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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Not the best but a good read

Ah, another supernatural series. Seems all the rage these days. This was good enough for a light read. Sometimes I felt this book got a little condensed in the detailing. It seemed that the writer wasn't detailed enough in some place, leaving me reading sections ove...
Ah, another supernatural series. Seems all the rage these days. This was good enough for a light read. Sometimes I felt this book got a little condensed in the detailing. It seemed that the writer wasn't detailed enough in some place, leaving me reading sections over to try to understand what was being described. I liked the characters well enough to order the second book. So we'll see how it goes...

posted by nehill on July 19, 2010

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Could be great....but.

This book has all of the parts that make up a fun and entertaining read, however the way it is written leaves you backtraking and re-reading because of the dialog switch. One sentance your reading from Sasha's point of view and the next your in Max's head. There is no p...
This book has all of the parts that make up a fun and entertaining read, however the way it is written leaves you backtraking and re-reading because of the dialog switch. One sentance your reading from Sasha's point of view and the next your in Max's head. There is no paragraph break or any indication of the transition being made. The story also lacks a smooth pace going from one scean to a completely diferent one with very little development; it reads like a second or even first draft missing important indicators. I think this book could be great but its just to all over the place to make the read enjoyable.

posted by AjBjCj on April 1, 2013

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  • Posted December 7, 2009

    OMG! This is Soooo Good!

    This book is sooo good...I could not put this book down. L.A. Banks, Rocks in this series!

    The book is well written, with a great plot! You have were-wolves, shadow wolves and vampires. You got a GI Jane (Sasha) who is no whimp, and a counter part (Max) that can hold his own and then some. Yep, this is a great read and I am so happy I found it. Yes, this writer just got better!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2008

    L.A. Banks serving up werewolves in Bad Blood!

    Sasha Trudeau is a Special Ops soldier. She and her elite team of soldiers are highly trained and unique to their unit because they are sole survivors of past werewolf attacks. While on a solo mission Sasha receives important Intel relevant to their war on infected werewolves. Upon her return home and subsequent interview with her commanding officer, Sasha discovers that her team members haven¿t reported in from their mission and are MIA. Max Hunter is a shadow clan wolf who is also tracking infected werewolves for another undercover group. While hunting an infected wolf Max meets soldier Trudeau under very intense circumstances. Max finds Sasha both feisty and attractive, its love at first sight. Now Max and Sasha along with other select members from both sides must work together to end this senseless war on their kind. Government political plots, conspiracy, double deals, betrayal murder and mayhem, are only the beginning to Crimson Moon Series. Crimson Moon is a fast-paced, action packed series, with so many new plot twists and turns you will need to buckle up for the ride. L.A. Banks hits us with another awesome paranormal series. Banks introduces her fans to a new group of kick butt soldiers, in a new style battle of good vs. evil.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2013

    MochaMoe

    I loved this series! I highly recommend this to anyone who loves a good read.

    R.I.P. LA Banks. She was truly a gifted writer!

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  • Posted December 15, 2008

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    Brilliant!!!

    Bad Blood is an awesome tale. Weaved from campfire ghost stories & present day events like cell manipulation & gov't black ops, this book is a brilliant read & a great new series to replace the VHLS, which is nearing an end. LA is the best writer in this genre in my opinion. She has a poetic, lyrical style that makes reading her books like watching a movie. The characters are well developed & even the seeming most insignificant character has depth & sometimes turns up in unexpected ways in the story. Kudos for another super fantastic series. The CMS rocks!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2008

    Please bite me again

    Is what you will be chanting after resding this book. L A Banks has done a great job of this book. If you loved this book, go out and get Vegas bites as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2008

    If you think L.A. Banks Vampire Hunter Legend Series (VHLS) is hot┬┐..Bad Blood is smokin┬┐!

    Continuing to prove that she is a force to be reckoned with in the paranormal genre, L.A. Banks is the MOST talented writer of the 21st century! In her latest series, Crimson Moon, she has found (yet again) the perfect combination of intrigue, suspense, a great plot, a little sex, a lot of romance and great writing. Her latest series centers around werewolves, and trust me, what she does with vampires, she does even better with these newly evolved shapeshifters! Sasha Tradeau, a Special Ops soldier is mourning the disappearance of her pact, who was sent to another country to stop 'evil' from spreading. With the turn of her pact leader, Rod, Sasha sets out to find out who wants her unit dead and what she 'really is'. Here enters the very sexy, Alpha Male of the Shadow Wolves, Max Hunter who believes that he is the future lover, protector and life mate to Sasha (although she is resistant to the whole lifemate concept). It also it seems that Hunter and Sasha are connected in ways neither of them could imagine. While the two of them dance around (he accepts it, she resists it) their attraction to each other, they attempt to unravel the secrets of the 'highly evolved werewolves' (superhuman/werewolf hybrid soldiers) and who is behind their creation. And although there are several novels about werewolves out there, none compare to this rollercoaster ride of suspense. L.A. Banks has created the perfect story and weaves a tale of double dealing vampires, government experiments gone wrong, cover-ups, mystics, murders, shaman and some general bad guys. And the fight scenes aren't bad either! This was perhaps one of my favorite novels this year. It was a FABULOUS (I can't say that enough) read and I simply can't wait to read the next one!

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    a spine tingling supernatural thriller

    Most humans remain ignorant to the fact that the Columbia Disaster twenty-five years ago was caused by supernaturals turning against each other. The US military said the drug cartels went crazy and that was why blood ran down the streets like an overflowing river. Sasha Trudeau is part of a Black-Ops organization that consists of people with the werewolf virus in their system, but none has Turned due to the meds they take. Their mission is to prevent werewolves being captured by other nations besides America because werewolf and human DNA merge into a super soldier.----------- On an operation in Korea, the werewolf Shogun tells Sasha that the dangerous lycans are demon infested while the rest of the species is harmless and in control of the change. Sasha is unaware that her superiors already know that and are trying to breed a super soldier. When the Alpha in her group Turns, Sasha kills him later she meets Max Hunter, a shadow wolf who is a different species. He insists she is part of his clan and they cannot be infested by demon blood. Both feel the attraction between them and a relationship develops, but she must fight the military who are committing atrocities against humanity and needs the help of her lover if she hopes to succeed.-------------- Book one of the Crimson Moon novels, BAD BLOOD is a fantastic urban fantasy filled with action, intrigue, betrayal, double dealing and plenty of mano a fema as well as romance. The compelling story line uses the concept of the forces of good and evil vying for supremacy with the malevolent side cleverly disguising their activity as altruistic. The protagonists struggle to survive as there are traitors within the were, human, and shadow communities. L.A. Banks provides a spine tingling supernatural thriller that shows why her fans always clamor for more.---------- Harriet Klausner

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