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Blood Secrets (Alexandria Sabian Series #2)

Blood Secrets (Alexandria Sabian Series #2)

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by Jeannie Holmes
     
 

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WHEN ALEXANDRA SABIAN SINKS HER TEETH INTO AN INVESTIGATION, SHE DOESN’T LET GO.
 
Alex allowed a case involving murdered vamps to get personal and is suspended from the Federal Bureau of Preternatural Investigation. Now she’s facing an official inquiry but has a chance to redeem herself. The catch: She must once again work with Varik Baudelaire

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WHEN ALEXANDRA SABIAN SINKS HER TEETH INTO AN INVESTIGATION, SHE DOESN’T LET GO.
 
Alex allowed a case involving murdered vamps to get personal and is suspended from the Federal Bureau of Preternatural Investigation. Now she’s facing an official inquiry but has a chance to redeem herself. The catch: She must once again work with Varik Baudelaire, her former mentor and ex-fiancé, as he spearheads a search for a missing college student. But Varik has been keeping secrets from Alex, and his mysterious past is on a collision course with his present.

When Alex and Varik discover a carefully handcrafted doll at a crime scene, neither of them can see how close the danger really is or that a killer known as the Dollmaker has made Alex the object of his horrific desire. Now the only way out of the Dollmaker’s lair is through the twilight realm of the Shadowlands, where all secrets—for better or worse—will be revealed.


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“Holmes combines original, fast-paced urban fantasy and classic suspense in a series that readers will devour.”  —Carolyn Haines, author of Them Bones

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440423331
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/05/2011
Series:
Alexandria Sabian Series , #2
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
676,346
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

Jeannie Holmes is a Mississippi native and holds both bachelor and master of arts degrees in English. She currently lives in Mobile, Alabama, with her husband and four neurotic cats.


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Blood Secrets 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Jefferson, Mississippi Federal Bureau of Preternatural Investigation (FBPI) field agent Alexandra Sabian is placed on suspension (See Blood Law) for her handling of a vampire murder investigation. While the Tribunal makes inquiries into the matter, her former lover FBPI Special Operations chief Varik Baudelaire returns her to active duty because he needs her expertise since gruesome evidence points to the return of the serial killing Dollmaker in his search for a missing college student. Someone hates Varik who once belonged to this person. By extrapolation this individual also loathes Alex. Someone else is being blackmailed as the agency's probe into Alex's activity seems prejudiced. Neither FBPI operative realizes the Dollmaker's latest obsession is Alex. This is a super dark police procedural urban fantasy starring a strong lead pair and a powerful support cast; several are adversarial to the sleuths. Alex continues her quest to learn what happened to her father in 1968 but runs into bureaucratic roadblocks as that is just one more thread going wrong in her life after she made the Blood Llaw decisions in the previous thriller. Jeannie Holmes provides a grim tale as the FBPI agents deal with a nasty serial killer and internal affairs and betrayals as well as their own attraction. Harriet Klausner
Qwillery More than 1 year ago
Blood Secrets is the second book in the Alexandra Sabian series. It picks up directly after the end of Blood Law. Alexandra is in trouble in more ways than one. She's up for internal review at the Federal Bureau of Preternatural Investigations (FBPI) for perhaps going rogue. Varik Baudelaire is now in charge of investigations in Jefferson, Mississippi. Varik and Alex have a history together. It seems like they may be getting back together despite Alex's brother's intense dislike of Varik. In addition to personal and personnel issues, horrific crimes are being committed. It's up to Varik to solve the murders. Because of Alex's special talents Varik requests that she be allowed to work the case under his supervision. At the time, no one knows that Alex is firmly in the killer's sights. Jeannie Holmes writes compelling characters - whether they are good, evil or somewhere in between. Alex is a complex character. She's got a firm sense of what is right, but will break the rules to pursue what is right. That's what landed her in hot water with the FBPI. She did the right thing, but in the wrong way in Book 1, Blood Law. Now she is dealing with the fallout, while helping Varik investigate the Dollmaker murders. In Blood Secrets, we find out more and more about Alex's past, about things kept from her that she's yet to find out. I can't wait to see what happens when she does know. Varik Baudelaire is an alpha male, but with compassion and heart. He's not an over the top alpha. He's someone who is easy to like. Unfortunately, years before he'd promised to keep secrets from Alex. They have a rocky history, but an obvious chemistry. I want Alex and Varik to be together despite their ups and downs. Varik must try to balance his feelings for Alex with his work for the FBPI, which is not easy for him. While Alex and Varik are very well fleshed out, Jeannie Holmes does not skimp on development of the secondary characters including Alex's mother and brother. Jeannie's especially adept at portraying the in between characters - people who are ethically struggling or are blind to what they are doing because of bigotry (against vampires). None of the characters in the story are perfect. They all have crossed the line in one way or another - even Alex and Varik. This makes them much more believable. I'm eagerly looking forward to one of the secondary in between characters getting their comeuppance or coming clean in the following books. The Dollmaker is creepy and unsettling. I don't think I'll ever look at a doll quite the same way. The plot around him was deftly woven drawing on events from Alex's past. He's pure evil, though even he believes he's doing what he does for a more noble reason. Blood Secrets is a terrifically written, well paced story that combines Urban Fantasy, Mystery/Suspense, and a touch of Romance. Blood Secrets pulls you in, does not let go and leaves you wanting more. I give Blood Secrets 4 1/2 Qwills.
Raven_WrathJM More than 1 year ago
We again visit Alexandria Sabian, investigator for the vampire law enforcement agency. She and her former fiance are on the trail of an extremely crafty and terribly creepy villian, the Dollmaker. Holmes is a master at writing from the perspectives of all the main characters, giving you a peek of the inside of the bad guys as well as the heroes. She weaves an intricate mystery leaving you wanting more and more. Interesting, intriguing, chilling and inventive- NOT ONE TO MISS!
gwwen More than 1 year ago
Great story line....would love more books from this author??
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Any vampire or PNR lover should read this series!! WHERE IS BOOK #3....I cannot stand the wait! Love love love the characters!!
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