In Blood Law by Jeannie Holmes, Jefferson, Mississippi is undergoing a lot of changes. Nearly half of the population is made up of vampires and not everyone is happy about this.. Alexandra Sabian, an Enforcer for the Federal Bureau of Preternatural Investigations (FBPI) is assigned to keep the vampires in line. For the most part, she spends her days busting up drug rings until a serial killer makes his presence known. Alex is suddenly investigating the murder of several vampires in the once sleepy town. The cases grab the attention of her boss and he sends her ex-fiance and fellow Enforcer, Varik Baudelaire to help out. Can Alex and Varik stop the killer? Will they be able to put their past aside and rekindle their love?
It’s been several months since I read any vampire stories. This book has been on my TBR list for a very long time. I am sorry I didn’t get to it sooner as this is an excellent urban fantasy romance. Alex’s character was very interesting. To the world she presented a very tough exterior, which she has to have in order to deal with the prejudices of the town. In private though, she was still reeling from the murder of her father and the betrayal of Varik.
Varik and Alex have an intriguing relationship. In their professional one, Varik is content to let Alex take the lead on the investigation until their boss forces his hand and puts him in charge. In private, it was very obvious that the two were still very much in love. Varik patiently waited throughout most of the book waiting for Alex to realize it instead of forcing the situation.
My only complaint about this book was that there wasn’t a lot of information about the vampires. These vampires eat food and can go out in the sun but there was no explanation as to how and why. Hopefully the next book will clear this up.
Blood Law is the first of two books about Alex Sabian. Readers who enjoy paranormal or urban fantasy romances will enjoy this book. With a strong female character and a ton of suspense, this book will keep readers turning the pages to find out what happens next.
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About the Book:
Author: Jeannie Holmes
Release Date: July 1, 2010
Category: Paranormal / Urban Fantasy Romance
Source: Borrowed from the Library
To stop a vampire killer, she’ll have to slay her own demons first.
A provocative and savvy vampire, Alexandra Sabian moves to the sleepy hamlet of Jefferson, Mississippi—population 6,000, half vampires—to escape the demons lurking in her past. As an enforcer for the Federal Bureau of Preternatural Investigations (FBPI), Alex must maintain the uneasy peace between her kind and humans, including Jefferson’s bigoted sheriff, who’d be happy to see all vampires banished from town. Then really dead vamps start turning up—beheaded, crucified, and defanged, the same gruesome manner in which Alex’s father was murdered decades ago. For Alex, the professional has become way too personal.
Things get even more complicated when the FBPI sends in some unnervingly sexy backup: Alex’s onetime mentor, lover, and fiancé, Varik Baudelaire. Still stinging from the betrayal that ended their short-lived engagement, Alex is determined not to give in to the temptation that soon threatens to short-circuit her investigation. But as the vamp body count grows and the public panic level rises, Varik may be Alex’s only hope to stop a relentless killer who’s got his own score to settle and his own bloody past to put right.