Retribution (Anna Strong Series #5) [NOOK Book]

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With her partner out of town, her family abroad, and her mentor estranged, newly-turned vampire Anna Strong is keeping a low profile.

But now young vampires are turning up dead, completely drained of their life force. And though Anna ...
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Retribution (Anna Strong Series #5)

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Overview

With her partner out of town, her family abroad, and her mentor estranged, newly-turned vampire Anna Strong is keeping a low profile.

But now young vampires are turning up dead, completely drained of their life force. And though Anna wants to say no when Williams, her former teacher and now leader of a supernatural enforcement squad, asks for her help, she can t. But soon, she'll wish she did.




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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101138960
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 8/25/2009
  • Series: Anna Strong Series , #5
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 70,980
  • File size: 323 KB

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  • Posted August 24, 2012

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    Home Run! *Spoilers*

    I'm really enjoying this series. Each book is equally as good as the last.
    Anna seems to get herself into a bind......again. This time, the witch, Belinda Burke, is back and she is using vampires for a very dark and may I say, "profitable" purpose. As usual, Anna is in the middle of it, and so is her partner's ex-girlfriend. Vampires are showing up dead-------at the same time, a new beauty product has hit the market, and it's leaving its users with some blood-thirsty side effects. Another interesting read!!

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  • Posted November 16, 2009

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    Anna Strong is a bit cliched

    As much as I love the vampire mythos, the paranormal fantasy/romance world is wayyyyy too saturated with female protagonists who are either a vampire, vampire hunter, vampire employed as vampire hunter, or werewolf. I enjoy the Anna Strong chronicles but am not as excited about each book in the series as I am about the works of other writers. But on the plus side, this mixed bag review doesn't stop me from picking up each new book in the series. I guess I'm just looking for a little more originality in female protagonists these days. =)

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  • Posted June 28, 2010

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    Hurray for JCS!

    I picked up the first book by JCS and fell in love! Although the protagonist isn't an original concept, JCS's ability to weave a great story is what keeps me coming back for more. The books offer a nice mix of action, drama, suspense and a bit of dry humor. It's not overly saturated with romance and romantic conflict. I have read all the books in the series and eagerly anticipate the next installment.

    I also recommend Chloe Neill, Caitlin Kittredge, Jennifer Estep, LA Banks, Jim Butcher, Rob Thurman to name a few.

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  • Posted June 30, 2009

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    This is a strong vampire urban fantasy entry in a great series

    She has been fighting a losing battle to hold onto her humanity, but months old vampire Anne Strong doubts she can much longer. Her parents are sent by Anna's nemesis to a winery in France with their "grand-daughter" so they cannot be used as hostages by those coming for Anna. She has few friends, but one of them is shapeshifting Culebra who owns a bar in Beso de la Muerte where vampires can feed on willing hosts. He meets her in Mexico her and asks not to visit the bar because he is on vacation and his substitute Sandre wants nothing to do with her. Unable to believe what he is saying, Anna goes to see herbut meets Warren Williams, the former San Diego chief of police and now the chief officer of the supernatural community.

    He warns her that six young vampire corpses have been found drained of their blood. Soon after that meaning Sandra summons her to come to the bar because Culebra is ill and may be dying. Before Culebra lost consciousness he mentioned Belinda Burke, an enemy of his, Anna and William. She cast a spell on him and the only way to save his life is to find the witch and kill her. Anna fears she and Culebra will die if she fails to locate the witch. Tracing the path of her enemy, Anna finds more drained dead vampires and a person close to her who is helping Culebra stay alive through magic spells is now near death. Killing Belinda becomes the only sensible RETRIBUTION.

    This is a strong vampire urban fantasy entry in a great series (see THE WATCHER, LEGACY, and BLOOD DRIVE) due to the lead professional who has distanced herself for obvious reasons from her family and has joined the supernatural community. Anna continues to explore her new powers as she also treks the dangerous dark world in which beauty is only skin deep is a mantra as the monsters inside are deadly. The world of Jeanne C. Stein is dark, deadly and dangerous; but most critical to readers is her species (vampires, witches, and shapeshifters) seem genuine.

    Harriet Klausner

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