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Blessed by a Demon’s Mark

(Kat Redding #3)

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3.74  ·  Rating details ·  341 ratings  ·  42 reviews
In a job like this, there’s no retirement plan

Kat Redding’s life is dangerous enough when she’s hunting the rogue vampires who prey on Pureblood humans. But now that Kat is thinking of getting out of the killing business, she’s faced with a slew of new problems. Like the demon Beligral, who offers help at an escalating cost, and the werewolf cult with whom she’s entwined
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Mass Market Paperback, 1st Edition, 352 pages
Published December 31st 2012 by Kensington
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JadeShea
Kat is trying to run from who she really is and what she does, she wants to change, but it seems everyone else wants her to stay the same. She has a major vampire after her, and she's having some issues with demons and other things as well.

I did not like this book. Kat was horrible in it. I'm sure I know most of the reason, but this was just awful, and she doesn't really make up for it in this one either.
I do want to read more, but she has a lot to make up for.
Experiment BL626
The series went downhill for me in book 2. Book 3, Blessed by a Demon’s Mark, stopped the decline but it didn’t do anything to bring the series back up to being enjoyable for me.

+ on the stupidity of the heroine
In the last book, someone important to Kat died. In the grip of grief, Kat ran away from her friends and life as a vampire slayer to a mysterious, “peaceful” town named Delai, a town that radiated an “it’s a fucking cult” vibe. I get that grief can cause you to make terrible decisions,
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Shelley
Sep 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012-releases
*Genre* Urban Fantasy/Dystopian
*Rating* 4.0

*Review*

“Blessed By A Demon’s Mark” picks up 3 months after the end of “Tainted Night, Tainted Blood.” As we pick up the story, reluctant vampire Kat Redding (aka Lady Death) has left behind her friends, allies, and job as a vampire/werewolf hunter, and fled to the small town of Delai where she hoped to find solace and retirement from the job that has brought her nothing but heartache, misery, and enemies coming out of the woodwork.

In the past two
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Beth
Nov 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Kate Redding is a vampire, they call her Lady Death. She destroys vampires who kill pure-blooded humans. Troubled by her current life path, Kate has been searching for a change when she is called back by a Demon’s Mark.

Kate soon realizes that she couldn’t run from her troubles and leaving the mess behind was unfair to her friends. She must retake her “Lady Death” persona and stop the threat of Basel. Meanwhile the werewolf cult run by Adrian has entangled her once more. To make matters worse she
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 ♥Lynn ♥
I didn't really care for Kat in this book. She was so hateful and horrible to everyone.
Dawn Cavenee
Aug 25, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: own
The author writes well and that is the reason I gave this book 3 stars. The story blows. And the main character is an angry, unlikeable, stupid vampire. Stupid because she is suppose to be a slayer/hunter/assassin although she is not observant, makes unwise decisions and is a total butt to everyone. How she has lived this long is a true mystery to me!! I forced myself to finish the book, but it was torture. Nothing is resolved by the end of this book. She just digs herself deeper, then ‘the ...more
Kt
Sep 10, 2012 rated it liked it
Review originally posted on my blog: A Book Obsession..

Reeling from the pain of having to kill her brother, Kat, aka Lady Death is in shambles. It doesn't matter that Thomas was a mindless killer leaving a path of destruction in his wake, a part of her still held out hope that he could be saved. So now that her small hope has been extinguished, she's left her Lady Death persona behind and fled to the safety of a town called Delai as it offers a strange sort of peace. But in Delai, nothing is as
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Lucy Dosch
Dec 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Kat Redding has been hiding out in the Town of Delia for the last few months. She is tired of her life surrounded by death and killing and just wanted to bask in the feeling of peace she feels in Delia, even if she knows deep down there is something wrong with the Town. But it is time to go back and can feel Ethan’s demon calling her back to pay the price of the promise she made. The problem is when you run away from your life with no word to anyone, the world moves on without you especially ...more
Red Lace Reviews
Sep 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of Kat Redding
Living a calm and serene life in the sleepy town of Delai, Kat feels almost unnaturally at home, however when she’s reminded of the things she left behind, she feels the need to return to her old ways and take care of some pressing matters. She doesn't realise just what she’ll discover.

(Please be aware that this review may contain spoilers before reading further.)

Whilst the last book in the series was a slight disappointment, this one reminded me how much I actually love Kat Redding. So much is
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Fangs for the Fantasy
Kat has found some measure of peace in the strange town of Delai, even if things seem so very strange there. But she can’t remain – she made a deal with a demon to return and that demon is now using his mark to reel her in. With no choice she leaves her unusual haven, even though it feels more like an escape than leaving, and her old life with all its chaos and its pain rushes back in.

Ethan, in her absence has cemented even stronger ties with the Luna Cult. Worse, in her absence one of her
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Stephanie  G
2.5 stars


Kat is back. She has been held up in the seemly normal town of Delai, learning how to control her hunger. That is until her demon mark starts acting up, and she needs to go back home and take care of business. There she learns that she has a new roommate. A vampire countess is out for her, and werewolf Adrian wants to see her.

I know how confusing that sounds. Blessed by a Demon’s Mark is the third book in the Kat Redding series. I strongly encourage readers to start at book one, To Walk
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Melliane
Sep 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Mon avis en Français

My English review


Since the end of Tainted Night, Tainted Blood, I was really curious to read this third novel. Well, Kat left the city to live in the small town of Dalai, a strange town which we would like to know all the secrets. I also wondered if E.S. Moore would reveal us the truth about Dalai here or if he would keep it secret. But everything will be revealed in due time throughout history.

Kat has to leave Dalai at the beginning of the story, almost thrown out by the
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Stacy
Dec 02, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
E.S. Moore's Kat Redding series is on the darker side of Urban Fantasy. His characters live in a time where humans are at the bottom of the food chain and even though Kat is a vampire she does what she can to keep them safe. Delai has become a refuge for Kat but when she leaves to take care of her demon mark she starts questioning why she was there and what Delai is really all about. On top of her personal struggles Countess Baset, a vampire that might just be Kat's doom is after her and is ...more
Joshua Burns
Sep 15, 2013 rated it it was ok
As seen on Rabidreads.ca:

Blessed by a Demon's Mark tells its tale of murder and deceit without the hint of a smirk, wink, or flirt. Kat Redding's modes: pissed or enraged. Time to sit back and engage with pop culture exists not.


For some this vanilla, all blood and all betrayal, read will fulfill Urban Fantasy's core requirements, fantastical happenings in an urban jungle, without the constant insertion of irony, backtalk, and snappy dialogue which usually engulfs the genre.


This late in the
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Jaime
Jan 06, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I was given this book as an ARC, and I never read the previous books. That was a problem. The story pick’s up right from where the last book left off. There was no quick recap at the beginning, there are barely any recap’s as the story goes on, and there is no glossary of terms. So basically I was lost for a long time. I had to go back and read other reviews with spoilers so I could get an idea of what was going, who was who, what were the character’s relationship’s, and to understand locations ...more
Kelsey
May 27, 2013 rated it liked it
In Moore’s third installment of his Kat Redding series, we find Kat hiding in Delai. She hopes by being here that she will overcome her compulsion to feed. Kat still does not like what she is or her kind. Unfortuneatly her demon’s mark that she wears is pulling her back into the real world. She must answer for the favor she asked of the crazy demon Beligral.

Back in the “real world” Kat is faced with a lot of people looking for her. The vampire Countess Baset and the hunky werewolf Adrian in
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A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)
3.5

Kat Redding killed her brother and now she’s run off to pretend it never happened in a weird town called Delai. A town that she never realized was there before, run by a man who seems off somehow. Yet she stays anyway. Leaving her life and friends, especially Ethan, behind as if they never existed. When her demon mark flares to life she knows she has to return and honor her deal with him, but she has every intention of returning to Delai. However, when she finally shows up after being gone
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Dianne
Book 3 in the Kat Redding Series is packed with action, demons, weres, vamps, some good, some bad, some pretty nasty smelling! I have to sadly say, I have NOT read books one or two, but, let me assure you, this book could stand on its own. (Although it shouldn't)

Kat Redding is a vampire known as Lady Death, who hunts the rogue vampires who kill Pureblood humans. Tired of the constant danger and blood, Kat has decided she wants to get out of the business and retire, but now she has loose ends
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Monica Williams
Mar 05, 2014 rated it liked it
Kat Redding has been in Delai trying to control her bloodlust. She is under the guidance of the charismatic and dangerous Levi. Circumstances force her to return to her real life, and she must become Lady Death once more. She was presumed dead, but word quickly spreads that rumors of her death were greatly exaggerated. She finds herself confronting a new and very deadly enemy, the Countess Beset. It seems that Kat killed her lover and the Countess wants payback. To save her friends, Kat must ...more
Michelle
Nov 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Blessed by a Demon's Mark is a book I really have to think about to decide just what my reaction is. I absolutely enjoyed the story, the writing and the potential in the characters.

This is the first book I've read by E.S. Moore and I've very much enjoyed the story. In fact this is the third book in the Kat Redding series and although quite a lot of previous action is referenced, I didn't feel I was lost in the world. If anything, it made me want to search out the earlier books so I could catch
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Fafiliebe ♥ Warner ♥ Raffe ♥
I will not put a rating, cz i mostly skimmed it, so there are things that i haven't read..

I started the book, but kat was being stupid and mean and angry.. she was being so damn whiny, which really bothered me.. she should be kickass not whiny. With that i couldn't read the book.
she was so mean to jeremy, who actually lost his arm bcz they were trying to help her brother, she called him "maimed wolf" and she told hin to look at his arn, but oh he wouldn't find it. It was really a b**chy thing
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Dr susan
Mar 02, 2014 rated it liked it
My library has not gotten Tainted Night, Tainted Blood, and some time has passed since I read To Walk The Night, so I am grateful to the reviewers who give plot details in their reviews. I forgot that this series is set in Columbus, Ohio where I have lived for 35 years. Some of the descriptions are quite creepy. The Kat Redding series is not a cheerful piece of fluff. Kat's world and her life are grim and horrific. Blessed by a Demon's Mark is a fast paced, interesting read but not uplifting, ...more
JT (Jasmine Tailfeather) Murray
Thank you Goodreads and E.S. Moore. I very much enjoyed this book. At times the pace was so intense that I did not want to put down the book. I will look for other books by this author. Book was shipped to me in a very timely fashion. I enjoyed the cover art that, in of itself, drew me to start reading.
Richard Gillispie
Jan 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-read
E.S. Moore has another hit here. This is the third tale of Kate Redding's life. As she returns home she will battle demons, vampires and werewolves in her short time home.

I won this book in a goodreads giveaway for an honest review. I was very pleased with this book and can't wait for the next one.
Bahijah hasan
Jul 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome

indescribably awesome! Full of action ,and details so vivid I could practically imagine the story happening in front of me, not to mention the emotion. As new conflicts arise from every angle I became obsessed my eyes glued to every page. I can't wait to see what Kat will get into next.
Lburt
Jan 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
I do wish Kat would stop feeling sorry for herself and let people really into her life. Especially Ethan, I feel bad for him they've been living together for like 10 years or something. I'm also not a huge fan of her Jonathan crush, he doesn't seem right for her. I have been really enjoying this series and can't wait for the next book to come out.
Kris
Jan 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
I didn't read the first 2 books of this series but that didn't seem to matter. This was a really good book and I was able to follow the storyline without having read the other two. Really good author and good book.
Eden
Aug 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
It was kind of anti-climatic but it doesn't mean I didn't like it
Tia
Feb 24, 2013 rated it liked it
Hmm didn't think Aiden or whatever his name is was that bat shit crazy but apparently he is. Looking forward to the next.
Rafael
Apr 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book

Loved the characters , book kept your interest never a boring moment. Would love to read more of her books
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