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Friday, October 24, 2014

Bad Blood Book Review


I am Britannia. I am your protector. I will fend off the hungry hordes of undead hands that reach toward you. I am your steadfast defender. I will stand between you and the zombie masses as they try to taste your flesh. I am strong, unyielding, and dedicated to your survival. All I ask from you… is your blood.” 

A five-hundred-year-old bloody game of vengeance will need to be put on hold if vampires are to survive the zombie uprising. Britannia and Nicholas, bitter enemies and the only two surviving vampires left in London, have to work together to save un-infected humans and deliver them safely to a vampire stronghold in the Scottish Highlands. Unable to drink the zombie ‘bad blood’, the remaining vampires need the humans to stay alive. But will the vampires tell the survivors who they are and what they want from them? Will Britannia be able to hold back her vengeance for the greater good? Is survivor Josh the reincarnation of Britannia’s murdered true love? And can she bring herself to deliver him to the ‘safe’ hold? Survival instincts run deep, but bad blood can run deeper.

I received a copy of this book at no cost in exchange for my honest review.

My Review

This was a really great vampire vs. zombie story! This isn't a very long book and the action moves at a very quick pace. The characters are developed really well for such a short story. I found myself really liking the main character Britannia, and I even liked her nemesis, Nicolas, a little bit. Zombies have taken over London and vampires are the saviors. This is a really original and unique take on the supernatural books I usually read. There is plenty of blood and action, and then mixed in is a little bit of a beginning of a love story. I really enjoyed Britannia and Nicolas's interactions, and the good vs evil struggle. The ending leaves the reader satisfied for the ending of this part, and looking forward to what comes next for Britannia and her human wards.

About the Author


"I guess I’ve always been a storyteller, not in a ‘liar liar pants on fire’ kind of way, although I do work in advertising! When I was little, kids would crowd around me in the playground and I’d tell them tales of blood soaked horror filled with vampires, werewolves, ghosts and more. Yes, most would consider me a disturbed child, but my playmates couldn’t help themselves, they’d huddle around me every break time like an ancient tribe feeding off the fear; and that’s how I learned that horror stories hold a certain power, no matter what some might say, everyone is addicted to a good scare, especially if it is somewhat rooted safely in unrealistic beings… or are they unrealistic?

Writing was really a natural progression. Right now I’m obsessed with writing: a YA Urban Fantasy novel, a Paranormal Romance novella series, and several short horror stories! So I’m currently living in a functional fiction coma – and loving it!

I’ve so far been published in 5 countries: USA, UK, Australia, Ireland and Canada and had short stories included in 40 anthologies with over 17 publishers."

Website for my Writers' Group: http://creativemindswriting.wordpress.com/

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