I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.A Blood Seduction by Pamela Palmer
Series: Vamp City #1
Published by Avon on May 29th 2012
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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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 world...one 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...
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.