14 October 2011

{Blog Tour: Book Review + Giveaway} Blood Drive

By: Me My Shelf And I | 14 October 2011 at 2:23 PM | | | | | | |
Blood Drive: A Vampire Novel
Author: Traci Houston
Format: ARC Blog Tour
Pages: 252
Publisher: Writers of the Round Table Press Inc.
Published: October 16, 2011
Rating: 4 Birds
When a group of vampires rises from the dark of the humid Miami summer and murders her partner, officer Cara Evens gathers a group of allies with their own unique abilities to avenge her partner's death and save the city. To succeed she'll have to accept her own changing abilities, ignore her lust for a vampire and hide the one thing her enemies need to kill them all.
A special thanks to Once Upon a Twilight for hosting this tour.  To check out everyone else’s posts, click the banner above!
Miami, Vampires, supernatural humans and a witch – okay so what?!  Pair that with some excellent writing, a strange beginning and just all around crazy and you have a great book!
When I first started the book, I really had absolutely no idea how ANY of it had to do with anything listed above.  It starts off with Cara Evens and a little background story about her partner dying which ends up leading to this whole mess of paranormal.  Who knew that being a cop could be such a dangerously strange job?
So tie that in with becoming a detective and being led on a wild goose chase (although no one else in the department is supposed to know!) to find out how and why your partner died.  Traci does a fantastic job of setting each scene up for why Cara is doing what she’s doing – and why all other characters in the book are completely relevant. 
Now you say, “okay but…a witch is involved too…isn’t that a little extreme?”  Perhaps, but Beth (the witch) is totally amazing.  I mean, what chick has a WOLF for a pet!?  You tell me.  She comes into play with the whole of providing background for the vampires and for the paranormal that is, not only Cara, but fellow Det. Mason.  Gaining an understanding of each character could not have been done so cleverly without her!
The fighting, the regular – and raw – human emotion throughout, and the steamy romance (er…I didn’t…um…) make for a great book.
The more I type, the more I feel I’ll lead you to spoilers…so why don’t we end it there?  If you want to know more about this book though, guess what?  We’re giving a copy away!
You can enter our giveaway HERE – and since I feel like being really nice, this giveaway will be INTERNATIONAL!  The giveaway will be open until October 25th (so that gives you a week and a half to enter). 
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  1. Thanks for participating and a great review.

  2. Your review really makes me want to read this book. A wolf as a pet sounds really awesome probably a little harder to handle than my kitty. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Great story! Thank you for the giveaway!

  4. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

  5. Thank you for participating in this tour and for the lovely giveaway opportunity:) I really want to read Blood Drive.

  6. Awesome giveaway, thank you! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

  7. Thanks for the chance. Would love to win.

    sariahwalters at gmail dot com


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