Blood Rights (House of Comarré Series #1)

Blood Rights (House of Comarré Series #1)

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by Kristen Painter
     
 

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Gothic fantasy meets vampire fiction in this debut novel from
Kristen Painter - full of politics, intrigue, and blood.


Born into a life of secrets and service, Chrysabelle's body bears the telltale marks of a comarré -- a special race of humans bred to feed vampire nobility. When her patron is murdered, she becomes the prime suspect, which sends… See more details below

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Overview

Gothic fantasy meets vampire fiction in this debut novel from
Kristen Painter - full of politics, intrigue, and blood.


Born into a life of secrets and service, Chrysabelle's body bears the telltale marks of a comarré -- a special race of humans bred to feed vampire nobility. When her patron is murdered, she becomes the prime suspect, which sends her running into the mortal world...and into the arms of Malkolm, an outcast vampire cursed to kill every being from whom he drinks.

Now, Chrysabelle and Malkolm must work together to stop a plot to merge the mortal and supernatural worlds. If they fail, a chaos unlike anything anyone has ever seen will threaten to reign.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Intrigue and politics infuse Painter's unique vampire novel. Chrysabelle is a comarré, a human slave bred for beauty and high blood production. On the run after her master's murder, she will do whatever it takes to stay free and alive. Unfortunately, she accidentally took a dangerous magical artifact along with her, and now the ruthlessly ambitious vampiress Tatiana is determined to find her and retrieve it. Navigating the confusing world of her own species for the first time, Chrysabelle falls in with Mal, an attractive but curmudgeonly vampire exile living on the fringes of human society, and his ghost and shape-shifter friends, dragging them into her fight for freedom. Though the book is set more than 50 years in the future, it lacks almost all trappings of science fiction, focusing instead on the vampire court and its Borgia-level byzantine plotting. (Oct.)
From the Publisher
"Prophecy, curses, and devilish machination combine for a spellbinding debut of dark romance and pulse-pounding adventure." —Library Journal Starred Review
L.A. Banks
"Kristen Painter brings a sultry new voice to the vampire genre, one that beckons with quiet passion and intrigue."
Patricia Briggs
"Painter scores with this one. Passion and murder, vampires and courtesans -- original and un-put-downable. Do yourself a favor and read this one."
Larissa Ione
"Gripping, gritty, and imaginative. If you love dangerous males, kick-ass females, and unexpected twists, this is the series for you! Kristen Painter's engaging voice, smart writing, and bold, explosive plot blew me away. Prepare to lose some sleep!"
Gena Showalter
"Kristen Painter's Blood Rights is dark and rich with layer after delicious layer. This spellbinding series will have you begging for more!"
P.C. Cast
"A world full of rich potential. Excellent!"
Library Journal
Chrysabelle is a camarré, a human chosen for the pure, exquisite blood she can provide the vampire Lord Algernon. She despises this slavish existence and finds a means of escape. But someone murders Algernon, and Chrysabelle is the primary suspect. Soon she is captured by Mal, an undead who has vowed never again to drink from the vein, a difficult task since he finds Chrysabelle attractive on many levels. Meanwhile, the powerful Tatiana vows to the dark one that she will find the camarré and the ring that she is believed to have stolen. More supernaturals round out the ensemble: a were-leopard who is cursed to turn into a kitty when not in human form; Fiona, a ghost who haunts and cares for Mal; the Preacher, a rare vampire who can walk in daylight. Prophecy, curses, and devilish machination combine for a spellbinding debut of dark romance and pulse-pounding adventure. Two more novels will follow: Flesh and Blood (Nov.) and Bad Blood (Dec.).

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316193092
Publisher:
Orbit
Publication date:
10/01/2011
Series:
House of Comarré Series , #1
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
44,461
File size:
1 MB

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Meet the Author

Kristen Painter likes to balance her obsessions with shoes and cats by making the lives of her characters miserable and surprising her readers with interesting twists. She currently writes award-winning urban fantasy for Orbit Books. The former college English teacher can often be found on twitter @Kristen_Painter, Facebook at www.facebook.com/KristenPainterAuthor, where she loves to interact with her readers and on her blog, http://kristenpainter.com/blog/.

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