Blood of the Wicked (Dark Mission Series)

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When the world went straight to hell, humanity needed a scapegoat to judge, to blame . . . to burn.

As an independent witch living off the grid, Jessie Leigh has spent her life running, trying to blend in among the faceless drudges in the rebuilt city. She thought she was finally safe, but now she's been found in a New Seattle strip club—by a hard-eyed man on a mission to destroy her kind.

A soldier of the Holy Order, Silas Smith believes in ...

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Overview

When the world went straight to hell, humanity needed a scapegoat to judge, to blame . . . to burn.

As an independent witch living off the grid, Jessie Leigh has spent her life running, trying to blend in among the faceless drudges in the rebuilt city. She thought she was finally safe, but now she's been found in a New Seattle strip club—by a hard-eyed man on a mission to destroy her kind.

A soldier of the Holy Order, Silas Smith believes in the cause: trawling the fringes of society for the murderous witches who threaten what's left of the world. Forced into a twisting web of half-truths and lies, he has to stay close to the most sensuous and electrifying woman he has ever seen and manipulate her into leading him to the witch he has to kill: her brother. Silas doesn't know that Jessie's his enemy, only that he wants her, needs her, even as he lies to her . . . and must protect her until his final breath.

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Editorial Reviews

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4 and 1/2 stars! “An electrifying, very promising start to the new Dark Mission series. Cooper’s world has endless possibilities in her alternate universe where witches...are hunted down for their murderous ways. The characters and plot are expertly woven in with action and steamy romance.”
Library Journal
It's been more than five decades since the world slid into chaos, and now the battle lines between witches and religious forces are sharper than ever. With the mutilated body count mounting, lethal hunter Silas Smith is on a killing mission. Still, in order to find his quarry, he needs the help of the witch's wary sister, Jessie Leigh, and he'll do anything to achieve his goal—even lie. But Jessie also has secrets, and though their relationship soon explodes with passion, the double deceptions linger—until neither one can deny the truth. Flawed, complex characters trapped in untenable situations drive the plot of this high-powered, nonstop tale that nicely resolves the current romance but leaves a number of tantalizing loose ends for the future. VERDICT Dark, bloody, and violently descriptive, this steamy romance takes readers on an emotionally wrenching, sometimes gruesome journey into a grimly fascinating futuristic world that will draw readers in and leave them wanting more. Compelling and mesmerizing, this is a stellar start to this new series.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062046857
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/31/2011
  • Series: Dark Mission Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 809,323
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Born from the genetic mash-up of lesser royalty, storytellers, wanderers and dreamers, Karina Cooper was destined to be a creative genius. As a child, she moved all over the country like some kind of waifish blonde gypsy and learned how to adapt to the new cultures her family settled in. When she (finally) grew up, she skipped the whole genius part and fell in love with writing Paranormal Romance because, really, who doesn't love hot men and a happy ending?

When she isn't writing about things that go bump in the night, Karina designs Steampunk and neo-Victorian couture for gentleman hobbyists and ladies of questionable reputation. She lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with a husband, three cats, one rabbit and a passel of adopted gamer geeks.

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  • Posted May 20, 2011

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    exciting dark romantic urban fantasy

    Holy Order warrior Silas Smith is a true believer in the cause of hunting down and killing witches before they turn what is left of civilization that they original destroyed even deeper into the cesspool of hell. Jess Leigh tries to remain below the grid as a person who has done nothing wrong except be a witch.

    In New Seattle at the Pussycat Perch strip jaunt, the hunter and the hunted meet. They are attracted to each other, but she knows his kind burn her kind at the stake. As Jess conceals her witch heritage, Silas reenlists her help as he goes after his target Caleb, a witch who happens to be her brother.

    The first visit to the Dark Mission alternate earth is an exciting dark romantic urban fantasy in which Karina Cooper deftly constructs her mythos inside of the fast-paced and action-packed story line. The lead couple is a terrific taboo pairing as he hunts and kills her kind as being the Blood of the Wicked who destroyed the world; now as he falls in love Silas targets her sibling in Operation Echo Location. This is a superb first act as hot romance and dangerous adventure delightfully merge in the Cooper world.

    Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2012

    Attacier

    Collapses on ground unconscious.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2012

    Shimmerkit

    Dashes back to her clan

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    Misty

    Misty takes the attaxker to result one

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  • Posted October 25, 2011

    Witches Abound! Sparks Fly! Magic Flares! Don't Miss It!

    Jessie is an independent witch having lost her Mom when very young and single-handedly raising her brother. Her brother, also a witch, has since disappeared leaving Jessie instructions not to look for him. Silas in a missionary of the New Order searching for Jessie's brother. He has tracked down Jessie in the hopes that her brother can be found with her voluntary or coerced cooperation. The New Order has been on a mission to search for and destroy all witches since their magic was blamed for the apocolypse a half century ago. Silas does not realize that Jessie is also a witch. Sparks fly... Magic flares...
    I thoroughly enjoyed this debut author by Karina Cooper. I've already started the 2nd book in this series and can hardly wait for the 3rd book to be released...

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  • Posted June 19, 2011

    Love it!

    I really enjoyed this book. Can't wait to read the next one!

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  • Posted May 29, 2011

    Very Good

    Read in paper back and was very impessed with her writting.

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