Monday, July 9, 2012

GIVEAWAY & REVIEW - Toni's Review of Tainted Night, Tainted Blood by E.S. Moore ***4 Stars***


In the darkness, it’s easy to lose your way…

Kat Redding is a vampire with a job to do—wiping out the vamps and werewolves who prey on Pureblood humans. Someone has to do it…as long as that someone is her. But suddenly Kat, also known as Lady Death, has competition, and it’s causing problems. Vampire houses and werewolf clans alike are blaming her for a spate of gruesome murders, and Kat needs to figure out who’s really responsible before she becomes the next target…

On the hunt, she forms an uneasy alliance with both the Luna Cult and a powerful rogue werewolf. But the truths Kat’s uncovering—about her enemies and her few remaining confidantes—are far from comforting. And when the chance comes to leave her life of vengeance behind, Kat must decide whether her real motive lies in protecting the innocent, or sating her own fierce hungers…


Kat’s world is about to be turned upside down.

Kat is a one woman wrecking crew when it comes to taking down undesirable vampires and werewolves.  Now there is a new force in town.  One that is killing in what appears to be with Kat’s signature moves.  This does not bode well for her.  She is already trying to protect Purebloods, now it looks like she is going to have to work twice as hard to protect her own hide.

Kat begins to question her existence and the desire to continue down her chosen road.  When a side trip shows her a new way of life, she must take a long hard look at herself, her past and her future.  While Kat is fighting for her life, she must decide if she wants to start living again.

This novel had two very different storylines in it.  While one was playing out the other was in the background being a tempting mistress.  After Kat’s life takes an unexpected turn, you dive right into the next story with both feet.  Mr. Moore begins to set the stage for the next book with a bunch of questions and suspense.

The first storyline is classic Kat; action, suspense and strained alliances.  Knowing the circumstances behind Kat’s life, I really could see the outcome from a mile away.  But that was okay.  You were able to visit old enemies and have some burning questions answered.  I think personally, I would have enjoyed a deeper concentration into the main darker plot.  It felt short changed.  Mr. Moore makes it all seem better though by throwing in a new element, Ethan’s buddy – Beligral.

The second plot is very intriguing.  Mr. Moore’s writing made my skin crawl with how potentially sinister it felt.  I think the new direction in Kat’s life is going to make for some very interesting reading.  But again, it was just a tiny taste and not exactly fulfilling.  Kat is completely out of her element and it makes me excited to read the next book in the series, Blessed By a Demon’s Mark, which is currently scheduled for release in January 2013.

Tainted Night, Tainted Blood as a whole, came together in an interesting pleasant way.  I was drawn in and I came away with questions answered and my imagination soaring.  This is very good Urban Fantasy.  There is lots of action and a kick-butt heroine.  It makes for some very fun reading!

Thanks for reading! - Toni

Wanna know what I think of the first in the series, read it here??? 

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  1. A strong crime-fighting protagonist (like Kate Daniels) makes for a good Urban Fantasy.

    Great reviews for both books! To Walk the Night is on my TBR list. Thank you for the giveaway! :)

  2. A good Urban Fantasy book has characters you love, a world you can easily see through the author's words and an exciting story line. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  3. Kick-ass hero/heroine and an intriguing storyline with mystery and action. You kinda want to live in that world, but not really as it is a scary place. Thanks for the giveway, I've been wanting to read this! Love the cover!

  4. A strong sexy hero or heroine, a dangerous bad guy, and a love interest make for a good read.

  5. A likable kick but heroine or hero.
    Thanks for the giveaway. I now have a new book and author to follow!

    laura thomas

  6. Good urban fantasy opens my eyes to the ways that simple, mundane life would be different (drastically or not) if supernatural creatures or elements of fantasy were real.

  7. Strong, believable snarky hero or heroine - who can get the job done but when it is evident they need help with a problem they are confident in themselves to reach out. Too strong of a lead just makes you snort and go "Yeah right." But they have to simply know when there is a time to fight alone and when there is a time to fight with companions.

    raonaid at gmail dot com

  8. A badass hero/heroine that is flawed but supernatural

  9. Urban fantasy to me is weird stuff in the real world! What makes it good for me is actually believeing it could happen to me! Like for example "one stormy day I get struck by lighting and wake up with supernatural powers and met the hunky hero of my dreams"! I love urban fantasys!!!

  10. Creative world-building, witty dialogue and great action. Of course, let's not forget the romance!!

  11. a kickass heroine and sarcasm. lots and lots of sarcasm. :)

  12. Good urban fantasy, for me, has to have a strong heroine and interesting secondary characters.

  13. I enjoy an urban fantasy,with a hint of romance, that has strong characters and plenty of action

  14. A world that feels like our own but isn't quite the same. Throw in a dash of sarcasm, a pinch of witty dialogue, and a heck of a lot of mystery

  15. A hero and a villain of course

  16. An alpha hero and a great villian. I love Urban Fantasy.

  17. I say a strong, independent, sexy, butt-kicking heroines and heroes. In an incredible world I'm drawn into to share their journey. And my biggest one is: characters I actually really care about! I'll be took out the story real fast if characters make me feel like...I don't give a rats-ass about them or I SO loath them.
    DeAnna Schultz

  18. good urban fantasy.. needs a kick ass woman!! i like to have more then one type of paranormal creature as well... it also needs to have humor, and not take itself too seriously..

  19. A strong heroine/hero, a creative world that brings you in and an interesting adventure.