.

I did like the other characters but I found myself getting lost with who was who and who’s backstory was who’s. Now again, life for me has been kind of crazy so this is probably my fault and not the authors. I plan on rereading this book because I liked the story and I think if things calmed on this side and I could devote time with it, I would really like it. It’s the start of a series so I’m interesting to see who’s story is next.

There are plenty of twists and turns and when you get that many “others” in a room and trying to work together there is bound to be drama and some humor too. The ending was pretty abrupt for me and I had more questions but maybe that will come with further books.

Heat Factor: Hot

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  10 comments for “Review … Chosen by Blood (Para-Ops Series #1) by Virna DePaul

  1. 07/30/2012 at 2:28 pm

    Hi Dee.
    It took me a little while to get caught up in Chosen by Sin. I loved it by the time I finished it though. To me there was a lot of info and characters to process. Once you get to the next books though the reading gets better.
    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  2. 07/30/2012 at 2:30 pm

    It sounds ok but from your review i don’t think this will be high on my TBR pile. I can see where you are coming from with him not being able to be with his soul mate. What is even the point of the story, him never getting her? Yeah I may not read this. :(

  3. Tina Lane
    07/30/2012 at 3:48 pm

    I loved Chosen by Blood and I love the series! Give it time Dee. The rest is good. I agree you should read it again.give it another try.

  4. 07/30/2012 at 5:13 pm

    Thanks for giving Chosen By Blood a try and for writing this review!!! :-)

  5. Laurie
    07/30/2012 at 8:39 pm

    I picked up book 3 a few months ago, but never got time to read it. I liked the premise of the books, so guess this is one to read in order since it sounds like it has a lot of info but gets better as they go. Thanks for the review.

  6. Lori Meehan
    07/30/2012 at 8:53 pm

    Great review. I have loved all of Virna’s books that I’ve read.

  7. Carin W
    08/01/2012 at 5:31 pm

    This sounds really good thanks for the review. I know how life does that :O) Carin

  8. Wendy
    08/02/2012 at 12:57 pm

    I have this book but just have not had to read it yet. So is he still married to his other wife? LOL does he get two since he is a vampire?

  9. 08/02/2012 at 4:32 pm

    This one has me intrigued.

  10. 08/06/2012 at 6:07 pm

    good review- I need a book that will keep my attention and hold it. All points that you had problems with would bother me too. Thanks for saving me time. I think this is one I will pass on!

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