Title: The Breaking of Bonds
Author: Alina Popescu
Series: Bad Blood #2
Age Group: New Adult/Adult
Genre: Paranormal romance
A human sacrifice throws vampires of two worlds, trueborn and baseborn, into an escalating conflict. One side pushes for revenge, the other for freedom. The trueborns stubbornly hunt for Anthony and Louis, pushed by Hesrah’s desire to avenge her human best friend, Alexa. The baseborns are divided between rallying with those challenging the rule of Ankhsis and obeying the trueborns.
What emerges from the portal between Earth and Ankhsis in the middle of the turmoil rocking both worlds is more dead than alive. Neither human, nor baseborn, and certainly not trueborn. This new being will either damn them all or be their race’s most powerful weapon. Will they trust it not to destroy them, or will Ankhsis decide putting it down is the only solution?
In the end, who is guilty? Who will pay? Will anyone survive its wrath?
BOOK #1 MUST BE READ BEFORE ENJOYING THE BREAKING OF BONDS!
Everyone she loved betrayed her. She felt lost and broken. Getting away from the pain and embracing a new path, Alexa decided to leave her old life behind and chase a long forgotten dream in Malta. There she met a gorgeous man, bearing the scent of fresh love. He led her to a new city to explore, Amsterdam. Is the tall, dark, and delicious man a dream come true or just a risky gamble?
Alexa chose hope and new beginnings over fear and warning signs only to be brutally dragged into a world she never really thought existed. Vampires, their feuds, and her future held tightly in their hands.
Trapped in a mysterious world, Alexa gives love chance after chance. Following her quest of self-discovery in a blood bound world, will she survive the journey?
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GUEST POST by ALINA POPESCU: THE BREAKING OF BONDS – BEHIND THE TITLE
If you know me just a little bit, then you know I have a real problem with book titles. I complain about that often enough, so it should be a widespread fact. I either get a brilliant idea from the start, or… I struggle till I come up with something I like. It took about three years to get to The Edge of Hope title for book one. I wanted to keep the The… of structure for the next two books, and after some thinking, debating, and brainstorming, The Breaking of Bonds was born.
It took a while to get to it though, because I wanted each title to offer the essence of the book. Alexa stubbornly holding on, teetering on the edge of hope, refusing to let go and fall back into the abyss was perfect for the first part. What happens in book two though? What is the essence of the story, behind the conflict, the search for love, and the drama?
Book two is where all bonds are broken. Love bonds, blood bonds, friendship bonds, allegiances… All because the baseborn rebels wanted a weapon against Ankhsis and because the trueborns can’t decide what to do with the different and uncontrollable creature that emerged from the portal between worlds.
But there are deeper bonds broken in this second installment of the series. That which makes one human turn into something else. But are physically altered abilities enough to take humanity away? I guess you’ll have to read and find out 😀 Mean, I know, but hey, we authors live to tease and entice! I promise, we keep scores of how well we’ve done.
Want to know what follows after all bonds are broken and recreated? Well, it’s time for The Fall of Darkness…
About the Author
Writer, traveler, and coffee addict, Alina Popescu has been in love with books all her life. She started writing when she was ten and even won awards in local competitions. She has always been drawn to sci-fi, fantasy, and the supernatural realm, which explains her deep love for vampires and is also to blame for this trilogy.