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Lauralynn Elliott is an independently published author of paranormal and fantasy romance books, as well as some horror. She started the indie journey several years ago and has never regretted it, loving the freedom to publish what she wants when she wants. You will find everything from vampires and ghosts to elves and wizards in her novels and novellas. She enjoys putting a little bit of a different twist on some of the old ideas about our favorite fictional characters.
Lauralynn lives in the southeastern United States with her husband of many years. She has two grown sons whom she adores. Reading, playing computer games, and spending time with friends are some of her favorite activities.
on Jan. 15, 2015 :
After losing her longtime partner, Detective Kerry Harrison is handed a new murder case and a new partner. The case seems cut and dry but Detective Ethan James is encouraging her to keep an opened mind.
The murderer seems intent on framing wealthy single men. Men who belong to a very exclusive club. Kerry knows that Ethan is keeping something vital regarding the case from her. She has no idea just how big the secret is until he takes her to the club.
Club Blood is a quick read, and a completely different take on the vampire myth. I love the entrance into Club Blood!! Ethan and Kelly are suited to each other and I really liked how after Kerry's week off, she had thought so much about everything that she was ready to face her own feelings for Ethan rather than run away from them. Each vampire book I have read by Lauralynn Elliott has a unique twist and I enjoy every one of them. I'm giving Club Blood 4 stars (I know Club Blood is a novella, but I would've loved it to be longer).
(reviewed long after purchase)
on Oct. 06, 2014 :
Club Blood by Lauralynn Elliott
A murder seems cut and dried to Detective Kelly Harrison. Her new partner, the extremely handsome Detective Ethan James, suggested she look at the case with an open mind. She had trouble looking at anything but him, he was perfection.
It seems her new mysterious partner knows more than what he’s saying, and she doesn’t like that he’s holding back secrets. When the truth is revealed, however, Kelly needs to stop and take a good look at her life and decide which path to follow. This story is told from Kelly’s point of view only.
This is a novella with a really good story line, just not as polished as the author’s books that were written after this first one. Lauralynn Elliott does not pretty up her vampires and their nature as many books do, and yet they are characters that will grab your heart.
**Mild sensual content
(reviewed within a week of purchase)
on July 01, 2013 :
I don't normally read short stories and this book was probably an example of why I don't. There is no depth to the story and Kerry is annoying. Add to that, the font changes throughout the ebook.
Also, considering there are only 85 pages to the book, the author managed to throw in the racist statement that the pizza must be good as the restaurant was owned by Italians. Only 28,906 words and this statement was necessary?
(reviewed the day of purchase)