Monday, August 16, 2010

HBIC Review- Blood Law by Jeannie Holmes

Blood Law by Jeannie Holmes
July 6th 2010 by Dell (first published June 2010)
Mass Market Paperback, 371 pages

Review Posted by Tina at Tinasbookreviews

Book Synopsis

A provocative and savvy vampire, Alexandra Sabian moves to the sleepy hamlet of Jefferson, Mississippi—population 6,000, half vampires—to escape the demons lurking in her past. As an enforcer for the Federal Bureau of Preternatural Investigations (FBPI), Alex must maintain the uneasy peace between her kind and humans, including Jefferson’s bigoted sheriff, who’d be happy to see all vampires banished from town. Then really dead vamps start turning up—beheaded, crucified, and defanged, the same gruesome manner in which Alex’s father was murdered decades ago. For Alex, the professional has become way too personal.Things get even more complicated when the FBPI sends in some unnervingly sexy backup: Alex’s onetime mentor, lover, and fiancé, Varik Baudelaire..........(Goodreads)


Alex spends her time working as an Enforcer for the FBPI (Federal Bureau of Preternatural Investigations) in small but vampire loved Mississippi town. Alex deals with vampire laws and being one herself shes accustomed to the stereotyping and prejudice from most of the humans in the community,especially from Harvey, the towns local sheriff. Regardless of the frustration of bigotries and noncooperation from local police, making sure vampires stay under control and humans remain safe are her top priority's.

Currently Alex is under a lot of pressure from the human law enforcement and from the vampire law enforcement to solve a case dealing with a serial killer beheading vampires. When Alex starts to wear thin from the stress and become physically and emotionally attached to the case, the director of FBPI sends in a new lead investigator. Things would great if that investigator wasn't her mentor and long ago lover Varik..........Oh Varik how I loved to hate you. Sexy, smoldering and mysterious encompass the man of Alex's past and when these two get going the pages fly by like lightning. The world building Holmes created was fantastic and highly believable. The dialog and sexual tension keep the reader so involved in the story that you cant help but absorb every word off the page. Alex can only take so much, between Varik, her mother coming to town and her dead father haunting her dreams...lies will come out, betrayals will be revealed and someone will pay.

Blood Law was a huge surprise for me...thinking I was going to read yet again another PNR of the snarky tough chic who doesn't need a man in her life....Ms. Holmes for sure knocked my socks off with this one. I absolutely loved it and enjoyed visiting Alex and her twisty world. I cant wait for the sequel!!!


Blood Law is recommended to adults only. Content includes: graphic violence with scenes of murder, gore and blood. Serial killers, graphic language, explicit sexuality, prejudice and racial commentary's. Messed up romances and dark betrayals.

4/4- PNR/Urban- Vampires

BWB Discussion Questions

1. What are your thoughts on the relationship between Alex and Varik? Should she give him another chance? What do you think the future might hold for them?
I think the couple has some twisted major issues to work out....but I think they belong together. They have a bond to deep to ignore and deep down Alex wants Varik. I think the future will hold some obstacles but the sexual tension with these two is irresistable.

2. Lets talk about Harvey......did you understand why Harvey thought and acted the way he did? In any circumstance do you agree with prejudice thinking or profiling? Have you experienced discrimination whether it be racial, political, religious or class?
I think Harvey was first motivated by power and status...but more importantly I think he was controlled by fear. When people are scared of the unknown or change sometimes prejudice thinking can consume them. I think stereotyping and prejudice behavior is wrong in all circumstances....profiling however is used by police and FBI today, I agree in some cases like murder, serial killing, terrorists that profiling is an effective tool. Haven't we all experienced some type of discrimination, my worst- one incident of religious affiliation.

3. What was your favorite scene in the book and why?
After the "event" between Varik and Alex, Ms. Alex winds up in the walks her brother Stephen and sees Varik there. After putting two and two together Stephen spaz's and attacks Varik, they fight.....Alex wakes up figures things out and then she joins the fight chasing Varik around the room throwing medical equipment at him........ (of course not the best scene but my favorite due to the visuals)



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