Review: Swept Away: The First Bloodline by Crystal G. Smith

dareSwept Away by Crystal G. Smith
Series: The First Bloodline (# 1)
Release Date:  November 13, 2013
Publisher:  Self Published
Pages:  257
Source: book provided by the author for review



Taylor James married young. Her life was finally going as planned. After the struggle of her Aunt going missing and never being found she had given up all hope.

Then life’s unexpected hits her again. While going through nursing school, Taylor finds out that her husband has Cancer. Failed attempts with Chemo and Radiation lead to his death causing her life to stop.

Six weeks later after a sickness wouldn’t let go. Liz convinces Taylor to go to the doctor and get checked out. Taylor finds out she is pregnant. Not just with one but twins. Boy and Girl.

Taylor with the help of her sister Liz, fly through their life with the sole purpose of providing, taking care of, and loving the twins. Taylor has kept her personal life on hold for the last six years.

After encouragement from her sister, she finally decides to go out for a night of fun.  She never expected she would meet tall, dark, and handsome. She never dreamed she would lust after mystery man Damien. She never in a million years thought that he would be able to take her to new sexual heights as he offers new experiences into a world she thought impossible.

Damien has a secret. He is in love with Taylor and has been even before her birth but if he tells her he fears he will lose her. But he really doesn’t have a choice in the matter. He’s a vampire. And Taylor and Liz both are the key to the rest of existence among his people.

Taylor has to make the decision to change or remain as she is. Human. With that decision come consequences no matter what choice she makes. She and her sister together will have the ability to control all other vampires. Only problem is, Taylor doesn’t want her children burdened with this when they come of age.

Some Vampires don’t want to take the chance of this happening. So they begin their search for Taylor and Liz to kill them, leaving them no other choice but to run for their lives.

Will Taylor stay and follow her heart or will she shut down again?


Review:  Swept Away is the first book in The First Bloodline series by Crystal G. Smith.  I chose this book because after reading the summery it was different from other vampire novels that everything if have read before and I had to find out if it really was different.

Taylor James met and fell in love with the man of her dreams when she was young.  She thought life was good until her husband gets sick and eventually dies of cancer leaving her alone.  However, she is pregnant with twins. So devotes her world to the kids. Until Taylor then has her world turned upside down yet again and she manages to cope very well. Taylor is a strong woman.

Damien tall, dark and handsome, just like one would imagine.  However, Damien is also a vampire head over heels in love with Taylor.  They are bonded and Taylor has no idea.  He can feel every thought and feeling she has.  Damien is honorable man willing to let her go because she fell in love with the man who became her husband.  However now that he has passed, all bets are off.

The sex scenes were hot and spicy.  I loved that they were not the focus of the story.  The chemistry between Damien and Taylor is blistering.  It was fun to see Taylor fall in love with Damien bit by bit.

This book is a little slow to start but if you stick with it, you get so immersed in the story and characters that you will have a hard time putting this book down.  I found this book well written with engaging and enthralling characters.  While I don’t normally like cliffhanger ends I like that the author did not rush the ending or the pace of the book.  Now I will be picking up the second book in the series, Love Swept: The First Bloodline.



Melissa sig