Blog Tour Review & GIVEAWAY(!): Out for Blood by R. Barri Flowers

Blog Tour Review & GIVEAWAY(!): Out for Blood by R. Barri Flowers

 

Count Dracula’s Teenage Daughter (Book 1)
Published December 17th. 2012
Published by Create Space
Genres: YA/Paranormal

From R. Barri Flowers, the bestselling author of young adult novels, GHOST GIRL IN SHADOW BAY and DANGER IN TIME, comes the first book in an exciting new teen vampire series, COUNT DRACULA’S TEENAGE DAUGHTER: A Transylvanica High Novel.

Sixteen-year-old Kula Lockhart has been living in the town of Harbor Heights, Michigan for two months now, after moving there with her adopted mom from Cheyenne, Wyoming. She attends Transylvanica High School–one of several integrated pilot schools across the country where human and vampire students peacefully coexist.

Kula has no problem with the human-vampire bonding because she has always believed in equality among the living and the living dead. But she is caught completely off guard upon learning that she is the half human daughter of Count Dracula, leader of the oldest and most powerful vampire clan.

She soon discovers that there are some sworn to protect her and others out to get her.

Someone is killing vampires and Kula fears she may be on the hit list. Staying alive becomes a priority as she adjusts to her birthright. 

She also has a hot human boyfriend named Eriq. Will he accept her for who she is?

Fans of popular teen vampire, paranormal, and horror fiction series such as Twilight, True Blood, Vampire Diaries, Vampire Academy, and Vampire Kisses will love COUNT DRACULA’S TEENAGE DAUGHTER.

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Out For Blood (Transylvanica High #2)
Published November 3rd, 2013
Published by R. Barri Flowers
Genres: YA/Paranormal

From R. Barri Flowers, the bestselling author of the young adult vampire novel, COUNT DRACULA’S TEENAGE DAUGHTER, comes the exciting book two in the Transylvanica High series, OUT FOR BLOOD.

Sixteen-year-old honor student Kula Lockhart is in her second year at Transylvanica High School in Harbor Heights, Michigan. It is one of several integrated pilot schools across the country where human and vampire students peacefully coexist.

Kula recently learned that she is the half human, half vampire daughter of Count Dracula. This has made her a target for those who hate her powerful Dad and vamps in general.

As she comes to terms with her heritage and newfound abilities, things begin to heat up between Kula and her mortal boyfriend, Eriq Pratt. She also has her vamp guardians Ivan and Amelia, as well as several human and vampire friends, to balance her evolving life and times.

When Kula suddenly finds herself being pursued by a new handsome half vamp at school, Sebastian LeBlanc, she is strangely drawn to him, even if her heart belongs to Eriq. Yet Kula can’t help but wonder if it is more than coincidence that Sebastian just happened to arrive in town at around the same time that a vampire or vampires began killing humans. Could Sebastian be behind these vicious attacks?

Another new vampire, Gabryela Roswell, befriends Kula, but has a hidden agenda.

In the meantime, Kula has competition from an attractive human girl, Yvonne Elwood, who has her eye on Eriq. She also has to deal with the gorgeous and mean-spirited cheerleader vamp, Jacquelyn Brossard, a member of the rival Doerzic clan.

As Kula grapples with these issues and the changes in her life, she tries to learn more about her mother, who died in childbirth, from the only person who can give her answers–her dad, Count Dracula.

Fans of popular teen vampire and paranormal fiction series such as Twilight, True Blood, Vampire Diaries, and Vampire Academy will love OUT FOR BLOOD in this captivating series.

Now in print, eBook, and audio. Buy it today!

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My Review:

Transylvanica High is a nice spin on the usually overdone topic of vampires. I feel like we got bomb-barded with books concerning vampires after Twilight hit big as a movie franchise and everything has been the same. Well Transylvanica High is something new.

I’ll admit that it is a little hard to get over the fact that Kula is Dracula’s daughter. Once you accept that little tid-bit everything else isn’t so radical. The vampires of Transylvanica High have a combination of various traits that vampires from other well-known myths/books/movies have. We also find out that Kula, being half-vampire & half-human, can actually levitate. That’s pretty cool. Admit it, you wish you could levitate.

In book 1, we get the focus being that humans and vampires are trying to coexist in peace without one killing the other. The other aspect of it is the reveal to Kula of her true lineage & how she deals with it. When it ended I was kind of surprised that it ended where it did, sort of a lackluster ending in terms of the plot.

In book 2, we see how Kula has adjusted to being a half-human half-vampire child of Dracula. The main focus of it is the random murders that are popping up. Everyone thinks a vampire it to blame. Kula meets two new students, one being another half-human half-vampire hybrid. They of course bond but everyone has their own agenda. Kula’s mother also meets someone & starts a relationship. There’s a lot of changes & development in relationship in book 2 that I felt was missing in book 1. Book 2 is a great follow-up & in fact, I would’ve loved if books 1 & 2 would’ve been combined into one book. It would’ve been so magical.

As an overall review of both books 1 and 2, I’d give them 3.5 out of 5.

About the Author:

R. Barri Flowers is an award winning criminologist and bestselling author of crime and thriller fiction, crime nonfiction and true crime, relationship novels, and young adult mysteries.

Recent adult mysteries include BEFORE HE KILLS AGAIN, SEDUCED TO KILL IN KAUAI, MURDER IN HONOLULU: A Skye Delaney Mystery, MURDER IN MAUI: A Leila Kahana Mystery, DEAD IN THE ROSE CITY, JUSTICE SERVED, STATE’S EVIDENCE, and DARK STREETS OF WHITECHAPEL: A Jack the Ripper Mystery.

Young adult mystery fiction include OUT FOR BLOOD, TEEN GHOSGT AT DEAD LAKE, COUNT DRACULA’S TEENAGE DAUGHTER, GHOST GIRL IN SHADOW BAY and DANGER IN TIME.

New crime nonfiction books include THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS 2, MURDER OF A STAR QUARTERBACK, MURDER AT THE PENCIL FACTORY, DEAD AT THE SADDLEWORTH MOOR, MASTERS OF TRUE CRIME, PROSTITUTION IN THE DIGITAL AGE, STREETS KIDS, and COLLEGE CRIME.

The author is a member of the American Crime Writers League, International Thriller Writers, Kiss of Death, Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime.

Website: http://www.rbarriflowers.com/
Twitter: @RBarriFlowers
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