Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Early Review with Goldilox and the Three Weres: A Blood Seduction by Pamela Palmer

[May 29th, 2012]
Quinn Lennox is searching for a missing friend when she stumbles into a dark otherworld that only she can see—and finds herself at the mercy of Arturo Mazza, a dangerously handsome vampire whose wicked kiss will save her, enslave her, bewitch her, and betray her. What Arturo can't do is forget about her—any more than Quinn can control her own feelings for him. Neither one can let desire get in the way of their mission—his to save his people, hers to save herself. But there is no escape from desire in a city built for seduction, where passion flows hot and blood-red . . .


This is my first buddy review with a good friend of mine, and a member of the Terrible Girls Club, Goldilox @ Goldilox and the Three Weres. I'll be doing more buddy reviews with her in the future, along with other TGC members. I hope you enjoy it! 



Cat : Ok, you know what I'm going to ask about first. What was your reaction to the way the story ended?

Goldilox : Wow, I did NOT see that ending coming but I'm so happy with the way it ended. It was more believable than what I thought was going to happen, given Arturo's character, and it has me really looking forward to the next in the series!


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Goldilox : What did you think of the world building, especially Vamp City?

Cat : I loved the alternate universe setting with its similarities to a historic Washington, D.C. I thought it was one of the novel's most appealing aspects. And a lot of what took place was very dark and morbid, so a decaying, crumbling Vamp City complimented that perfectly. 


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Cat : What were your thoughts on Quinn's character?

Goldilox : I thought she was a good heroine, strong at times but still realistically weak. Her fear was fitting given the situation she suddenly found herself in and I really appreciated the loyalty she had to finding her brother. I thought her simultaneous attraction and repulsion to Arturo was well written, although she seemed to jockey back and forth between the two emotions pretty suddenly throughout the story. 


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Goldilox : Arturo is the king of anti-heroes. Were you rooting for him and Quinn to be together or not?

Cat : Absolutely not! I enjoyed the characters individually, but I cringed each time Quinn admitted to wanting Arturo despite his deceptions and admission that he would betray her whenever necessary. Ugh! I appreciated Arturo's "I am what I am" attitude, but he should stick to his sex slaves and one night stands, not relationships. 


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Cat : Did you have a favorite moment or favorite quote? 

Goldilox : I did not have a favorite quote that stood out to me. As far as a favorite moment, I actually enjoyed every time Quinn attempted an escape from Arturo or the vampires because I found her need to escape believable. I was so glad that the author didn't have her be stupid enough to just stick with Arturo, fall in lust, and wish there was a way to help her brother. I liked that Quinn understood the danger she was in and was scared and smart enough to try and get away!


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Goldilox : Were there any parts of the story that bothered, annoyed, or concerned you?

Cat : Ok, be prepared to laugh at me, but there is one particular scene that stands out because it ruins what is supposed to be a very sexy and heated moment. Quinn exposes herself to Arturo at his command and when he compliments her breasts, she responds by saying that they look like fried eggs! Talk about killing the mood! I couldn't take it seriously after that.  


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Cat : Here's a tricky one - 

Put yourself in Quinn's shoes. Do you try and save Vamp City for the sake of the innocent people who are trapped there or do you allow it to collapse without its magic and save future humans from suffering the same fate as the vampires' slaves? 

Goldilox : Ugh - thanks a lot! I asked myself this exact question the entire time I was reading. Palmer doesn't make the reader pity the vampires or anything like that, and for that I am extremely glad. The reason to restore the magic of Vamp City and save it would be to save all the humans that are trapped inside...but at the same time most of those humans wouldn't survive outside of Vamp City anyway (this is stated in the book, however I won't elaborate any further so I don't spoil anything!). There are some vampires that are better than others, and as sad as it would be to see them die with the evil vamps...I think I would get my butt out of there and let the city die to save further humans from the fear and pain!


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Goldilox : Will you be reading the next in the series? Are you looking forward to it?

Cat : YES! The ending of this story kicked the sequel up to pre-order status. This is assuming the next story will feature the same characters. I've been tricked that way before. But I'm looking forward to more development and possibly some growth for Arturo's character...or maybe just Quinn getting played some more, ha! Either way, I have to know what happens to the residents of Washington, V.C.


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Cat : Same question to you - Will you be reading the next in the series? Are you looking forward to it?

Goldilox : I will most definitely read the next in the series. I enjoyed the story and thought the premise was really original. 


My rating: 


Goldilox's rating:





9 comments:

Jennifer TheBookNympho said...

Great job guys!

Goldilox said...

Looks great! Can't wait to do another one! :)

Braine @ Talk Supe said...

I love this format! Kudos!

Miss Vain's Paranormal Fantasy said...

Loved it!!

Escapism Fanatic said...

This review was great. i loved the back and forth questions.

I can't wait for more TGC reviews.

Vanessa theJeepDiva said...

Awesome post! I thought this book was great. It w is so very different from what I typically read.

laura thomas said...

That was fun. Can't wait for you to do it again! Great post.

Amber I @ Awesomesauce said...

OOOh buddy reads seem fun!! I love the post.

And yay you included me in your links on the Terrible Girls! I am so honored.lol

scooper said...

I loved this book because it was so different from those I normally read and I enjoyed y'all's review. Many valid points were made and like y'all, I want to see where Palmer takes it. :)

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