Sips of Blood [NOOK Book]

Overview

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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Sips of Blood

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

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

  • BN ID: 2940011313424
  • Publisher: Mary Ann Mitchell
  • Publication date: 5/10/2011
  • Series: Marquis de Sade, Vampire , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 16,709
  • File size: 723 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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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2003

    Vampires, Bondage and S&M

    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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2003

    Decent

    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.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2001

    A Twisted Family

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2000

    An Interesting Read...

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2000

    A Masterpiece That Leaves You Longing For More

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2000

    I was surprisingly impressed

    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!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2013

    Sips of boredom

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2013

    Just ok

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2013

    How to use the bathroom.

    Step 1: walk into the bathroom.
    Step 2: go over to the toilet. (Walk over to it.)
    Step 3: lift up the toilet seat if not done already.
    Step 4: pull down pants/underwear.
    Step 5: sit down or stand up. ( depending on gender.)
    Step 6: do your business.
    Step 7: zip up and then dismiss it.
    Step 8: little bit of paper towel but wait.
    Step 9: turn on the tap apply some soap.
    Step 10: lather up rinse dont stop the flow.
    Step 11: then grab that paper towel you saved.
    Step 12: use it as a barrier when touching the faucet area.
    Step 13: then get some more paper towels for your hands.
    Step 14: dry with it then retain it for the doorknob may be tainted.
    Step 15: as you exit take it off the wall into the trash can.

    Its the perfect bathroom trip plan.

    Love,
    Selena Millerstone

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2013

    This is a review :

    Im sure hes sipping "blood"

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

    Hmmmm

    Didnt like ending

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2013

    A different read i liked it kinda freaky almost incest very twis

    A different read i liked it kinda freaky almost incest very twisted i

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    SCHOOL

    Learn to spell people or at least look over the stuff you write before you post it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2013

    Sip of blood

    Ok read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    Hmmm...interesting....

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2012

    Made it to page 53

    Couldnt get into it it was confusing abd didnt hold my interest

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2012

    Cant wait

    Cant wait to read it

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2002

    Horrible

    What a waste!! A horrible book. There is no plot, vampires can walk in the day. What is wrong here? What a waste of the tree that was needed to make this book!!

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2001

    A disappointing portrayal of vampires!

    I found this book to be more than disappointing, frankly a waste of a good tree. The characters were NOT developed, the plot, there was none. Its absurd to think that these 'vampires' walk during the day, and can have sexual interactions. They are dead, the male 'limb' does not work, no sexual gratification can 'come' from them. The ending alone was awful, the cemetery scene is a perfect example, the killings and motivation (and the whole Liliana thing!Oh my! How unbelievable, even for the imagination!) is not well thought out, and serves no purpose. It's an awful book!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

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