Blood Stone. Tracy Cooper-Posey
Review from Jeannie Zelos Book reviews.
I’ve read several of Tracy’s novels now – they all feature some very steamy, sensual scenes. Its some time since I read Blood Knot, the first in this series but it quickly came back when I started this one. We meet Winter, Niall and Sebastian again, along with some new people who have a place in the coming vampire disclosure problems. Reading this book actually clarified some of the problems I had with the first – I understand Nial’s problems and concerns much better after getting into this book. Once again there are some superb sensual love scenes, some great characters, plots and counter plots, danger and secrets all wrapped up in Tracy’s typical quality writing. Its an involved novel, not a light-hearted quick read, but one where you get fully immersed in another world, and feel as if you’re there in it. I did have trouble initially with the fact that Winter et al all had different names as they were working in disguise trying to see who Nial’s plots would flush out – and it brought forward more than they anticipated.
I love the way Tracy’s people feel so real, that the world she created feels like one I could be involved in, and most of all the way she takes people who don’t like each other at all, and yet she takes them on a journey that ends with them being lovers. Once again I could see this happening, and yet can’t pinpoint a moment when I saw the change of feelings occur. There’s a lot to her characters too -they have problems with their pasts, and the effects that has on their present, there’s hidden secrets with all of them – and some good ones I certainly didn’t see coming. It all leads to a fascinating and engrossing read, with spicy, sexy, sensual ménage scenes. Take note of that warning if this offends you! For me Tracy does these in a way that’s erotic but not cringe-making. Often I’m reading what should be erotic scenes and they just become really eurghh….I feel embarrassed reading them as they seem so contrived, but never with Tracy though – her scenes fit the plots and characters perfectly and are well written.
I’m keen to get onto book three now 🙂 and find out what else is in store…This book is priced at £3.21 for a huge 424 pages – I love these longer books, they’re my favourite as they have scope for plots and characters to be made very realistic, and at this price this is a bargain.
Stars: five, cracking read.
ARC supplied via Netgalley