The King of Garrick wants to kill her.
The King of Allel wants to love her.
And shapeshifters stole her baby’s soul!
It’s been a hundred years since sea-level rise and global nuclear war wiped out most of humanity. Mallory is a chalice, one of the world’s rare fertile females who contract with the kings of the Concord Cities to provide natural-born heirs.
It was supposed to be a pampered and uneventful life, but Mal becomes caught between King Garrick’s scheme for world domination and the goddess Asherah’s desperate plays for another god’s attention.
In her struggle to survive, Mal must confront the most terrifying threat of all — the truth of her past and the inevitability of her destiny.
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NOTE: While Bleeder is not an erotic romance, it does contain sexual content. Not recommended for younger readers.
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Mandie's Thoughts – I read the first book in the series Space Junque and I liked it. Then I read Spiderwork and I thought it was incredible. The series is in the future after the world is destroyed by the God Asherah. Bleeder is the third book in the series and takes place maybe 100 years after Spiderwork. It has some of the same characters and a beautifully built world. When I first received the book to review I wasn't sure about the name of it. I thought it was going to go the way of Vampires but didn't. Bleeders are woman who can reproduce naturally.
I have to tell you I LOVE this series. Bleeder is amazing, especially if you like apocalyptic themed books. LK Rigel did a nice job of blending romance and sci-fi. Although there was one section I probably could have done without but that's because I'm a prude and I didn't read the ‘note'. It would have been okay if I was expecting it but I wasn't. Frankly the story would be great without it too. The other books had a much different feel to them but all were awesome none the less. Really there is so much going on to get into, such detail and LK Rigel build an incredible world. MUST READ!
Excerpt: Consecration of the Chalices