• The Crimson Corset

  • The Vampires of Crimson Cove, Book 1
  • By: Alistair Cross
  • Narrated by: Allen Andrews
  • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)

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The Crimson Corset

By: Alistair Cross
Narrated by: Allen Andrews
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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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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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Definitely worth your time

Such a well-rounded story with well-rounded characters. I’ve already downloaded the second book and can not wait to bite into it.

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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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Brilliant Writing!

This is the first book that I've listened to or read by this author. I have to say that I very much enjoy his writing style! His characters are likeable (except those who aren't supposed to be likeable) and I feel like I got to know them. I very much appreciate that in a book!

I struggled a bit with the narration. I wasn't a fan of the narrator at first. But he grew on me. Even though I struggled with the narration, at first, I still gave it five stars. The sum of this audiobook is definitely deserving of five stars! If you struggle with the narration, too, I recommend giving it a little time. Hopefully the book, itself, will grow on you... like it did me! It's a great story!

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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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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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ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

I just had to try this title and it was so absolutely above and beyond vampire awesome. I can't see one Vampire lover not enjoying this book and I was given a free copy in exchange for my honest feedback and only because I requested it not the other way around. I went out of my way to hunt down the source for this opportunity so let me tell you it's an amazingly awesome book that soon will have a sequel according to my source.