“Wow. This series is set in what used to be Los Angeles, but is now called Crimson City. A dark and gritty series and this book is no exception. The three factions; human, werewolf and vampire are on the brink of all out war and no one is sure exactly why. The wolves and the vampires think...”see full review » see other reviews »
“it was good.”sherri w wrote this review Wednesday, June 6, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Wow. This series is set in what used to be Los Angeles, but is now called Crimson City. A dark and gritty series and this book is no exception. The three factions; human, werewolf and vampire are on the brink of all out war and no one is sure exactly why. The wolves and the vampires think that it is a calculated risk by the humans to get them to eliminate each other so they are attempting to form an alliance. But old prejudices are hard to let go, and yet Keeli Maddox finds herself attracted to Michael, a vampire. She's willing to risk all for a love that she can not explain. But someone is killing vampires and all the evidence points towards a werewolf.”Roxhill wrote this review Monday, March 21, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Los Angeles is no longer the City of Angels; dark things haunt its streets - dark, restless things. Bodies have been found, and the tentative peace between humans, vampires and werewolves teeters on the brink of collapse. Keeli Maddox needs to know why. If she and her kin are to survive, she must trust a man as different from her as night from day, as tooth from claw. He's a slayer, a betrayer, an enemy. But nobility lurks in dark places, and Keeli herself is no stranger to shadow. As sure as the moon will rise, Michael was meant for her. Life is about to change. Only three things will remain: the color of blood, the hot joy of skin on skin, and the danger in...A TASTE OF CRIMSON.
“A 5 star rating from me. An excellent book. This book continues the themes of forbidden romance, action, and intrigue. It blends seamlessly into the story from book 1 but has the romance more front and center. I would call this a pnr within an urban fantasy. So well written you could feel the couple falling in love. Some moments were equisitely romantic. ”lightheaded wrote this review Friday, August 30, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“My first book by this author. Interesting style. I like the pictures she creates with minimal descriptions. ”Beth H wrote this review Saturday, January 9, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“very great book, first in the series of i belive 5. ”Traci wrote this review Wednesday, July 29, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The Crimson City series is a really cool idea. The books are done by different authors with similar stories. A nice between the books series.”Chris N wrote this review Friday, April 10, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“awesome book. very intense and action-packed but romantic at the same time. reread it all the time. Give it a try!”cdcotr wrote this review Friday, August 29, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Pretty good but not as good as Crimson City.
I thought the author wrote it well. I truly felt Keeli’s emotions and debates and understood where she was coming from and why she didn’t want to do what she had to do and why she did what she did. A strong woman, she rides on her instincts, even when she doesn’t want to. The war within herself is huge, and with Michael’s help, she gets through it.
I though Michael could have used a little more work. As the Vendix, I got where he came from, the how and why of it all, but I found the constant use of his thoughts a little on the sissy side for a guy who’s supposed to be a ‘tough guy’. Strong, he too rides his instincts and does what he needs to in the heat of any moment.
I do have to say I found the author’s descriptions top notch. I truly felt like the walls were crowding me at times, being underground with so many others. I really hope that, sometime in the series, one of the authors will touch base as to how the world came to be as it is. Mind you, there is always distrust between vamps, weres and humans, regardless of the story, but I’d really like to know how the city came to be as it is in the story. As it is, this novel is a great addition to the sci-fi, urban paranormal fantasy genres and should be read.”