VAMPIRE FOR HIRE Raylene Pendle (AKA Cheshire Red), a vampire and world-renowned thief, doesn’t usually hang with her own kind. She’s too busy stealing priceless art and rare jewels. But when the infuriatingly charming Ian Stott asks for help, Raylene finds him impossible to resist—even though... show more
VAMPIRE FOR HIRE Raylene Pendle (AKA Cheshire Red), a vampire and world-renowned thief, doesn’t usually hang with her own kind. She’s too busy stealing priceless art and rare jewels. But when the infuriatingly charming Ian Stott asks for help, Raylene finds him impossible to resist—even though Ian doesn’t want precious artifacts. He wants her to retrieve missing government files—documents that deal with the secret biological experiments that left Ian blind. What Raylene doesn’t bargain for is a case that takes her from the wilds of Minneapolis to the mean streets of Atlanta. And with a psychotic, power-hungry scientist on her trail, a kick-ass drag queen on her side, and Men in Black popping up at the most inconvenient moments, the case proves to be one hell of a ride.
Publish date: January 25th 2011
Pages no: 359
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Urban Fantasy
, Book Club
, Paranormal Romance
, Mystery Thriller
, Dark Fantasy
Series: Cheshire Red Reports (#1)
I've been increasingly dissatisfied with quite a number of vampire books. Especially if there's a female vampire that's the main character. Somehow, despite the fact that the main character (female) is a vampire, she still has to be rescued by the macho manly vampire. It's not cool anymore. Le...
Cheshire Red is a vampire and an acquisitions expert (thief). Raylene likes that many people assume Cheshire Red is a man and she’s not about to dissuade them, enjoying working in the shadows as she does. Ian, another vampire who is oddly blind, has hired her to track down his medical records from h...
I've read various books by Cherie Priest, who is a prolific and talented writer of what I think is called Southern Gothic (see Four and Twenty Blackbirds), as well as a series of steampunk novels that start with Boneshaker, but it took me a while to get around to getting my hands on a copy of Bloods...
I loved Raylene's snarky, sarcastic type of humor. The secondary characters are fun too; Domino and his sister Pepper, Sister Rose/Adrian, Ian, Cal, Horace. They all play off of each other well (leading to some funny commentary). The story is mostly resolved, Raylene just needs to find a certain ind...
It's taken me forever to read this (I started it in May!), mainly because I like my paranormal books to have a romance subplot in them and this lacked one. However this still managed to grab my attention, which is why I've persevered instead of giving up. Admittedly my interest only grew enough ...