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A Kiss of Blood

(Vamp City #2)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  1,150 ratings  ·  125 reviews
Only one woman can save Vamp City...

One of the few humans who managed to escape the deadly twilight world of Vamp City, Quinn Lennox vows to never return. But the vampires want her back, for only she has the power to renew the magic of their crumbling world and free the vampires trapped within.

When the dangerous and all-too-seductive Arturo Mazza comes for her, Quinn knows
Mass Market Paperback, 350 pages
Published June 25th 2013 by Avon
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Jeaniene Frost
Jun 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Note: This is probably the longest review I will ever write...

I was able to get an early copy of A Kiss Of Blood by Pamela Palmer and I loved it. Normally when I love a book, it's easy to tell readers why. But with A Kiss Of Blood, I found myself in somewhat of a quandary. You see, I can't talk about what I loved in this book without contrasting it against what I didn't like about its predecessor, A Blood Seduction, and usually I don't post about things I don't like in other books.* Add me being
Lover of Romance
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romancethis is not the first time that I have had the opportunity to read from this author. I have read the first three books of her shifter series--which I loved so much I purchased them. So I have always liked her writing and voice in her stories. I didn't know if I would like Kiss of Blood, I still haven't read the first one in the series "Blood Seduction". So at the beginning I was a bit lost, and really there were some things mentioned which ...more
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

A Kiss of Blood is the second book in Pamela Palmer’s Vamp City series, and while this too is dark, provocative, and sexy, as is the first book, we see a more compassionate side to both Arturo and Quinn. I became more invested in the beings who live in Washington, VC, and wanted to see them set free from the nightmare that was becoming their lives. Without a doubt, this world Ms. Palmer has created is unique, the characters complex, and once I started, I couldn’t put it down.
From the cover:

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Ezinwanyi Chinyere
This second in the series ended in cliff hanger. I’m not sure I’ll read book 3. I see the authors attempt to redeem Arturo but he’s still a lying vampire. I do believe that he loves Quinn but I don’t like his manipulative ways. Also, the heroine is a sorcerer who no one knows anything about her powers, how to use them or even control them.

This story could have been more but I don’t trust the vampires and don’t believe they have enough good to compensate for their propensity to feed and abuse hu
The ending caused it to lose a star.

Quin Lennox found herself lucky last time, managing to escape the alternate world of Vamp City. But that world isn’t quite done with her. They need her powers to restore the magic of their world and free the vampires currently bound there. Vampire Arturo Mazza is sent to bring her back, and Quinn has learned her lesson than to trust him again after his betrayal. However this time Vamp City has some leverage, her brother. She has to return to save him, and Art
Not one sparkly vampire here – only frightening, bloodthirsty vampires live in Vamp City. The vampires of Vamp City are truly the stuff of nightmares. Not only do they feed off the blood of their victims, they also feed on emotion: fear, pain, and/or pleasure. Vamp City is a parallel world to Washington, D.C. and was created by a powerful sorcerer and his magic. In this book, the boundaries between our human world in the city of Washington D.C. and the vampire world are beginning to deteriorate. ...more
Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*
Even though I didn’t wow and wed myself to the first book, it’s pages still filled my mind with a unique, chilling alternate world full of villains on every street corner. The ending was an especially powerful push to continue the series with a secretive change coming over the devilishly dark Arturo.

Unfortunately this somewhat sanitized sequel dampened the original’s spark. There’s a lot of emotional drama and the sexual tension doesn’t strike me as believable. Think of historical romances wher
Mandi Schreiner
Jun 19, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: uf
Last year I read A Blood Seduction and had very mixed feelings. For one, I found the world to be a very violent, dark urban fantasy world. I liked the fact the author goes there with the violent creepiness. There were parts that made me uncomfortable and unsettled. I found Vamp City to be a well built world and I wanted to go back to it in the second book. My frustration arose with the hero Arturo. In book one he is an anti-hero, lying and deceiving the heroine relentlessly. He had reasons, and ...more
When I finished reading book 1, A Blood Seduction, I wasn't the biggest fan of Quinn or her VC vamp protector/betrayer Arturo. But, I loved the author's Vamp City. It's eerie, a human hunting ground. Fabulous! Honestly, although I had book two sitting on my shelf, I wasn't drawn to it. But, after reading Jeaniene Frost's blog post regarding A Kiss of Blood (the non-spoilery parts only), I decided I had to give the series another go. I was not disappointed. In fact, after reading the book, I went ...more
Oct 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
*Genre* Paranormal Romance
*Rating* 3.5-4


If you haven't already read the Vamp City series by Pamela Palmer yet, let me appeal to your curiosity and intrigue. Vamp City is set in an alternate reality Washington, D.C. filled with vampires, werewolves, sorcerers, and Fae. The city was created in 1870 by a very powerful wizard named Phineas Blackstone but is now experiencing a magical loss and the powers that be firmly believe that Quinn Lennox can, and will be their savior even if it kills
Mar 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Review originally posted on my blog: A Book Obsession..

When Quinn escaped Vamp City, she had hoped to never return. But deep down she knew that was only a pipe dream as the vamps would never let her go since she is the only one who can save the crumbling city. This was only further cemented when her brother falls ill and must return to the city before the lack of magic consumes him. Despite her every instinct telling her not to help the vamps renew the magic hold their world together, now that h
Vanessa theJeepDiva
Last year I had the pleasure of reading a book that had it not been for the author I never would have picked it up. I love Pamela Palmer books so I of course had to read her Vamp City series. There are so many awesomes going on in this world. The biggest draw for me is the dark gritty violence. The Diva loves some twisted evil. In the second installment of the Vamp City series readers are treated to a different side of V.C. It is still dark, but we get to see view points from others who are not ...more
May 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Quinn Lennox vowed to never return to Vamp City but the only way to save her brother is for her to renew the magic. Focusing on saving her brother, Quinn returns to face the horrors of a world failing and its inhabitants deteriorating.

Arturo has been keeping a close watch on Quinn, but when they are reunited the distrust of his betrayal is almost too much. With her brother's life on the line, Quinn must learn to trust those around her including Arturo.

Discovering a world with more worth saving,
All Things Urban Fantasy
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

I was a tad disappointing by decidedly less dark story in A KISS OF BLOOD. Part of what made A BLOOD SEDUCTION so intoxicating was the unbridled ferocity of it’s characters and world. Vamp City is literally a place were vampires rule, and these vampires feed on more than just blood. Emotions like fear, pain, and pleasure are sought after with equal abandon. The result was terrifying and tantalizing in turn. In A KISS OF BLOOD, all those depraved and del
Dark Faerie Tales
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: A dark urban fantasy that toes the line towards paranormal romance. A Kiss of Blood has the feel of a filler novel and some readers may not like the complete 180 of a characters actions.

Opening Sentence: F our more days until Quinn Lennox’s life, as she knew it, was over.

The Review:

A Kiss of Blood is the sequel to Pamela Palmer’s A Blood Seduction and this novel felt almost completely opposite of its predecessor. There are two big reasons why. O
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Feb 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

The first installment in this series was a little too dark for my tastes so I was reluctant to continue reading. I’m all for gore but rape and abusive relationships are just not things that I want in my fantasy world. However, upon hearing that the love interest was supposed to grow over the course of five books I rationalized that the 2nd novel couldn’t possibly be any darker than the first. Right? As luck would have it, my theory proved true. Quinn and Arturo actually w
Mar 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
After book one, A Blood Seduction, I was not sure I would bother with this book. The hero, Arturo, was such an epic douchebag that by the end of the book I was wanting to write myself into it so I could beat the shit out of him. He was horrible to Quinn and turned on her at the most inopportune times. I knew going into this one that Arturo would have some major ass kissing to do for me to warm back up to him. In the end, he won me back over….mostly. I’m still waiting for the other shoe to drop a ...more
May 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Original Post:

A KISS OF BLOOD, Vamp City Two: Brothers, Lovers and Other Strangers

This really is such an interesting series. The world is dark, both literally and figuratively, and populated by creatures both good and bad - and some a bit ambiguous. But, it is well developed, though not always explicit. But it is consistent.

It is the relationship between a person who is good, but not always in the right, and one whose morality is ambiguous but sees a bigg
Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)

Time is running out and Vamp City is still in its path to destruction along with the Vampires and Humans that live there. Though, Quinn Lennox vowed to never go back, the only way to save her brother is to do so. If you read the last installment (Vamp City), Quinn learned that she may be the only person that can save this world. Everyone that knows of her is hoping she is the answer to saving their world including the handsome complicated vamp, Arturo.

Now, their relationship or lack of it is
Quinn's story continues and so does her unhealthy attachment to her brother.

The two siblings are out of Vamp City, but leaving has apparently caused something to go wrong with Quinn's brother and once again, she's determined to do anything and everything she can to save him. That decision and the vampire who helped but also betrayed her, Arturo Mazza, lead them back to Vamp City and a race against time to learn how to use her sorceress powers to save that much hated city for her brother's sake.

Sep 15, 2013 rated it liked it
This book is so much light that the first book in the series. Although Vamp City is still as disturbing as ever, we don't really see as much of it. Instead we get a better look at the good guys this time around. Quinn is far more likeable. She doesn't whine nearly as much and she seems so much stronger than she was before. I also liked Arturo much more this time. He could see what was right and wrong and was stronger in his convictions instead of letting Cristoff dictate what he did. Although Ar ...more
Dec 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy, arc
I thought it was better than the first, perhaps much better, but I am not a fan of the endings of these books. They read like they are a piece of a larger book and when the author hits her word count she just stops. Cliff hangers? Kind of but not the sort that makes you crazy. The kind that leaves you uncomfortably dissatisfied. The kind the feels like the book is unfinished.

I walk away from the books and instead of remembering how dark and gritty the world is, the trials and tribulations and gr
Valerie ~ Val Hall ~
Oct 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book is less grim and with more romance elements compared to the previous book. While Vamp city is still a disturbing place, the story centers more on the main characters this time around. I liked to despise Arturo but it was a nice change to make him seem more approachable. Quinn really grew as a character and seemed more secure in her role and I can even stand her brother now. I was really curious to see where the author would go from the first book being very dark and develop the DC Vam ...more
Dana Robertson
Jul 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
****Spoilers included****

I have to say that this was a very emotional book to me. It had its ups and downs, but with the all the turmoil ot had me hooked practically from the beginning. The relationship between Auturo and Quinn is so confusing but hot as hell. One minute they love each other, the next she's hating him. Let's not mention the little fact that her "abilities" are killing her and that every vampire is trying to catch her. All I can day is that Pamela Palmer has done it once more wit
Jul 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Couldn't put this one down! Any issues, doubts, etc I had in book 1 are gone, forgiven, forgotten, etc! Arturo really redeemed himself in this book. I wish I had book 3 now! This is really a unique and dark series not to mention smoking hot at times. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who's tired of the insta love vampire books. This one brings a fresh take on vampires and I really enjoyed reading this one. I probably should give it 5 stars but I'm gonna leave it at 4.75.
Ann Lorz
Jun 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
OMG! This second book in the Vamp City rocks! I can't believe how much I love this series. It has complex characters that have so many facets to their personalities. I can't get enough of them. It's a must read series.
Sana Zameer
This series getting interesting. Good to know that in the dark world of VC there are still some vampires who have compassion for humans. I like the new characters Pamela Palmer has introduced. Still waiting for Quinn to renew the magic of Vampire City
Welcome to Washington V.C, where the sun never shines, trees grow dead, and you can hear the sounds of pain and torture from a city block.

Blackwoods Created Washington V.C it is parallel to D.C a world created on top of a world for Vampires to live. But the magic is failing and soon the world will clasp with all the Vamps and Were's stuck in it. When the magic began to fail all the vamps and was 's in the world could no longer get out.

It was told in the first book that V.C was created as a tra
Rebecca Delio
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I started reading Pamela Palmer with the men who were monster's. I loved those books and I love this series as well.
May 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed the continuing story, ended on a cliffhanger.
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Pamela Palmer is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Feral Warriors shape-shifter series, the Esri Series, and (coming in 2012) the Vamp City series. Raised in an Air Force family, Pamela lived in eleven different houses by the time she was fourteen. The two constants in her life—her family and her imagination. When her initial career goal of captaining starships didn't pan ...more

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