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Publisher's Summary

Welcome to Crimson Cove: Sheltered by ancient redwoods overlooking the California coast, the cozy village of Crimson Cove has it all: sophisticated retreats, fine dining, and a notorious nightclub The Crimson Corset. It seems like a perfect place to relax and get close to nature. But not everything in Crimson Cove is natural. 

When Cade Colter moves to town, he expects it to be peaceful to the point of boredom. But he quickly learns that after the sun sets and the fog rolls in, the little tourist town takes on a whole new kind of life - and death. 

Darkness at the edge of town: Renowned for its wild parties and history of debauchery, The Crimson Corset looms on the edge of town, inviting patrons to sate their most depraved desires and slake their darkest thirsts. 

Proprietor Gretchen VanTreese has waited centuries to annihilate the Old World vampires on the other side of town and create a new race - a race that she alone will rule. When she realizes Cade Colter has the key that will unlock her plan, she begins laying an elaborate trap that will put everyone around him in mortal danger.

Blood wars: The streets are running red with blood, and as violence and murder ravage the night, Cade must face the darkest forces inside himself and, perhaps, even abandon his own humanity in order to protect what he loves.

“Put Bram Stoker in a giant cocktail shaker, add a pinch of Laurell K. Hamilton, a shot of John Carpenter, and a healthy jigger of absinthe, and you’ll end up with Alistair Cross’s modern Gothic chiller The Crimson Corset - a deliciously terrifying tale that will sink its teeth into you from page one.” (Jay Bonansinga, New York Times best-selling author of The Walking Dead: Invasion and Lucid)

“This drop-deadly tale of seduction and terror will leave you begging to be fanged... ” (Tamara Thorne, international best-selling author of Haunted and Moonfall)

“I couldn’t put this book down. It’s got more hooks than a day boat out of San Pedro Harbor!” (QL Pearce, author)

©2015 Alistair Cross (P)2020 Alistair Cross

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I Loved It!

I really loved this story, narration great! The story introduces you to some wild character that start to creep you out fast. What a wild ride, it has everything a good vampire story should have and more. So easy to slip into book 2 The Silver Dagger oh so good!

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I loved this story from a new to me author.

I love vampire stories, but had gotten a bit bored by the recent offerings. They don't seem to have enough 'bite' days. I'm so glad I took the time to listen to this book and I can't wait to listen to the 2nd in the series. Not all vampires are bad nor are they all sexy 😉

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Brilliant and Beautiful

If the cover of this book doesn't captivate you, the story will absolutely draw you in! From the beginning, the town, the characters, and sexy vampires kept me on edge Alistair Cross takes the vampire legend to a whole new level. His ideas, from how they survive to how they die is absolutely brilliant. If you're a fan of vampire novels, horror, mystery, erotic paranormal romance, or just a damn good story, this book is for you. Now, I can't wait to sink my teeth into book 2... The Silver Dagger.

--A fan for life and author of the Breedline novels

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couldn't finish due to some issue

I did enjoy the story line, the narrative could have been better. I was unable to finish the story, I had one hour left and no matter what I did I could not hear anything

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A Horrifying, Enthralling, Fabulous Wild Ride!

The Crimson Corset grabs you right from the start, keeps you guessing, and does not let you go. Two very different groups of vampires co-exist in the same area with the fangless among them completely oblivious! The characters are so clearly defined, a few with a healthy helping of quirks that had me laughing out loud. A few that had me looking for a stake and a sledgehammer. All of them so real you’d expect to find them at the cafe where you have breakfast every morning! The plot was fascinating. My interest never waned. As much as I couldn’t wait to see how every thing got resolved, I didn’t want it to end. I loved every minute and I can’t wait for more. So very, very well done!

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Excellent vampire tale!

I've never really been a big fan of vampire stories. (You can blame the Twilight saga for that!) This one is very enjoyable though. The writer is extremely talented.

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Vampires!

As a reader of Vampire fiction for over 50 years, I am always in search of the next great tale. This book had a lot of unique aspects to it and, overall, was enjoyable. That being said, I do have a couple of comments about the book. There was more of an erotic aspect to the book than I anticipated. If I had been reading the book instead of listening, I would have skipped over several chapters. I realize that vampires are supposed to be sexual creatures, but this book focused on that a little too much for my taste.

I liked the author's take on the typical vampire tale by having a male character be the one enthralled by a female vampire instead of the usual male vampire/female subject. Also, the comparison of the vampire's hold over her "subjects" to a drug addiction was well done.

I had a hard time getting into the listening of this book. At first, the narrator seemed bored with what he was doing and I had a hard time continuing to listen. After a while, either I got used to his delivery or he improved (I think it was the latter). He was much more animated in the latter part of the book and had some pretty good voices for the different characters. I was given the chance to listen to this audiobook by the author/narrator/publisher and I chose to review it.

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Great world and read

I really enjoyed this book, I love the characters and the world. I always love a good vampire novel.

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Enthralling

I'm not into fiction but I gave it a shot and I was not let down. I was enthralling from start to finish. Well built characters.

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That Raven!!

So many things I can say about this enjoyable book! Excellent! Must Listen! Highly recommend!

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  • Joanne P.
  • 04-06-21

don't bother

this book is so boring and badly written. the author is a weirdo and the narrator is absolutely rubbish

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  • Helen
  • 03-05-21

Amazing

Welcome to Crimson Cove: Sheltered by ancient redwoods overlooking the California coast, the cozy village of Crimson Cove has it all
Amazing audio book loved every minute can’t wait for more story’s

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  • mangankillarney
  • 02-02-21

So enjoyed

I enjoyed the book from the very start to the end. The development of the relationship between the brothers was brilliant, and amusing. I really enjoyed the difference in vampires. The plot is non-stop with plenty of twists.

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  • Shani
  • 12-03-20

full on

this story sucked me in from the start,
the journey of the brothers us so well planned with plenty of action.
my only comment if negativity woukd be the shop i would if liked more other than putting inventory on a computer in a spiritual shop.
cant want to listen to the next installment

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  • Clare
  • 12-03-20

Irritating narrator

I really enjoyed the story, however i found the narrator very off putting, he paused between words where a pause was not needed and puts emphasis on words that should not be emphasised. This is jarring and a few times pulled me from the story and I nearly gave up, it was only wanting to see how the book ended that I persevered. Towards the end of the book he did improve and speak smoothly with not as many unnecessary pauses.
I will keep an eye out for this author, but will not be listening to anything with this narrator again.