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  • Posted February 18, 2013

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    Blood Oranges is like eating chocolate in church, while wearing

    Blood Oranges is like eating chocolate in church, while wearing a leather bodysuit--sinful, addictive, offensive, thrilling & oh so much fun. Werepire Siobhan "don't call me that" Quinn will either sizzle your heart with her "I don't care what you think" attitude or frustrate the hell out of you. Either way, you'll be drawn into her struggle being a junkie, killing monsters & dealing with the fact that she is half vampire/half werewolf--as well as being used as a pawn in someone's game. If you're tired of the romance-fueled Urban Fantasy filling the bookshelves--this is your refreshing & welcome escape. My only complaint is that there aren't more of these (print or digital) on the shelves.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2013

    Refreshing Departure from Para-Rom

    I have been a fan of Caitlin R. Kiernan's work for a long time so was excited when I learned she'd be penning a series under the pseudonym Kathleen Tierney. Blood Oranges is definitely a departure from Kiernan's usual style and I can understand why she'd want to separate the book from her other novels.

    Blood Oranges is a riot to read. Yes the main character is a foul-mouthed, street-kid junkie with issues. Quinn sort of stumbled into the role of becoming a demon hunter but there's no way she can stumble her way out of it, especially now that she has become the creatures she hunts. After being bit by a werewolf and a vampire in the same night Quinn is now some sort of werepyre. She's still herself, only her addiction for junk has now been replaced with an addiction for blood.

    This book has a lot of interesting characters spanning the paranormal genre but this book is most definitely not a paranormal romance. It's actually quite a refreshing read. Also there is a blurb from Amber Benson (Tara from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer tv series) on the cover, which raised the cool factor for me. If you're a fan of Buffy, or Tarantino films, and prefer your paranormal without all the lovey-dovey you're in for a treat with Blood Oranges.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2013

    Hilarious!

    A humorous send up of all that is "supernatural" in our collective conscious that is pop culture ! Author Tierney (pseudonym for Caitlin Kiernan, nominated for a Nebula this year) never takes herself too seriously in this noir influenced piece. Watch for the plethora of literary references, which surprisingly add to the story. Tierney even laughs at Kiernan's own Lovecraft-laden prose. An irrreverent piece of candy that you must devour to enjoy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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