Touch of Evil

Touch of Evil

by C. T. Adams, Cathy Clamp


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ISBN-13: 9780765377821
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 10/14/2014
Series: Thrall Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

C. T. ADAMS and CATHY CLAMP are also CAT ADAMS, the author of the much-lauded Blood Singer series, which includes Blood Song and To Dance with the Devil. Touch of Evil is the first book in their USA Today bestselling Thrall series. Adams and Clamp live deep in the heart of Texas.

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Touch of Evil 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing 5 hours ago
A mixed bag of a book, the characters are great, the story is quite good but it just didn't seem to flow. It felt like book two in a series and sometimes felt a bit clunky. I really liked the werewolf character but he felt a little paper thin.In this world vampires are a parasite who enslave and eventually kill their hosts, the bite creates a call to the Thrall. Kate Reilly is fighting the call but the fight has changed her, added powers to her life.
FlorenceArt on LibraryThing 5 hours ago
The story and characters are good. They deserve better than this canned romance treatment. The writing is mediocre at best. Nothing is left to the reader's imagination, including how the heroin cooks and parks her car. The romance and sex scenes are straight out of a can. Despite this, I read the entire book, because the characters do have some life (except the perfect boyfriend, who also came out of a can), and the story is mostly good.Obviously this is a beginning of a series, but it will continue without me.
astrida22 on LibraryThing 5 hours ago
This is a really different take on the vampire/werewolf genre. These vampires aren't funny or cute - they're terrifying. Adams and Camp have created a complicated world that keeps you glued to every page. Wonderful! Book 2 is called Touch of Madness. Just as good!!
francescadefreitas on LibraryThing 5 hours ago
The werewolves in this story were interesting, as were the parasitic vampires, but overall I didn't enjoy it. It was clearly the setup novel for a series, and I don't care enough about any of the characters to read further. The romance has little subtlety and less chemistry, and every single male character has bulging muscles somewhere.
Darla on LibraryThing 5 hours ago
Kate Reilly is a former pro volleyball player, a landlord, a bonded courier... and Not Prey. Which means pretty much what it says. The Thrall, commonly known as "vampires" because of their similarities to the fictional monsters (heh) are parasitic organisms that survive in human hosts and they view humans as hosts, herd (Renfields, more or less), Not Prey, and prey (anyone else--those they feed on). There are very few Not Prey. Kate earned that distinction by killing the former queen when her ex-fiance turned her over to the Thrall. She's been bitten, so she can feel the call of the Thrall.Now the new queen, Monica, is dying (human hosts don't last long), and she's determined to have Kate as her successor.Kate meets love interest, firefighter Tom Bishop, when he asks about renting an apartment in her building after his landlord illegally evicts him because he's a lycanthrope.This is a page-turning, action-packed story with clever, thorough worldbuilding and some wonderful characters. The emotional aspect is understated, but all the more affecting because of that. For example, Tom's feelings when Kate accepts his lycanthropy without question aren't elaborated on, but they're obvious nonetheless.And may I say kudos to C. T. and Cathy for giving us vampires who aren't fluffy bunnies. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in this unusual world.
mthomas1975 on LibraryThing 5 hours ago
The concept of the series is interesting but the editing was horrible. Vampires aren't really vampires but are parasites that invade a human's body and make them a Host. They are known as the Thrall. The human population is divided into two categories, Prey and Not-Prey. The Thrall is connected to every human they feed from and have a Queen just like a hive of bees. Unlike vampires, these creatures can only inhabit a body for a few years. The main character in the series, Kate, is a psychic that was bitten by one of the Thrall but wasn't turned thus making her Not-Prey. Problem is their Queen is dying and they want Kate to replace her. Kate spends the entirety of the book trying to keep her friends and family safe because Queen Monica is using them as leverage. It's difficult to hide when the Thrall are all connected and speak telepathically. It reminded me of the Jasmine storyline on the series Angel. I liked the characters in the book and though I have it I'm not itching to read the next book in the series. I will, however, put it in my to read pile. I'll get to it eventually.
Mendoza on LibraryThing 5 hours ago
Pros and consPros: The lead character is spunky and the array of other characters are definitely interesting and varied. THis was more of a steamy romance for me with supernatural aspects. Definitely not strictly an urban fantasy (by my definition) but more along hte lines of a a paranormal romance. If you likje these types then I think this book is a great read.Cons: The characters just didn't hit 'realistic' for me. The whole 'thrall' thing didn't make sense when the vampires really use humans as hosts. I liked this book for what it is and I will continue on with her series for now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think these writers are progressing well together. I am reading the sazi series after completing this series and so far the thrall series is better written and interesting to me even though i like the multiple shapeshifteres in the sazi series I think the biggest difference is in the first two books of Sazi series I really hate the whimpy heroine and in the Thrall series / this one/ Kates characture is take no prisoners awsome!
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mamichula1 More than 1 year ago
it was a little stange at first but it turned out to be an amazing book! i hae bought and read all three books absolutely amazing
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carenNJ More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed the story line of the of touch of evil and looking forward to the next two books of the thrall series. I think that Adams & Clamp make a great team of writers. I read all of all 8 books of The Sazi series and could not put the books down till I was done with all of the series I look forward to more of there writing style.
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Reading-Avidly More than 1 year ago
This is a great series by Adams & Clamp. I first read the "Moon" series. These books have great characters, and enjoyable plots. I would highly recommend this series and the "Moon" series.
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