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When Blood Calls – Spotlight & Review

When Blood Calls by J.K. Beck

  • Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam; Original edition (Aug 31 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 044024577X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0440245773
  • Genre: Paranormal Romance
  • Book Description:

    “Sara Constantine is one of the country’s most tenacious prosecuting attorneys—and she’s just secured a well-earned promotion. At first she’s thrilled. Then she finds out her new job involves prosecuting vampires and werewolves. And nothing prepares Sara for the shock she receives when she meets the first defendant she’ll be trying to put away: Lucius Dragos, the sexy stranger with whom she recently shared an explosive night of ecstasy.

    When Lucius Dragos kisses the beautiful woman sitting next to him at the bar, he’s only hoping to blend into the crowd and avoid the perceptive gaze of the man he’s following…and planning to kill. But what starts as a simple kiss to secure his cover ignites into a fierce hunger that leads to an all-consuming passion. Charged with murder, Luke knows Sara will do whatever it takes to see him locked away—unless he can convince her that he’s not the monster she thinks he is. And that might mean making the greatest sacrifice a vampire can make.”

    My Thoughts:

    First of all, I am in love with this cover! Yes, the man is smokin, but what also works for me is the combination of colors, the crescent moon in the background, the cool glow coming from the ring, the lettering and the wisps of smoke. All together they combine to make for a really stand-out cover that really draws the eye, which is exactly what a cover should do. Mission accomplished!

    Second, I could not put this book down! After having read a whole bunch of paranormal romances and urban fantasy, it’s a rare find that basically keeps me flipping pages all night, long past reasonable expectations. When Blood Calls was one of them. (Plus, Lucius Dragos is my new fictional boyfriend now, but that’s neither here nor there). I really liked the compelling  characters that J.K. created and the world in which she places them. Full of plot twists and turns, romance, suspense, action and danger.

    When Blood calls is the first book in J.K. Beck’s Shadow Keepers series and after reading it, I say Bring On The Shadow Keepers! I haven’t been this excited about a series since I first started Kenyon’s Dark Hunters, Phoenix’s Makers Song series or Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood. It’s a wonderful blend of both paranormal romance and urban fantasy which is in itself, intriguing because of the many layers woven into it. This book will remain on my “Keeper” shelf and this series has now become an “auto-buy” one for me.


    Buy When Blood Calls at:



    The Book Depository

    Find out more about J.K. Beck and what she’s working on at her website!

    September 23, 2010 Posted by | On My Bookshelf, Reading, Reviews, Spotlight On..., Upcoming Releases, Wishlist | , , , | 1 Comment

    Waiting On Wednesday

    I’m going to have a go at this weekly event which was started by Jill over at Breaking The Spine.

    My first week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

    His Darkest Embrace by Juliana Stone

    Jaguar Warriors  —  Book 2
    October 26, 2010
    ISBN-13: 9780061808807
    ISBN-10: 0061808806

    Book Description:

    “A solitary hunter with no regard for the human world, Jagger Castille is a shifter living on the edge. It will take the woman who calls him enemy to give him a reason to live.

    Jagger is a creature of the night—Skye Knightly soars in the sun. Natural adversaries, they have been joined by destiny in a mission entrusted to Skye’s family centuries ago: Nothing less than the salvation of the Earth.

    Wounded and bitter, Jagger sought escape in the solitude of the jungle, driven by a need to disappear forever… until a mysterious shifter who calls to his soul and feeds a yearning long forgotten, pulls him from his dark path. A courageous warrior, Skye’s passion is equal to Jagger’s own—but can she trust a man on the edge? A man whose secrets are as devastating as her own?

    Each is the other’s sole hope for survival. But a dark and twisted truth is leading them toward the ultimate sacrifice for a love they may never live to claim.”

    I read the first book in this series, His Darkest Hunger, back when it hit bookstores in June and I was hooked! Awesome Paranormal Romance? Check. Super sexy alpha male jaguar-shifter and female protag that you’re rooting for the whole time? Check. Am I ready to read about more great romance between engaging characters in this world that Juliana Stone has created? Why yes, yes I am! 😀 


    September 15, 2010 Posted by | Spotlight On..., TBR, Upcoming Releases, Waiting On Wednesday, Wishlist | , , , | 5 Comments

    Radiance Book Trailer

    Another book that was just released on August 31st, 2010 is Alyson Noel’s Radiance. It’s a new series that expands on Alyson Noel’s Immortal’s series by giving Ever’s little sister, Riley, her own series. Here’s the brand new book trailer for Radiance.

    And here’s a bit about the book.

    Trade Paperback

    192 Pages, 5.5 x 8.2 x 0.6 in

    August 31, 2010

    Square Fish


    Book Description:

    “Riley has crossed the bridge into the afterlife—a place called Here, where time is always Now. She has picked up life where she left off when she was alive, living with her parents and dog in a nice house in a nice neighborhood. When she’s summoned before The Council, she learns that the afterlife isn’t just an eternity of leisure. She’s been assigned a job, Soul Catcher, and a teacher, Bodhi, a possibly cute, seemingly nerdy boy who’s definitely hiding something. They return to earth together for Riley’s first assignment, a Radiant Boy who’s been haunting a castle in England for centuries. Many Soul Catchers have tried to get him to cross the bridge and failed. But all of that was before he met Riley . . .”

    September 2, 2010 Posted by | New Book Releases, New Releases, Spotlight On..., Trailer, Wishlist | , , , , | 3 Comments

    September 2010 Releases

    There are a whole bunch of awesome books being released out into the wild this month! Here are some shiny covers of a few of them that I am DYING to read. 😀 Check out my New Releases page to see all the books along with their release dates. (I’m still working on the title links).





    Ahh my pretties, how I want you all. Hopefully I’ll get some Chapters gift cards for my birthday next week! 😉

    September 2, 2010 Posted by | I Wish, New Book Releases, New Covers - Release Dates, New Releases, Sidhe's News & Updates, Upcoming Releases, Wishlist | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

    Halo – Trailer

    Another book that I have been highly anticipating is Alexandra Adornetto’s YA, Halo!

  • Hardcover: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Feiwel & Friends (Aug 31 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312656262
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312656263
  • Book Description:

    “Three angels are sent down to bring good to the world: Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, a teenage girl who is the least experienced of the trio. But she is the most human, and when she is romantically drawn to a mortal boy, the angels fear she will not be strong enough to save anyone—especially herself—from the Dark Forces.

    Is love a great enough power against evil?”

    Check out the trailer.

    I’ve always been fascinated with Angels, what about you?

    September 1, 2010 Posted by | New Book Releases, New Covers - Release Dates, New Releases, Spotlight On..., Trailer, Wishlist | , , , , , | Leave a comment

    March 2010 Book Releases

    Otherwise Known As Sidhe’s Current Wishlist

    February Releases I Missed:

    Amber Benson – Cat’s Claw

    Alexis Morgan – Defeat The Darkness

    March 1st

     Rachel Vincent – Shift

    Susan Krinard – Bride Of The Wolf

    Susan Kearney – Jordan

     Kathleen Nance – Dragon Unmasked

    L.J. McDonald – The Battle Slyph

    Stella Cameron – Out Of Body

     Anne Crompton – Merlin’s Harp

    Lisa Childs – Mistress Of The Underground

    Sean Cummings – Shade Fright

    March 2nd

     Alyssa Day – Atlantis Redeemed

    Erica Hayes – Shadowglass

    Vicki Thompson – Chick With A Charm

     Sophie Renwick – Velvet Haven

    Chris Marie Green – Deep In The Woods

    Thomas E. Sniegoski – Where Angels Fear To Tread

     Sherrilyn Kenyon – Dark Hunter’s Vol. 2 (manga)

    Shayla Black – Delicious

    Susan Squires – A Twist In Time

     Kate Douglas – Demon Fire

    Sherrill Quinn – Taming The Moon

    Eileen Rendahl – Don’t Kill The Messenger

     Mark Henry – Battle Of The Network Zombies

    Victoria Laurie – Ghouls Gone Wild

    Seanan McGuire – A Local Habitation

     Bianca D’Arc – Once Bitten, Twice Dead

    Shiloh Walker – Broken

    Angela Knight – Master Of Fire

     Skyler White – And Falling Fly

    Addison Fox – Warrior Ascended

    Rob Thurman – Roadkill

     Christine Warren – Born To Be Wild

    March 9th

     Danielle Trussoni – Angelology

    Joss Ware – Abandon The Night

     Kerrelyn Sparks – The Vampire & The Virgin

    Mario Acevedo – Werewolf Smackdown

    Claudia Gray – Hourglass

     Rachel Hawkins – Hex Hall (YA)

    Carrie Ryan – The Dead Tossed Waves (YA)

    Thomas E. Sniegoski – The Fallen/Leviathon (YA)

    March 15th /16th

     James Patterson – Fang (YA)

    Kimberly Derting – The Body Finder (YA)

    Jennifer Crusie & Bob Mayer – Wild Ride

    Carrie Vaughn – Voices Of Dragons (YA)

    March 23rd

     Carolyn Crane – Mind Games

    Jenna Black – The Devil’s Playground

    Rachel Hawthorne – Shadow Of The Moon (YA)

    March 30th

     L.A. Banks – Never Cry Werewolf

    Richelle Mead – Succubus Shadows

    Patricia Briggs – Silver Borne

     Talia Gryphon – Key To Justice

    Laura Bickle – Embers


    As always, if anyone knows of any good books I haven’t listed, please leave me the info in my comments so I can add it to the list. 🙂

    March 1, 2010 Posted by | New Book Releases, New Covers - Release Dates, New Releases, Sidhe's News & Updates, Upcoming Releases, Wishlist | , , , , , , | 7 Comments