Pandora English is no ordinary small-town orphan. When she's invited to live with her mysterious great aunt Celia in New York City, she seizes the opportunity to escape her stifling hometown, break from her tragic past and make it as a writer.
Things, however, are not what she is expecting. For starters, her great aunt's gothic mansion is in a mist-wreathed Manhattan suburb that doesn't appear on maps. And then there's Celia herself – a former designer to the stars of Hollywood's Golden Age – who is elegant, unnaturally young, and always wearing a veil. Pandora lands a job at a fashion magazine and her first assignment is covering the A-list launch of the latest miracle cream, BloodofYouth.
But something is not right about the product, nor Athanasia, the drop-dead beautiful face of the brand. It seems there may be a secret ingredient in BloodofYouth, a secret worth killing for....
While I'm not into super natural books, I found this one delightful. Very light read with vampires, zombies and more than a touch of light humor. I don't care much for series books, but in this case I think I'll grab the next one. Definitely chick lit. Enjoy!
What disappointed you about The Blood Countess?
Could not stand the narrator -could not listen to the ook
What could Tara Moss have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Would you be willing to try another one of Rosemary Watson’s performances?
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Blood Countess?
Never made it that far
Any additional comments?
Bought the wrong book
Fantastic - cannot wait for the next installment. Tara has a great imagination. A must read.
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
I might suggest it to a young reader - not enough meat on the bones for me - no depth in the story.
What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)
Fine you can see the author setting up for a series
Any additional comments?
The story was slow to start and was not at all complex. There is a very mild love interest and I could see the end of the baddy coming from the moment she enters the factory. There are a couple really silly elements such as the use of 'loose rice' when I thought - how daft does the author think I am?
I will only buy the next in the series if it is included in the special offers.
The voice of the narrator was so bad I couldn’t listen to the story. The story does seem good though.
It was so lovely to be able to.listen to Tara Moss again after some time.