Sips of Blood

Sips of Blood

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by Mary Ann Mitchell
     
 

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Book One
As a vampire, the Marquis de Sade has survived the French Revolution, the two World Wars, and the swiftly changing centuries. However, for how long can he survive the taunting and heckling of his Dominatrix mother-in-law? He bides his time with his niece and the young mortal female that is enthralled with him, while his mother-in-law finds new ways to

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Book One
As a vampire, the Marquis de Sade has survived the French Revolution, the two World Wars, and the swiftly changing centuries. However, for how long can he survive the taunting and heckling of his Dominatrix mother-in-law? He bides his time with his niece and the young mortal female that is enthralled with him, while his mother-in-law finds new ways to torment him

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Edward Bryant
Now here's a high-concept pitch for you: the infamous Marquis de Sade, not to mention his various heirs and assigns, has not only survived to the beginning of the 21st century as a New World immigrant, he's also a vampire! That's the premise for Mary Ann Mitchell's sophomore novel, Sips of Blood...

While not a terribly upbeat entertainment, Sips of Blood maintains an impressive level of tense grimness throughout. Author Mitchell ladles on generous amounts of graphic sex, and violence, occasionally employing appropriately overheated language to do so.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011313424
Publisher:
Mary Ann Mitchell
Publication date:
05/10/2011
Series:
Marquis de Sade, Vampire , #1
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Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
74,462
File size:
740 KB

Meet the Author

Mary Ann Mitchell has published 11 books. Her first book, Drawn to the Grave, was a final nomination for the Bram Stoker Award and won the International Horror Guild Award. She held officer positions with the Horror Writers Association and with the Northern California Sisters in Crime organization. She is now making her books available as e-books.

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Sips of Blood 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sips of Blood is a meandering story of vampires, blood worship, bondage, and sadism. I found it rather superficial and lacking substance. The characters, having no real believable personality, also added very little to the story. Even the infamous Marquis de Sade, of who this book revolves around is seen as little more than an everyday man with a secret life dealing with torture, pain, and brutality. Little if any of the psychological aspects of his mind and thought process are dealt with. For those looking for an easy reading book dealing with porn, bondage, and a thirst for blood, then you probably will enjoy the book. However, if you expect something more substantial than superficial flash and shock, if you want to get into the minds, hearts, and souls of people and their behaviors, then you won't be satisfied.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book, only because it did not focus on one person, but a family. The uncle that has no qualms about taking a mortals life. The niece that cannot take a life. The grandmother who has an exotic buisness that she runs in her home. The like how the plot has it's turns, but not too many. It was really my kind of book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Though this book was very dragged out, long, and unstable, there was still an outline of a plot, and i think Mitchell did a decent job in her descriptions of people and places. Even though i would not reccomend a book like this, i would have to disagree with some of the comments posted by readers... in actuality, vampyres can walk in the daylight, and are not completely dependant on blood to function. These are merely the vampyres of fiction, and I keep Ms. Mitchell in high standards for giving her characters some of the traits of real vampyres.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A decent book at any rate. Ms.Mitchell takes use of one of the most eccentic people from history the infamous Marquis De Sade and delivers a interesting vampire/sadism mix in this book. The characters were well thought out, and after reading only a few pages you become drawn into their world of dark horror. The only set back was that the actual action in the book was sparse. I found myself sitting on the edge of my chair, preparing to jump into the book to make the characters do something. All and all I would consider this a good read, esp for fans of the Marquis or vampire fans in general.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was well written and captivating. Once I started I couldn't put it down. I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next and I can't wait to read the sequel. The characters were the kind you love to hate and a couple you can't help but feel badly for. There are a couple times where it gets a little slow, but it picks up again quickly. This author has great potential.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It portrays the sensuality that we love about vampires. The vampires in this book all have different personalities so you are bound to like one of them!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
NOT ENOUGH BACKGROUND! Also no explanation about how they deal with the sun. How can the males get hard or ejaculate? But, on the whole I enjoyed the book and well follow the series.
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Bad mix of twilight meets 50 shades. The author writes well, but unless you are into vampires and bad roll playing the characters and their traits are the only things that keep you reading. This was a slow read wih no real plot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Violent sex without passion, lots of blood, can't help but hate ALL the characters. Beginniing was seriously disjointed, took me half the book to be sure who everyone was. Won't be reading the rest of theseries
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A different read i liked it kinda freaky almost incest very twisted i
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Ok read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish there was more of a background story to Sade so I can better understand him. Overall, it was a good read.
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Im sure hes sipping "blood"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Didnt like ending