Cold Blood Review/Excerpt/Giveaway

Friday, December 2, 2011


Cold Blood (Dirty Blood #2)

Review by Amber I.

Wood Point Academy is not at all what I expected. For one thing, it looks like a cross between military school and Buckingham Palace. Everyone stares, the floors shine so bright you can see your reflection in them from a mile away, and no one smiles. Unless they're kicking your butt in the process. Which happens more often than not for the freshman. Lucky for them, my presence has just stolen the spotlight, and they get a break from the daily joys of hazing. At least I've got plenty to take my mind off the fact that my psycho cousin, Miles De'Luca, keeps calling and declaring his love and promising to come for me just as soon as he's destroyed anyone standing in our way. Wes isn't going to like that idea. So between Miles, Wood Point's evil welcoming committee, and the drill sergeant hottie trainer from hell, I just keep asking myself, how did I end up here?

Cold Blood is now available in e-book on Amazon and Barnes& Noble.

Chapter Three

It wasn't long before Grandma steered the Hummer off the highway, onto what the sign referred to as Rural Route 3. Thick woods bordered both sides of the two lane road. Through the bare branches, I could just barely make out the purple haze of mountains in the distance. When Grandma slowed and turned onto a newly paved drive that was blocked by wrought iron gates, my stomach clenched.
Grandma pulled to a stop in front of the gates, and I stared. It was like something out of an old movie. The gates were made of thick, black iron and swirled and curled together in intricate designs. Each one was attached to an iron fence, at least ten feet tall, that disappeared to my right and left into the trees that bordered the property on each side. Beyond the gate, the asphalt driveway disappeared around a hill of perfectly manicured grass that was somehow lush and green despite the season.
Grandma rolled down her window.
“Hello,” she called.
I searched for some sort of intercom, but I didn't see anything and no one answered her. A mechanical buzzing sounded, and I saw a tiny black camera mounted to the side of the gate. Grandma waited while it whirred and swiveled, and then the gate swung open on silent hinges. When the opening was wide enough for the Hummer to pass through, Grandma eased us forward. I stared out the window, feeling suddenly edgy and nervous. We were finally here.
The driveway wound through grassy hills bordered by rows of perfectly groomed trees. It looked like the setting to a country club or golf course, not a hidden boarding school for supernaturals. Then again, how many hidden boarding schools had I actually been to?
“Looks the same,” my mother murmured to her window.
“You went here?” I asked.
Grandma nodded. “Everyone in your family has gone to Wood Point. It’s the best Hunter school in the country.”
She sounded so proud that I clamped down my complaints and we rode on in silence.
Grandma rounded another curve, and the school came into view. It was... massive. And rigidly beautiful. The walls were a smooth, cream-colored stone that rose higher and higher, interrupted by wide balconies that opened up from third and fourth floor doorways. Long, narrow windows all displayed white curtains which clashed sharply with the dark trim that matched the wrought iron of the gates. Large columns on either side of the entrance ran all the way to the roof, ending in what looked like small turrets. It struck me as a cross between a military school and Buckingham Palace.

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Wow, its not often a sequel is even better then the first book but Cold Blood was amazing! 

Tara is shipped off to a boarding Hunter school. Wes is in training to take over The Cause. Miles is still out there and leaving Tara threatening messages . Tara has to learn to fight. She also has to deal with everyone at her new school hating her and making fun of her for being a Dirty Blood. Then we meet a lot of new characters that I totally loved. 

I remember that I loved Wes from book 1 but in book 2, I am like Wes who? I am totally in love with Alex! I love him. And I think he is great for Tara. He treats her like an equal when Wes sends her a babysitter to watch her every move. Alex is just great and I really loved every time him and Tara where together. You will just have to see it for yourself.

I totally think you should read book 1 first. That way you have the whole story or you might be a little confused. Both of these books were great and I really enjoyed them. I am super excited for book 3. This leaves you off on  a cliffhanger and I really want to know what is going to happen. Something is obviously changing in Tara, what will happen to George and will Tara choose to try it out with Alex (please say yes!) Great book!!!!

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  1. Wow, it's not often that the sequel is better. That's terribly exciting!! You have no idea how awesome that is.

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  2. I am so excited for this book! Thanks for the beyond awesome giveaway!


  3. Thank you for the review. It sounds like a great read especially when you are falling for more than one character.


  4. Sounds like a wonderful read. Please enter me in contest.

  5. Sounds like a great read. Great excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win. This is a new author for me and always looking for new authors to check out.

  6. This book does sound good. I had pictures of JK Rowling and Libba Bray in my head when I heard supernatural school. But I did enjoy the blurb and excerpt.

    Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway opportunity.

  7. Sounds like an awesome read! Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Great review-sounds like a must read. thanks for the giveaway.

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  9. Thank you for the review and giveaway. :)
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  10. I have been lurking about this series and who knows the gods of random may choose me and then I will have to get book 1 LOL (any excuse to buy a new book right) Thanks for sharing today and sparking my intrigometer!



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