Blood Song (Blood Singer Series #1)

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Bodyguard Celia Graves has definitely accepted her share of weird assignments, both human and supernatural. But her newest job takes the cake. Guarding a Prince from terrorists and religious fundamentalists is hard enough, but it seems like the entire supernatural world is after this guy too. When she is betrayed by those she is employed to help, and everything goes horribly wrong, Celia wakes to find herself transformed.

Neither human nor vampire, Celia has become an ...

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Overview

Bodyguard Celia Graves has definitely accepted her share of weird assignments, both human and supernatural. But her newest job takes the cake. Guarding a Prince from terrorists and religious fundamentalists is hard enough, but it seems like the entire supernatural world is after this guy too. When she is betrayed by those she is employed to help, and everything goes horribly wrong, Celia wakes to find herself transformed.

Neither human nor vampire, Celia has become an Abomination—something that should not exist—and now both human and supernatural alike want her dead. With the help of a few loyal friends—a sexy mage, a powerful werewolf, and a psychic cop—Celia does her best to stay alive. On the run from her enemies, Celia must try to discover who is behind her transformation…before it’s too late.

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In this fast-paced urban fantasy, Adams (Magic's Design), the joint pseudonym for C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp (the Sazi series), introduces readers to a new world full of treachery and action. Tough-as-nails bodyguard Celia Graves protects the rich and famous from ghosts, demons, and other supernatural entities. While guarding the prince of a tiny European country, Celia is caught in a vampire ambush that leaves her wounded and partially transformed. Now she has to figure out her new limits and powers, destroy her sire before he can control her, and put together the pieces of a larger plan in which she's just a pawn. The story line and setting will draw in readers from the start, but late revelations may have them paging backwards to pick up on clues, and some answers will just have to wait for the sequels. (June)
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"In this fast-paced urban fantasy, Adams . . . introduces [fans] to a new world full of treachery and action." —-Publishers Weekly
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765324948
  • Publisher: Doherty, Tom Associates, LLC
  • Publication date: 6/8/2010
  • Series: Blood Singer Series , #1
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 1,319,543
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author

CAT ADAMS is the pen name of USA Today bestselling authors C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp. Cie and Cathy began writing as a team in 1997. They quickly learned that their individual talents in writing created a dynamite combination in historical and paranormal novels. Cathy resides in the Texas Hill Country with her husband, dogs, cats and 24 Boer/Spanish cross goats. Cie is currently relocating to the Denver metro area with her dog and cats.

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  • Posted June 13, 2010

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    Reviewed by Breia "The Brain" Brickey for TeensReadToo.com

    BLOOD SONG is the work of amazing duo C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp, writing as Cat Adams.

    In this story we meet Celia Graves, a bodyguard to the rich and famous who, although she is a regular human, knows about ghosts, demons, and other types of supernatural beings. While on assignment guarding a prince from a small European country, she is left wounded from a vampire attack.

    This attack leaves her as an Abomination, not really vampire but not plain vanilla human, either. Celia must figure out her new limits, as well as destroy her maker before he can gain control over her - although this is the least of her worries.

    Action, twists, and turns abound in this wonderful new series. The story flows like magic and the characters are very exciting. Celia Graves is definitely a character to watch.

    For readers who are familiar with C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp, I think they'll be surprised at this new take on the old supernatural creature story. For those who are not familiar with them, I believe they'll go back and find their other stories just to get another taste of such wonderful storytelling.

    This book is what urban fantasy is all about: fast-paced, mysteries galore, and a main character who is stubborn beyond belief even in the face of stronger creatures. Reading this book was like going on a roller coaster ride where the lever broke off and they can't find the off switch.

    Cat Adams has crafted a story that will have others taking notice and scrambling to craft a story just as good. I think this will be one of the best series we'll see this year, and I would expect nothing less from the dynamic duo called Cat Adams.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 4, 2010

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    I Also Recommend:

    Blood Song

    First let me just say the cover drawing reminds me of Lisa Marie Presley for some reason. Anyway, my review is based purely on entrainment factor alone. This book consistently kept my interest and attention. It's very hard for me to enjoy a story when religious relics are the focal point for repelling "evil". However, the author did a fabulous job of reeling me into this story from the start and after a while those relics didn't much matter to me.

    Sirens aren't included in many urban fantasy series, so having Sirens involved in this novel was a treat. Actually I haven't seen anything to do with Sirens since Charmed went off the air.

    Imagine a world where creatures of nightmares are all out of the closet and roaming the city streets. Now imagine these creatures aren't even house-broken and tamed. They are ferocious and don't even know the meaning of civility. Society is gripped with so much fear that bottles of holy water blessed by "true believers" are flying off the shelves. Priests are no longer regular ordain folks but actually trained warriors.

    However, exciting this story was, it was not without its faults. Such as, the focus of the story building up to a huge finale, only to have it change mid-stream and wound up making the main plot feel anticlimactic and after the fact. Regardless of its imperfections, this book had plenty of nail-biting suspense and action, and I thoroughly enjoyed this read.

    I recommend this book to dark urban fantasy readers and look forward to the next book in this new series Siren Song due out 9/28/10.

    Also recommend: S.A. Jaare- Dead, Undead, or Somewhere in Between

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 4, 2011

    Loved it!

    After the first couple pages I was a little worried that I wouldn't enjoy this book. But I kept reading and I'm very glad I did! I was quickly drawn into Celia's story. She is in way over her head with problems but that doesn't stop her from kicking butt and taking names. I love a story with a good strong female lead and Celia is just that!

    This is a great book and I'm looking forward to reading more in the series.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2012

    Chick flick-ish

    There are parts of the book where it's so obvious that it's female authors! Yeah, I'm a guy. The writing and premise are great, and I understand it's from the perspective of a female character, but sometimes the female perspective is clearly evident and I feel like I'm reading a chick romance book rather than a sci-fi vampire novel. Still, the characters and the writing are captivating enough that I'll probably talk myself into reading the rest of the series. Glutton for punishment? Maybe...

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2011

    12/11/11

    Another series to get into.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 6, 2011

    Very well written.

    Cat Adams does it again. This book is riveting, keeping the reader glued to the pages.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2010

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    What??? Boring!

    I couln't wait to read this book and see what it was about. Didn't do it for me! nothing captivating, characters were "vague", plot not great, the story seem to be dragging. I didn't enjoy this book, will not continue on to the next book and will not recommend it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

    AMAZING!

    I love these books and have thought that they would make amazing movies if done right. They are my favorite books and the only series I have reread twice.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2014

    Addicted

    I absolutely love this series!!!!! The heroin is strong and witty and just the right amount of crazy. At first i was a little confused because Cat just kinda throws you into the deep end but the more I read the more I started to understand. The characters are very well developed and the storyline is all consuming.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2013

    Lots of fun

    This whole series is a lot of fun, has good characters and flows well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2013

    Good

    I like readingbthe sample book part but i think i am going to buy this one and read it all the way though. I liked how the auther did ut is a good one

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 3, 2012

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    I liked Celia Graves, she's interesting with a cool backstory. I

    I liked Celia Graves, she's interesting with a cool backstory. I also enjoyed the world building, with a different take on the supernatural. After Celia is attacked and partially turned by a vampire, it's a lot of fun going along with her as she unravels the mystery of who set her up and why. The book is complete, but there's some nice foreshadowing that there's a lot more going on and more to learn in later books.

    My problem is that there were a lot of secondary characters and they tended to blur together. I kept getting them mixed up. I didn't find many of the secondary characters compelling in their own right, which is a real weakness for me.

    It's a good, solid book. Enjoyable in spite of the minor weaknesses.

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  • Posted April 13, 2012

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    Excellent story

    Excellent story

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2012

    This a must must read

    The first book in the blood singer series is a definate must read. It is a brillant start to a new twist to Anita Blake.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 20, 2012

    I thought I would like this books are purely as a guilty pleasur

    I thought I would like this books are purely as a guilty pleasure trope overdose. The premise and characters do fill that niche, but I think it needs some serious editing. Not for grammar, but it somehow needs to clean up the long exposition info dumps from stopping the narrative flow dead over and over again every time a whole new fantastical element is introduced to the world with an ecyclopeic lecture from the first person narrator.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2012

    Loved it!

    It is my new favorite series! I have already preordered the 4th one, and can not wait until it is released!

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  • Posted February 28, 2012

    read this fun series

    if you're into urban fantasy this series is alot of fun- i recomend

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  • Posted December 28, 2010

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    vampires,werewolves.and demons oh my

    You can tell this is an introduction to a great series. The main charachter Ms. Graves is a strong very tough charachter. I look forward to future books to see what will happen next. Great writing, I love how this book started and it had me hooked fom the first.

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  • Posted September 5, 2010

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    A fast, action-packed read!

    This one was recommended to me by my favorite online bookstore, and I'm glad they did as I hadn't heard of it before! It's a little unusual as while Celia lives in a world with magic, she is a human who survives using her wits and weapons. Don't get too many humans as main characters, so this made a nice change. Of course, nothing in urban fantasy is what it seems...

    Am learning about several new species, myths, and legends in the books I've read lately, which I love! Had never heard of an Abomination before. This isn't a spoiler as it's mentioned in the book blurb, but suffice it to say that our plain vanilla human doesn't stay plain vanilla for long.

    Celia can take care of herself, as she wouldn't have lasted long as a bodyguard if she couldn't. But after being betrayed and attacked, she's on the run from those who would shoot first and ask questions later, and can use all the help she can get! Doesn't hurt that one of those she turns to for help is her ex-love, and that she still has feelings for him. Hmmmm...wonder if the sparks will start flying?

    This was a fast, action-packed read! Interesting characters, decent plot, and a few surprise twists along the way. There's a whole backstory concerning Celia and her sister and I'd like to learn more about, as it's only mentioned in passing without too many details. I found the plot a little confusing at times and didn't really understand why certain things happened as they did, but overall I really enjoyed this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2013

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