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"Vampire romance is a dazzling sensual action romp"

In the second installment of Kathryn Smith's foray into the paranormal with her "Brotherhood of the Blood" series, she continues to delight this fan with distinctive prose along with a dazzling sensual action romp.

In Night of the Huntress, Bishop comes face to face with the Halfling vampire Marika whose sole passion is to slay all vampires in her quest to find the one whom she's been told killed her mother. Initially, Marika thought of Bishop as just another monster to be rid of. While Bishop who thought to have buried his heart 300 years before, was moved by the beauty and courage of the little dhampyr, so much so, that when Marika was threatened, it would be he who would save the vampire slayer. Later they would both discover that the bigger monsters would prove to be human with very evil intent.

Kathryn Smith has been an auto buy for me for some time now, to a certain extent because she knows how to really write some very HOT and sensual scenes. That is only part of the reason though, as she exemplifies these scenes with terrific action, fully developed characters whose emotional struggles give credence to their purpose in the story. Marika was torn wanting to have the love of her father and though she was half-vampire herself, deep down thought to gain his love by slaying the monsters that she was told had deprived him of his beloved wife. Discovering the care Bishop had given to the grave of his long dead wife, Marika began to rethink her assessment of the soullessness of the monster she had intended to slay and realized there was more to him than she realized.

Having read several vampire stories before, I am always amazed at the creativity of the spin Smith put out of how these six soldiers were originally turned into vampires. Additionally, setting the story in the period of 1899 with references to Bram Stoker's Dracula certainly made for entertaining reading. While this second book has been my introduction to her paranormal series, I definitely see myself going back to pick up the first volume Be Mine Tonight, and look forward to enjoying the entire series as it is released. Always entertaining Smith has hooked me again with this new series. Very much recommended.

Reviewed by Marilyn Rondeau
Posted January 26, 2007

SUMMARY

When the vampire Bishop returned to Romania for the first time in centuries he never imagined he would find himself the prisoner of a vampire slayer. Nor did he expect to risk his own life to save hers. Marika has spent most of her life killing monsters like the one who killed her mother, and hiding her most dangerous secret. She would use Bishop to her own advantage, but when Marika's own life is threatened she realizes Bishop is her only ally -- and the one man who has ever laid claim to her heart.

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Other Books in the Series:
  1. Book 1: Be Mine Tonight
  2. Book 2: Night of the Huntress
  3. Book 3: Taken by the Night
  4. Book 3.5: The Wedding Night (novella from Wedding From Hell anthology)
  5. Book 4: Let the Night Begin

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Night of the Huntress
(Brotherhood of the Blood: Book 2)
by Kathryn Smith

Avon
February 1, 2007
Available: February 13, 2007
ISBN #0060849916
EAN #9780060849917
384 pages
Paperback
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Other Books by
Kathryn Smith

Dark Side of Dawn
When Seducing A Duke
Night After Night
Before I Wake
Let the Night Begin
Weddings From Hell
Taken By the Night
Be Mine Tonight
In Your Arms Again
For the First Time
Into Temptation
A Game Of Scandal
Anna and the Duke
A Seductive Offer
Naughty Or Nice?


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