Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Review: "Shades of Blood" by L.M. Pruitt

"Shades of Blood"
Author: L.M. Pruitt
Series: Jude Magdalyn Series #3
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Pages: ebook
ISBN: 9781938601
Source: Tour Host in exchange for a honest review.
Published: July 6, 2012 by Red Hot Publishing
Author's Website: http://www.lmpruitt.blogspot.com

Buy Links: Amazon

Goodreads Blurb:
If it's not one thing, it's another.

Felipe, one of New Orleans's most infamous--and crazy--vampires is back in town. And to say he's unhappy is an understatement.

Duprees and Williams have to track down Felipe, fast, before he claims any more victims. If that means making a deal with the Devil--otherwise known as St. Germaine--and using an untrained dhampir, so be it.

If that wasn't enough, I've also got rebellious teenagers, feuding couples, and a suddenly full social calendar.

The more things change....

My Review:
WOW, yes WOW! Yet again another good book from L.M. Pruitt! I cannot use the phrase “packed full of surprises” for this one. It’s more like “packed full of shocks!” Still a strong going, very fun and entertaining read as the others were. This one made my jaw drop even though it picked right up where it left off in Shades of Desire. I did not expect L.M. to go the direction she did and her doing so made the book an even more enjoyable experience.

Jude is continuing as her role as head of the Covenant and (to me) is getting better and better at her role. She has a great group of supportive friends that have become more like an amazing family to her. But they all still do not get to enjoy any peace for yet another evil dude pops out of the woodwork to wreak havoc in New Orleans and for the Covenant. Of course there’s also the female (what I like to call) HORRIBLEMONES (hormones) that seem to ooze out of the young ladies in Crossroads. Of course it’s Jude that has the important task of dealing with them all as to keep them out of trouble. But she’s only one person and not in the right condition at this time to be doing all that she once has and she can only be at one place at a time. Thankfully our darling Theo sees when he’s needed to step in and helps her out with the brunt of her responsibilities.
Still as exciting as before, but with less magic as the others had; that factor does not at all take away from the magical aspect in the series because there are still very many paranormal activities going on. We find out some very shocking facts about Jude’s condition and see many shouting and fist pounding moments to try and resolve some of it. I still stand with my prior suggestion. That it’s another great read for those paranormal readers that like a story with edge, excitement (but this time) and even more twists with a side of turns :)

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