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The Red Lily by Juliette Cross
Release Date: 6/19/17
Genre: Paranormal Romance
When Red falls for the Big Bad Wolf…
The Black Lily resistance needs a larger army if they are to defeat the vampire monarchy. In order to do so, former lieutenant and traitor to the vampire Crown, Nikolai must seek help from the red-hooded temptress he needs to avoid at all costs. The secret he carries could prove dangerous for her if she gets too close…even though keeping her close—very close—is the only thing on his mind.
Sienna will do anything for the Black Lily, and when Nikolai asks for her assistance to gain the trust of the commonwealth, it’s the last thing she wants to do. The thought of leaving her woods and her wolves behind is terrifying…not to mention the danger being with Nikolai poses.
The Red Lily is the much anticipated follow-up novel in Juliette Cross’s Vampire Blood series. It’s chalk full of suspense and treachery, danger and betrayal, all mingled with hope and romance. I can’t wait for the next book!
The battle of the Black Lily continues as the tyrannical vampire monarchy is high on bloodlust and disorder. The cause needs more recruits, and who better to call upon then the rumored Red Witch who lives deep in the Silvane Forest? Sienna is more than willing to journey from town to town to make this happen, but she’s not going it alone. The devastatingly handsome former lieutenant and golden-haired vampire, Nikolai, is going with her.
And darn, does he call to something within her.
I was breathless throughout this whole book! The action is heating up, tensions are rising, and Sienna and Nikolai have little time if they want to save lives. Sienna is such a sweetheart, but she has a spine of steel. I really enjoyed the mystery that surrounds her. She’s protected by hart wolves—hardcore enemies of vampires—while surrounded by this hint of magic. It’s all very Little Red Riding Hood with Nikolai as her wolf. I love the twist on a good old fairytale, and Juliette Cross brings it here.
She occupied every living, breathing thought he had.
Nikolai completely blindsided me! I remember him being very reserved or standoffish in the first novel, so when he whips out the suave, charming rogue of his personality? It’s swoon worthy! We get the slightly possessive/protective part of his vampire (predator) nature—that edge, that danger I just love—but he can also be playful and oh, so sexy. He takes his role as Sienna’s protector and compatriot very seriously, but he’s also sidetracked by this intense attraction he has to Sienna. Her blood is calling to him too, but he has a secret past that rears its head.
Then there’s the enemy which was so evil…I wanted to punch out some throats!
The look he gave her was so primal, she could see his lineage…
Which all brings me to one last thought: Was the first book this sexy? Because The Red Lily just took the heat and intimacy to a whole ‘nother level. Hot damn! I always look forward to the alpha vampire part, and Juliette Cross does not disappoint. It’s smokin’, and Sienna definitely has her hands full.
The Vampire Blood series is part fairytale, part Robin Hood-esque, part smexy fun. It’s all this and more that make this series a must-read. It’ll keep you on your toes and leave you breathless for more. 5 stars!
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About Juliette Cross:
Juliette lives in lush, moss-laden Louisiana where she lives with her husband, four kids, and black lab, Kona.
Multi-published author of paranormal and urban fantasy romance, she loves reading and writing brooding characters, mysterious settings, persevering heroines, and dark, sexy heroes.
From the moment she read JANE EYRE as a teenager, she fell in love with the Gothic romance. Even then, she not only longed to read more novels set in Gothic worlds, she wanted to create her own.
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