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Friday, September 10, 2010

124) When Blood Calls by J. K. Beck

The Blurb -

Attorney Sara Constantine is thrilled with her promotion—until she finds out that she must now prosecute vampires and werewolves. The first defendant she’ll be trying to put away? Lucius Dragos, the sexy stranger with whom she recently shared an explosive night of ecstasy.

When Lucius kisses a beautiful woman sitting next to him at the bar, he’s hoping only to avoid the perceptive gaze of the man he’s planning to kill. But what starts as a simple kiss ignites into an all-consuming passion. Charged with murder, Luke knows that Sara is determined to see him locked away—unless he can convince her that he’s not a monster. And that might mean making the ultimate sacrifice.

What I Thought -

A new name in the Urban Paranormal genre? No. This is author Julie Kenner writing as J.K. Beck and showing us that she has more than just demon hunting moms up her sleeve. With a new, original and fresh look at things, this first book in the Shadow Keepers is a really tasty vampire treat. Although that isn't all. There are a few other supernaturals thrown in to make this a nice sweet read.

Full of suspense and mystery this book gripped me instantly and wouldn't let me go. I had to take breaks but I couldn't stop picking this up and just reading one more chapter. Nice depth and good strong characters, I was engrossed in the story and didn't feel lost or overwhelmed by this new world. Fast and furious when it needed to be and steamy and hot when the time was right, this paranormal mystery was thrilling and well worth my time.

When Blood Calls is the start but not the end. And even though there was no cliffhanger ending, book two, When Pleasure Rules, and book three, When Wicked Craves, will both be released over the next couple of months. I am eager to see what comes next and it is nice to have a series come out within a few months of each other. After all I think we all hate waiting for the next in the series :)

If you like vampires, some hot romance and a good mystery with twists then you can't go wrong with this one. I liked and I will be looking out for the next books when they are released. Maybe put all three on your wish list for Christmas :)

4 comments:

Paranormal Haven said...

This is another new series I picked up this year I liked. I've had pretty good lucky lately finding some good reads. Great review!


Stephanie G
Paranormal Haven

E.J. Stevens said...

I have this on my tbr list and can't wait to read it. Great review!

xx,
E.J
From the Shadows

Gail said...

Your review has me pumped up to run out and get this book today! This sounds like the start of a great series. Thanks.

Vickie said...

Can't wait to read this one!