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Bound by Blood (The Garner Witch #1)

3.74  ·  Rating Details  ·  751 Ratings  ·  160 Reviews
FBI agent and psychic, Brianna Reece, descends from an ancient and powerful bloodline of witches, only she doesn’t know it. But now that legacy has come back to bite her—literally.

In the shadows of night in Denver Colorado, a serial killer is hunting women, and FBI agent Brianna Reece is hunting the killer. Unlike any case she’s worked before, Brianna can’t ignore the pric
Paperback, 361 pages
Published July 21st 2011 by P.A. Lupton
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Jan 31, 2012 Mara rated it did not like it
Shelves: trash-bin, dnf
I'm starting to understand why book bloggers do NOT review indie/self published novels. Honestly it's painful.


It's painful because if you want to be honest you know you might hurt someone's feeling. I know there's a real person behind a book. But the fact I have a camera doesn't make me a director. At the same time wanting to be an author doesn't mean everyone can do it. I am buying these books, even if they are "cheap". I'm not reading to bolster someone's ego. I'm not their friend. :(
I ha
Nov 11, 2011 Nicole rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Young Adults & Adults
Recommended to Nicole by: r2r
Get swept away....

I was in the middle of trying to juggle all my different hats in my career, family, and passions (books) and behind on everything when I picked up this book. But Bound By Blood did not allow me to get away with rushing through it as sometimes us readers do... I have so many books I want to read that sometimes one gets shortchanged a bit. This one was not having it. I loved it! I loved Biranna and her never say die attitude, I really enjoyed the way she never relied on someone
The BookChick
Dec 29, 2011 The BookChick rated it it was amazing
Shelves: vampires, 5-star-read
Can I just say that I absolutely loved this book? P.A. Lupton did an outstanding job weaving together a story that was filled with action, adventure, romance, and interesting characters. This book was better than many of the overpriced books that I've read. And for $.99, this book was a gift.

Nathan and Brianna were a fantastic H/h...But the capital "H" in this instance was for heroine and the little "h" was for hero. Brianna was amazing. Using her powers: she saved herself from a rapist when she
Alexis *Reality Bites*
Spoiler Free Review
Genre: Paranormal Romance with Mystery and Suspense

I did not know what to expect when i started this book i am not into witch storylines but i have been swayed! I really enjoyed this book and i kno Nathan is the leading man but i want Morrison BAD!!LOL!!:D Brianna Reece is the Heroine and this chick has become one of my fave females next to Cat and Mona Lisa. She is fun, fierce and fealess just the way i like my Heroines!!
I think the author did an excellent job at weav
Ronda  Tutt
Sep 22, 2011 Ronda Tutt rated it it was amazing
Captivating, Exciting, and Thrillingly Suspenseful!

Wow! Wow! Wow! What a perfect start to a new series – I totally loved it! The story has everything you could ask for in a Paranormal Romance as it was full of suspense, excitement, clean taste of erotic scenes, humorous bantering between the characters, kick ass fighting, witches, vampires, and lots of intense emotion that will have your head a spinning in totally amazement.

The romance between the FBI Agent/Witch Brianna and Nathan was immediate
Oct 25, 2011 Alexia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2011
I freaking love this book!! The author, Penny-Ann Lupton got me hooked on the first page till the very end. I couldn’t put it down – I was even sneakily reading at work when I had a chance (don’t blame me if I get fired, not my fault)! You know it’s a great read when you start getting anxious when you realize there are only a few pages left – I started reading slower in hopes that I could read longer *sighs*.

The characters are fabulous. Brianna (love that name) is a powerful woman with a hunger
t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ t'irla's Talk Book Blog
Jan 23, 2012 t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ t'irla's Talk Book Blog rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who enjoys PNR
Recommended to t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ by: by Goodreads members
Shelves: owned
In P.A. Lupton's debut novel we have the beginnings of a really strong PNR series. In Bound by Blood we meet Brianna Reese, FBI Agent, witch and all round alpha female. Brianna newly transferred to Denver is partnered with Morrison a old school FBI Agent and both have to investigate the death of several drained females. During the investigation we meet Nathan Vampire extraordinaire..Nathan has some secrets that will change Brianna's life forever.

PAL has created a strong female lead who doesn't
Alana ~ The Book Pimp
Brianna is a strong, intuitive FBI agent with empathic gifts. She transfers to Denver and immediately dives into her newest case, all involving deaths of girls that look remarkably like herself. The trail leads her to to the successful and attractive Nathan, the primary "person of interest" in her case. From the moment she meets him, she feels a strange pull daring Brianna to risk everything: her career at the FBI, the truth of her family and the key to unlocking herself....

This is a fantastic b
First off, I would like to thank the PNR&UFF group and the author for giving me a copy of this book! I am thrilled I found out about P.A. Lupton and may I say I am looking forward to reading more from her.

I really didn't expect this book to be so GOOD!

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Brianna Reece is an FBI agent and just moved from Chicago to Denver to work on a case. She is part of the VICAP, FBI's Violent Criminal Apprehension Program, specialized in solving unexplained and unusual crimes. A killer is on the loo
Karla(Book Addict)
Apr 08, 2013 Karla(Book Addict) rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Karla(Book Addict) by: P.A. Lupton
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Sep 11, 2011 WildAboutBones rated it really liked it
Shelves: read4bbpr-review
4.5 Stars!!
Vampires, witches, FBI Agents, a serial killer, murder, betrayal and romance come together in this first of a new series by P. A. Lupton. Written in first person from the point of view of the female lead, Lupton adds to the traditional mythos of both vampires and witches. With several interesting twists and turns, this has a very good story line and fully developed characters.

Gotta love a story that can work in references to not only Anne Rice, the X-Files and Buffy, the Vampire Slaye
Oct 28, 2011 Katrina rated it it was amazing
A fresh captivating storyline filled with the world of the paranormal – witches and vampires but ah har – it contains twists to the tale, giving it a different spin on things. Moments where you will find yourself grinning sheepishly, giggling and also cringing. Other moments where you wander what the hell is going to happen!! (( HIDES IN CORNER WITH HANDS ON EYES ))

Bound by blood involves .kick arse characters - humour, action, suspense, romance, erotic encounters even of the mind type lol, Murd
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Oct 29, 2011 Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey) rated it really liked it
Recommended to Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey) by: R2R
Shelves: reviewed
I received this book as a part of R2R.

Overall this was a great read. The author does a good job with the mystery and intrigue. I really liked Brianna as a tough kick butt girl. I also enjoyed Morrison and wish him a HEA with the next installment of the book. Nathan was great of course. My only complaint would be that I would have loved to see Nathan court Brianna more. I didn't get a sense of what he woud do to get the girl. But I didn't let that affect my rating of the book. I certainly would r
L.J.  ~ aka Former Lurker
Jul 18, 2012 L.J. ~ aka Former Lurker rated it it was amazing
This debut novel, Bound by Blood, completely surpassed my expectations! The author, P.A. Lupton, immediately grabs your attention and you quickly become engrossed in this story! The characters, the plot, and the founding principles to this vampire and witch world that Lupton has created is refreshingly original. You deeply connect with the characters and their witty dialogue in this action-packed, steamy page-turner! You can count me among her fans that eagerly await the sequel to this captivati ...more
Michelle(Chelle) aka Nightshade - Cake Whisperer
I really liked Brianna and Nathan. I thought they were a solid couple and the chemistry was really good but their relationship wasn't just about the heat. They genuinely cared about and respected each other without either one coming off as weak. I loved the different take on how vampires came into being. Overall a very good book.
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Special Agent Reece of the FBI division VICAP is working a serial killer case in her new hometown of Denver. Meeting her new partner at the crime scene is quite a shock seeing that he's sporting a black eye that she gave him from earlier. Her partner's name is Morrison and both can't believe that they are stuck together as partner's. The victims appear to have all their blood drained from them with no marks on them which is baffling. Brianna never expected to be attracted to Nathan Donovan durin ...more
Aug 26, 2011 Kara-karina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can't quite pinpoint why I liked this book so much, but it was such a pleasurable read!

First of all, I suspect P.A. Lupton is a neat freak. *grinning* I was so impressed that the spelling in the book was impeccable. Usually there are so many mistakes in self-published books, and here there was just a couple of accidentally omitted words, and that's it.

Secondly, the book just flows and you sort of go along with the flow. I kept expecting Brianna to mess up, to have a full blown hissy fit,
Jan 05, 2012 Michelle rated it did not like it
Shelves: indies, 2012-reads
Hardcore FBI agent, Brianna Reece, has a secret: a supernatural ability to detect and channel other people's emotions. She's kept this ability hidden for years, but when she investigates a series of related murders, she is not only forced to reveal her true self, she also discovers that she's not the only one who's keep keeping secrets.

This book has a lot going for it. The plot is innovative, the pacing is swift, and the characters are interesting. The relationship between Brianna and her partne
This was a really good crime thriller with a paranormal edge.

FBI agent Brianna Reece is a great character I really enjoyed learning who & what she was along with her. She is kick ass but also has a great heart.

Nathan the 'Lurve' interest was hot & there really were some very hot scenes between the two & I have to say that it was nice that they were really falling for each other before they fell into bed together as opposed to the other way around.

And FBI agent Morrison was also a g
Oct 23, 2011 Kathryn rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites, pnr, adult
Bound by Blood by P.A. Lupton is an eerily spun web of witches and vampires that grabs your attention from the first few pages and holds on to you all the way through. The writing is exquisite with giving details that allow you to feel exactly what the heroine, Brianna, is going through. Brianna is the type of heroine that I love reading about, because she is tough and vulnerable at the same time. Being an FBI agent provides her with the confidence she needs, but at the same time it has dampened ...more
Laurielu Bona Fide Reflections
Oct 10, 2011 Laurielu Bona Fide Reflections rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Paranormal Romance Readers
Bound by Blood, (The Garner Witch, #1) by P.A. Lupton is a smooth, enjoyable, humorous paranormal romance complete with memorable characters and a captivating plot. Brianna Reece is an FBI agent and a witch with strong empathetic psychic abilities which allows her to very adept at interrogation. She and her partner,Todd Morrison, become embroiled in an investigation which centers around a series of murders where the victims are all women who resemble her and are killed by exsanguination with no ...more
Shannon Dermott
Oct 04, 2011 Shannon Dermott rated it really liked it
I love a good police procedural story. It’s probably my first love in reading. Add to it the paranormal and I’m in heaven.

Bound by Blood wove a wonderful tale with a mix of mystery and romance, not to mention the action. The heroine, Brianna, was a no nonsense woman that didn’t need a man to save her. Some may feel her relationship with her male lead may have come together quickly. But when it’s magical, what else can you expect. I fell for her guy just as hard and fast as they did for each othe
Jennifer Templeman
Oct 24, 2011 Jennifer Templeman rated it really liked it
It's been a while since a new book grabbed me as quickly as PA Lupton's Bound by Blood. The combination of an intellegent, strong leading lady, perfectly capable of taking care of herself and others, mixed with a mysterious attraction to a strong man, not seeking to change her, but to make her stronger was too much to resist. I thought the plot was original and gave us enough clues to figure out some things on our own, while still leaving us wondering what was going to happen next.

If I were goi
 * Kazzy * -aka Stryker-
Nov 25, 2011 * Kazzy * -aka Stryker- rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: PNR and Murder Mystery Fans
Recommended to * Kazzy * -aka Stryker- by: GR Friends
Shelves: my-kindle-books
I won't go into lots of detail about the story as other reviewers have already done this, so just to say this was an interesting and engaging book that although had a PNR theme, also in my opinion was a great murder/mystery type plot. I felt at times the murder/mystery actually took over from the whole paranormal angle, and it was easy to forget there were vampires and magic at play sometimes, but I felt this added to the intrigue and made for an exciting storyline.

The characters were fresh and
Evelyn Amaro
Dec 07, 2011 Evelyn Amaro rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Every PNR/UF Fan!
Read my full review on Paromantasy

Pulse-pounding action, blood-boiling romance, and pull-you-hair-out suspense, along with a kick-ass heroine is what makes Bound By Blood a must-read for us Paromantasy fans!

Brianna is a kick-ass FBI agent with a hidden talent - she's psychic. She secretly uses her gifts to solve murders until she comes across a murder and an aura that she just cannot figure out. Women are dying and the killer is always one step ahead of her, until they finally find a suspect in
Tina Carreiro
Oct 17, 2011 Tina Carreiro rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this book! Anytime an author can enter a paranormal world and give me a fresh and creative storyline, they have my attention. I loved the story of the Garner witch family and the twist at the end. I thought I had the killer pegged but I was wrong, kind of. The vampire lore is fresh with detailed explanations of why some can walk in the daylight and some can’t.

Brianna kicks ass and this is before she gets her full boost of power. I love a hardheaded heroine. You can feel the in
Mar 05, 2013 Zoe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was so, so, so, so has everything going for it, a truly fantastic piece of writing. The plot was interesting, clever and well thought out. The writing was modern with hints of old world charm, demonstrated through the main male character,while the content was all relevant with no 'padding 'to fill the pages. It was constant twists turns and excitement. The characters were all fantastically balanced, the female lead while being independent and firsthand was also soft and vulnerable a ...more
Beckyloohoo Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ aka Mrs. Acheron Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ
I really liked this book. It offers a new view of vampires and witches, and paranormals in general. The characters are well thought-out and developed, and the plot is a great beginning to the series. The heroine, FBI Agent Brianna Reece, is great kickass woman who can defend herself and hold her own. The hero, Security company owner Nathan Donavan, is yummy and sweet, yet tough and stubborn, and very good match for Brianna. They find themselves drawn to each other instantly and find themselves r ...more
Dana*aka Assassin*
Nov 24, 2011 Dana*aka Assassin* rated it it was amazing
A very smooth and entertaining read. I really enjoyed the author's plot twists, although I think the thing I liked the most was her use of humor. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes to read paranormal series.
Charlotte Abel
Oct 04, 2011 Charlotte Abel rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of paranormal romance
Recommended to Charlotte by: found while browsing GoodReads
From the very first sentence I knew this book was a winner. The author had a way of putting me into every scene whether it was a noisy night club, a luxurious penthouse apartment or the aftermath of a murder scene. I was completely immersed.

For example, when you read -- “There was no thunder, and no rain. Just streaks of shimmering light rolling across the sky and painting the darkness with glowing strands of electricity.” -- Can’t you just smell the ozone and feel the charged, dry air raising t
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“Wow! She's hot." Morrison commented while gaping lewdly at the body lying supine on the bed.
Insensitive asshole. I took a deep breath to calm my rising anger. "She's dead agent Morrison. I assure you she's very cold." I rebuked sharply.”
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