ARC Review: Blood Guard by Megan Erickson

Posted September 14, 2017 by Francesca in Reviews / 4 Comments

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ARC Review: Blood Guard by Megan Erickson
Blood Guard
by Megan Erickson

3 Stars


Released: September 12th 2017
Series: Mission #1
Published by Loveswept
Pages: 182
Format: eARC

“BLOOD GUARD came across a bit one dimensional but it also presented an interesting world that I would like to know more about.”
~ Under the Covers

If you’ve been itching for a good ol’ fashioned paranormal romance, then you may want to check this series out.  It has a lot of the elements that I used to love about the genre years ago and I’ve been searching for that lately without much success.

This is basically a tale of fate and forbidden love.  Athan, the hero, is tasked with bringing Tendra to his clan of vampires.  She’s fated to be the lifeblood of their clan and destined to service his brother and firstborn, the future king.  I can’t say the main storyline of this wasn’t predictable, because it was.  And I also can’t say that the romance itself was stellar, because it’s a little insta-lovey for my taste and could’ve been better developed in that the characters should’ve connected more in things other than survival and sex.

But the glimpse we get about this underground society that Ms. Erickson has created was interesting and the story kept me entertained.  It’s a fast read and it does pack a sexy punch so if you’re in the mood for that, then check this out.

Why I think this didn’t get a higher rating for me is that it lacked depth.  In both world building and character development.  We get some but not enough for me and I think it would be interesting to dive in deeper and understand the world a little better.  BLOOD GUARD came across a bit one dimensional but it also presented an interesting world that I would like to know more about.  Starved as I am for paranormal romance, I think this series has promise and I’ll definitely be checking out the next one.




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About Megan Erickson

My first stories written in crayon-scrawl on loose-leaf notebook paper were about my childhood pet — a deaf cat with dandruff. And after covering real-life dramas as a journalist, I decided I liked writing my own endings better and switched to fiction. My romance novels full of humor and heart are a far cry from those early scribblings about my hygiene-deficient pet.
I live in southern Pennsylvania, with my husband, two kids and two cats. I like a good pint of beer, a greasy bacon cheeseburger, homemade mac and cheese, and a great book with a happily ever after. When I’m not tapping away on my laptop, I’m probably listening to the characters in my head who just. Won’t. Shut. Up.


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Kathy Valentine

Great review Francesca!I can’t wait to read! Love my vamps!!! Shared on my socials!!

Amy R
Amy R

Thanks for the review, I love PNR.


I’m intrigued by the world as well. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Francesca


Looking forward to your review of book 2