Bad Blood

Bad Blood

by L A Banks

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ISBN-13: 9781250230539
Publisher: St. Martins Press-3PL
Publication date: 04/01/2008
Pages: 354
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.79(d)

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Bad Blood (Crimson Moon Series #1) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 113 reviews.
nehill More than 1 year ago
Ah, another supernatural series. Seems all the rage these days. This was good enough for a light read. Sometimes I felt this book got a little condensed in the detailing. It seemed that the writer wasn't detailed enough in some place, leaving me reading sections over to try to understand what was being described. I liked the characters well enough to order the second book. So we'll see how it goes...
VampireReaderCA More than 1 year ago
This book is sooo good...I could not put this book down. L.A. Banks, Rocks in this series! The book is well written, with a great plot! You have were-wolves, shadow wolves and vampires. You got a GI Jane (Sasha) who is no whimp, and a counter part (Max) that can hold his own and then some. Yep, this is a great read and I am so happy I found it. Yes, this writer just got better!!!
kitkat3ny More than 1 year ago
First off, I just love how L.A. Banks mixes different cultures and backgrounds. It makes for a more intriguing story and it¿s something different from the usual werewolf story. I really enjoyed this book. There were some slow parts and a bit too much ¿feeling¿ in some parts. I didn¿t have a hard time swooshing through those sections though. However, L.A. did a good job of capturing the intensity and passion. Sasha Trudeau is a Special Ops Agent for the US Government. She and her team work unseen to try and stop the sale of demonic tainted werewolf blood on the black market. Little does she know that some of her teammates were purposely exposed to the contaminated blood for test purposes, by the government. Everything Sasha thought she new about herself, her teammates, her commanders and her heart are about to change. Time has run out for her team leader Rod. His exposure to the tainted blood has reached its peak. The demonic influence causes him to become exactly what he¿s been chasing for years. Sasha is put between a rock and hard place in order to stop him. There are a few good things that do happen to Sasha. She meets her mate, although she is squeamish to make a commitment. She finds out more about her origins and her family. I recommend this book and I am looking forward to book two.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has all of the parts that make up a fun and entertaining read, however the way it is written leaves you backtraking and re-reading because of the dialog switch. One sentance your reading from Sasha's point of view and the next your in Max's head. There is no paragraph break or any indication of the transition being made. The story also lacks a smooth pace going from one scean to a completely diferent one with very little development; it reads like a second or even first draft missing important indicators. I think this book could be great but its just to all over the place to make the read enjoyable.
namah00 More than 1 year ago
I like the action pack scenes and the romance is good fast but not too raunchy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Was a really nice story line but, i felt as though I was missing pieces and background info. I did not like the way it ended, also it felt as though the author didnt know how to conclude the book so it was rushed. I will read the next in the serious but hopefully more time will be taken to properly finish things .
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sasha Trudeau is a Special Ops soldier. She and her elite team of soldiers are highly trained and unique to their unit because they are sole survivors of past werewolf attacks. While on a solo mission Sasha receives important Intel relevant to their war on infected werewolves. Upon her return home and subsequent interview with her commanding officer, Sasha discovers that her team members haven¿t reported in from their mission and are MIA. Max Hunter is a shadow clan wolf who is also tracking infected werewolves for another undercover group. While hunting an infected wolf Max meets soldier Trudeau under very intense circumstances. Max finds Sasha both feisty and attractive, its love at first sight. Now Max and Sasha along with other select members from both sides must work together to end this senseless war on their kind. Government political plots, conspiracy, double deals, betrayal murder and mayhem, are only the beginning to Crimson Moon Series. Crimson Moon is a fast-paced, action packed series, with so many new plot twists and turns you will need to buckle up for the ride. L.A. Banks hits us with another awesome paranormal series. Banks introduces her fans to a new group of kick butt soldiers, in a new style battle of good vs. evil.
scarletts_awry on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It wasn't awful, but it was very disappointing. ...Also, it absolutely should not be shelved in horror. (A lot of books in horror shouldn't be there, but this is the most egregrious example I've seen.) It's a romance and should be shelved there. My dissatisfaction doesn't stem from the romance, I just have a problem with the rampant mis-categorization going on in horror. ...(mild spoilers)...The cover text gave me the impression that the main narrative was going to follow Sasha's search for the rest of her werewolf black ops team, with the likelihood that they would be re-united and continue working as a unit (military or otherwise) to resolve this novel. That possibility was quickly dismissed....That's the story I would've preferred. I'm a huge fan of such team interaction, whether there's a romance nested somewhere in it or not. Instead the plot shrank to focus on two people against the world, with some non-combatant back-up assistance here and there. (However, this book does suggest that Sasha and Max could have a team with four other wolfs in subsequent novels.) ...I don't have a problem with romance and / or sex in my fiction -- in fact, I love it when it's well integrated -- but the whole plot de-railed about halfway through to give Sasha and Max plenty of time to screw. I also don't care for the way the romance is framed as that all-consuming desire and attraction even thought the characters have just met. I know that's a popular trope, but I'm not a fan....Within that all consuming attraction, I was happy that Sasha made herself stay a step back. Her world just turned upside down, and she's not going to jump into a life-long commitment no matter how much she likes Max....So the romance completely de-railed the plot about halfway through, but when the plot eventually gets moving again, it never quite gets back on the rails. A lot of worldbuilding details are crammed into the last quarter of the novel -- which you do expect in the first installment of a series. However, the details 1) continue to overturn *everything* that Sasha knew and 2) come too thick, too quickly. The overall effect left me disoriented in this new universe....I'm not going to continue with the series. I prefer that romance be nested seamlessly within the plot, and I didn't like how isolated from the rest of the narrative that left Sasha and Max. ...Ultimately, while the premise of the book isn't bad, it doesn't grab me either.
BookWhisperer on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Banks produced a intriguingly unique story that combines the government black ops with that of the supernatural world. She entered a whole new world of the unknown, to make a interesting story of the government trying to use the supernatural community to make the ultimate weapon. I enjoyed this story, and find myself willing to read the next book. I was not a fan of other writings from LA Banks, and this story has allowed me to explore LA Banks from another story and appreciate her writing.
amf0001 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very complicated world building and plot and I have to say it lost me a few times. Sasha and her pack were infected by rogue werewolves They now take meds to avoid going rogue themselves and continue to work as soldiers for the US army. But were they deliberately infected? Is the army trying to build super soldiers? Are all werewolves rogue? The army has made several connections with other worldly creatures - Shamans and vampires. The Vampires have told them that all werewolves are evil and they've been operating under that premise and then Sasha meets a werewolfe with a different tale to spin. Everyone seems so oddly naive here, believing only their limited world view and astonished to meet someone outside it. Sasha meets 2 wolves - the second one a Shadow Wolf, another breed again. She and the shadow wolf are of the same clan and he wants to mate her. Much sex ensues. I liked the characters that I met, but found the book confusing and the villians, as always, card board cutouts. This was not a wall banger, it's worth reading, but it's not a keeper and I doubt I'll read the next in the series either.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As much as I wanted to enjoy this book I just didn't. It was hard to follow and in some places it didntmake sense. Sorry
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I loved this series! I highly recommend this to anyone who loves a good read. R.I.P. LA Banks. She was truly a gifted writer!
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