A Blood Seduction by Pamela Palmer
Series: A Vamp City Novel Book #1
Author: Pamela Palmer
Quinn Lennox is searching for a missing friend when she stumbles into a dark otherworld that only she can see—and finds herself at the mercy of Arturo Mazza, a dangerously handsome vampire whose wicked kiss will save her, enslave her, bewitch her, and betray her. What Arturo can’t do is forget about her—any more than Quinn can control her own feelings for him. Neither one can let desire get in the way of their mission—his to save his people, hers to save herself. But there is no escape from desire in a city built for seduction, where passion flows hot and blood-red . . .
Review: While this book was different that what I was expecting, the storyline kept you reading – if for no other reason than to see how it ends! But – as with alot of titles these days – it’s a build-up for an additional book, so you’re still left with lingering questions.
This book was definitely more of a urban fantasy novel rather than paranormal. There were touches of romance here and there, however you end up disliking Arturo more than you like him. He does nothing but lie and deceive Quinn throughout the story, and is more of a chauvinist jerk than anything else. But really Quinn has no choice but to keep winding up back with him, since he is really the lesser of two evils. And while many might describe the heroine as passive and weak, I didn’t see her that way. She’s simply a “normal” human – for all intents and purposes. While she is a sorcerer – which is part of what keeps her alive – she has managed to block her powers, so she has no real “superpowers” to help her in a world run by vampires. But what type of person goes back into a place like Vamp City voluntarily – in order to save someone she loves? To me that is where her strength lies. When she could have run and never looked back, she continued time and again to forge ahead – against all the odds.
All in all, I didn’t like it quite as much as her Feral Warriors series, but so far nothing from Pamela Palmer is disappointing!