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The Botticelli Affair

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Gorgeous, reformed art forger Laila Cambridge misses her father. She’s a grad student in art history and her father disappeared five years ago. She’s blocked writing her dissertation and she’s flat broke. She’s out drinking one night when she meets sexy, mysterious John Bolingbroke, who knows way too much about her. Then he bumps into her as she guides
Published (first published July 12th 2011)
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Vampires, a missing Botticelli painting, the Illuminati, the Egyptian Book of the Dead and a simmering sexual attraction come in to play in this paranormal romance filled with humor, non-stop action, travel to several countries and many, many lies. I laughed and I cried while reading this good plot.

John Bolingbroke is a 500+ year old changed vampire. "Fifty years ago, a whimsical god granted him half a soul and bestowed upon him unruly, inescapable powers." He overhears a plot by an old, powerfu

Posted first to Blog Critics as Book Review:'The Botticelli Affair' by Traci L. Slatton.

I often think the vampire genre has run its course, ‘jumped the Shark,’ as I’ve heard it said. Most things have been done and the stories seem to run into one another. Yet I am often delighted and surprised when something comes to light that has a difference. The genre hasn’t lost its flavor after all.

In The Botticelli Affair by Traci L. Slatton we follow the life and career downfall of Laila Cambridge. As a
Oct 17, 2011 rated it liked it
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Mystery, intrigue, lies, and danger; The Botticelli Affair has it all. Oh, and let’s not forget the PNR prerequisite, hot blooded romance and corny clichés. Yes, I said it “corny”. Perhaps I am being a bit harsh (and I do sincerely apologize for that), but it seems that this sub-genre has become inundated with more and more of the same old “boy meets girl” scenario that I find myself practically begging for something…anything that is even just a teensy bit different. Let’s face it; it’s all just ...more
Sep 01, 2013 rated it liked it
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I was quite curious about the story after reading the synopsis. I didn’t know about the author, but the idea of ​​mixing vampire / art was indeed well found, obviously knowing that vampires are so very aware of everything that happened on painting levels.

In this story we follow Laila , a young artist who has decided to stop painting , her talent being only to copy master paintings. She is stuck in her thesis and is struggling to live with the death of her fat
Evelyn Amaro
Jan 03, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Paranormal Romance Lovers and Art Enthusiasts
Read my full review on Paromantasy

Are you an art enthusiast as well as a paranormal romance lover? Do you love the Da Vinci code? Is mystery thrillers with a budding romance you thing? If you answered yes to these questions, then you will love The Botticelli Affair.

We follow Laila, an ex-art forger who has decided to turn her life around. She lives life to the fullest, but hides her secret pain of her father's disappearance and the results of her skewed past. When John, a mysterious stranger en
Aug 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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My Review: Vampires. Love 'em or hate 'em they are a large part of popular culture, and have been for a while now. Through in famous artists from history, a reformed art forger, and a missing piece of artwork, and you have yourself an interesting story... Even if you aren't an art lover.

Laila is doing her best to escape, and perhaps atone, for her past as a forger of precious artwork. With an unsurpassed ability to recreate the work of the masters, she could have continued on with the occupation
Nov 08, 2011 rated it liked it
I am a fan of Traci L. Slatton. I was very excited when I got asked to review The Botticelli Affair. Having said that, it took me a good 40 pages to get into it. I can’t really pinpoint what it was that had me not connecting until that point, but I would find myself putting the book down and forgetting about it. Now once I got to, oh, I would say around chapter seven, The Botticelli Affair started to really grab my attention.

Laila Cambridge is a troubled and fun character to read. I liked the ba
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Laila Cambridge has been through a lot thus far in her short life. She is working on her dissertation which isn’t going so well, she is broke, guilty about her past as an art forger, and mourning the father that has been missing without a trace for the last five years. The only thing good in her life is her best friend Fern. Enter John Bolingbroke, a sexy Italian man who claims to know about her father. Her attraction to Bolingbroke is immediate, but she gets a feeling he is hiding secrets. The ...more
Oct 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing

In the world of art forgery Laila Cambridge was Queen. Her artwork seemed to come from the original artist (and, actually did, kind of) and NO ONE who didn’t know could tell hers from the original one. They sold for millions.
A part-time tour guide she takes groups through the Met now and throws her own comments in as well. A man she had met the evening before comes there and mentions he knows her father. Wait – KNOWS! The man has been missing for over 5 years! John Bolingbroke knows that, he als
Bella Street
Apr 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Chiaroscuro on steroids.

I loved art history in school and Traci Slatton made it 'revenant' in a new way. A thrilling page turner that hops continents and characters, all heavy with the panorama of history--a story full of deep color and shadow and sumptuous writing. Just wow.
Amy Bull
Dec 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommended to me by a friend. A couple of disturbing scenes but overall interesting and enjoyable. I know very little about art history but was intrigued during & after reading.
Jul 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Probably my favorite Slatton book!
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Traci L. Slatton, author of FALLEN and COLD LIGHT, is a graduate of Yale and Columbia. She lives in Manhattan, and her love for Renaissance Italy inspired her historical novel IMMORTAL and her contemporary vampire art history mystery THE BOTTICELLI AFFAIR. FALLEN is the first in a romantic trilogy set during the end times; COLD LIGHT and FAR SHORE further the dystopian tale. DANCING IN THE TABERNA ...more

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