A Kiss Of Blood by Pamela Palmer (Vamp City #2)

A Kiss Of Blood by Pamela PalmerAvailable: June 25, 2013 Amazon/B&N

Type: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Avon

My Copy: Edelweiss

Reviewer: Nikki


One of the few humans who managed to escape the deadly twilight world of Vamp City, Quinn Lennox vows to never return. But the vampires want her back, for only she has the power to renew the magic of their crumbling world–and free the vampires trapped within. 

When the handsome, dangerous, and all too seductive Arturo Mazza comes for her, Quinn knows she can never trust him after the betrayal she suffered at his hands. But with her beloved brother’s fate hanging in the balance, and her own power beginning to emerge, she chooses to risk all on yet another perilous journey back to Vamp City. And though she tries to deny it, her heart begins to hold hope that even a ruthless vampire can learn the meaning of true love…

After book one, A Blood Seduction, I was not sure I would bother with this book. The hero, Arturo, was such an epic douchebag that by the end of the book I was wanting to write myself into it so I could beat the shit out of him. He was horrible to Quinn and turned on her at the most inopportune times. I knew going into this one that Arturo would have some major ass kissing to do for me to warm back up to him. In the end, he won me back over….mostly. I’m still waiting for the other shoe to drop and perhaps so is Quinn.

Leaving VC with her brother was all Quinn wanted, but when they arrive home it’s anything but smooth sailing when his health takes a turn for the worse. Now forced back into VC to try and save her brother from the failing magic of that world Quinn must learn how to harness and possess her new found magical abilities. The world building that I enjoyed in book one continued in A Kiss Of Blood as readers are introduced to an array of new supernatural creatures who both help and hinder Quinn’s journey in trying to save her brother and this new found world that houses both evil and friends. This is a dark world where beings who were once good have succumbed to the most evil part of themselves as they slowly go crazy within the confines of their own mind. Arturo has begun to notice the descent his own personality as taken when Quinn shows him the way back to the light.  Being with her frees him from the darkness and he decides that is more important then the loyalty he feels to others who want to use Quinn for their own selfish purposes.

I really enjoyed how Quinn seemed to come into her own more. In book one she often annoyed me when she’d try to help herself simply because she wasn’t strong enough or smart enough to outwit the vampires. Now she is starting to learn ways to help herself, unleash the magic that’s inside her and basically be able to not rely entirely on Arturo to get her out of everything. She even manages to save him in this one and I love when a heroine is able to do that. She’s evolving into a heroine I want to read  about. She’s learning and growing and that has to happen to keep me interested.

I will definitely continue on with this series! Arturo won me back with his selflessness and dedication to Quinn in the face of great consequences to himself. I hope Quinn continues to make good choices and learn from her mistakes. With the help of her brother I think they will be a fearsome duo once they both unlock the magic that runs through their veins.

A Kiss Of Blood was an excellent follow up to a book that left me screaming….urban fantasy and paranormal romance readers alike will enjoy this one. Pamela Palmer is a master of world building and story execution!

I give A Kiss of Blood by Pamela Palmer 4.50 stars!

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