11.16.2023 | Thursday

Killer’s Kiss

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Killer’s Kisstitle: Killer's Kiss
author: Keri Arthur
series: Lizzie Grace #11
published: 24 October 2023
publisher: self-published
genre(s): urban fantasy
pages: 309
source: client
format: manuscript
buy/shelve it: Amazon | B&N | Goodreads

rating: four-half-stars | series rating: five-stars

the blurb

An ancient vampire has returned to Castle Rock, and with her comes an even older evil intent on revenge…

After tumultuous events in Canberra forced Lizzie Grace to confront her demons—literal and figurative—she returns to Castle Rock, hoping the stalemate with Aiden O’Connor can finally be resolved.

Of course, for that to happen, she first has to talk to the man, and Lizzie is fighting a major case of cowardice.

But cowardice holds no weight against the force of evil, and this one has a specific target in mind—Maelle Defour, the vampire Lizzie has an uneasy relationship with.

As Aiden steps up to fight for everything he wants—including Lizzie—darkness is unleashed on the reservation. One that can turn those who look at it into stone.

But the greatest threat to Lizzie might not be the demon or the vampires creating bloody chaos, but the wild magic itself.

Because the wellspring is out of control, and the only way to stop it is to invoke an ancient ritual.

One that might kill the precious child she carries.


  • my review
  • a few notes

This is the best kind of urban fantasy… lots of different paranormal types, a quintessential war between good and evil, loyal friendships, love, and a cast of antagonists. It’s well paced with a lot of action, and there are some great subplots going on that really add to it all. A great escapist read!

content warning: ❗some graphic violence❗

POV: 1st person
keywords/phrases: witches, vampires, werewolves, family
tropes: close proximity, forbidden romance
spice: 0 🔥
language: 🤬🤬🤬
cover notes: beautiful

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About Keri Arthur

Keri Arthur, author of the New York Times bestselling Riley Jenson, Guardian series, has now written more than 25 books. She’s received several nominations in the Best Contemporary Paranormal category of the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Awards, and recently won RT’s Career Achievement Award for urban fantasy. She lives in Melbourne with her daughter and two crazy dogs.

Rating Report
plot
four-half-stars
characters
four-half-stars
writing
four-half-stars
pacing
four-half-stars
Overall: four-half-stars

reading challenges:

  • 2023 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge
  • 2023 Linz the Bookworm Reading Challenge
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