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Blood Justice
     

Blood Justice

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by David Burton
 

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About to die during a failed attempt to kill one of the men responsible for her daughter's death, Justine Kroft is saved by Simone Gireaux, a 350 year old vampire. Justine envies her rescuer's strength and speed and convinces Simone to make her a vampire, as well. At first Simone is reluctant, but she knows what it means to lose a loved one to brutal

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About to die during a failed attempt to kill one of the men responsible for her daughter's death, Justine Kroft is saved by Simone Gireaux, a 350 year old vampire. Justine envies her rescuer's strength and speed and convinces Simone to make her a vampire, as well. At first Simone is reluctant, but she knows what it means to lose a loved one to brutal murderers.
With the help of Justine's only true friend, Teresa Diaz (a mortal whose daughter is missing) and Detective Harry Frazer (who has loved Justine for years), Justine and Simone join forces to find and kill the mortal men involved in her daughter's death. But the real killer is Stephan Sinakov, the self-anointed Master of the Sinakov Vampire Family. In their final confrontation with Sinakov, Justine must make a choice between her daughter and the mortal man whose love for her has put his life on the block.

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Publishers Weekly
Revenge and vampires play key roles in Burton's horror-mystery-thriller blend, which follows single mother Justine Kroft's attempts to kill the men who raped and murdered her teen daughter. When Justine's first attack goes awry, Simone Gireaux, a centuries-old French vampire, steps in at the last moment to rescue her, and Justine soon persuades Simone to turn her undead. What follows is a fast-paced, mildly entertaining vengeance quest that quickly broadens from a simple murder case to a conspiracy with sinister blood-sucker Stephan Sinakov at its core. Purple prose ("his eyes... glistened as if permanently ready to overflow with tears, as if hurt and sadness lurked behind them") and vampire clichés mar the narrative a bit, but tight plotting and memorable characters help keep the blood from completely congealing. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935303114
Publisher:
By Light Unseen Media
Publication date:
10/01/2010
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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Blood Justice 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
birdladyvm 6 months ago
STORY-LINE BLOOD JUSTICE: Author David Burton's Blood Justice is riveting, intense, and an original take on Vampire stories. A brutual murder occurs, and Justine's life changes forever. Her daughter's horrendously evil murder kills all the life, spirit and good inside Justine. As a result, she now lives for vengeance. However, it is not long until Laura realizes the murderers are not normal men. Upon meeting 350 year old vampire, Simone, Laura realizes vampires exist and one family master needs to die. With the help of her best friend Teresa, Detective Harry Frazer, and Simone, Laura sets out to bring justice for her slain daughter and all the missing daughters. Consequently, Laura, forced to make life changing decisions, will live with her choices forever. Will Laura find justice for her daughter? Can the love of good man, change the course of Laura's life? What does the future hold for Laura and company? Grab your favorite beverage and take a seat, my contemporary urban vampire novel review of Blood Justice follows. CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, AND DEVELOPMENT: Firstly, let me say, how much I enjoyed this novel. An original story-line, Author David Burton crafted a first-rate vampire thriller. Burton filled this novel full of emotion, and developed those emotions throughout the book. I could feel the anguish and desperation of Laura as the mother of a brutally murdered child. I could feel her resolve for vengeance and her need to become more to fulfill her resolve. Portraying the evil and cruel side of vampirism, Burton skillfully developed his vampire characters. Also, including a human love interest for Laura was a stroke of genius. In almost all vampire novels, the love interest of the heroine's a tall, dark, handsome vampire, Burton changed up the standard premise for Blood Justice. Filled with nonstop action, the reader's brought further and further into Laura's world as he creates heroines worthy to fight the evil invading their world. Additionally, in concluding my contemporary urban vampire novel review of Blood Justice, Burton included a few surprises near the end of the story. I would not hesitate to buy this book for anyone who enjoys vampire thrillers. BLOOD JUSTICE RECOMMENDATION: STARS 4 In addition, I gave Blood Justice 4 well-deserved stars. This novel's well-written, with well-developed characters, an original premise and non-stop thrills. Although, Blood Justice includes love scenes and Burton crafted the scenes with skill. I recommend this novel for young adults and adults due to violence and love scenes. FINALLY, PLEASE NOTE: Additionally, I received this book from the author and chose to voluntarily review the book with an honest contemporary urban vampire novel review. Lastly, book reviews of any novel are dependent on the book review author’s opinion. Consequently, all book reviews on-line and on my blog, are my opinions. In addition, the ARC did not affect my voluntary contemporary urban vampire novel review.
mathphilosopher More than 1 year ago
David Burton's "Blood Justice" is the first book in a Vampire Fantasy series. It's a fascinating read. It has an ensemble cast. The good guys are all good gals! Like Buffy The Vampire Slayer but with three adult female Vampires working together to avenge the murders of their loved ones. A couple of interesting plot twists. At times, there was almost too much going on - almost - it was a heady read. Can't wait to check out the next book, "Blood on the Water."
harstan More than 1 year ago
Raging Justine Kroft vows vengeance against those who gang-raped and murdered her teenage daughter, Justine's first attack on one of the perpetrators fails. In fact the culprit is about to kill her when French vampire Simone Gireaux intercedes and saves her life. Realizing she will never avenge her daughter in her present body and envious of her savior's strength and speed, the distraught Justine begs Simone to convert her to an undead. Reluctantly, understanding first hand the angst, she agrees. Changed she begins her vendetta while also praying she can find the missing daughter of her mortal BFF Teresa Diaz and ignoring the sad loving eyes of detective Harry Frazier. With Simone at her side, she murders a few miscreants, but their actions make them known to evil vampire Stephan Sinakov Master of the Sinakov Family who sees an opportunity to set in motion a greater power grab. Blood Justice is a super amateur sleuth urban fantasy with a strong cast especially the raging single mom. Fast-paced, sub-genre fans will appreciate Justine taking a bite out of crime though she is more a rabid dog than she is a fan of McGruff. Although the villainous vampire is stereotyped, readers will cheer on Justine who turns immortal yet has a Death Wish to rival Bronson's character Paul Kersey. Harriet Klausner