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Blood Kissed (The Lizzie Grace Series Book 1) by Keri Arthur: First Five.

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In a world where magic and science sit side by side, and powerful witches are considered necessary aides for all governments, Lizzie Grace is something of an outlier. Though born into one the most powerful blue blood witch families, she wants nothing to do with either her past or her magic.

But when she and Belle, her human familiar and best friend, open a small cafe in the Faelan werewolf reservation, she quickly finds herself enmeshed in the hunt for a vampire intent on wreaking bloody havoc. 

It’s a hunt that soon becomes personal, and one that is going to take all her skills to survive–that’s if the werewolves, who hate all things witch, don’t get her first.

SENTENCE ONE: The silver bell above the door chimed, a soft sound that complemented the singing coming from the cafe’s small kitchen.

THOUGHTS: I’m going to be honest. The blurb is what drew me in, BUT I love the immediate solitude of a cafe setting. There’s something immensely creepy about the chiming of bells in a cafe. Keri Arthur is one of my all time favorite authors and this first sentence is exactly why. It prepares the reader for an entrance while keeping things light and creepy. I LOVE it. 

SENTENCE TWO: I looked down from my perch on a ladder across the other side of the dining room, where I was hanging fairy lights.

THOUGHTS: Does Arthur mean ACTUAL fairy lights or lights that have something to do with fairies? I’m curious. 

SENTENCE THREE: The woman who entered was tall, brown-haired, and wrapped in a  vivid red coat so bulky it hid the shape of her body.

THOUGHTS:  We’ve all wanted to hide our body a time or two. Good on ya, lady.

SENTENCE FOUR: Her complexion was pale, her face angular and, aside from the color of her coat, she looked no different to the half dozen other women who’d entered the cafe since we’d opened yesterday.

THOUGHTS: She looks human. Okay. Moving on.

SENTENCE FIVE: But the psychic bit of me–the bit that had caused so much damn heart-ache in the past–began to stir. 

THOUGHTS: Perfect way to end a paragraph. Give us a little bit of info, or a goody, that makes it impossible NOT to read on. Blood Kissed will be completed by tonight. So far, it’s living up to the Amazon.com reviews. Worth the $3.99 price tag if you ask me. 


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