The Botticelli Affair

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Luscious art forger Laila Cambridge has a little vampire problem.... She's a high-spirited woman with a sordid past, trying to go straight. Enter gorgeous John Bolingbroke, a half-vampire with news of her missing father. From New York through Paris, Amsterdam, and Rome, while fleeing ruthless vampires, Laila searches desperately for her father and a lost painting that holds a coveted secret.
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Overview

Luscious art forger Laila Cambridge has a little vampire problem.... She's a high-spirited woman with a sordid past, trying to go straight. Enter gorgeous John Bolingbroke, a half-vampire with news of her missing father. From New York through Paris, Amsterdam, and Rome, while fleeing ruthless vampires, Laila searches desperately for her father and a lost painting that holds a coveted secret.
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Genregorounds.blogspot.com - Harriet Klausner
The Botticelli Affair is a superb romantic urban fantasy thriller that vividly takes readers on a tour of the Metropolitan, and museums and galleries in Europe. ...Like Traci L. Slatton did with the entertaining complex Immortal, she paints a cerebral action-packed vampire tale of danger in the international world of art.
Bittenbyromance.com - Laurie Bittenbyromance
Vampires, a missing Botticelli painting, the Illuminati, the Egyptian Book of the Dead and a simmering sexual attraction come in to play in this paranormal romance filled with humor, non-stop action, travel to several countries and many, many lies. I laughed and I cried while reading this good plot…. If you like a lot of mystery with your paranormal romance, you'll be right at home with this book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780989023238
  • Publisher: Parvati Press
  • Publication date: 4/20/2013
  • Pages: 238
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Traci L. Slatton is a graduate of Yale and Columbia, and the award-winning, internationally published author of books of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction.

She lives in Manhattan and her love for Renaissance Italy inspired her historical novel IMMORTAL, which was published around the world and achieved bestseller status in Italy, Russia, and Brazil. Her novel THE BOTTICELLI AFFAIR is a contemporary romp through the art history byways of vampire lore. Her novel FALLEN is the first of the acclaimed romantic After Series set during the end times. Its sequel COLD LIGHT and Book 3 FAR SHORE further the dystopian tale. The quirky, bittersweet sci fi love story THE LOVE OF MY (OTHER) LIFE seeks to answer the question: What worlds would you move for your soulmate?

DANCING IN THE TABERNACLE is her first book of poetry; PIERCING TIME & SPACE is a non-fiction look at the meeting of science and spirit. THE ART OF LIFE is a photo-essay of sculpture history and philosophy written her husband, whose work is also showcased.
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  • Posted October 3, 2011

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    a superb romantic urban fantasy thriller

    In 1483 John Bolingbroke became a vampire. On Christmas Day 1652, John changed when he followed a prostitute into a church leading to his valuing humans. Five decades ago, a capricious God thought it would be humorous to play with John by giving him a half soul so he can feel desire, regret and remorse like a human does.

    In the basement of MOMA, John hides while listening to a powerful vampire coven needs Robert Cambridge to give them a lost Botticelli. To force his cooperation, they plan to kidnap his daughter former art forger Laila. Just before Robert vanished, John promised him he would protect the red haired amazon Laila whose paint strokes remind him of an old friend from centuries ago Buonnaroti. He meets her at MOMA when she conducts a tour he joins. He claims to be a collector who saw her dad. While vampires chase John and Laila in Europe, they search for Robert whose life is in danger and so is the missing Botticelli.

    The Botticelli Affair is a superb romantic urban fantasy thriller that vividly takes readers on a tour of the Metropolitan, and museums and galleries in Europe. The protagonists are a fabulous pairing as he is attracted to her like no one in over five centuries and she is a kick butt Valkyrie on a mission to save her father, the painting, her beloved hybrid and her soul. Like Traci L. Slatton did with the entertaining complex Immortal, she paints a cerebral action-packed vampire tale of danger in the international world of art.

    Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2011

    Entertaining, a must read

    This is a fun, dark, thrilling ride. Laila Cambridge is an irresistible heroine with a dirty mind, a kind heart, and a wicked way with a paintbrush. Couldn't put it down!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 23, 2013

    This vampire story has an interesting premise.  A vampire coven

    This vampire story has an interesting premise.  A vampire coven has been seeking a well hidden painting for centuries because it is said that this work, a collaborative effort between two esteemed artists of their time has a coded hidden meaning that will ultimately return a vampire to his former human self.   It is once again, the age old battle of good versus evil.  A fun read for those who enjoy  vampire stories.  

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  • Posted October 14, 2011

    Read like a B Movie

    it had all the things I enjoy in a story - vampires, art history and romance. The story was interesting and highly entertaining - all the makings of a B movie with the cheesy dialogue and non stop acting. Laila is definitely a high spirited young woman and shouted, cried, chirped, panted, whispered and raced across the pages. I've never seen so many exclamation marks in one story before. It was a good cozy paranormal mystery with all the elements for a great one. I just couldn't take it seriously.

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  • Posted October 12, 2011

    When is a Vampire not a Vampire?

    In the world of art forgery Laila Cambridge was Queen. Her artwork seemed to come from the original artist (and, actually did, kind of) and NO ONE who didn't know could tell hers from the original one. They sold for millions.
    A part-time tour guide she takes groups through the Met now and throws her own comments in as well. A man she had met the evening before comes there and mentions he knows her father. Wait - KNOWS! The man has been missing for over 5 years! John Bolingbroke knows that, he also knows he promised the man that he would protect Laila.
    Protecting is a lot harder when you fall for your charge. It's also harder when she falls back. They are charged with finding a painting by Botticelli and Da Vinci called Coming Forth by Day. Quite a few people (and other things) are interested in this painting as it supposedly shows a cure for vampirism.
    Laila, John, roomie Fern and many more join in the hunt for the painting. It turns out that not only is is wanted but people very close to Laila have seen it but never bothered to mention, of course. John is much more than a besotted guardian and has a lot more at stake than Laila knows.
    What a tale! I loved this, nearly missed a class to finish it and, if you love art, vampires, great plots and characters this is the one for you. It's perfect to start off your Fall reading.

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