Review: A Blood Seduction by Pamela Palmer

Posted May 28, 2012 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 3 Comments

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Review: A Blood Seduction by Pamela PalmerA Blood Seduction by Pamela Palmer
Series: Vamp City #1
Published by Avon on May 29th 2012
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: eBook
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Vampires live only for lust and pleasure in the eternal twilight of Vamp City. But the city’s magic is dying. The only person who can restore it? A beautiful woman from the mortal who knows nothing of the power she wields. 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. Welcome to Vamp City...

I am a fan of Palmer’s Feral Warriors Series, which is PNR; so I was very excited to get my hands on the first book in her new vamp series that is more on the UF side. I’ve seen some mixed reviews and one of my blogging buddies, Jen @ Red Hot Books didn’t care too much for it. I trust her judgement in books because we usually enjoy the same reads. And when I saw she was having a hard time with A Blood Seduction it made me want to read it even more to see if I agreed with her.

Well for the first time I enjoyed a book that she didn’t. See we are all not going to love the same books. That’s what makes the book reading world go round. I understand the parts she was having trouble with and can see how some would dislike the book for them. But they didn’t bother me. I believe the much darker parts of ABS helped set the tone for the world that Palmer was setting up. This is a dark world where the vampires are not the sexy heroes most of us are use to.Sure there are a few of the vampires that aren’t as evil as most, Arturo being one of them. Don’t get me wrong, he is still not a lovable vamp. He does what needs to be done in the name of his Master and makes no apologizes if its not what Quinn would see as a nice. After each time he betrays her, he reminds her that he is what he is and not to trust him. I can’t blame her for wanting to trust him since he has saved her a few times; he is the lesser of two evils. But if Quinn meet him in the “real world” would she still feel the same about him? Would he be a good guy away from Vamp City?

Yes Arturo is very much an anti-hero and who knows if he is really good or evil. He lies by omission, never really lying out right. Butcome on, the guy has a weakness for Sweet-Tarts so he can’t be all bad, right?

There is some sexual tense between the two that could grow into a relationship in the future but as it is right now I believe it’s just physical and a little on the Stockholm Syndrome side. So many possibles for the future of their relationship and the world as this series moves forward.

While the ending of the book wasn’t really a cliffhanger it does leave us guessing what bigger secrets Arturo is keeping from Quinn.

Even though Jen didn’t love this book I for one did and I can’t wait to read the next book in the Vamp City series. If you are in the mood for a very dark urban fantasy read with a little sexual tense pick up A Blood Seduction by Pamela Palmer.

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3 responses to “Review: A Blood Seduction by Pamela Palmer

  1. I’m putting this one in the “first book syndrome” category. There is potential for the series, but it took me awhile to get into the world and characters. I think that the characters actions were all over the place and I had some head scratching moments…. I will read the next book though 🙂 Book Savvy Babe

  2. Very interesting to hear the opposing view on this. I’m glad you liked it. I did think the writing was very well done. And the world-building was excellent. I guess this one just crossed my line between dark and too-dark.

  3. I was curious about this book from the moment that I saw it. Another series to add to the long list of books to read. Thank you for the insight.