“Blood Rights” by Kristen Painter

Blood Rights by Kristen Painter is set in a futuristic world filled with vampires.  Chrysabelle is a Comarre, or, as the vampires call them, a blood whore.  Think of a skillful courtesan or geisha, trained to entertain with grace, but also bred and raised in such a way as to have the tastiest blood imaginable. Read more

“The Book of Life” by Deborah Harkness

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At long last, the conclusion to the All Souls Trilogy is here!  For anyone new to the series, it’s about a witch who stumbles upon an old manuscript at Oxford’s library that holds secret knowledge relevant to witches, demons, and vampires.  This review does contain some spoilers from earlier books, so if you haven’t readRead more

Giveaway: “The Book of Life” by Deborah Harkness

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As many of you know, The Book of Life comes out on July 15.  I’ve been incredibly excited about the conclusion to this trilogy and can’t wait to read and review it!  😀 I’m delighted to be able to offer a giveaway of the book.  The giveaway will be open from now until July 14,Read more

Guest Post by Rachel Neumeier: Designing a New Kind of Werewolf, and Their World

Today I am delighted to welcome to my blog Rachel Neumeier with a guest post about her upcoming novel “Black Dog,” which will be released by Strange Chemistry in February, 2014. Here’s a question which very few people realize (yet) that they should be asking me: Why are your werewolves kind of demonic? Isn’t thatRead more

“The Color of Light” by Helen Maryles Shankman: Review and Giveaway

Tessa Moss is a young Jewish woman attending a classical art school in New York City.  Her biggest project of the semester is an artistic exploration of her family’s history during the Holocaust. The founder of the school, Raphael Sinclair, is a vampire.  When Rafe walks past one of Tessa’s paintings, he sees the nameRead more

“The Passage” by Justin Cronin

I had originally intended to read The Passage by Justin Cronin for last year’s R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril Challenge, but took a blogging hiatus around that time and never got around to reading it.  I picked it up last week and realized just how much I’d been missing out on. This is not your ordinary vampire book. ARead more

“Shadow of Night” by Deborah Harkness

“Shadow of Night” is the sequel to Deborah Harkness’ A Discovery of Witches and forms the second book of the All Souls Trilogy.  I had mixed feelings on the first book, but I’m pleased to report that this one was much better. I received a signed copy of “Shadow of Night” while I was atRead more

“A Discovery of Witches” by Deborah Harkness

I purchased the book “A Discovery of Witches” by Deborah Harkness after meeting the author at BEA and receiving a signed copy of the next book in the All Souls Trilogy. Normally I’m wary about vampire books, but I decided to take a chance on this series because I’ve heard so many good things aboutRead more