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eBook Blood Law (Alexandra Sabian) ePub

by Jeannie Holmes

  • ISBN: 055359267X
  • Category: Thrillers and Suspense
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Jeannie Holmes
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Dell; 1st edition (July 6, 2010)
  • ePub book: 1637 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1899 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 729

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Start reading Blood Law (Alexandra Sabian Book 1) on your Kindle in under a minute. I've been into the vampire genre of books for a while now. This new series by Jeannie Holmes is wonderful.

Start reading Blood Law (Alexandra Sabian Book 1) on your Kindle in under a minute. There's depth to the characters, the story hooks you right from the start, and when it ends it leaves you wanting more. The story is set in the South.

Alexandra Sabian, a take-no-crap Enforcer with the Federal Bureau of Preternatural Investigation, battles .

Alexandra Sabian, a take-no-crap Enforcer with the Federal Bureau of Preternatural Investigation, battles racist humans, angry vampires, and enigmatic ghosts in her quest to bring a vampire killer to justice in this delightful debut. Scary, funny, and sexy, Blood Law is worth sinking your teeth into. BEKKA BLACK, author of iDrakula. Blood Law. Blood Secrets. Published in the United States by Bantam Books, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group, a division of Random House, In. New York.

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When alexandra sabian sinks her teeth into an investigation, she doesn’t let go. Alex allowed a case involving murdered vamps to get personal and is suspended from the Federal Bureau. Alex allowed a case involving murdered vamps to get personal and is suspended from the Federal Bureau of Preternatural Investigation. Now she’s facing an official inquiry but has a chance to redeem herself.

Praise for BLOOD LAW: Jeannie Holmes has reinvented the vampire protagonist with style and a galloping plot. Alexandra Sabian is smart, forceful, and tormented by a past that someone has tapped into to murder vampires in small town Jefferson, Mississippi

Praise for BLOOD LAW: Jeannie Holmes has reinvented the vampire protagonist with style and a galloping plot. Alexandra Sabian is smart, forceful, and tormented by a past that someone has tapped into to murder vampires in small town Jefferson, Mississippi. BLOOD LAW is a rollercoaster ride, and Holmes combines an original take on the urban fantasy with a fast pace and classic suspense to deliver a series that readers will devour.

About Blood Law. To stop a vampire killer, she’ll have to slay her own demons first

About Blood Law. To stop a vampire killer, she’ll have to slay her own demons first. A provocative and savvy vampire, Alexandra Sabian moves to the sleepy hamlet of Jefferson, on 6,000, half vampires-to escape the demons lurking in her past.

Alexandra Sabian series, aka Blood series - by Jeannie Holmes. Mystery with vampires - marketed as UF. "This is derivative horror fiction masquerading as urban fantasy" ~ Fang-tastic. BLURB: To stop a vampire killer, she’ll have to slay her own demons first.

HIS LEG FELT AS THOUGH someone had poured acid on it. A sharp stinging blow landed on his swollen cheek. Wakey wakey, Darryl said in a singsong voice. Wakey wakey, Darryl said in a singsong voice st part. The smell of blood and chemicals permeated the air, making him gag. He tried to sit up and alleviate the pain radiating up his leg, but his wrists were shackled above his head to a thick wooden post. He looked at the wad of bandages and tourniquet encapsulating his leg and leaned over as far as he could and vomited

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. To stop a vampire killer, she'll have to slay her own demons first.

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. A provocative and savvy vampire, Alexandra Sabian moves to the sleepy hamlet of Jefferson, n 6,000, half vampiresto escape the demons lurking in her past. As an enforcer for the Federal Bureau of Preternatural Investigations (FBPI), Alex must maintain the uneasy peace between her kind and humans, including Jefferson's bigoted sheriff, who'd be happy to see all vampires banished from town.

To stop a vampire killer, she’ll have to slay her own demons first. A provocative and savvy vampire, Alexandra Sabian moves to the sleepy hamlet of Jefferson, Mississippi—population 6,000, half vampires—to escape the demons lurking in her past. As an enforcer for the Federal Bureau of Preternatural Investigations (FBPI), Alex must maintain the uneasy peace between her kind and humans, including Jefferson’s bigoted sheriff, who’d be happy to see all vampires banished from town. Then really dead vamps start turning up—beheaded, crucified, and defanged, the same gruesome manner in which Alex’s father was murdered decades ago. For Alex, the professional has become way too personal.Things get even more complicated when the FBPI sends in some unnervingly sexy backup: Alex’s onetime mentor, lover, and fiancé, Varik Baudelaire. Still stinging from the betrayal that ended their short-lived engagement, Alex is determined not to give in to the temptation that soon threatens to short-circuit her investigation. But as the vamp body count grows and the public panic level rises, Varik may be Alex’s only hope to stop a relentless killer who’s got his own score to settle and his own bloody past to put right.

Comments

Aria Aria
What I take from this book is that the author went too big. The story was told on a scale bigger than the book could handle. She goes to many other characters in order to tell a bigger story. Which is what happens but it constantly took interest away from me. I think Alexandra is a wonderfully haunted character but as soon as she got interesting the author jumped to somebody else. It really dragged in the middle. Some of the political problems seemed forced. Lastly the author did an incredible job of really integrating pure racial hatred. To me it felt different than normal novel villain motivation. It made the book harder to get through.
Jothris Jothris
I love this book's realistic approach. What if there was more than one evolution here on earth. What if another humanoid race of folks more powerful than us run-of-the-mill humans existed and thrived right under our noses? This book adds a fresh new take on the vampire evolution. Gone are the days of the one-dimensional vampire with uncontrollable-blood-lust; but instead vampires are fallible, birth, age and die just like regular old Joes.

That being said, yes it's nice to have a more "human" vampire. However, while reading this book, I constantly thought, what's the point of being a vampire if the only benefits are glowing eyes? Jeannie's vampires seemed extremely weak to me. I would have preferred only a glimpse into the ordinary, but instead the story felt like I was reading about ordinary humans who just happen to drink blood.

Regardless of my irritations, I see potential in this new series and have decided to read the next book Blood Secrets. Also, for those wondering what genre this book falls into, I would categorize it as a romantic urban fantasy.

I recommend this book to dark urban fantasy readers, however with a forewarning; this is not a hardcore dark urban fantasy and there is also an air of predictability to this story.
I also recommend:

Frost Moon
Lover Mine: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood
Ravenous: The Dark Forgotten
Angels' Blood (Guild Hunter)
A Rush of Wings: Book One of The Maker's Song
Mushicage Mushicage
If Holmes was writing a romantic suspense novel, I would have said this was okay for a first book. My problem was the world building. Holmes vampires were off the beaten path of what the general perception for vampires are and what powers they have. All authors create vamps and their powers according to what works in the story they are telling, however, hers are so different and not really explained very well. Half the time I thought I was reading a romantic suspense novel rather than a Urban Fantasy.
My preference is for something more dark than romantic in a book, like Kim Harrison, Laurell K. Hamilton or Charlaine Harris'. I bought both of Jeannie's books, Blood Law and her second book Blood Secrets because I like to give a new author at least two books before I decide if I like them enough to recommend them.I'm about 50 pages into Blood Secrets and if it was a romantic suspense I would say great job of hooking my interest right out of the gate. Once again the vampire with psychic talents gets in the way of what could be a good book.
Whitehammer Whitehammer
Loving urban fiction, unique vampire or supernatural characters, and forensics-heavy stories, I was thrilled to read this. I'll say that this is an imperfect book, but it is a good start for a new voice.

The positives include interesting secondary characters, a decent plot, and a desire to know what's coming next in the sequel.

The criticisms I have are varied. Perhaps the biggest drawback for me is that the vampires are so watered down as for it not to matter that they are vampires. What's the point of them being vampires if they have no discernible vulnerabilities and no particular strengths that set them apart from humans? I kept waiting for something to pop up that would make me care that the main character is a vampire and thus is vulnerable to ___ and has superhuman ___, but nothing appeared to fill in the blanks.

Additionally, some tighter editing really should have been done to eliminate overusage of "caramel" to describe skin tone or "sandalwood and cinnamon" to describe a character's scent. It almost became comical.

There is definitely substance here, and it is worth reading, but I did find it a bit slow, and some of the loose writing took me out of the story.
Zadora Zadora
I've been into the vampire genre of books for a while now. This new series by Jeannie Holmes is wonderful. There's depth to the characters, the story hooks you right from the start, and when it ends it leaves you wanting more.

The story is set in the South. Alex is detective working to solve the murders of vampires in a small Mississippi town. Her ex is brought in to help. The connection between the two is intriguing and makes you want to keep reading. I won't give away too much, but this book it worth the money. I own the paperback and plan on buying the Kindle edition as well.

I am anxiously awaiting the release of the sequel, Blood Secrets.