Stacy Eaton is a police officer by profession. Currently, she is working as the department investigator and enjoys digging into cases and putting the pieces of the puzzles together.
Stacy resides in southeastern Pennsylvania and is the wife to a police officer and the mother of two. She is very proud of her son who is currently serving in the United States Navy and equally proud of her nine year old daughter who works hard in her Tae Kwon Do studies.
When Stacy is not working her demanding job, or spending time with her family, she works on her business and volunteers with the World Literary Café. When there is time, she writes.
Her current projects include finishing up edits for Liveon, a contemporary romance set to release late 2013. Second Shield a romance and crime novel that should be released by January 2014. She is also working on Book 3 of the My Blood Runs Blue series, Mixing the Blue Blood and 4 other projects.
I loved this book, I love vampires, & this was a different twist to an old story. There was just the right amount of action, romance, suspense, and back story to keep me interested.
I liked that the story was told from different points of view, but it did bring up a lot of repetition, hearing the same scene over & over was kind of strange & time consuming. It would have been good to know each person's (vampire's) feelings without rehatching scene after scene.
I really loved the way the story ended, an old mistake fixed so to speak! I will be reading the next book.
I do my best not to read reviews posted by others before I read a book because I worry it will affect what I think. So I read the synopsis of this book, and then bought it. I have to say that I really enjoyed it!
I knew it was a crime type story, but that's pretty much it. It's a crime story and so much more! I really enjoyed all the characters in the book, and I have to say that at no point was i bored or even a little tired of any of them. I found all the characters to be well rounded and believable, which was a lovely change!
There were some surprises and some interesting turns. Ms Eaton does a wonderful job of making sure that all the loose ends get tied up, and at no point was I left wondering, 'Yes, but...' The reader is left wondering for awhile, but sooner or later the answer is given.
This book had it all. It tied together nicely two of my favorite genre's and was believable in the way it was done. I loved the interaction of the characters and how they reacted to the things that were happening to them. I also found that when I was finished, I really wanted to get the next book in the series, because I want to know what happens next!
I would recommend this one to anyone, I'm sure that it won't disappoint!
For romance readers who want to expand into vampire books, this story is a sweetheart of a romance. Tough cop Kristin is widowed and thinks love is over, so why does she keep having these romantic dreams and thoughts that are about a man she's never met? She's a cop. She has been trained to focus and that's what she does, keeps her mind on protecting her small town and solving crimes, right up until a terrible crime draws her into memories of a romance, well, I won't spoil the surprises but I will say, this is a well-written story weaving bits of fantasy through a believable setting and letting you see deeply into the thoughts and hearts of the main characters. Enjoy!
This review is from: My Blood Runs Blue (Kindle Edition)
This is my first vampire book and I couldn't put it down! From the start, Kristin, a small town officer brings her cop skills to solve murders in Fawn Hollow. Kristen has the uneasy feeling that something is missing in her life. Through her investigation into the murdered victims, she begins to learn that she belongs to a select group in the community that is different from the whole population? The serial murders keep happening as the story unfolds while her own history is slowly revealed to her.
During the murder investigation she becomes strongly attracted to two men in the same town. Alex and Julian are both falling in love with Kristin and become rivals for her attention and passion. Alex and Julian were also both in love at one time with Calista, a murdered woman from the past, and Kristin becomes linked to the two men through their longing for the dead woman. The passion in the book explodes with rich details. Kristen finds herself torn between the two men and must make a decision which one she will choose. Meanwhile there is danger lurking for Kristen and she must beware of someone stalking her.
Stacy Eaton sets all the characters against each other with masterful precision. The ending becomes surprising to Kristen (and myself included) when she finds out that her connection to Calista is much closer than she thought. The two men must resolve and face their rivalry for Calista's memory and for Kristin's love before the next murder occurs. A great ending!
I'll start by saying I am old-fashioned when it comes to "vampire" stories. I've not found myself sold on the current trend of vampires as lovers, heroes, etc. It's a personal thing; I grew up loving traditional horror. Bram Stoker's "Dracula". For werewolves? "The Howling". Even the old Bela Lugosi and Lon Chaney, Jr. Classic monster stuff.
This book has changed my opinion, and that is primarily because Ms. Eaton has done what most authors set out to do, and that is create something fresh; take a storyline in a direction that has not been overdone (or, perhaps, even done before). Vampires, living amongst us, who have the same heroic sense of honor and duty as do our human men and women in blue. To Protect and Serve.
I have an incredible respect for law enforcement---for those men and women who have made it their careers to keep the rest of us safe. Now, in this well-written book, the author has brought a new twist to a somewhat old tale.
"I'm still a cop, and my blood runs blue."
Indeed. This is a fast-paced, fun read, and I am very excited there is already a sequel so I can continue to learn more about the history and relationships between the characters. Ms. Eaton writes from an obvious passionate experience in law enforcement. Her knowledge is exemplary and the detail with which she paints her pictures makes for an excellent read. This is also a story of deep romance; love that transcends history, and I have to say I enjoyed that, too. The author also writes an extraordinarily intimate love scene. Very passionate and real. You can feel the emotions of her characters, and that is one of the highest compliments you can pay a writer.
Bravo, Stacy Eaton. You've hooked me into your world!