Eleisha, a vampire, is far older than she looks?and makes men yearn to care for her. Then she usually kills them, since self-preservation comes first. The vampires in in Blood Memories read like vampires, alien and detached from humanity. Perhaps not quite as foreign and eeries as the. Blood Memories By Barb Hendee – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period.

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But then one of the vamps suddenly commits suicide. But She soon realizes that being known may have its pros — even if it puts her and her kind at risk.

Blood Memories (Vampire Memories, #1) by Barb Hendee

What’s interesting to me about Hendee’s writing is that she doesn’t try to make vampires less horrifying than they should be. Please try again later. Jan 08, Natasha rated it it was amazing. This might be why it doesn’t use the most recent pre-packaged bag of romancey vampire cliches.

This is a dark and haunting tale of a young woman turned into a vampire and then sent of to care for a mentally deficient vampire with no training and no knowledge of what she had become. Maybe his character will get a boost in upcoming books.

In the dark urban fantasy Blood Memories Hendee has written an engrossing tale of vampire death and evolution. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.


They were able to survive and have been living in Portland, Oregon Blood Memories is about vampire, Eleisha Clevon who has been around since the mid-nineteenth century ever since she was turned into a vampire by another, Julian, who wanted her to take care of his crazed father, William Ashton for all eternity.

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She must make her way to the basement and its dark, secret hiding place. Blood Memories spends a lot of time world building and introducing us to the characters. What Readers Are Saying What do you think? The story is told mostly in first person from her POV and it’s strangely fascinating to read about how she lives and how she learned to continue her bkood.

Alone memodies a Soldier. I am seriously hoping that this is not the end of what I am hoping is at the very least a 3 book series. But a glimpse of the undead there reveals a great variation in vampires and the sides are drawn not between good and evil but simply for survival.

But when his friend turns violent, Wade is torn between his friendship and protecting those his friend seeks to kill. It turns out to be not just another vampire story. A bit different then your average vampire tale.

I like the idea hlood each vampire being assigned a specific ‘survival gift’ when they change — there’s intriguing possibility there, given some of the gifts wouldn’t be so blatantly useful as sexual thrall or super strength — but that’s all I can say. He immediately bursts into flames, and Eleisha feels the agony of his death. This is more difficult to answer than I expected because JC is more than just my writing partner. Blood Memories is about a female vampire named Eleisha Clevon who has been around since the mid-nineteenth century.


Vampire Memories Series by Barb Hendee

She does venture out at night, sometimes with her only friend Edward. On the Buffy side: I thought the writing was excellent, and while I wasn’t sure about the lets-leap-into-someone-else’s-memories-of-the-past storytelling at first, it grew on me. It had just enough to keep me reading but not enough to give it more than 3 stars. I enjoy her other work much more. Unlike most vampires, she doesn’t like to kill, but self-preservation comes first. So when I needed something to read and saw “Blood Memories” on my shelf, I was prepared for another thrill ride.

Stay in Touch Sign up. I just don’t like it when the main characters take a second, third and even fourth seat to some minor character.

Vampire Memories Series

Looking for More Great Reads? I love the characters and the plot. Eleisha is one of only a handful of vampires in the world.

I didn’t like her much in the beginning.

I received this book in a giveaway on The Deadline Dames. From what I understand, the final three chapters have been deeply revised, if not completely rewritten and the book has been re-released with a new cover.