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I'm no coward. I want to make that perfectly clear. But after my life turned into a horror movie, I take fear a lot more seriously now. I finally became Dr. Carrie Ames just eight months ago. Then I was attacked in the hospital morgue by a vampire. Just my luck.

So now I'm a vampire, and it turns out I have a blood tie to the monster who sired me. The tie works like an invisible leash, and I'm bound to him no matter what I do. And of course he's one of the most evil vampires on earth. With my sire hell-bent on turning me into a soulless killer and his sworn enemy set to exterminate me, things couldn't get much worse...except I'm attracted to them both.

Drinking blood, living as an immortal demon, and being a pawn between two warring vampire factions isn't exactly how I'd imagined my future. But as my father used to say, the only way to conquer fear is to face it. So that's what I'll do. Fangs bared.

Don't miss the rest of the Blood Ties series, including Book Two, The Possession and Book Three, Ashes to Ashes, and Book Four, All Souls' Night.
©2006 Jennifer Armintrout; (P)2006 Audible, Inc.
All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. This edition is published by arrangement with Harlequin Books S.A. All characters in this book are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

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"This fast, furious novel is a squirm-inducing treat." (Publishers Weekly)

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Loved it, had to get part two right away.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Good Vampire Series

I love vampire novel, so I jumped at the chance to purchase this audio book. It started out kind of slow. I actually turned it off after the first couple chapters. Out of lack of having anything else to do, I turned the audio book back on. I'm really happy I did. It got much better. These books are kind of a guilty pleasure for me. It's a decent vampire novel mixed with a crazy (in a good way) erotic scenes. I love the narrator!! She really defines each characters.

I quickly purchased the over two. I finished all 3 in about a week. I couldn't put them away.

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  • Raymond
  • Santa Barbara, CA, USA
  • 06-22-07

If you like to smoke....

If you like listening to graphical almost sexual detail on how much the protagonist likes to smoke this is the book for you.

But personally other than knowing that a character smokes for character development reasons, I feel that smoking is utterly useless in the telling of a story. I stopped listening to the story during one of these descriptions and never finished it.

Other than that the story was not bad and if I had been reading it I would have been able to easily skim over those paragraphs and probably would have finished.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Painful 2

I agree with the review by Painful - I stopped listening before the end of the first half even though I wanted to finish so as not to waste money. However, I reached a point where I couldn't listen to another word. I would like to have given it no stars.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Gene
  • Chattanooga, TN, United States
  • 12-05-08

Very Dissappointed

After reading the preview I was interested in the book. I downloaded it and halfway through was regretable about the purchase. It was not at all like I expected and very grusome. I was planning on listening to the rest of the series but have decided not to listen further.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful