Out For Blood by Kristen PainterOut For Blood by Kristen Painter

Out For Blood

byKristen Painter

Mass Market Paperback | October 30, 2012

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After nearly dying at the hands of the Aurelian, Chrysabelle finds new determination to move beyond life as a comarré. That is until the Kubai Mata bring a new task to her doorstep: rescue the child Tatiana has kidnapped, or Mal becomes enemy number one.
Kristen Painter likes to balance her obsessions with shoes and cats by making the lives of her characters miserable and surprising her readers with interesting twists. She currently writes award-winning urban fantasy for Orbit Books. The former college English teacher can often be found on twitter @Kristen_Painter, Facebook at www.face...
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Title:Out For BloodFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 6.88 × 4.25 × 1 inPublished:October 30, 2012Publisher:OrbitLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316200174

ISBN - 13:9780316200172

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Out For Blood This series is a fresh new take on vampires and I absolutely love it. Love the amazing world Kristen Painter has created. I love everything about this series. It has everything love, sacrifice, betrayal, friends to die for. Not to mention the covers, they are beautiful as well. Highly recommend it to vampire lovers.
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Out For Blood This whole series is totally and completely amazing. I absolutely loved it.
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Richly layered urban fantasy get all the speculative fiction news and reviews at http://kaleidoscopereviews.com Although this is the fourth book in the series, OUT FOR BLOOD is the first of Kristen Painter's work I've read. Sometimes it's not easy to jump into the middle of a series. It can be difficult for the author to balance introducing the characters to new readers while not boring longtime fans. Too little info, and the new readers might feel alienated. As a new reader, I did not feel alienated. Painter introduced the story and characters very well, and I was able to easily slip into the story and follow along. Chrysabelle is a comarré, which appears to be a race of humans who are specially raised to become blood donors for vampires. From what I gather the relationship is typically business like, but for Chrysabelle and Mal, they are in love. Comarrés have tattoos made of gold, and in the previous book Chrysabelle's tattoo was replaced with gold from a magic ring. It seems the ring's powers may have transferred to Chrysabelle. But this isn't just Chrysabelle and Mal's story. Stories from other characters in Paradise City are folded over each other in an intricate braid: Thomas Creek is dealing with a supernatural woman with feathers for hair. She possesses him and has him do her bidding, including advising the mayor to put a curfew on the city for all supernaturals. In the previous book, Doc killed the leader of the Paradise City feline pride (cat shape-shifters), making him the new pride leader. The job comes with inheriting the wife of the dead leader. This does not please Doc's fiancé Fi. She's pissed. Both try to find a way out of the arrangement. The mayor of Paradise City, a human, wants her grandchild back and she's willing to go to great lengths to make it happen-- including becoming a vampire. The grandchild in question is half-human, half- vampire and in the possession of Tatiana, the ruling head of the vampires, and she's not willing to part with the infant girl for any reason-- in fact she's willing to set people up and watch them fry to prove her point. The child is a mcguffin in this story, as pretty much everyone wants her. And for some reason, many of these people want Chrysabelle to retrieve the child. This is where things kind of fell apart for me. Perhaps in previous books Chrysabelle is shown to be strong and capable-- someone who goes after things-- but I didn't see it here. As characters go, I found Chrysabelle to be flat. Stuff happens to her. Other characters come to her with their problems. Looking back on the story, Chrysabelle lacked a goal. She didn't decide to go get the child until much later in the story when she no longer had a choice, and otherwise she was trying to find her brother, but she didn't actively pursue this goal any more than she went after answers about her strange new powers. Other characters brought her information while she ran around trying to help everyone else with their problems-- only to make things worse after making some dumb decisions. I wanted to like Chrysabelle. I wanted to love this book. But her character just didn't work for me. OUT FOR BLOOD is an urban fantasy with multiple points of view making for richly layered reading. It has all the back-stabbing, politics and posturing of an epic fantasy but it's packaged in an urban fantasy world with familiar creatures with new twists. With lots to love, it's sure to please urban fantasy fans.
Date published: 2012-11-10

Editorial Reviews

Praise for The House of Comarré series:"Gripping, gritty, and imaginative. If you love dangerous males, kick-ass females, and unexpected twists, this is the series for you! Kristen Painter's engaging voice, smart writing, and bold, explosive plot blew me away. Prepare to lose some sleep!" --- Larissa Ione, New York Times bestselling author"Kristen Painter brings a sultry new voice to the vampire genre, one that beckons with quiet passion and intrigue." --- L.A. Banks, New York Times bestselling author of The Vampire Huntress Legends series"Painter scores with this one. Passion and murder, vampires and courtesans -- original and un-put-downable. Do yourself a favor and read this one." --- Patricia Briggs, New York Times bestselling author"Kristen Painter's Blood Rights is dark and rich with layer after delicious layer. This spellbinding series will have you begging for more!" --- Gena Showalter, New York Times bestselling author"A world full of rich potential. Excellent!" --- P.C. Cast, New York Times bestselling author"Prophecy, curses, and devilish machination combine for a spellbinding debut of dark romance and pulse-pounding adventure." --- Library Journal (Starred Review)