Title: A Blood Seduction
Author: Pamela Palmer
Release Date: May 29th 2012
Source: Edelweiss (Avon)
Series: Vamp City Bk. 1
I got this request from Avon to review a list of books in my email one day, and this book, A Blood Seduction was among them. Now, I have no idea on earth why I chose to pick an author I have never read before in a genre I was highly leary of. Since then it has sat on my Adobe Digital bookshelf for well over a month, deciding one day to clear some books off I read the first page, and then the next, the one after that one, and well...you know. Before you know it, I was well and truly hooked by Quinn Lennox and Arturo Mazza.
The writing is superb, the world that she build's(Vamp City) is a take no prisoner, no hold's bar fantasy land, and the character's are well fleshed out.
The first aspect of this book that got me in this story was the time travel element. I devoured time travel back when it was the craze in romance. A Blood Seduction is a whole 'nother type of time travel where the other world is one where vampires, Slavas, shape shifting werewolves, and humans coexist. Not peacefully, and not without bloodshed (the humans are the food after all). But they do coexist...at least for a time. The second aspect was the relationship between Quinn and Arturo. While Passionate and intense, it was not altogether...how shall I say this? Romantic. Which is fine for this story, which I can't believe I'm saying. But it works. The sex scenes are combustible, even when their skin accidentally touches, it's a hot moment.
There are a couple scenes in the book where you cringe at the depravity, the cruelty of the vamps towards the humans, but for the most part it all flows really nicely together. The ending left you hanging like any good first book in a series should do, but now I'm on pins and needles waiting until December for the second book by Palmer. Hopefully I'll get to read an ARC and I don't have to wait as long.
Below I have taken a summary off of the publisher's website so you guys can get a taste of just what I experienced:
When Pamela Palmer's initial career goal of captaining starships didn't pan out, she turned to engineering, satisfying her desire for adventure with books and daydreams until finally succumbing to the need to create worlds of her own. Pamela lives and writes in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. with her husband and two kids.
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