Grumpy Book Grrrl

a reader and writer

Warning: Sucky vampire puns ahead. Proceed at your own risk. I’m a huge fan of the new series, Vampire Blood, by Juliette Cross. When I found out there was a chance to sink my teeth into an ARC,  I couldn’t get my greedy little hands on it fast enough. I loved the first book in …

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The Red Lily is book two in the Vampire Blood series by Juliette Cross. The kingdoms are ruled by the dark and powerful Varis vampire family. One of the royals is pulling the strings and powering the soldiers with a blood madness, called sanguine furorem, giving them extra strength and an indiscriminate urge to murder …

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We all have our favorites and just as every book is different, so every reader’s experience will be. Each person holds female characters to different standards. As a general rule, she is good at self-defense, is kind and loyal, fair, and an assertive straight-talker. Humor is important, along with the ability to discern when to rush in and when to play it safe. She …

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Holy Batman, guys, this was flipping awesomesauce! I went to see it with a co-worker today. We both laughed, we both cried. It was everything I hoped it would be – and so much more. If you’ve been interested and paying attention, you’ll know it’s very much an “origin” story and the setting is WWI …

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