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Blood Rights (House of Comarré) Mass Market Paperback – October 1, 2011
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"Kristen Painter brings a sultry new voice to the vampire genre, one that beckons with quiet passion and intrigue."―L.A. Banks, New York Times bestselling author of The Vampire Huntress Legends series
"Painter scores with this one. Passion and murder, vampires and courtesans -- original and un-put-downable. Do yourself a favor and read this one."―Patricia Briggs, New York Times bestselling author
"Kristen Painter's Blood Rights is dark and rich with layer after delicious layer. This spellbinding series will have you begging for more!"―Gena Showalter, New York Times bestselling author
"A world full of rich potential. Excellent!"―P.C. Cast, New York Times bestselling author
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The former college English teacher can often be found on twitter @Kristen_Painter or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KristenPainterAuthor where she loves to interact with readers. She's also the co-founder of RomanceDivas.com, an award-winning writers' forum. Sign up here: http://eepurl.com/xT-9L to find out when her next release is coming out.
Kristen lives in Florida with her retired Air Force husband and a horde of feline dependents. She is represented by the Knight Agency.
Top Customer Reviews
Chrysabelle has spent a hundred years serving as a Comarre to a high ranking vampire. On the eve of her test to escape service by combat; her master is killed. This leaves Chrysabelle free but she is also forced to flee since she is suspected of murdering her master. Now Chrysabelle is forced to try and blend in with the human world until she can clear her name. When Chrysabelle tries to get help she runs into Mal. Mal is a royal vampire who has been declared anathema. Mal and Chrysabelle don't get along well, but working together may be the only way they can both get what they want and clear Chrysabelle's name.
This was a very well done book. The world created is interesting. The book is set in the near future, 2060 I believe, most of the common things are recognizable but some of the technology has changed quite a bit. With the futuristic setting the book ends up being a pleasant blend of sci-fi, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and mystery.
The most intriguing part of the society Chrysabelle comes from is the House of Comarre. The House of Comarre has a lot of secrets, some you find out in this book but there is still a lot of mystery involving this group of individuals. The whole idea behind the Comarre is fascinating even at face value, but when you find out about all the mystery behind this House it becomes an even more fascinating and engaging idea.Read more ›
Blood Rights are set somewhere in the future but you will not find this reflected in any of the scenes in the book. The world feels very real and very now . . . It is also labelled as an Urban Fantasy (not a genre that I usually prefer) but I felt that everything was mostly about the characters. There is lots of action off course but you will not be disappointed with all the romantic tension between Chrysabelle and Malkolm.
This is the first book of The House of Comarre series and we are introduced to the world of the comarre. We are only allowed to see fleeting glimpses but what a world it is. It is such a new view of vampires and all their companions that I hope much more of this world will be revealed to us in the books to come. You will see vampires in a whole new light.
Chrysabelle has been comarre (or blood slave) to her patron for a hundred years. On the night that she hopes to be set free, he is found murdered and she becomes the number one suspect. She flees into the open world and into the arms of Malkolm, a vampire that has fallen from grace. But has she now run into the arms of even greater danger?
Malkolm is one of the most tortured souls that I have read in a long time - both physically and mentally. He has been cursed to kill all that he drinks from. His body and soul are covered by all his victims and sometimes they force their way out.Read more ›
~ Premise ~
Chrysabelle is one of the Comarre - a woman trained from childhood to be a companion, and blood source for vampires. Much like the geisha's the Comarre are taught to be graceful, gracious, learned, and well spoken, and are then auctioned off to the highest bidder - a patron from one of the great vampire noble houses.
When Chrysabelle finds her long time vampire patron dead, she is accused of his murder and the theft of a valuable artifact, and forced to flee into the human world. She is hunted for murder and theft, and for being what she is - a Comarre - a status symbol and source of pure, empowering blood. Beset upon at every turn, Chrysabelle enlists the aid of the oh so very sexy Malkolm - a outcast vampire noble, with a dark past. Together they work to untangle the complex weave of lies and politics surround her patron's death, and the importance of the artifact that the other nobles seem to covet so desperately.
~ World ~
While the world building in this book isn't breaking any new ground, it was very tight, creative, and well thought out. This story focuses primarily on the vampire world, and that of their blood slave servants, The Cromarre.
The author put a lot of work into creating the politics, magic, and structure of both her vampire houses, and the Comarre.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this because an excerpt was included at the end of another Orbit book I was reading, and I have to say I feel like I'm reading bad Buffy fanfic. Read morePublished 1 month ago by metronne
own entire series on my nook, but love the series so much that i bought it in paper back from amazon to add to my collection. Read morePublished 1 month ago by joshmazak
I found this book while looking through a recent copy of RT magazine. I instantly fell in love with the cover. It was just different and I was drawn to the detail. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Karine
Very dissapointed. The cover is attracted the characters are complex. Too many themes going on. Not sure why this book is receiving 4 stars from other readers. Read morePublished 8 months ago by cPb
A very good start to the series, but from what I've read, it goes down from here. Painter's characters can be immature and self-centered, and I can see how the two main characters... Read morePublished 8 months ago by SBearOma
Manages to hook you from the start and keeps the mystery and drama going. Love how she manages to make it feel old world while weaving in the everyday technology. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Elisabeth Douglass
Original, one of a kind, great story, great characters, cannot wait to read what happens nextPublished 9 months ago by Indiquinn
Everywhere you turn there is a different book about vampires. It seems like every author is trying their hand at writing a vampire story. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Taylor Weekley