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Free read The Bloodgate Guardian The Maya Bloodgates #1 Joely Sue Burkhart ¹ 6 Summary Read Þ The Bloodgate Guardian The Maya Bloodgates #1 ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB O stop Dr Charles Merritt from opening the gates and now demons roam this world The last thing he wants to do is hurt the beautiful woman who is somehow infused with his magic but if she uses the codex to retrieve her father Ruin must do his duty And this time he won't fail Even if it kills him Agai. Courtesy of Net GalleyA CK2S K2 Recommended ReadDeclared the Un Indiana Jones by her students archeology professor Dr Jaid Merritt refuses to go on any digs Memories of past tragedies keep her passion for archeology in the class room However when her father disappears after performing an ancient Mayan ritual using her translations of a codex he found Jaid knows she must overcome her fear and venture into the Guatemalan jungle to find him Little does she know just how much her life will change on the tripMayan priest Ruin broke the rules of the Mayan gate Xibalba when centuries ago he brought his twin brother Wrack back from the dead Now Ruin is cursed to be The Bloodgate Guardian for all eternity When he was unable to prevent an archeologist from opening the gate unleashing the demons Ruin must do whatever it takes to right this wrong even if it means killing the man s daughter when she comes looking for her father The last thing Ruin expected was to find himself falling for the beautiful and determined womanWith multiple enemies on their trail Ruin and Jaid must work together if they hope to overcome the evil Jaid s father unleashed but than just their hearts are on the lineIn The Bloodgate Guardian I discovered a fascinating and intensely paced adventure story full of demons and shape shifters and immortals oh my From the first gripping scene to the final bittersweet encounter I was thoroughly engrossed in this brilliantly realized dark fantasy tale I have always loved stories about those mysterious Mayans and this book brings everything to the table with some wonderful world buildingI loved all of the characters we met in The Bloodgate Guardian from our intrepid heroes Jaid and Ruin to Jaid s misguided but passionate about his work father Charles Even Wrack and his lost love Butterfly Star s story lured me in and kept me reading bringing than a few tears to my eyes as we learn what happened to them Ok I sort of lied I loved almost all the characters the demon was pure evil and I have to admit he even freaked me out than a little bit which doesn t often happen for me But this guy this thing chilled me to the bone Jaid is just an ordinary woman with all the normal faults and foibles of an ordinary woman She s forced out of her comfort zone into extraordinary circumstances to rescue the one person she s always counted on Ruin is tortured by his own internal demons and his guilt forced to suffer until Jaid walks into his life and turns things upside down Watching these two overcome the obstacles between them and their happiness makes for a very powerful and moving love storyWow The Bloodgate Guardian by Joely Sue Burkhart is an incredibly amazing book I didn t want to put it down and when I did it was under extreme duress I love stories about the Mayan culture as well as the legends and beliefs associated with it This book sucked me right in and didn t release me until the bitter end Excellent book Joely I hope the conclusion means to come Kelley A Hartsell December 2010 All rights reserved Lawrence Ferlinghetti versei uses the codex to retrieve her father Ruin must do his duty And this time he won't fail Even if it kills him Agai. Courtesy of Net GalleyA CK2S K2 Recommended ReadDeclared the Un Indiana Jones by her students archeology professor Dr Jaid Merritt refuses to go on any digs Memories of past tragedies keep her passion for archeology in the class room However when her father disappears after performing an ancient Mayan ritual A Coney Island of the Mind Poems using her translations of a codex he found Jaid knows she must overcome her fear and venture into the Guatemalan jungle to find him Little does she know just how much her life will change on the tripMayan priest Ruin broke the rules of the Mayan gate Xibalba when centuries ago he brought his twin brother Wrack back from the dead Now Ruin is cursed to be The Bloodgate Guardian for all eternity When he was Fearful Hunter #1 unable to prevent an archeologist from opening the gate The Wedding Day unleashing the demons Ruin must do whatever it takes to right this wrong even if it means killing the man s daughter when she comes looking for her father The last thing Ruin expected was to find himself falling for the beautiful and determined womanWith multiple enemies on their trail Ruin and Jaid must work together if they hope to overcome the evil Jaid s father Promise Me Tomorrow unleashed but than just their hearts are on the lineIn The Bloodgate Guardian I discovered a fascinating and intensely paced adventure story full of demons and shape shifters and immortals oh my From the first gripping scene to the final bittersweet encounter I was thoroughly engrossed in this brilliantly realized dark fantasy tale I have always loved stories about those mysterious Mayans and this book brings everything to the table with some wonderful world buildingI loved all of the characters we met in The Bloodgate Guardian from our intrepid heroes Jaid and Ruin to Jaid s misguided but passionate about his work father Charles Even Wrack and his lost love Butterfly Star s story lured me in and kept me reading bringing than a few tears to my eyes as we learn what happened to them Ok I sort of lied I loved almost all the characters the demon was pure evil and I have to admit he even freaked me out than a little bit which doesn t often happen for me But this guy this thing chilled me to the bone Jaid is just an ordinary woman with all the normal faults and foibles of an ordinary woman She s forced out of her comfort zone into extraordinary circumstances to rescue the one person she s always counted on Ruin is tortured by his own internal demons and his guilt forced to suffer Irresistible Intruder until Jaid walks into his life and turns things The Ripening Sun One Woman and the Creation of a Vineyard upside down Watching these two overcome the obstacles between them and their happiness makes for a very powerful and moving love storyWow The Bloodgate Guardian by Joely Sue Burkhart is an incredibly amazing book I didn t want to put it down and when I did it was The Razor's Edge under extreme duress I love stories about the Mayan culture as well as the legends and beliefs associated with it This book sucked me right in and didn t release me The Old Man Who Loved Cheese until the bitter end Excellent book Joely I hope the conclusion means to come Kelley A Hartsell December 2010 All rights reserved

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Free read The Bloodgate Guardian The Maya Bloodgates #1 Joely Sue Burkhart ¹ 6 Summary Read Þ The Bloodgate Guardian The Maya Bloodgates #1 ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Worlds within worlds await through the Maya Bloodgate Dr Jaid Merritt doesn't do digs The last time she ventured into the jungle someone died Now she's content to decipher Maya glyphs from pictures sent to her by her famous archaeologist father But when he goes missing while trying to perform a ritu. Deep in the caves of Guatemala a secret ancient ritual takes place opening up a gateway to the Mayan underworld Months later Dr Jaid Merritt receives the video feed only to find out her father was the man leading the ritual Despite her fear of going on dig sites Jaid must decide whether to face her fears and find her father at the Mayan temple or risk losing him foreverBloodgate Guardian was awesome I really enjoyed this book filled with action adventure a little bit of romance and a lot of suspense One of the many strengths of this book was the characters and story pacing I loved that Jaid is not a generic kick butt heroine who rejects all feeling except her libido to do whatever needs to be done She has a weakness she injured her knee as a child during a dig with her parents and although she shows signs of strength she isn t afraid to break down with vulnerability when the weight of the world falls on her shoulders She s a realistic heroine who shoes genuine fear and hesitance before going into a situation but when the chips are down the girl s got moxie and will do what needs to be done In other words she s a great 3 dimensional characterI also loved the hero Ruin especially his and his brother s name and going into the book I tried to stay away from any spoilers or too much blurb info so it was a surprise to see how he ties into the story and not only serves as a gatekeeper in the temple but also a bridge for Jaid and her father as it ties into the story Ruin is an appealing hero but make no bones about it he is also a ruthless killer with an edge I love dangerous heroes and Ruin definitely ualifies as he teeters between killing Jaid or saving her at times He makes no excuses for who and what he is and still there are ualities that make him redeemable so that the reader cheers him onAnother thing I really liked was the tension that was built over the course of the story Sometimes romances feel manipulated in that character s bodies react to one another within seconds of meeting each other instead of allowing the tension and need to grow naturally over time In Bloodgate Guardian the characters reacted to pressing matters and only later in the story did they start finding each other attractive Even then it slowly took its time while they focused on what was important which added to the will they get together or won t they that also added to the suspense in the story and made the actual consummation all the rewarding after what they ve been through I love it when this course of action is taken because it keeps me guessing and flipping pages to find out how things unfold and how or if they will be together after the last pageAnother thing I really liked about the story is the dialogue The story started out with a bang of an opening line He never hated his magic until it compelled him to kill and just kept floating from there Another fave of mine is If men were as easy to decipher as Maya glyphs then perhaps Jaid would have been able to translate beware carved in her boyfriend s handsome forehead and saved herself the trouble Jaid often referred to herself as the Un Indiana Jones which I thought was cute and during her revelation to how she hurt her knee and carries guilt due to her mother s death there s a lot that s revealed through clever dialogue For instance Do you know what they call me in the archeology circles The Un Indiana Jones Head tilted he studied her a small smile flickering on his face I have no idea what that means but it amuses you Yeah she admitted nodding But it s embarrassing too Indiana Jones is a movie archeologist an action adventure hero I ve built up ruins and archeology in my mind believing I had to be a great risk0taker an action adventure heroine of my own Deep down your heart you re still the little girl trying to impress her father Ouch but oh so trueNot only is there a great overall conflict there is also a great inner conflict as evidenced in the dialogue above Jaid s relationship with her father has been strained ever since her mother died at the dig where Jaid injured herself and ever since then she s stayed away from digs while her father became well known for his There s a lot she has to overcome outside and within herself that was a joy to exploreOne last aspect out of many I really enjoyed about this story was the world building and the history of the Mayan culture I have to admit I didn t know much about it going in but after reading this I m eager to read about the ancient civilization I love how it was weaved into every aspect of the story and it helped drive the story at every turn I also got to learn a lot about the belief systems and mythology all of which was very interestingI have a few Joely Sue Burkhart books in my TBR that I ve been collecting from Drollerie Press one of my fave publishers and after reading Bloodgate Guardian I m eager to dive into them Ms Burkhart has a way of writing a great story with snappy prose and dialogue to accompany such well rounded characters I m jazzed that Bloodgate Guardian was my first taste of her work and I can definitely say it won t be my last Bloodgate Guardian is now available in ebook format from Carina Press and other online bookstores This is a review based on a book galley from Netgalley courtesy of the publisher Last to Die underworld Months later Dr Jaid Merritt receives the video feed only to find out her father was the man leading the ritual Despite her fear of going on dig sites Jaid must decide whether to face her fears and find her father at the Mayan temple or risk losing him foreverBloodgate Guardian was awesome I really enjoyed this book filled with action adventure a little bit of romance and a lot of suspense One of the many strengths of this book was the characters and story pacing I loved that Jaid is not a generic kick butt heroine who rejects all feeling except her libido to do whatever needs to be done She has a weakness she injured her knee as a child during a dig with her parents and although she shows signs of strength she isn t afraid to break down with vulnerability when the weight of the world falls on her shoulders She s a realistic heroine who shoes genuine fear and hesitance before going into a situation but when the chips are down the girl s got moxie and will do what needs to be done In other words she s a great 3 dimensional characterI also loved the hero Ruin especially his and his brother s name and going into the book I tried to stay away from any spoilers or too much blurb info so it was a surprise to see how he ties into the story and not only serves as a gatekeeper in the temple but also a bridge for Jaid and her father as it ties into the story Ruin is an appealing hero but make no bones about it he is also a ruthless killer with an edge I love dangerous heroes and Ruin definitely Night Moves ualifies as he teeters between killing Jaid or saving her at times He makes no excuses for who and what he is and still there are Dark Tide Rising William Monk #24 ualities that make him redeemable so that the reader cheers him onAnother thing I really liked was the tension that was built over the course of the story Sometimes romances feel manipulated in that character s bodies react to one another within seconds of meeting each other instead of allowing the tension and need to grow naturally over time In Bloodgate Guardian the characters reacted to pressing matters and only later in the story did they start finding each other attractive Even then it slowly took its time while they focused on what was important which added to the will they get together or won t they that also added to the suspense in the story and made the actual consummation all the rewarding after what they ve been through I love it when this course of action is taken because it keeps me guessing and flipping pages to find out how things Gargoyles of Gaylord Michigan Chillers until it compelled him to kill and just kept floating from there Another fave of mine is If men were as easy to decipher as Maya glyphs then perhaps Jaid would have been able to translate beware carved in her boyfriend s handsome forehead and saved herself the trouble Jaid often referred to herself as the Un Indiana Jones which I thought was cute and during her revelation to how she hurt her knee and carries guilt due to her mother s death there s a lot that s revealed through clever dialogue For instance Do you know what they call me in the archeology circles The Un Indiana Jones Head tilted he studied her a small smile flickering on his face I have no idea what that means but it amuses you Yeah she admitted nodding But it s embarrassing too Indiana Jones is a movie archeologist an action adventure hero I ve built Yellow Brick War up ruins and archeology in my mind believing I had to be a great risk0taker an action adventure heroine of my own Deep down your heart you re still the little girl trying to impress her father Ouch but oh so trueNot only is there a great overall conflict there is also a great inner conflict as evidenced in the dialogue above Jaid s relationship with her father has been strained ever since her mother died at the dig where Jaid injured herself and ever since then she s stayed away from digs while her father became well known for his There s a lot she has to overcome outside and within herself that was a joy to exploreOne last aspect out of many I really enjoyed about this story was the world building and the history of the Mayan culture I have to admit I didn t know much about it going in but after reading this I m eager to read about the ancient civilization I love how it was weaved into every aspect of the story and it helped drive the story at every turn I also got to learn a lot about the belief systems and mythology all of which was very interestingI have a few Joely Sue Burkhart books in my TBR that I ve been collecting from Drollerie Press one of my fave publishers and after reading Bloodgate Guardian I m eager to dive into them Ms Burkhart has a way of writing a great story with snappy prose and dialogue to accompany such well rounded characters I m jazzed that Bloodgate Guardian was my first taste of her work and I can definitely say it won t be my last Bloodgate Guardian is now available in ebook format from Carina Press and other online bookstores This is a review based on a book galley from Netgalley courtesy of the publisher

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Free read The Bloodgate Guardian The Maya Bloodgates #1 Joely Sue Burkhart ¹ 6 Summary Read Þ The Bloodgate Guardian The Maya Bloodgates #1 ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Al based on her translations of an ancient codex Jaid must put aside her fears and travel to Guatemala to find himAfter misusing the Bloodgates to bring his twin brother back from the afterlife the Maya priest known as Ruin was cursed by the gods to stand as the guardian for all time He was unable t. When her father goes missing while opening the gates to the Mayan underworld Jaid Merritt must put aside her fear of digs and head to the last place he was seen alive a Mayan dig in Guatemala There she not only discovers her father s whereabouts but a Mayan Warrior and the people her father was working for also hunt her Rescue and help come from an unexpected corner in the form of Ruin a Mayan Priest and shifter cursed to be the Gatekeeper to the Mayan underworld While trying to undo the damage her father did and finding him Ruin and Jaid grow closer and an impossible and heartbreaking love story developsJaid is brave smart and stubborn She lives and breathes Mayan glyphs and has dedicated herself to helping her father in order to gain the approval love and admiration he s always withheld from herRuin is broken loyal and so powerful power just radiates off him He oozes danger yet at the same time he has this vulnerable side that comes out when he s with Jaid He acts impulsively out of the love he has for the people close to him which leads to unintentionally hurting them and this eats away at him I struggled a little bit in the beginning with all the different creatures characters terms and world building but that was soon forgotten when I was pulled into a fascinating tale of Mayan mythology and romance With every turn of the page fascinating events unfolded in developments and revelations that kept me riveted to the pages enjoying the engaging characters and the thrilling plot It didn t take me long to become completely immersed in the storyTHE BLOODGATE GUARDIAN is a very dark paranormal romance and thriller and I must say it hovered on the edges of my comfort zone I am not one who easily reads about gory stuff like people getting gutted with intestines tumbling out and blood spurting around There were two scenes in the beginning and one in the end that were pretty graphic in violence but I must say Joely Sue Burkhart pulled it off for me The ending was action packed and nerve wracking for a moment but I got the HEA I was rooting for so for that I thank you Joely Sue The ending also set up the next step in the overall story arc that can t but become ongoing Though Jaid and Ruin have their HEA the world is about to be devoured by evil an evil they have to stop somehow and I am very curious to read howThis was my first taste of Joely Sue Burkhart s non contemporaryerotic work and I definitely want to read of it I absolutely loved the extensive look into the Mayan world of mythology It was truly fascinating and worth reading through the few violent scenes THE BLOODGATE GUARDIAN is suspenseful and brilliantly set up Romance is not the focus of this book in the first part of the book and that was absolutely okay with me as I was entranced and captivated by mythology magic and plot However this doesn t mean the chemistry between Ruin and Jade wasn t impressive It was definitely there threaded through everything else going on in a subtle clever way To me the romance took a secondary role in the first part of the book due to the room needed for world building but it became a very strong emotional element in the last third of the book which I lovedTHE BLOODGATE GUARDIAN once again proves that Carina Press has committed to bringing the reader exceptional unusual books that definitely aren t a dime a dozen and books that give the reader an amazing reading experience


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  1. says: Free read The Bloodgate Guardian The Maya Bloodgates #1 Summary · PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¹ Joely Sue Burkhart Joely Sue Burkhart ¹ 6 Summary

    The Bloodgate Guardian The Maya Bloodgates #1 E–book/E–pub There are certain things I can just expect from Joely's books as a reader Strong Characters Strong Relationships Epic Romances and Sacrifice Sometimes with blood sometimes with out g The Bloodgate Guardian is no exception And yeah blood includedI have a deep fascination with culture and mythology and how mythology plays IN to culture And as you may have guessed from the blog’s tagline I’m drawn to a sense of the “forbidden” the

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    Summary · PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¹ Joely Sue Burkhart The Bloodgate Guardian The Maya Bloodgates #1 E–book/E–pub Deep in the caves of Guatemala a secret ancient ritual takes place opening up a gateway to the Mayan underworld Months later Dr Jaid Merritt receives the video feed only to find out her father was the man leading the ritual Despite her fear of going on dig sites Jaid must decide whether to face her fears and find her father at the Mayan temple or risk losing him foreverBloodgate Guardian was awesome I really enjoyed this book fill

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    The Bloodgate Guardian The Maya Bloodgates #1 E–book/E–pub The Bloodgate Guardian handles a new topic for me Mayan history and legend This novel is about Dr Jaid Merrit the Un Indiana Jones Alone for that term I love this book Just kidding Jaid is a born archologist Her dad is a famous personality in this area and he sacrificed most of his personal life to become what he is Jaid always stood in hi

  4. says: Summary · PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¹ Joely Sue Burkhart The Bloodgate Guardian The Maya Bloodgates #1 E–book/E–pub Joely Sue Burkhart ¹ 6 Summary

    Summary · PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¹ Joely Sue Burkhart The Bloodgate Guardian The Maya Bloodgates #1 E–book/E–pub Joely Sue Burkhart ¹ 6 Summary I had a tough time deciding how I would rate The Bloodgate Guardian It was between a 2 and 3 for me The book was well written the plot inventive and the characters well developed but it just didn't inspire any passion from meI didn't finish and hurry to see when or if the next book in the series would be coming out Mostly because the relationship between the hero and heroine Jaid and Ruin great name I must say just never really to

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    The Bloodgate Guardian The Maya Bloodgates #1 E–book/E–pub A different story within the same legendHaving read Bloodgate I am familiar with the story context and content Following that same Mayan legend Dr Jaid Merritt is the Un Indiana Jones when it comes to her work as

  6. says: Joely Sue Burkhart ¹ 6 Summary Summary · PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¹ Joely Sue Burkhart Free read The Bloodgate Guardian The Maya Bloodgates #1

    Free read The Bloodgate Guardian The Maya Bloodgates #1 Joely Sue Burkhart ¹ 6 Summary Summary · PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¹ Joely Sue Burkhart When her father goes missing while opening the gates to the Mayan underworld Jaid Merritt must put aside her fear of digs and head to the last place he was seen alive a Mayan dig in Guatemala There she not only discovers her father’s whereab

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    Joely Sue Burkhart ¹ 6 Summary Summary · PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ¹ Joely Sue Burkhart The Bloodgate Guardian The Maya Bloodgates #1 E–book/E–pub Courtesy of Net GalleyA CK2S K2 Recommended ReadDeclared the “Un Indiana Jones” by her students archeology professor Dr Jaid Merritt refu

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    The Bloodgate Guardian The Maya Bloodgates #1 E–book/E–pub The Bloodgate Guardian immediately caught my attention because of the storyline Mayan history I just love anything to do with that time period This book was just an interesting twist on the paranormal romances I normally readWhen reading the

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    The Bloodgate Guardian The Maya Bloodgates #1 E–book/E–pub The Bloodgate Guardian by Joely Sue Burkhart was my first foray into her world of fiction And what a world it is Her skills are evident in the research of the subject matter and in the layers of intrigue as she

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    The Bloodgate Guardian The Maya Bloodgates #1 E–book/E–pub 35 starsA little confusing at first possibly thanks to the inventive world building based on Maya mythology The characters were interesting and I appreciated that they had some nuanceThe hero is a centuries old priest trying to protect the world from his past mistakes but is unapologetic about having conducted human sacrifices for his gods The heroine who has serious ualms about that last bit has to make tough decisions about wh

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