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Monday, October 13, 2014

Book Review: Pool of Crimson (The Blushing Death #1) by Suzanne M. Sabol + giveaway

Pool of Crimson (The Blushing Death #1)
by Suzanne M. Sabol

Paperback, 234 pages
Published February 6th 2013
by Soul Mate Publishing
Killing vampires is easy. Trusting one will be the hardest thing Dahlia Sabin has ever done. Dahlia has lived a lonely existence as a killer of the undead. Known as The Blushing Death to those that fear her, Dahlia uncovers a plot by Columbus's Master Vampire, Ethan. He intends to raise a demon from the depths of hell to destroy the city, cement his power, and take control. In her pursuit to stop a demon from manifesting, Dahlia sinks deeper into the city's supernatural underworld and discovers that vampires are not only deadly; one in particular could be dangerous to her very soul and her heart. Patrick, the Master vampire's second-in-command with dark penetrating eyes and a cool, deadly sophistication, can't stay away and Dahlia can't tell him no. There's something that neither of them knows, Ethan wants Dahlia's unleashed power for himself and is willing to do anything to get it. Dahlia is in a race against time to send the demon back to hell, at war with her better judgment, trusting a dark and intriguing vampire with his own agenda, while struggling to save her own neck. As the portal to hell opens, Dahlia has only herself to rely on in order to survive, if she can ... Also be sure to check out more action in the second book of the series with Dahlia Sabin, MIDNIGHT ASH.
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It seems that attempting to have a life away or even a moment to enjoy a gallery opening is an impossible feat for the scourge of the vampire community and Dahlia is not called The Blushing Death for nothing. Pool of Crimson opens up with Dahlia at the gallery when vampy vibes caress her neck, her hand reaches down and she inconspicuously withdraws the stake . . . and we're off on one delightful urban fantasy romp with nonstop action, vampires, shifters, and demons Oh My!

We are introduced to a wonderful cast of characters that are really well crafted with plenty of twists and turns, disappointments, and triumph. The world building is so realistic that frankly I will be peaking down the adjacent alleyways prior to entering an event in the future just to make sure there are no baddies lurking there. I have to admit that Pool of Crimson offers and delivered everything my little urban fantasy loving heart could desire with plenty of kick heine action, a savvy no-nonsense heroine, and could there be lurve or perhaps some heated smexy feels in the wings. 

This is not a new book and I wonder where it has been, as it certainly has not gotten the UF Fan attention it deserves. In fact I enjoyed it so much I hopped over and picked up book two Midnight Ash and am looking forward to Dahlia's next adventure; from what I could find in my research there are at least five books in the series currently available so no waiting to keep the journey going. I would definitely recommend this book to urban fantasy fans that enjoy plenty of action, a smart savvy heroine, and deliciously bad baddies all rolled into a well crafted tale. I received this book with a request for my honest review without any compensation whatsoever, other than the joy of reading a new book.

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About the Author:
Suzanne M. Sabol is the author of Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance. She has been writing from the age of 16 when she finished her first full-length novel. Suzanne M. Sabol graduated from The Ohio State University, majoring in Criminology, International Studies, Russian, and Political Science. She currently lives in Columbus Ohio with her husband and works as a Human Resources Professional and Fiscal Officer.

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  1. I'm all for some heine-kicking!

    Patricia Cochran

  2. Those pesky vampires are always causing trouble!!! It really is a job for a woman to get these guys in order. =)

  3. LOL! I haven't heard the word "heine" in a long time. I love it.