↠´ Blood Is Heavier (Hunter, #1) » Download by ↠´ Ella Medler Ella Medler s BLOOD IS HEAVIER begins with an engaging introduction to Nick Hunter and the people in his life Medler accomplishes that most difficult of tasks for a novelist she makes the reader care about her protagonist immediately, and then BAM in the space of a few sentences Nick s placid day turns upside down, putting everything and everyone he holds dear in jeopardy The rest of the book is a rollicking roller coaster of one difficult situation after another All the while I found myself wondering how the characters would or could come out all right, and hoping desperately they would do so The characters show determination, ingenuity, and some mad skills they obviously learned in dark places Medler kept me engaged the whole way through and the ending satisfies If you re looking for an action packed escape populated with interesting characters and complex, realistic relationships, you will definitely enjoy this book Our story revolves around Nick Hunter in the present and the horrible memories from his past This is an extremely thought out thriller that will keep you up way past your bed time.
I will try to explain without explaining too much I don t like reading spoiler reviews because then there is no real need to read the book It is, well, spoiled.
Our hero, Nick, is ex military and after that, fell into a dangerous field of work as a sort of hit man With nothing to love and no close friends besides Tequila, he was comfortable in his life as a killer Untilwell, feeling overconfident in even his charm he agrees to a bet with Tequila that sends his world into uncharted waters Maxi s waters.
Always the one to choose the wrong man, Maxi realizes real fast that Nick s life isn t all peaches and cream can t tell you why because it would be a spoiler but she is indeed interested in Nick s wild lifestyle And Nick is most definitely interested in whatever Maxi has to offer.
5 years later their perfect world together comes to a tragic and heartbreaking end Nick s old life has caught up with him His old colleagues want him back on a job When Nick says no, he never dreams the price of the refusal will be the life of his wife, and his 4 year old son getting kidnapped.
Of course the men who killed Nick s wife and took his son underestimated Nick s skill Little did they know just exactly how dangerous of a man they would be dealing with after taking his whole reason for living Nick appears to abide by their rules, knowing they will not hesitate to kill Cameron, but his mind continuously plots a way to get his son back safely and still make each and every one of the bad guys pay for what they have done.
Tequila, hidden from the sight of the bad guys and Nick, tries to help in any way she can, but she can t let Nick know that his wife is still alive for fear of him doing something foolish.
No teasers for you You will have to read it and find out for yourself The twists and turns will have you gritting your teeth in anticipation You will feel the emotions of each and every character Numerous times I found my heart racing as if I was present for it all.
I highly recommend this novel to any Thriller lover, and well, actually I recommend it to everyone If you ve never been a fan of the genre, this one is sure to change your mind Put yourself in Nick Hunter s shoes and see for yourself what it s like to lose everything important to you in the blink of an eye, and then what it feels like to have the courage to go and take it back.
Extremely great writing Highly recommended 5 stars from me My heart is still racing I can t wait for the second book.
Nick Hunter Used To Be A Contract Killer Now He S Cut All Links To His Former Lifestyle And Can At Last Relax And Live A Normal Life He Settles Down To Married Life He Has A Son He Adores His Little Family Unbeknown To Him, Shadows From His Past Step Forward To Shatter His Short Lived Peace His Wife Is Dead, His Four Year Old Son Kidnapped And It Looks Like Someone Is Trying To Frame Him For Murder Under Pressure, Broken, Is There Anything Nick Wouldn T Do To Rescue His Son Would He Kill The Villains, Despite The Promise To Himself To Stop His Life Of Crime Would He Kill Innocents Would He Hurt The People He Loves Most In His Need To Protect His Son A Fast Paced, Edge Of Your Seat read That Will Keep You Turning The Pages To The Very End Nick is living the American dream He has a successful business, a beautiful home, he s married to the love of his life, Maxi, and has a 4 year old son, Cameron, who steals his breath when he hears his laughter He never dreamed he d settle down and be in such a rush to get home every day It was his whole world now Then, it was all gone in an instant With one phone call, his world comes tumbling down His wife calls him on his cell to remind him to pick up their son from a birthday party She tells him his friend JB is at the house with her, waiting for him to return JB is a bad man, one he never hoped to meet again He s a part of Nick s past A past filled with killing That JB was there with his wife sent chills down his spine Nick knew him for what he was Killers always recognize each other Nick wrestles with whether to pick up his son first or rush home to deal with JB In the end, his decision doesn t matter It s been taken out of his hands The trap was too well set In a blinding flash of light, his hopes and dreams explode One moment he sees Maxi waving at him in the window In the next, the house disintegrates with a loud whoomp This scene made me think of the movie The Punisher The part where they come and kill his whole family The scenes don t read the same but the feelings I had were as powerful First there s the shock and horror Then there s disbelief and sadness Who could do such a thing I could see this scene play out in slow motion, like tunnel vision, Nick racing to his house, but there s nothing left of it but a fiery pile The sharks from Nick s past have caught up with him, and this is their warning to him They now have his son, and he ll do what they want or he ll never hear his sons laughter again The last time Nick saw his wife she was smiling and waving to him, right before the house exploded This vision would replay over and over in his mind, fueling the fires for the reckoning to come What becomes of one half when the whole gets ripped to shreds When you have no hope, how do you continue to exist They murdered his heart and now they ve stolen his soul, his son You know what follows Rage and a deep, aching need to spill blood And blood will be spilled I loved the pacing of this book and how the author flashed back to different times in Nick s past It was fun to read about how Nick and Maxi met and the pickle they got in Their connection was quick, but that s only natural when you might be about to die The author takes you to the past and back again, keeping the story flowing smoothly and filling in the details She keeps you entertained and builds the mystery, dropping in hidden clues, making you go this way and that way like weaving through heavy traffic Make sure you set aside plenty of time before you settle in You ll have a hard time stopping before you reach the end Five smoking guns for the thrilling action and tantalizing suspense of Blood is Heavier.
Review of Blood is Heavier a Nick Hunter Mystery , by Ella MedlerThere s a saying that states, You can never go home again With Nick Hunter, it s just a bit different You can never go back to safety ever.
Once he took on that life as a hired gun, in answer to the horrors of a military operation gone terribly bad, life was never the same again He picked entirely the wrong employers ones who would not take no for an answer Somehow, Nick thought that if he proved himself to be such a heartless killer, they would respect him when it finally came time to quit the business.
But such was not the case When he tried to come clean and live a normal, peaceful life, those who had hired him did not want him to retire They found him and his wife And his son And his house And just like that, what was most precious to Nick was gone from him.
Now he must follow their commands, and perform another murder in order to get his kidnapped son back It s a cat and mouse game of chase and follow but with the additions and subtractions of the cats and mice involved, who will be picking their teeth at the end From the outset, Ms Medler shines in her ability to switch genres with a masterful touch Her book, Martin Little Resurrected , was the first one I d read of her works, and I was expecting of the same.
This is nothing like that one.
Dark, dramatic, mysterious, at times near terrifying, this book kept me interested until the very end Ms Medler has a deft way with detail From the first, Nick is a genuinely nice person one who you would not suspect of killing anything bigger than a mole in his back yard He thinks himself unloveable because of his past, but his innate goodness proves otherwise This is what makes him such a sympathetic character.
Tequila, a woman with whom he has a past, is a mystery There is no way to ascertain her intent throughout most of this book, until it is imperative to know Ms Medler keeps that to herself until just the right moment like I said, masterful.
The sequel, Blood is Power , is one I am looking forward to eagerly.
comNext one Blood is Power What would you do, what lengths would you go, to keep your family safe That s the central issue for former mercenary contract killer Nick Hunter in Blood is Heavier by Ella Medler EllaMedler The key word there is former, as Nick chucked that life five years earlier to start anew with his wife Maxi, and later their son Cameron But everyone who s ever seen an action thriller movie knows leaving a life like that can be pretty tough A powerful criminal wants Nick to do a very special job and he uses the two people Nick cares about most to ensure the former killer turned suburbanite won t refuse No spoilers, but the story gets off to a crackerjack beginning before taking a slight detour to provide some backstory After that things move forward to the resolution of this novel a sequel is planned for release in May 2013 to carry an over arching storyline forward Note review based on a copy of the novel I won via a giveway on FUONLYKNEW, a book review blog run by Laura Thomas Never heard of it You re missing out Blood is Heavier is told from the points of view of various characters, but something I liked the chapters are not all lined up nose to tail time wise For instance, the start of a new chapter may be several minutes or hours earlier or later than the end of the last While this creates some overlaps and gaps in the story that may confuse less careful readers, to me it felt very natural, especially as the characters acted and reacted appropriately when eventually discovering new information from each other The characters are well developed even though the plot moves quickly, but I must admit to having some doubts about the plan hatched by the bad guys It seemed, at times, to be overly complex for the desired goal at least once I caught myself asking why didn t they just do something in a straight forward manner A late reveal adds some context and sets up the sequel, but seems a tad over baked But then again, who s to say the sequel won t pay off entirely on that late reveal I enjoyed Blood is Heavier quite a bit and am looking forward to finding out To learn about Ms Medler and her writing, visit her website and or her blog.
My love for thrillers is officially back Hotness Factor All the action I need 4.
5 blazing stars Once again, no blurb reading for Danny An action thriller set in London, I thought, this would just be a real treat for me I used to read these types of books before and until early June I almost forgot how much I ve always loved that genre Readers may not realize how much research is involved in the writing process, especially for a genre like thriller The thought of writing a fight scene still intimidates me But Ella Medlershe deliveredSassy finger snapShe put me right in the center of the action, sometimes I even knew than the characters which was frustratingin a very good way You know me, I m always screaming at me poor Android and biting my poor lower lip when things are really juicy Nothing like a book mentioning good and reliable Asda to make me smile Nick Hunter now who was daft enough to poke a sleeping bear like this one The fact that we only scratched the surface in Blood Is Heavier of what Nick was really capable ofgenius Tequila a badass chick and a badass drink, I enjoyed her the most in this book Girl Power DuhI m so happy, the second book is already out I recommend I recommend I recommend
The tags for this book on Smashwords are fiction, thriller, suspense, murder, action, kidnap These are accurate, but what they don t include is romance , love , or endless soul searching.
I enjoyed the writing style, but thought that the story was slightly illogical.
Our hero, Nick Hunter, is an ex Army, ex gun for hire tortured by an incident from his army days He meets the love of his life on a beach and he determines to leave the work he has been doing and devote himself to his new love.
Everything goes according to plan until someone from his past decides that murdering his wife and kidnapping his son is the best way to make him help them with a job What follows is Nick being led around the country until the day of the job This is well done and readable What threw me out of the story was that I could not imagine why they needed him at all The final straw to break this reviewers back was when a four year old swims across a reservoir at night to feel safer than being on dry land And a hero who spends most of his time thinking rather than doing.
More Romance than Thriller, this was not my cup of tea I read the Kindle Edition which I downloaded for free during a promotion.
Nick was always in a hurry to get home and it was all because of Maxi She had made his life a good one He had never believed marriage, a child and a normal life could be so wonderful.
Then his past came back to haunt him.
Maxi called to tell him that J B was keeping her company until Nick got home.
Nick was a retired assassin and they wanted him to do a job for them.
The message they sent ripped his heart from his chest, crushed him.
They didn t seem to be afraid of him, but they should have been.
5 STARS Would Buy It For Them lol I love the covers of the Hunter Series books They are vibrant and alive I immediately want to pick them up and read them.
My favorite genre is murders, mysteries and thrillers Ella Medler does not let me down I kicked back in my lounger and let her take me away with Nick Riveting from the very beginning.
The writing was FUN I loved the humorous, sarcastic, snappy dialogue.
I loved Spyder Tequila She was flippant, confident and had a sassy attitude The banter between her and Nick was wonderful They were comfortable around each other and there was no doubt of their trust But, can you ever really trust someone, 100%, anyone What do you think I want to see of her please When Tequila and Nick were talking about the girl hanging back from the others and why she was so sad people watching , it made me think of my girlfriend We would do the same thing try to figure out the persons job, were they married, what kind of car did they driveI could picture Tequila, leaning back against the counter with her ankles crossed and a wicked grin on her face as she goads Nick It made me laugh out loud I felt like I was there, watching them banter back and forth goodnaturedly I could relate to her easily.
The ending was awesome I smiled again But you will have to read the book to find out why.
I am looking forward to Book II of The Hunter Series, which is due out tomorrow, so stay tuned to fundinmental to get your peek at another great Hunter book Check out the cover below.
Favorite Quotes As soon as one got close to people one became responsible Heavy burden, trust Don t you think Blood Is Heavier Careful, Daddy.
you re going to squeeze all the love out of me How sweet I could picture it I couldn t help but smile with tears in my eyes.
I can t remember how I received this book, but I believe it was a free day Thank you Ella Medler for sharing the love Ella Medler