"Dark, dangerous and full of depth"

Lily Carlyle's life has been filled with lying, cheating and stealing. A total bad girl, all she wanted was to keep her sister, Rose, safe. With Rose broken in more ways than one, Lily is out for justice. She doesn't care if she dies getting the monster who hurt her sister. After all she will leave her sister free from the nightmare. However what Lily doesn't know is that her death will not be the end of her life.

Waking up as Alice Purdue wasn't what Lily expected of death. Suddenly Lily is in the middle of a battle between good and bad. Demons are real and she is in a position to kill them. So she becomes an assassin for the light. It is a job she thinks she can do. She just doesn't realise how hard a job it will be to stop.

Tainted is the first book in a new series from Julie Kenner. Well known for her Demon Hunting Soccer Mom series it was quite interesting to see what else the author has to offer. The Blood Lily Chronicles have a slight resemblance to Julie Kenner's other books to the point that they both revolve around demons and someone who kills them. Other than that these two main characters, worlds and plots are extremely different.

Dark, dangerous and full of depth, Tainted really impressed me. Twists and turns paved the way through this very well written first in the series. Now I am eager to start book number two. Torn is already out and I have a copy here waiting for me and I am determined to read some other books first but it definitely has something that is pulling me towards it.

If you already know and love Julie Kenner's books then make sure you understand that this new series is Urban Paranormal Fantasy and is not funny! This is serious stuff and not like her previous works. However it is just as good as anything else she has written. Julie has taken her work to a new level and I hope she is proud!

Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted February 27, 2010


Lily Carlyle has lied, cheated, and stolen her way through life.

But in death, she'll really get to be bad...

When her little sister is brutalized, a vengeful Lily determines to exact her own justice. She succeeds at the cost of her own life, but as she lies dying, she is given a second chance. Lily can earn her way into Paradise by becoming an assassin for the forces of good.

It's the job Lily believes she can really get into-but she doesn't realize that she may not be able to get out.

Genre: Urban Fantasy


(The Blood Lily Chronicles: Book 1)
by Julie Kenner

Ace Books
October 1, 2009
Available: October 27, 2009
ISBN #0441017843
EAN #9780441017843
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Julie Kenner

Demon Ex Machina
Deja Demon
These Boots Were Made for Stomping
Good Ghouls Do
Demons Are Forever
Fendi, Ferragamo, and Fangs
Hell on Heels
The Prada Paradox
The Good Ghouls' Guide to Getting Even
Hell with the Ladies
The Givenchy Code
California Demon
The Monolo Matrix
Carpe Demon
The Hope Chest
Aphrodite's Flame
Essence of Midnight
The Spy Who Loves Me
Stolen Kisses
Beyond Suspicion
Silent Desires
Manhunting in Mississippi
Aphrodite's Secret
Silent Confessions
Nobody But You
Undercover Lovers
Aphrodite's Passion
A Mother's Way
L. A. Confidential
Aphrodite's Kiss
Intimate Fantasy
The Cat's Fancy

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