One fateful night changed my life forever and brought secrets to light I never could have imagined, leaving me parentless, penniless, and caring for an ailing sister. My father was not the man I thought I knew, and his greed and sickness have left me with virtually nothing to use to care for my sister and get her the treatments she needs to maybe one day walk again. And now, we might lose our house, as well.
Luckily, an ad in the paper helps me regain some hope. I have something to barter with that not many courtesans have, after all, and it just might be enough to earn what's needed to secure my future as a successful Blood Courtesan. My first client turns out to be the man of my dreams, the sexy-as-sin vampire rock star I've lusted after since I was a teen, but he wants nothing to do with me or what I have to offer.
My father's misdeeds continue to haunt me and I'm left with only one option: I need to make the talented and headstrong Lyric Rivers desire me, or lose everything. Maybe even my life.
The Blood Courtesans Series, where vampires are real, rich, powerful--and hungry.
Blood is bought and sold like fine wine, and the best blood goes to the highest bidder.
It's not supposed to be about love ... until it is.
About the Author
About Susan Griscom
I grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania, spending most of my time daydreaming or playing around in the mud. I grew out of the mud play, well, most of the time, a good soak in the mud is always fun. I still daydream often and sometimes my daydreams interrupt my daydreams. So I write to remember them. If I didn't write, I think my mind would explode from an overload of fantasy and weirdness. To the annoyance of my friends and family, my characters sometimes become a part of my world. During my childhood, I would frequently get in trouble in school for daydreaming. Eventually, my vivid imagination paid off and I had the privilege of writing and co-directing my sixth-grade class play--a dreadful disaster, though not from my writing, of course. I'm pretty sure it was the acting.
I enjoy writing about characters living in small quaint towns and tend to lean toward the unusual and edgy.
My paranormal playing field delves into a different milieu, abandoning vampires and werewolves, but not discounting them. Someday I might like to write a novel about vamps and those furry creatures. But for now I like the bizarre mixed with romance. A strong hero or heroine confronted with extraordinary forces of nature, powers and capabilities gets my blood running hot, as does a steamy contemporary romantic suspense.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Refrain: Blood Courtesans - Neriza: A Vampire Blood Courtesan Romance by Susan Griscom Is a awesome story to read. I love reading this story cause it is about vampires with aunique twist on the story. I loved reading this story and I highly recommend this story to everyone who loves reading about vampires. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Love the Blood Courtesan series and this one was just as great as the others I have read which is quite a feat when there are so many different authors involved Neriza applies to be a blood courtesan after she loses her parents in a car accident that also cripples hr sister Now she is facing a mountain of medical debts as well as her parents debt and this is her only answer. Lyric is the lead singer of the band Crimson Rivers he needs a courtesan to go on tour with him and leaves it to his assistant to organize getting a experienced one for him . What he actually gets Neriza a totally inexperienced courtesan and one he has a past with she had a major crush on him. While he tries to get rid of her she does all she can to stay after all she needs the money as they finally start to form a friendship and truce both the past come back to attack them Neriza finds her father was involved in some very shady deals and now she needs protecting will Lyric stand up and keep her safe. You will have to read to see.
Vampires! Yes! It’s so hard to take a vampire story and make it unique. I often find that there is a lot of monotony with them. But this is hardly the case for the Blood Courtesans. In this world vampires are real and out in the open. They are normal people like you and me but they drink blood…maybe they are not what you consider completely normal, lol! Neriza is our female lead in Refrain. She lost her parents in a horrible car accident and this accident has left her sister paralyzed. Neriza is the sole provider for herself and her sister along with taking care of her parent’s debt. She decides to apply to be a Blood Courtesan. She tries to do this quietly as her uncle doesn’t agree with vampires paying for blood. Basically she gets rented for sex and blood. She has a unique quality about her that makes her a bit more valuable and she is accepted right away. She is essentially “rented” by Lyric (through his assistant) so that she can go on tour with the band and keep him sustained. Lyric happens to be the lead singer of the band Crimson Rivers, also her childhood crush, also a total hottie with an accent! He wants her gone and gone ASAP! She can’t figure out why so she puts all of her effort into getting him to keep her so that she is not in trouble with the Madame at the agency. As these two are learning to work together she gets some terrible news and finds that her dad was in the middle of some shady dealings, and here is where the real fun begins. Neriza and Lyric do form a friendship and confide in each other about their pasts. As things heat up both of their pasts come to the present and we find that the world may not be as large as we all thought. I can’t give you ANY more of the story without giving away tons of spoilers. The intensity between Lyric and Neriza with the witty banter is enough to make you want to read the book. But all the crazy twists in between are what makes this story amazing!
A vampire refraining from feeding?? That's right because of a violent spree Lyric has stayed away from her type no matter how enticing the smell of her blood is or how much he needs to feed. What starts off as a business venture ends in so much more. With a few twist and surprises add some suspense and spicy scenes and this will most definitely keep you going. Great addition to the Blood Courtesan Series from this author that can tell a story and make it hot too!!