Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A Blood Seduction- Pamela Palmer (book 1)

Vampires live only for lust and pleasure in the eternal twilight of Vamp City. But the city's magic is dying. The only person who can restore it? A beautiful woman from the mortal who knows nothing of the power she wields.

Quinn Lennox is searching for a missing friend when she stumbles into a dark otherworld that only she can see--and finds herself at the mercy of Arturo Mazza, a dangerously handsome vampire whose wicked kiss will save her, enslave her, bewitch her, and betray her. What Arturo can't do is forget about her--any more than Quinn can control her own feelings for him. Neither one can let desire get in the way of their mission--his to save his people, hers to save herself. But there is no escape from desire in a city built for seduction, where passion flows hot and blood-red. Welcome to Vamp City...

Ok, where do I begin with my review of this book? Let me start with saying I don't think I've ever read a vampire book like this before. Now don't get me wrong, I liked the story and I liked the whole concept of another city on top of our human city but what I wasn't expecting was how the vampires killed humans and tortured them. I love paranormal but I felt this was a little more leaning towards horror, and believe me I have no problem reading horror stories- lol I just can't watch them anymore.  This book was just different from any other book I've read in years and I did enjoy it. I have never read a book that I wanted the lead male to be punched in the face before- haha. He was so well written as a total lying ass that you just had to love to hate him. This is the first book in the series and I think it will take more than the one good (well maybe good) deed he did at the end. I am hoping he can redeem himself in the next book. I had a love/hate relationship with Quinn too, I know she was doing everything in her power to save her brother but instead of thinking with her head she was thinking with her heart. The whole idea that Vampire City was actually in the same time as Washington, DC was just a great read to me. I loved the whole sunbeam traveling (I can't think of any other way to put it- well maybe sunbeam portal) and how the one thing that can kill them also brings in their food supply. Humans as food supply was a whole new thing for me also, yes I've read vampire books for years and I know that's how they feed but this book took it a step farther with the fear & pain vampires, to get a high & feed from a humans pain is something I never would have thought of.  I do recommend this book to everyone but do not go into it thinking it's going to be a romantic story between a vampire and a human, yes there is sex and emotions involved but not always the pleasant HEA kind.
My Rating:  4   Wendy

1 comment:

  1. I like the dark and gritty UFs so I'm intrigued to read this book.

    Thanks for sharing your review!