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Blood Price (Blood Books) Mass Market Paperback – September 25, 2007
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“An interesting departure from the many vampire books now available. It provides an entertaining and engrossing story for leisure reading.”—Kliatt
“A suspenseful story that deals with the emotional content of the situation rather than the obvious potential for overt horror.”—Science Fiction Chronicle
“Huff has retained her humor along with her horror, her characters have continued to develop, and her plots are quirky and original.”—VOYA
“Explores the borders of death and beyond with an intensity that is only partially lightened by touches of ironic humor. Written with the author’s usual flair for realistic fantasy.” —Library Journal
"A yummy concoction of equal parts fantasy and mystery, throwing in a splash of humor and a dash of romance to beguile the palate quite delightfully.... Ms. Huff manages to develop all her different plot threads to marvelous effect. How could anyone resist this vastly entertaining pastiche?"—RT Book Reviews
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There are two novels in this collection-the first two Huff wrote about former Toronto police detective Vicki Nelson whose degenerative eye disease forced her to retire and become a private eye. The first book, Blood Price, is virtually identical to the Blood Ties series pilot. A series of murders in Toronto appear to be the work of a vampire but Vicki, who has been hired by a victim's girlfriend to find the killer, soon discovers a demon is at work. This is the novel that introduces her on-again off-again cop boyfriend Mike Celluci and where she meets vampire and romance novelist (!!) Henry Fitzroy. Who also just happens to be the bastard son of Henry VIII which means he has issues of his own.
The second novel, Blood Trail, takes Vicki out to the Canadian countryside to investigate who is the sniper taking deadly aim at a family of werewolves who just happen to consider Henry a family friend. I think I actually liked the second novel better but maybe that's because I hadn't seen it recently adapated for television.
There is lots of romantic tension between Celluci and Henry and I do enjoy Vicki's relationships with them both but the emphasis in these stories is on the action and detective work which made me very happy. Vicki is a smart character who is angry about her condition robbing her of her independence.Read more ›
A sudden rash of hideous killings, throats torn out and blood drained, brings Vicki and Mike back together. As the body count mounts Vicki begins to suspect that the killer is not quite human. The newspapers warn of a vampire, but Mike refuses to believe that any such creature can exist. Vicki is not so sure. When she manages to be present at the next killing she discovers Henry Fitzroy at the death scene. Henry, a handsome, intelligent writer of romantic novels, manages to convince Vicki that he is not the killer. But to do so he must reveal that he is a 450 year old vampire, the illegitimate son of Henry VIII, no less.
Henry realizes what Vicki does not. The killer is not a rogue vampire, but a demon, called into service by someone in the city. But the creature serves two masters, the human who called him and one of the greater demons of hell. By using the killings to spell the name of the greater demon across the Toronto landscape, this evil force intends to open the way for a reign of terror on the earth.Read more ›
Something is stalking the streets of Toronto at night, tearing out throats and draining bodies of blood. After Vicki discovers the first body in a subway station, she is reunited with Mike Celluci, the primary homicide detective on the case, who she hasn't seen in the eight months since she resigned from the force. These two can't seem to talk to each other for long without yelling, but underneath all the anger, they still hold a deep affection for one another.
Vicki quickly begins to believe that the killer is far from human, but Mike stubbornly refuses to believe in a supernatural possibility. The media has started crying vampire, which is where Henry Fitzroy comes in. He has long since learned to survive without killing, and happily co-exists with the 3 million citizens of Toronto. However, the vampire frenzy the media has created is exactly what Henry doesn't want, for it is more than likely to bring about his demise.
Vicki and Henry meet under less than ideal circumstances when Vicki comes across Henry leaning over the newest mutilated body.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
enjoyed reading had a very good story line was thought out well kept me at the edge of my seat . Would tell anyone to read it bet they like the twist it takes here and there... Read morePublished 1 month ago by linda hyatt
I love it and seem little different but pretty good thought..
In the tv series so there is no tony and there is no episode of Vicki become vampire when she on brick of near... Read more
A very novel concept-a vampire who is not independently wealthy and must work for a living. Add in one frustrated former detective in Vicki Nelson, hampered by her failing eye... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sincerelyink
These books are light, humorous, and entertaining. This isn't brilliant, intellectual writing, but it's not to meant to be. It's just meant to be fun. And it is.Published 7 months ago by BlueMpls
The two-books-in-one were just okay. I didn't particularly like the characters, but then again, I didn't particularly dislike them either. Read morePublished 12 months ago by bonnie_blu
It was interesting enough that I read the whole thing. I am going to check out the second in the series. There were a lot of typing and grammatical errors.Published 13 months ago by Angela S.
I'm 57% into this and I'm really enjoying the plot but the typos are driving me crazy. I'm not usually bothered by this but in this Kindle edition I sometimes have to pause to... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Tabbyrose