I couldn’t resist reading Cold Blood by Genevieve McCluer. Both the cover and the blurb caught my attention. While I don’t read a lot of vampire stories, I do like to occasionally indulge in the tales of these paranormal creatures. I’m glad I decided to read this novel.
Actually, I consider this book to be as much an action and adventure tale as it is paranormal. The story is fast paced from the first page to the last. There is almost constant danger for Kalila and Dorenia, our two main characters. Most of the characters in the novel would fit under the definition of monsters, but that doesn’t mean they are all evil. Even monsters can have a good side. There is also a budding love story in the tale, though if you’re looking for wild vampiric (is this even a word?) sex scenes, you’ll be disappointed. This is more a fade-to-black-and-look-forward-to-the-future kind of romance.
What caught my attention most was the setting of the story. I’m familiar with Toronto, Ontario and the suburban cities around it, including Etobicoke. This is the area the author calls the “city of fiends,” and now I’ll be looking for these places any time I’m in the area.
I had a lot of fun reading Cold Blood by Genevieve McCluer. I recommend it to everyone who loves fast paced and adventurous paranormal books.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books for an honest review.