Book Review: Blood Rights by Kristen Painter

Blood RightsBlood Rights
House of Comarré: Book 1
Kristen Painter
Orbit, October 2011
ISBN 978-0-316-08477-2
Mass Market Paperback

There are all kinds of beings that go unseen in the world. One set of beings are vampires, with the usual traits of speed, strength, rapid healing, and, oh, yes, the need to feed upon pure human blood.

Another set is the Comarré, who have the purest, sweetest, most intoxicating blood of all. They sell exclusive rights to their blood to the highest bidder, earning millions. Usually, this bidder is of the highest echelon of vampire, and the contract lasts as long as the vampire lives—which can be a very long time.

Chrysabelle, who is noted for her intricate golden tattoos, is the comarré of one of the most powerful vampires of all time, Algernon. She wants to buy back her blood rights. When Algernon is murdered and a ring denoting untold power is stolen, she is freed, all right, but she’s also accused of the murder. Only the fringe vampire Malkolm can help her find the murderer and the ring. Unfortunately for her, Malkolm wants nothing to do with her.

Meanwhile, the evil vampire Tatiana aims to destroy both Chrysabelle and Malkolm. She fears that if they recover the ring, her plans to be the most powerful vampire of all time will be thwarted. Tatiana is willing to go to any lengths for her plan to succeed, no matter who she has to kill, or how much she has to pay.

Author Kristen Painter has peopled this world with many different beings. Demons, ghosts, wraiths, some whose kind I can’t even pronounce, as well as ordinary humans who mix freely with vampires and comarré. Dangerous…er…men, warrior women, unexpectedly sympathetic characters, they’re all here. The book is packed with interesting and well-imagined beings. The plot’s not too shabby, either. There’s romance, fighting, and a lot of blood-letting to hold your interest as the story takes the reader from place to place. Good guys and bad guys, especially bad guys, abound.

Reviewed by Carol Crigger, October 2013.
Author of Three Seconds to Thunder.

Cover Reveal: Finding Mr. Darcy: High School Edition by Erin Butler

Finding Mr. Darcy- High School Edition


Title: Finding Mr. Darcy: High School Edition
Author: Erin Butler
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Release Date: 09/16/14
Genres: Romance, Young Adult


Summary from Goodreads:

Sixteen-year-old Liza Johnson takes fangirl to a whole new level of crazy
when she decides to take dating advice from her literary hero: Jane Austen.

With the help of her best friends, Liza sheds her ancient-speak and
complete Austen wardrobe for something a bit more modern in
an attempt at finding her very own Mr. Darcy.

Enter Will, the new kid and Liza’s Darcy incarnate. Add her BFF’s ex to
the mix and the sexy Brit who kisses with an accent, and Liza is in trouble.

So, what’s a girl to do? Without her mom to go to for relationship advice,
Liza turns to the only person she can truly trust with matters of the heart
via her mother’s copy of COMPLETED WORKS OF JANE AUSTEN.

It’s too bad Austen’s heroines have never played Spin the Bottle or
Seven Minutes in Heaven. Liza’s determined to find her true
Austen-esque happy ending, but if she can’t trust herself instead
of books, she just might end up in her own tragic love story.



About the Author

Erin ButlerErin Butler is lucky enough to have two jobs she truly loves. As a librarian, she gets to work with books all day long, and as an author, Erin uses her active imagination to write the kinds of books she enjoys reading. Young Adult and New Adult books are her favorites, but she especially loves the ones with kissing scenes.

Erin lives in Central New York with her very understanding husband, a stepson, and doggie BFF, Maxie. She prefers to spend her time indoors reading and writing, but will venture out for chocolate and sunshine. She is the author of BLOOD HEX, a YA paranormal, HOW WE LIVED, a contemporary New Adult novel, and FINDING MR. DARCY: HIGH SCHOOL EDITION, a contemporary YA.

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