Monday, September 6, 2010

Review: When Blood Calls by J.K. Beck

Reading level/Genre: Romance- Paranormal

Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages

Publisher: Bantam Books, an imprint of Random House Publishing
(August 31, 2010) 

ISBN-13:  978-0440245773

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 Sara Constantine is a hard-nosed LA prosecutor who is used to seeing things in black and white, no gray areas. But when she is promoted to a high security position in the mysterious Division 6, Sara is forced to question all the boundaries she thought were steadfast. And Luke, the vampire defendant in her first big case in this strange new shadow-world, is the main reason for her new doubts on her rigid beliefs. Part urban fantasy, part steamy paranormal romance, When Blood Calls draws you in and keeps you guessing. Plus, side characters like Doyle and Nick have me excited to read the next books just to learn more about them :) Though beware there are also some darker crime elements that Sara deals with as an attorney for a murder case which involve girls being kidnapped and harmed. It sort of has a Law & Order meets Moonlight vibe to it.
If you're looking for a great new series with intricate world building and intriguing characters, then check out The Shadow Keepers. Especially since you won't have to wait long for books 2 and 3! Book 2 When Pleasure Calls comes out Sept 28th and book 3 When Wicked Craves comes out October 26th! 
When Blood Calls is book 1 in the new series, The Shadow Keepers.


  1. Oooh, this book sounds fabulous. Great review!

    From the Shadows

  2. I do like the sound of this book. Nice review!