Blood Divine Audiobook Review
In Blood Divine, in order to protect the only man he’s ever loved, Cooper must embrace the dark power threatening to consume him, and choose sides in a deadly war between the righteous and the fallen.
About Blood Divine
Cooper Causey spent a lifetime eluding the demons of his youth and suppressing the destructive power inside him. But a disconcerting voicemail lures Cooper back home to the coast of South Carolina and to Warfield, the deserted plantation where his darkness first awakened. While searching for his missing grandmother, Cooper uncovers the truth about his ancestry and becomes a pawn in an ancient war between two supernatural races. In order to protect the only man he’s ever loved, Cooper must embrace the dark power threatening to consume him, and choose sides in a deadly war between the righteous and the fallen.
Blood Divine starts off with a story in the past when Cooper was a child and had a terrifying experience with the ghost of Blue, a slave who led a revolt that killed many people. Cooper left his hometown and never looked back.
Cooper was living a life of self-indulgence focusing on himself and his own needs (who knows how much of his childhood had this effect on his personality) but when he receives a voicemail from his Grandmother Lillie Mae, he is terrified and feels very much guilty as he ignored her calls to indulge in himself and a partner. She sounded scared and the voicemail cuts off with her warning him not to come. He finds he has no choice but to return to Georgetown to look in on her. When he finds her gone and a message left for him stating simply, Warfield, he knows that something is wrong. This sets him down a path of trying to find Lillie Mae and he uncovers some startling facts and he is introduced to the world of vampires, vampire slayers and more as well as to the power within himself.
Blood Divine is an exciting paranormal (with just a little bit of romance between Cooper and Randy but not enough to take away from the plot) that leaves you craving for more. We have the struggle between good and evil, fighting for what is right and embracing our own true nature and skills. The plot is very played out and engaging as well as the narration is perfect for the tone and story of this audiobook. I really enjoyed this engaging audiobook which put a new spin on the supernatural.
About the Author
Greg Howard grew up near the coast of South Carolina, or as he fondly refers to it, “the armpit of the American South.” His hometown of Georgetown, South Carolina is known as the “Ghost Capital of the South,” (seriously…there’s a sign), and was always a great source of material for his overactive imagination.
Raised in a staunchly religious home, Greg escaped into the arts: singing, playing piano, acting, writing songs, and making up stories. After running away to the bright lights and big city of Nashville, Tennessee with stars in his eyes and dreams of being the Dianne Warren of Music City, he took a job peddling CDs and has been a cog in the music business machine ever since.
Now an adult with a brain, Greg finds the South Carolina coast to be a perfectly magical place where he vacations yearly. Currently, Greg resides in Nashville, TN with his husband, Steve, and their three rescued fur babies. Molly, Toby, and Riley.
Greg’s debut adult paranormal novel, BLOOD DIVINE, was released by Wilde City Press in September 2016. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers acquired Greg’s debut young adult novel, SOCIAL INTERCOURSE, which will be released in Summer 2018.
About the Narrator
Gary Furlong grew up in Wexford, Ireland. Throughout his life he has worn many a hat: He has worked as a teacher in Niigata, Japan; a puppeteer in Prague; an improv artist in Memphis, Tennessee; and as a singer and actor all over Ireland. He started narrating audiobooks in late 2015 and hasn’t looked back.
Gary made his acting debut in the musical Godspell as a student. Since then he has pursued acting both on the amateur and professional circuits. Notable roles include Tom Collins in Bare Cheek’s production of Rent in 2010.
Over the course of his five years in Japan, he was an actor, director, and audio producer. It was during this time that he discovered his interest in audiobooks and voice-over.
He now works full-time as an audiobook narrator and voice actor from his home in Ireland.
Disclosure: I received a digital copy of this book in order to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are my own.