- By Jeannie Holmes

Blood Law

  • Title: Blood Law
  • Author: Jeannie Holmes
  • ISBN: 9780553592672
  • Page: 283
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Blood Law 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 half vampire

    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 kindTo 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 complicated when the FBPI sends in some unnervingly sexy backup Alex s onetime mentor, lover, and fianc , 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.

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    1. Alexandra Sabian is an Enforcer - a vampire federal agent - in a small southern town, and when vamps start turning up dead, it's her job to solve the case. This would be easier if humans were more accepting of the vamp population, but prejudices and tensions abound. The arrival of her ex-fiance and fellow Enforcer, Varik, with whom she shares a painful past, doesn't make things any easier. Alexandra and Varik have to put aside their differences to find a killer before more lives are lost. There' [...]

    2. Where do I start? This was not horrible, by let's say, Fallen by Lauren Kate standards, but it wasn't good either. Sure, the storyline was intriguing at times and not devastatingly terrible but I just felt like there were so many things wrong with it that the editor should have caught on to. Blood Law was certainly not a YA book but the writing could have been compared to a YA novel, although content wise, it is more for adults. These were the main problems for me in this novel:1) The author was [...]

    3. Summary: 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, Harvey Manser, 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, Bernard, was in the spring of 1968. They all connect to a cold case that has symied Alex for 5 years.Things g [...]

    4. Blood Law is the first installment in the Alexandra Sabian series by Jeannie Holmes. When I found out we were going to be reading this for the Traveling Book Gnome, I was super excited. I did like the book, but I found myself straying at times. It wasn't because of poor writing, it was written very well. I just think the storyline sometimes dragged on(in my opinion). It is, in fact an original book. I just found something missing Alex is a vampire who works as an Enforcer for the FBPI (Federal B [...]

    5. I admit it, I love Vampire novels almost as much as I like cozies. LOL Yes it's a dichotomy. Blood Law is the first book in a new series by Jeannie Holmes. In her world Vampires live, love, and have children, work regular jobs just like everyone else. Granted they are a bit sensitive to light (making sunglasses a necessity) and yes, they are stronger and faster then normals but hey, there's room for all kinds of people as long as it's not your neck being chomped. Alexandra Sabian is a Federal Ag [...]

    6. A new series which has an interesting heroine, the plot felt similar to the Sookie Stackhouse books in the sense of it being located in a small southern town with the anti-vampire feelings. The book though is much darker and has a lot less fluff to it.There's an over-arcing plot mystery which has a small revelation at the end and which will probably continue over the next few books. The heroine isn't a throughly likeable one but she has some redeeming features to her. Most likely her character w [...]

    7. at the moment I obviously have bad luck with picking up good books or I am tired of urban fantasy. as I can't believe it is the second I have to work on my book pickings.I started this book after reading the first chapter and decided it is worth a try. I really liked the beginning, I could connect with Alex, I liked the tension and the suspense. I also liked Varik even if he is a little bit hollow as a character in my opinion.but at the middle I lost the connection. Alex started acting strange f [...]

    8. Review originally posted here: offbeatvagabond/2011/08/book-review-blood-law-alexandra-sabianml Blood Law is about a world, our world, which is aware of the existence of vampires. Now like humans, vampires need their own policing. This is where Alexandra Sabian comes in. She is an FBPI (Federal Bureau of Preternatural Investigation) agent. She works along with humans to in vampire related murders. But this investigation hits close to home with Alex when the murdered vampires hold a strange resem [...]

    9. I discovered Jeannie Holmes through a couple of degrees of social networking (and it’s gone a step further as Mel tells me she’s ordered a copy for her mother after reading my first post).Hooray for social media then, because I’ve found a great new author to follow. And, even better, there are only two books out so far, so I don’t have too much catching up to do. Instead, I get to look forward to more books in a new world without worrying about a huge backlog. (For example, I sure wouldn [...]

    10. I hate to sound like Negative Nancy but really, where to begin Let's start with Varik since he was probably the least annoying character. Despite his and Alex's bumpy past and his inability to stop apologizing to/for her, he seems like a decent guy with horrible hair. Seriously. Unless he plans to make an appearance in an Anita Blake novel it needs to go. Next up, Stephen. The jury's still out on him. He might have been ok but what kind of brother (view spoiler)[calls his sister a whore because [...]

    11. In Blood Law by Jeannie Holmes, we see a small town under attack by a serial killer who’s MO mimics a case from the sixties. The problem is that his victims are all vampires, and the local law isn’t a big fan of them. In steps resident Enforcer Alex Sabian and FBPI to deal with a local Sheriff who hates vamps and the killer who seems to have his sites aimed squarely at Alex. This quickly becomes too much for her or the local law enforcement, so the FBPI send in back up. Alex’s ex-mentor an [...]

    12. Alexandra Sabian is a vampire Enforcer working in a little town called Jefferson where half of the 6000 population are vampires. Her brother, Stephen runs a blood bar to help feed this huge population.Alex's job is basically that of a police officer for vampires and when a few vamps start popping up very dead with a stake in their hearts and decapitated it is up to her to find out who the murderer is. However it is not that easy in a town where a fair few of the humans actually dislike the vamps [...]

    13. I liked the overall idea of the book, but there were a lot of elements that were off putting. I am used to sci-fi writers explaining their worlds to me through out the story and I don't feel like I ever got that in this book. There is a lot of established lore surrounding vampires and this book basically ignored all of it. Vampires in this universe have super strength, quick healing abilities, some have psychic ability and they require blood on occasion. That's the extent of their vampireness. T [...]

    14. I really enjoyed this book, it was a nice urban fantasy book. The main character in the book is Alexandra Sabian, a vampire, and she is an enforcer for the Federal Bureau of Preternatural Investigations. Her job is to keep the vamp population under control and crimes that involve vamps is Alex's territory. The world in this book is just getting used to vampires being real, vampires came out of the closet 40 years prior to the start of the book. When a couple of vampires end up dead, Alex is forc [...]

    15. Not bad for a first novel, although I must admit I found it slightly "sluggish" in places. Some have described it as a romance - not sure I'd agree with that, I'd say it's more of a murder mystery/crime novele fact that some of the characters are vampires and that two of the leads happen to have a romantic connection is almost secondary.I found some of the descriptive language repetitive, especially when describing the vampire's scents, but I think this was deliberate - unortuantely, it did slow [...]

    16. Loving urban fiction, unique vampire or supernatural characters, and forensics-heavy stories, I was thrilled to read this (and also because it was written by the wife of a friend). I'll say that this is an imperfect book, but it is a good start for a new voice. The positives include interesting secondary characters, a decent plot, and a desire to know what's coming next in the sequel. The criticisms I have are varied. Perhaps the biggest drawback for me is that the vampires are so watered down a [...]

    17. DNF I *may* come back to it later. I just couldn't read it. I've had it since July and have only made it about 1/3 of the way in. Too many characters. Or maybe not, but everyone I've been introduced to? Not interested in them at all.More than one character is reading as a caricature. Too much telling, not enough showing.Purple prose. And some all around heavy handed writing. Also, the lead female character's MOTHER is coming to town. Seriously? Maybe this is not unforgivable on the author's part [...]

    18. Synopsis: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. [...]

    19. "Why can't we all just get along??"Alexandra Sabian is a vampire who works for the Federal Bureau of Preternatural Investigations as an Enforcer. She's in charge of making sure the vamps don't break any laws and when they do, she's on the case.Vamps have been out of the closet for 40 years. There are people who don't seem to care either way, people who mingle with them and people who hate them. The main feel of the book, for me unfortunately, was more of a hate-crimes story. But, it's basically [...]

    20. This book makes me angry. I feel like any mystery out there that contains vampires will be published, and a Pantera lyric comes to mind, "Is there no standard anymore?"Vampires are being staked and beheaded and somehow that is shocking. Oh, and guess what, biased closed minded cops in a southern town don't approve of vampires! It's ok, you can close your mouth, I know you were really shocked there. But wait, there is more. The beheading and staking reminds the main character of how her father wa [...]

    21. My rating: 4 1/2 starsThis book was unexpectedly awesome, and one of the few books to have reached my favorites list after only a hundred pages in.Jeannie Holmes has created a very unique and lively world with her Alexandra Sabian series. The first book in the series is fantastic, and I can't wait to read on. All the characters have a very unique personality, and unlike most books where the side characters are almost as good as the main ones, the protagonists of this book outshone the other char [...]

    22. After I finished Twice Bitten, I was lost. What do I read now?? I started this book today and just couldn't get through it. I read a good chunk of it then skipped to the end. The writing is fine, but the characters and plot failed to draw me in to their world. The characters were just boring to me. When describing the love interest, I wanted to put down the book and walk away, but I didn't ok? I pushed myself forward and put it down a few chapters later. Varik is described as being incredibly ha [...]

    23. Decent new author and decent first novel. Every vampire story has it's own version of what the "facts" are about vampires - sunlight, holy objects, immortality, etc - and unfortunately, it took too long and was too vaguely parceled out in this novel. I get the impression the author knew what world she wanted to create but forgot to fully pass that info on to the reader.Still, pretty good and I'll pick up the next to see where it goes.

    24. I rattled along, quite liking this for quite a while, but the heroine spent a large proportion of the last third of the book acting with such monumental stupidity that I wanted to give her a quick slap. I know that she had good reasons at that point not to be thinking rationally, but her actions weren't so much impulsive as just moronic. I did like Varik, but I don't think I'll be keeping up with the series.

    25. Hmm, what to say, what to say. I think I always enjoy these type of stories on a basic level. They're nice books to read when you have all day to waste and you want some decent supernatural/crime/sex entertainment. Are any of them truly that awe inspiring or highly original? Not so much. There are just so many books out there in the Adult Supernatural world and yet they all seem the same. Smart, savvy, sexy female heroine-check! Government agent of some sort-check! Psycho serial killer-check! Ps [...]

    26. Any spoilers, which are fairly small, are hidden.I picked up this series for a bargain price at a Borders closing and I’m not sure how long it would’ve taken me to check it out, if at all, if I hadn’t. And let me say I’m glad I did.Alexandra Sabian is an Enforcer with the Federal Bureau of Preternatural Investigations (FBPI) who is working on cases that seem to be the work of a serial killer who is beheading, defanging and shoving crosses through vampires hearts. Varik Baudelaire is pull [...]

    27. What are you to do if you are a vampire in a prominently human small town? Well, become an Enforcer, that’s what! Alexandra, aka Alex, is a vampire Enforcer. She investigates crimes that involve the vampire community. Since the vampires have come out and have been let live like “normal” humans, not everything is gumdrops and roses. Turns out not every human is comfortable with vampires living among them. Even though the vampires are not supposed to use humans as food, it doesn’t always h [...]

    28. Okay for a debut novelist, looking forward to more!The Federal Bureau of Preternatural Investigations uses its resources to solve crimes against vampires. Enforcers like fiery, fierce Alexandra Sabian and her former lover/mentor Varik Baudelaire, face trouble on all sides as they attempt to keep the peace between vampires and humans. A shaky peace that wasn't even known to be needed until the murder of Alex's father back in the 60's. When her dad's grisly murder prompted the vampires to reveal t [...]

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