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!
Wanna know what I think of the first in the series??? To Walk the Night
Thanks for reading! - Toni
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