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Blood Law (Alexandria Sabian Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Not Written Like a Novice

Rarely surprised, I was utterly stunned when a glance at the end of the book revealed that "Blood Law" was actually Jeannie Holmes first novel. Not written like a novice, Holmes pens absorbing plotlines and smoldering characters like a pro in "Blood Law".

Working as...
Rarely surprised, I was utterly stunned when a glance at the end of the book revealed that "Blood Law" was actually Jeannie Holmes first novel. Not written like a novice, Holmes pens absorbing plotlines and smoldering characters like a pro in "Blood Law".

Working as an Enforcer for the FBPI (Federal Bureau of Preternatural
Investigations) in a tiny Mississippi town, vampire Alexandra Sabien has fought to thrive beyond her family history and her race to develop a tentative relationship with the humans. Maintaining order-in a town where the human to vampire ratio is almost equal-is noticeably complicated and the challenges are aggravated by the obvious contempt of the local Sheriff.

Disturbed and discouraged by her inability to solve her current case-a serial killer hell bent on staging gruesome crime scenes featuring headless vamps-Alex makes the call to FBPI headquarters to request forensic backup. She might have sided with her human counterparts had she known that her past and former fiancé would arrive to haunt her.

The words virtually drip with sexual tension as Alex and Varik reunite in the search for a killer and Holmes, although new to the scene, never lets the temperature drop. The race to finish will make any fan of dark urban fantasy stand in line for the next installment.

Reviewed by Suspense Magazine
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posted by Suspensemag on July 26, 2010

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3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Wish I Liked It...

I read the first few chapters and then skipped to the last few chapters. I tried to like it, WANTED to, but the book failed to grab me. The writing is not a problem, but I just didn't feel sympathetic or connected to any of the characters. When the author started to ...
I read the first few chapters and then skipped to the last few chapters. I tried to like it, WANTED to, but the book failed to grab me. The writing is not a problem, but I just didn't feel sympathetic or connected to any of the characters. When the author started to describe the main love interest, I was about to stop reading all together, but made myself go on for the next few chapters. Didn't help, I still didn't like the start to this series. I'm not sure what the target audience is, but who the heck thinks long hair on a main that brushes the tops of his jeans is attractive? Gross. Anyways, I'm bummed I wasted money on this book, but I saw the high rating on BN.com and was fooled by it. Next time, I'll stick with goodreads reviews before my next purchase.

posted by empresz on July 12, 2010

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  • Posted July 12, 2010

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    Wish I Liked It...

    I read the first few chapters and then skipped to the last few chapters. I tried to like it, WANTED to, but the book failed to grab me. The writing is not a problem, but I just didn't feel sympathetic or connected to any of the characters. When the author started to describe the main love interest, I was about to stop reading all together, but made myself go on for the next few chapters. Didn't help, I still didn't like the start to this series. I'm not sure what the target audience is, but who the heck thinks long hair on a main that brushes the tops of his jeans is attractive? Gross. Anyways, I'm bummed I wasted money on this book, but I saw the high rating on BN.com and was fooled by it. Next time, I'll stick with goodreads reviews before my next purchase.

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 29, 2011

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    I Wanted to Like it. Skip it

    PB/Paranormal Fantasy: I really wanted to like this. I gave it two stars b/c I did finish it. It is an easy read, but I did skip through a lot of the scene settings and only read the dialog. There were so many problems. I am a big fan of fantasy, but the heroine, Alex, is a unlikeable hothead. She is so poorly written and one dimensional. The setting of paranormal beings being in a human world is feasible for me, but this setting did not work. The romance did not work for me either; why would Varick want her? She is obnoxious. The bad guys are dumbasses, with no whittyness. The murder plot was formula. The only character who had any depth, and I liked, was a secondary named Tasha. I pictured her as a serious Wanda Sikes. Her character grew through the book while everyone else was static.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 3, 2010

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    Not Readable

    I tried to read this book but it was very difficult. Not worth the purchase. The characters where very hard to like. I adore books of this genre, but sadly, this is one I can not recommend.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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