Publisher Description

"There was no black and white in my world. It was black or blacker. And I was the blackest of them all."

Xavier "X" Blood only remembers the last few years of his life.
Trained as an emotionless and deadly assassin, he goes through each day crossing out names on a never-ending list, not once asking why they deserve what he delivers. Death.
Then one day, his programming starts to unravel and it's all because of her.

Mercy Reid has a secret. A big one. The kind that will get her killed if it gets out.
Looking to get lost, she runs from one hopeless situation and falls into the clutches of a monster. A monster that was programmed by the worst of the worst to kill without remorse. A man who is looking for her.

When X is given his latest target, things become muddy. He knows his mark is right in front of his eyes, but he doesn't want to acknowledge it. He's literally losing his mind after all.
Will he defy his programming and save the woman who has made him feel again?
Or will he pull the trigger?

From International Bestselling author, Amity Cross, comes Royal Blood, the first full length novel in the thrilling Romantic Suspense series of the same name.

December 8
Nicole R. Taylor
Smashwords, Inc.

Customer Reviews

(Bzymom) ,

Cliff hanger Arrgh!

I would give it 5 but I hate cliff hangers! If you can get past the language and the violence then there's a story a good one too but you're basically introduced to the characters and then it ends. Mercy is a strong female role but has some issues, Xavier is the type you want to hate but you know he's broken so you want to fix him. I liked it but go in knowing you'll have to get the next to get the whole story.

chicago_street ,


I didn't get hooked until the end. It surprises me that I kept reading it even though it didn't capture my interest in the beginning. Now I have to get all the books to find out what happens. Wish they could sell it as a bundle, save a little money. The books are too short. The author could have easily combined a couple of books. Oh well, that's me dreaming. :)

Eli$e311 ,

I loved it.

This was a great read. I enjoyed being able to gain perspective from both of the the main characters. I more so enjoyed being in X's mind than I did Mercy's. There felt like parts of it were filler, a way to make the book longer but other than that, I loved it. I'm looking forward to buying the second book.

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