Blood Ties – Urban Fantasy Paranormal Romance


Blood Ties is a new Urban Fantasy Paranormal Romance Series by Julie Nicholls.
I’ve ventured into the urban fantasy genre, and I hope you enjoy it.This is a very different series compared to Julie’s Fallen Angels paranormal fantasy books.Blood Ties is available in eBook, paperback and now Audio Book.

Blood Ties urban fantasy paranormal romance
Blood Ties, first book in the Urban Fantasy paranormal romance Series Blood Trilogy

The hunter becomes the hunted…
Keagen was tall, muscular, and stronger than most men were, although he wasn’t exactly a man. His genes were human DNA with a hint of animal, courtesy of Solgen Laboratories. It wasn’t common knowledge what the company did, and their labs were all in secret locations. Only their financial backers knew where they were. Who supported them was unclear. Possibly the government, private military organizations, or even wealthy dictators; no one knew. You would not find any documentation about it. It wasn’t legal what they were doing, that’s for sure.
Keagen tracked and hunted escapees and always caught his prey, but just one eluded him. Gabriel, a lycan.

K 3 4 G E N is Solgen Laboratories number one hunter. He’s genetically enhanced and has a high IQ, heightened senses, and thanks to lycan DNA, he is stronger and faster than any man. It’s taken him a year to find Solgen Labs most wanted escapee; Gabriel, a lycan, and K 3 4 G E N is finally bringing him in, but despite his one hundred percent retrieval rate, his title and life are about to expire.
The labs have created a new hunter, a female. G H 0 5 C T – She’s faster, stronger, and has a new genetic enhancement that gives her the edge. She’s a trained killer, and is eager to replace K 3 4 G E N, robbing him of his title and crown.
Feeling betrayed, K 3 4 G E N turns to his enemy, Gabriel. He hands Gabriel a file containing details of his sister, who was executed at the hands of Dr. Keller, the founder of Solgen Labs. Seeking an alliance, he offers to help Gabriel find out what happened to his sister.
Gabriel must make a choice; trust the hunter, or run and hide as he had done previously.

An urban fantasy  paranormal romance, filled with masterful men and kick ass chicks.

Meet K 3 4 G E N – He’s not quite human. His blood contains DNA from a Lycan

Sweat ran down Keagen’s muscular back as he pressed the female against the wall. His rock-hard body, with perfect proportions and stamina that would outlast a stable of thoroughbred racehorses, was nowhere near to flagging. He’d pounded the woman for the last hour, nonstop. The female on the receiving end of his attention cried herself hoarse more than twenty minutes earlier. She needed to rest, but large hands cupped her ass, supporting her weight, and only when he’d had enough would he let her down.

With the air-con turned up high the smell of fresh sweat and sex hung in the air. Keagen loved to fuck; he had some catching up to do after his sex-starved existence for the first part of his adult life. Puffing out a few quick breaths, he built up his pace. He was ready for a beer and wanted the woman out of his room.

Keagen was tall, muscular, and stronger than most men were, although he wasn’t exactly a man. His genes were human DNA with a hint of animal, courtesy of Solgen Laboratories. It wasn’t common knowledge what the company did, and their labs were all in secret locations. Only their financial backers knew where they were. Who supported them was unclear. Possibly the government, private military organizations, or even wealthy dictators; no one knew. You would not find any documentation about it. It wasn’t legal what they were doing, that’s for sure.

Keagen tracked and hunted escapees and always caught his prey, but just one eluded him, and it pissed him off. Nevertheless, he was closing in, and soon he’d return to base with his prize in tow. Given free reign to come and go as he pleased, Keagen enjoyed the freedom, and as long as he brought in the bounty, all was well. Sometimes out in the field for days or weeks at a time, he upheld contact by phone; a check-in, but he wasn’t worried. Sometimes he needed ‘Keagen’ time. Holed up at his secret hideaway, or a motel, where a steady stream of females frequented his room, he could easily fob off his supervisor. The geneticists made the mistake of giving him just a little too much intelligence. Consequently, his IQ already rivaled some of the top minds in the world, and he was smart enough to hide that fact from his testers.

Grunting and hissing through gritted teeth, Keagen screamed his orgasm as he fucked the flagging woman; those last deep thrusts into her satisfied pussy filling the room with a guttural cry. Throwing his head back, his wet hair slapped against his shoulders. The muscles in his thighs held the female firmly against the wall for a few moments until his hips finally stilled and finished jerking. Catching his breath, he rested his head against the cool plaster before releasing the sighing woman. As she tried to stand her knees buckled, but he quickly scooped her up and laid her on the bed.

Meet Gabriel – Lycan (lycanthrope-werewolf)

It was quiet in the smoke-filled bar. Just the gentle humming from the waitress broke the silence. Drew’s was a rundown place where the locals piled in after work. Mostly hanging out for just a few drinks to wind down before heading home, they used it as a stopgap, preparing for more stress from either home life, or a second job. There were the regulars who propped up the bar day and night. Jack, one of the old-timers, spent all his time drooling over the young women as they tended bar. Occasional delivery trucks would hole up in the parking lot and the drivers would drop in for coffee, just to keep from falling asleep on long hauls. Smokey and dark, subdued lighting with wood paneling covering the walls and an unvarnished wooden floor, it was a place to relax and ponder.

Gabriel was a regular and sat at the end of the bar in his usual place. From his vantage point, he could view the entire room. He didn’t have children or work to unwind from, but still enjoyed a cool beer. Without turning his head, the washroom and entrance were all visible. He could see everyone come and go with ease. Sitting quietly, he’d listen. Unless someone started the conversation first, he’d barely speak, but take in everything.

The quiet town appealed to Gabriel. Moving here just over a year ago, he settled in easily and found a place to stay. After renovating a cabin just on the edge of town, it gave him the seclusion he desired. He could take a short drive into suburbia and have everything he needed before returning to the solace he preferred. He kept to himself and avoided confrontations. Causing trouble wasn’t in his nature. However, he came over as someone who didn’t take crap, and he would let small annoyances slide until he reached a breaking point, then you didn’t want to be around to see the fallout. On a few occasions, Gabriel let people know he wasn’t someone they should fuck with, earning him respect shortly afterward. In sleepy town bars, there’s always someone dropping by to stir up the calm. Stepping in to deal with troublemakers made him the resident bouncer. There was never any exchange of cash; he didn’t need a regular job. He just did it. Drew made sure he never went thirsty and all drinks were on the house for keeping the place brawl-free, which suited Gabriel. The more beer, the better, and he didn’t like having his peace and quiet disturbed; it was a win-win situation.

Watching Lyssa brought out his more human characteristics; he’d not always had those. A year ago, he was nothing more than a caged animal. He tried not to think about the past, but occasionally something would trigger his thoughts.

Read “Just Books” review of Blood-Ties

Already this new title is drawing fabulous reviews. This urban fantasy book series is proving to be up there with the  works by Lara Adrian, Kresley ColeSherrilyn Kenyon and Nalini Singh.Images from inside the paperback

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Keep your arms and legs inside the vehicle at all times and ENJOY THE RIDE! By Jordan Buchanan on December 26, 2015. Blood Ties is a great start to a promising urban fantasy trilogy featuring an intriguing cast of genetically engineered humans and lycans. This book has it all–science fiction, fantasy, action, adventure, and erotic sex scenes.

A maximum thrill ride!By Lisa k on January 1, 2016. This is a great read! I highly recommend it! If you love James Patterson and Christine Feehan, this is the book for you! Combining elements reminiscent of both authors. Not at any point was it slow or not holding my complete attention.

By Scott Richard Ehredt on December 30, 2015. It’s sexy and sadistic and an absolute thrill ride! As always, Ms. Nicholls creates fascinating characters and puts them in wildly erotic and exciting situations that make for a real page-turner. She knows how to combine eroticism with storytelling on a GRAND scale

By liza needs on 30 Dec. 2015. I loved this book so much! I’m really glad it says it’s a trilogy, as I want more!The characters are great, Keagen is HOT, and I can’t wait to see more of Ghost; it’s really great to see strong female characters in books, rather than the usual whiny dimwits. Oh, and did I mention that Keagen is HOTTT?!

By elaine on 1 Jan. 2016. Unputdownable! K34GEN is smoking hot in the opening scene and Gabriel and Lyssa will have you hitting the cold showers. There is no shortage of sizzle in the first of a new trilogy by Julie Nicholls. Ms Nicholls talent knows no bounds and she just keeps getting better and better. This new Werewolf and Shifter Romance is a really great read and anyone who enjoys the works of Christine Feehan, Nalini Singh or Sherrilyn Keyon should consider adding this to their list of books to read.

By Barbara Chioffi on December 26, 2015. The characters come alive through Ms. Nicholls writing and, as with her other books, they are memorable. As I read, thoughts of the writing of Sherrilyn Kenyon came to mind… READ MORE 

By Rainne Atkins on December 25, 2015.  A fantastic start to another adventurous and sexy series by Julie Nicholls.Join the well-fleshed out characters, Keagan, Gabriel and Lyssa, as they face betrayal and danger at the hands of Dr.Keller and Solgen Laboratories… read more

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Blood Ties s a new Urban Fantasy Series by Julie Nicholls.