Annie Alvarez’s For the Love of Blood, published 2009, is a short, complex story with extended erotic scenes. I had high hopes for this, but alas they were dashed.
Izzy, a young witch all on her own with nothing to her name, moves to a new town where she gets a job satisfying vampires’ hungers. Here she meets Tamara, a damaged and dangerous daughter of a billionaire vampire clan. On the horizon a great conflict is brewing between vampires, witches and humans.
There is an attempt to do world building here, and it feels like an introduction to a series, but so much is glossed over, so many details left unclear, that it’s mostly just confusing. The lack of any real character development makes it difficult to care about anyone, and I just felt increasingly irritated by it all.
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