Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Cheap Read Rec.

Blood Wager  99¢
Book #1

Yes, yet another "How I became a vampire", story, but this one isn't at all bad. I only had a couple of issues with the first one. Namely the multiple Passive & Active voices thrown together. It wasn't necessarily confusing, just a bit strange at the beginning. The protagonist also seemed a bit too morose and bitterly sarcastic, for me to like her completely all the time. Little to no humor, but a fast and interesting read nonetheless.  The covers are also a bit cheesy and cheap looking, but thankfully that's not an issue with electronic reading.

One word of warning.  This series is highly addictive, which I quickly found out after finishing the first four in record time.  A couple of things still bother me about this series and is keeping me from recommending it enthusiastically.  One being the heavy handedness of the men in these books, and two,  how the author defines what a "mate" is.
Lissa is a middle-aged woman, down on her luck, with a terminally ill husband, who was just taken off life support. Drowning in her sorrows at a local bar, she unwittingly gets caught-up with two wagering vamps. Turned by rogues who wager her life, Lissa is running from her maker who is determined to kill her, hunted by the Council who has branded her a rogue and blackmailed by werewolves, who utilize her newly-developed talents for their own gain.

6-Blood Queen
7-Blood Rebellion (TBD)
8-Blood War (TBD
9-Blood Redemption (TBD)

-Life is too Short to Read a Bad Book-

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