Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Blog Tour: My Blood Runs Blue by Stacy Eaton

I love a good paranormal mystery combination, which is good because today I'm hosting My Blood Runs Blue by Stacy Eaton. This book was originally published in 2011 but has been revised and updated for a re-release in December of 2014 by Nitewolf Novels.    

For other stops on the tour, check out Reading Addiction Blog Tours.

The Book

“I’m still a cop, and my blood runs blue.” Officer Kristin Greene has always felt that something was missing from her life. Even though her job with the Fawn Hollow Township Police Department keeps her busy, she continues to feel as if there is something else out there she is meant to be doing. Kristin finds herself investigating a homicide where a young woman has had her throat ripped brutally out. As she begins to dig for the answers, she finds herself thrown into a world she never knew existed. When Julian and Alexander crash into her life, she finds herself being pulled into a love triangle that has been going on longer than she has been alive. Kristin in determine to figure out who they are and why they keep calling her Calista. Join Kristin as she fights to learn the truth about the recent murder, the two seductive men who have entered into her life and the real truth about herself in a suspenseful tale that weaves paranormal into to the realistic world of law enforcement.

My Blood Runs Blue is available now!

My Review

My Blood Runs Blue combines crime drama and paranormal romance to great effect.

Now, the book contains both vampires and a love triangle, two things that need to be really done to perfection to avoid being written off as "over done." I liked the spin on vampires in this book - there's some interesting ideas around the policing of vampires and mating and such that I think worked well. The love triangle also kept me engaged - I think having all three perspectives provided some useful insights at times. I also thought the love triangle was actually an integral part of the story and the twists and turns of it, so kudos for that!

I really enjoyed the way that the vampire world is layered over Kristin's early chapters, well before she knows the truth. The book does a great job of leaving little clues for the reader, whether we're in the know about something or not. There's also some great crime/cop details here - a reflection of the author's own background, I believe - and that gave some great flavor to the story. This could have worked without the paranormal component - but I'm glad it has it!

While sometimes the writing is a little loose, too laboured or repetitive, I think that ultimately the strength of the plot (and its many twists) carried me through. I was always entertained, even if I thought the book lacked finesse at times, and entertainment factor is probably the most important for me. 

The Bottom Line:

I'd recommend My Blood Runs Blue for fans who like a healthy dose of paranormal with their suspense novels and vice versa. While the writing isn't perfect, there's lots of strength in the construction of the plot and worldbuilding. I look forward to book two in the series.

3.5 stars
For fans of vampires, paranormal suspense 

About the Author

Stacy Eaton has been a full-time police officer since 2000. Her current assignment is as Detective of her small town department. She enjoys crime scene investigation; taking a passion in putting the pieces together to figure out the crime. She is also a business owner where she helps people get the awareness out for the causes they care most about. She is a mother of two, a son proudly serving in the United States Navy and a young daughter. Her husband is also in law enforcement. She is very much into photography and carries her Nikon Digital SLR with her almost everywhere, just in case.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting me and for taking the time to review My Blood Runs Blue!