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review 2019-08-17 01:04
#BooksFromTheBackLog – Water’s Blood by Elaine Calloway @writerscanvas
Water's Blood - Elaine Calloway

Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.


If you would like to join in, swing by Carole’s Random Life in Books.


Here we go again, another book I don’t know who gave it to me or when I got it, but Water’s Blood by Elaine Calloway was released 1.28.13. So I will share a one sentence review.

Water's Blood (The Elemental Clans #1)

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Walking the New Orleans streets, the Elementals search for the Minare, the Fallen Angels, but Brooke, a Water Elemental has an even more important mission of her own, to save her human family, and everything about the book made me want to read it, though, I did have some trouble with Ella, until I let my mind go and the fantasy take me where it will.

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review 2014-05-30 15:49
I've never given a one star rating before...
Water's Blood (The Elemental Clans #1) - Elaine Calloway

...So I am at a loss as to what I should say.  I tried to give this book a chance, because I really love the cover.   The funny part is the main character, doesn't even have blue eyes.  I actually read the whole book too and it's long...like over 500 pages long. 


Everything about this book is outlandish and hard to swallow.  I had a lot of moments where I was like...












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text 2014-05-18 02:00
Nola: Lesser Known Paranormal Romance set in New Orleans
Avenger's Heat - Katie Reus
Crux - Moira Rogers
Hunter of Shadows - Nancy Gideon
One with the Hunger - J.C. Wilder
Villere House (Blood of My Blood) - Leslie Fear,C.D. Hussey
Water's Blood (The Elemental Clans #1) - Elaine Calloway
River Road - Suzanne Johnson
The Shifters - Alexandra Sokoloff
Everdark - Elle Jasper
Spellbound - Kathleen Nance

To end my tribute to New Orleans, lets take a look at Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance set in this City That Care Forgot by far the most prolific of all the Romance sub genres to make this lovely place its home. 


Makes sense with bayous, voodoo queens, graveyards with above ground tombs, serial killers, and all that cobblestone. 


Some truely amazing Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy series are based here. 


1. Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, Book 1) by Jeaniene Frost

2. Skinwalker (Jane Yellowrock, Book 1) by Faith Hunter 

3. Night Pleasures (Dark-Hunter Novels) by Sherrilyn Kenyon 

4. A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark, Book 1) by Kresley Cole 

5. A Quick Bite (Argeneau Vampire) by Lynsay Sands

6. Mind Game (Game/Ghostwalker) by Christine Feehan 

7. A Rush of Wings: Book One of The Maker's Song by Adrian Phoenix

8. Sookie Stackhouse 8-copy Boxed Set by Charlaine Harris

9. Covet: A Novel of the Fallen Angels by J. R. Ward 

10. If Angels Burn: A Novel of the Darkyn by Lynn Viehl 


Here some other lesser known worth reading Paranormal Romances set in the city.


1. Crux (Southern Arcana) by Moira Rogers

2. Hunter of Shadows by Nancy Gideon 

3. Villere House (Blood of My Blood) by CD Hussey, Leslie Fear 

4. Water's Blood (The Elemental Clan Series) by Elaine Calloway

5. River Road (Sentinels of New Orleans) by Suzanne Johnson 

6. The Shifters by Alexandra Sokoloff 

7. Everdark: The Dark Ink Chronicles by Elle Jasper 

8. Spellbound (The Djinn Series, Book 4) by Kathleen Nance 

9. Avenger's Heat: A Moon Shifter Novel by Katie Reus 

10. One with the Hunger (Shadow Dwellers, Book One) by J.C. Wilder 


To vote for the best of the best of lesser known Paranormal Romance Set in New Orleans, go to the Goodreads list: Nola: Lesser Known Paranormal Romance set in New Orleans


To enjoy a visual tour of the city and get even more recommendations, visit the Pinterest Board: Easy: Romances Set in New Orleans. 

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review 2013-04-30 00:00
Water's Blood
Water's Blood - Elaine Calloway This is the first book in the Elemental Clan Series and focuses on the water elemental Brooke. Brooke has the job of watching over humans and keeping the city of New Orleans from falling into the hands of the Fallen Angels or Minare. That is her job as an Elemental. There are rules that both the Elementals and Minare are supposed to follow to keep humans relatively unaware of the war being waged all around them for their very souls.

But Brooke has a hard time concentrating on her job because she had broken the rules and fallen in love with Alex, a Lieutenant for the New Orleans Police Department. Not only did they fall in love, but together they had a child. Unfortunately, their love had to be kept hidden and Brooke was not allowed to be part of Ella's life. In fact, Ella doesn't even know who her mother is. Now Ella is just days away from her 16th birthday, when she will finally be told all about her absentee mother and her heritage and be able to choose what she wants to do with the rest of her life - be a human or elemental. However Soren, one of Minare Leaders, returns to New Orleans and he is there to turn Ella, thereby seeking revenge and retribution on Brooke. Brooke and Alex end up battling for not just their daughter and their lives, but their right to live as a family.

I will admit that this book was a little slow getting going. Of course, we are getting a lot of information and background on both the Elementals and Minare to get us up to speed. Once it got going though, I really got into the story. This was a very unique idea, one I have not heard before. I really enjoyed it when the POV switched to Soren. He was just this side of a caricature of the evil villain. I know it will sound naughty, but I loved reading his version of things. He was the character you love to hate.

I believe that Fire's story will be next and I can't wait to see another side to the hot tempered, hot headed elemental that showed up in this book. I am giving this book 3 stars on Goodreads. It was a nice start to what could be an awesome series.
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review 2013-04-26 00:00
Water's Blood: 1 (The Elemental Clans)
Water's Blood - Elaine Calloway Read for a book tour. Review to come.
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