This story line follows Pete Vernadetto, the police chief, as he investigates the murder. As the story opens, the baby know as both Lilith and Mariela has been carried off by the vampire ancients, who pumped her full of their powerful blood with disastrous consequences. As Tatiana soon discovers, Lilith is now a grown woman who out-powers the ancients and scares them to death , but has the emotional stability of a "terrible two-year-old" — that is to say, she is a petulant tantrum-throwing terror who won't take no for an answer and strikes down anyone who tries to rein her in.
As part of her plan, Tatiana wants to reunite with Mal and become the leader of the vampires. And one more thing — she wants Chrysabelle dead, dead, dead! Lola Diaz-White: Now that the mayor is a vampire, she wants to bring the supernaturals into play in the government and security of Paradise City. This book really doesn't get going until the half-way point, when the various story lines begin to mesh, and the action really heats up.
The story line with the weakest resolution is the one in which Chrysabelle retrieves Mal's love for her. It goes so quickly and smoothly that there's no real drama or suspense. The resolution of the Lilith and Tatiana story line goes biblically woo-woo — to the point that I was just shaking my head in disbelief. Having said that, I have to admit that the story lines for Creek and for Fi-Doc were full of dramatic surprises.
In this series, supernaturals are called othernaturals. His lips parted enough to give her a glimpse of fangs. The way you small, the color of your hair, the glow that surrounds you, the warmth of your skin It's the gold, she wanted to say, and that is our purpose Here's a condensed version of Mal's tragic history: Mal is twice cursed, first by accidentally killing his sire during his turning.
That curse condemned him to kill every single human he drank from. The second curse came at the hands of the vampire nobility, who threw Mal into a dungeon without food, where he rotted away for decades. Fifty years ago, when Fiona, a college student, stumbled into Mal's dungeon, he drained her dry, thus kicking in the second curse, which wrote the names of every person he has ever killed on his body and unleashed their voices in his head, almost driving him to madness. Fiona's spirit also bonded to him, as would the spirit of anyone he killed from that point on.
When Mal realized the dimensions of his curses, he vowed never to drink from a living person ever again, and he has stood by his vow ever since. This, of course, means that he must subsist on animal blood or stale human blood, neither of which can keep up his strength. Mal lives on a rusted-out ship in the harbor of Paradise City with the spiritual Fiona Fi and Doc, a cursed varcolai shifter who used to be a leopard but now can only shift into a house cat.
Mal saved Doc's life by rescuing him when he was in cat form, and now Doc lives on the ship and has fallen for Fi, and vice versa. Needless to say, no one is happy to see her, and she's not too crazy about them either.
Chrysabelle and Mac spend a great deal of time just getting used to each other's worlds. Then they and their friends go off on a mission to rescue Aunt Maris, who has been kidnapped by the villainess, Tatiana, a powerful ancient vampire who is in league with the Castus Sanguis —fallen angels with demonic qualities and enormous power. The story is written in the third person, and it mostly jumps back and forth among three points of view: from Chrysabelle to Mal to Tatiania and back again.
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We also get a few scenes from Maris's point of view. The angst levels are high for just about every character throughout the story. Mal, in particular, is forced to relive some horrific scenes from his past.
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The book is weakened by its many one-note scenes with the evil Tatiana, as she does one awful thing after another to innocents and not-so-innocents alike. Here is a typical Tatiana moment in which she makes sure that her servant won't tell any secrets: "With a rabid growl, her human features disappeared as her facial bones shifted and her fangs descended fully. She sank them into her servant's throat, his cries filling her ears like chamber music, his blood disappearing down her gullet along with the secret of the missing ring.
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Brand new Book. After nearly dying Chrysabelle finds new determination to move beyond life as a Comarre and grasp hold of some normality. Until a new task is brought to her doorstep: rescue the child kidnapped by her rival Tatiana, or her vampire boyfriend, Mal, becomes enemy number one. But before Chrysabelle can begin that mission, the mayor declares a curfew in Paradise City to control its othernatural population.
A close friend gets caught and when Mal gets in over his head, Chrysabelle runs to his rescue and unwittingly unleashes a power that's lain dormant in him for centuries. Seller Inventory AAZ More information about this seller Contact this seller. Book Description Orbit. The next instalment in Kristen Painter's fast-paced and original urban fantasy series about a race of humans bred to feed vampire nobility. Series: House of Comarre.
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Out for Blood by Kristen Painter Paperback, Be the first to write a review. About this product Product Information After nearly dying Chrysabelle finds new determination to move beyond life as a Comarre and grasp hold of some rmality. Until a new task is brought to her doorstep: rescue the child kidnapped by her rival Tatiana, or her vampire boyfriend, Mal, becomes enemy number one. But before Chrysabelle can begin that mission, the mayor declares a curfew in Paradise City to control its othernatural population. A close friend gets caught and when Mal gets in over his head, Chrysabelle runs to his rescue and unwittingly unleashes a power that's lain dormant in him for centuries Additional Product Features Author s.
A former New Yorker now living in Florida, Kristen has a wealth of fascinating experiences from which to flavour her stories, including time spent working in fashion for Christian Dior and as a maitre'd for Wolfgang Puck.
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