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Tainted Blood

(Betrayed (The Brookehaven Vampires #5) #3)

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4.37  ·  Rating details ·  652 ratings  ·  67 reviews
Vampires, Werewolves, and…Angels? Oh, my!

Laney’s life is suddenly tangled by deceit and, as she tries to pull her past, present and future together, she finds herself and her friends fighting for their lives. Thrown into the midst of a conflict that has been brewing for centuries—a conflict that no mere human should be anywhere near—Laney and her friends will discover that
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Paperback, 496 pages
Published January 1st 2012 by Brookehaven Publishing
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angela
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Another homerun!!

A great book full of some of the best characters, with some of the best friendships I've seen. You can really feel the bonds between characters. I truly enjoyed this exceptional book, full of thing's I didn't see coming. It's very well written, and easily kept my attention throughout.
Kim
Nov 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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WOW! <~~~ I'm seriously struggling to find any words beyond wow to describe this book.
I loved Laney.
I became a huge fan after Darkness.
I'm absolutely addicted after finishing Tainted Blood!
It's as if I have a bond with the series and I'm desperate to read the next book!

Tainted Blood is an action packed page turner and I just can't get enough of the characters.
This book shows you a whole new side of all the characters - and as they start to uncover more about the crazy paranormal world
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Candy Smith
Nov 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my goodness,this series keeps getting better and better! I do feel for Oliver and Laney though,just when you think they can finally be together without anyone trying to attack them,break them up or kill them, BAM! Something new happens. Any Joann has a way of just throwing in a new twist when you least expect it.
Tainted Blood is filled with the characters you fell in love with, new characters that you either love,hate, or am just out right suspicious of and some definitely unexpected
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AkiraHeartnet
Sep 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
my expression after i finished this book was...
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WOW!!!!

I know I've had read the previous two books but this one have so much more. This book is getting better and become more interesting with the whole new side of all the characters and uncovering more things about paranormal world and its creatures that they've found exist and living in.And there were scenes where Laney & Oliver's relationship is tested out of their wills.I am really feeling bad for what they have to face and overcome
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Ethan
Feb 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was awesome! I want everyone to be jealous that I get to read her books first (One of the many perks of being married to the author :p ). I have no doubt that if you have enjoyed the previous two books, you will absolutely love the third. Since she has not released any details yet, I do not feel it is fair for me to reveal anything. I will say that it was another emotional roller coaster.
Evie
Jun 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
**Warning: possible spoilers**

I liked this one better than the 2nd book. The characters really came along in this one. Everyone pretty much comes into their own and you see who they really are-good and bad. You get to see a semi nice side of Julz which was out of the blue, but entertaining. I do like that everyone, including Laney's "normal human" friend know what's going on. It was so well written I got angry...really angry with Oliver over the whole Avery thing! Turns out the blood he was
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Susan
Feb 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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In Tainted Blood Oliver and Laney's relationship is tested to the limit. The action is fast-paced and dynamic. Some of it moves the story, and some gives us a more detailed look into the lives of the characters, drawing them deeper and deeper. The Fall term is in full swing, and each one in this group of friends is involved in the activities surrounding and in the University. So many hints have been dropped; some more obvious than others. Laney is undoubtedly someone very special. But, who is ...more
Jules
Jul 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
I feel like I'm finally about to get some answers to some of the questions I've had on the first 3 books, only to get a new set of questions on top of them...I'm going to have to start a notebook like Yvette Nicole Brown does on "Talking Dead"...Lol
kendell perdue
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So good

This one was so good but so sad can't wait to see what happens to them and read the next one
Cathy Pontious
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a ride

This book and series is outstanding. It is so hard to put down. It's got all you'd ever want in a good read.
Now on to the next.
Happy Reading
Candy Smith
Jan 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness,this series keeps getting better and better! I do feel for Oliver and Laney though,just when you think they can finally be together without anyone trying to attack them,break them up or kill them, BAM! Something new happens. Any Joann has a way of just throwing in a new twist when you least expect it.
Tainted Blood is filled with the characters you fell in love with, new characters that you either love,hate, or am just out right suspicious of and some definitely unexpected
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Kim
Oct 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
WOW! <~~~ I'm seriously struggling to find any words beyond wow to describe this book.
I loved Laney.
I became a huge fan after Darkness.
I'm absolutely addicted after finishing Tainted Blood!
It's as if I have a bond with the series and I'm desperate to read the next book!

Tainted Blood is an action packed page turner and I just can't get enough of the characters.
This book shows you a whole new side of all the characters - and as they start to uncover more about the crazy paranormal world they've
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Sabrina
Jun 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
WOW!! I have loved this series from Laney book one and I have fallen in love with the characters and story with each new book and Tainted Blood is no different.

Just when you think the worst is over and Laney and Oliver can finally bond we get hit with something entirely new that pulls them apart even more. Joann has a way of adding twists and turns that will leave you with your mouth hanging open and screaming NO! at the top of your lungs. Add to that they are all forced to grow up even more as
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Cassandra
Nov 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Tainted Blood is the 3rd novel in the Brookhaven Vampires series, I won’t lie when I started reading book 3 I had completely forgotten what had happened in the 1st 2 books That fault is completely mine for leaving such a big gap between reading them. But with this said, I love how Joann reminded us by what had happened in the earlier books by showing Carter’s perspective. I really liked the mythology that was introduced in book 3 as well as getting that insight of Carter’s mind. Oliver was a ...more
Jenna
Aug 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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It had it's good points, but I just didn't like it as much as the others. Curves being thrown into relationships does make for interesting and at times infuriating reading, which is a good thing. It's been a while since u read this, like when it was released, so I'll need to to reread it for a real review. I really don't like the inclusion of yet more supernatural beings like angels & faeries. It just gets to be too much for me. Kinda like the last few Sookie books, way too many things to ...more
Nicole
This book was fantastic! It was definitely my favorite out of the three so far and I can't wait for the 4th book to come out! This book further developed characters and answered the questions I had about Amber and her brother. I liked the new characters that were added as well; they definitely added a bit of drama, especially Zane, whom I want to read more about in the 4th book. The end of this book had a preview of the next book and now I am freaking out over what is going to happen. I think my ...more
Danni Potter
Oct 19, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
After waiting some time for this book, I regret to have to say that this book was quite disappointing.
Compared to the previous two, this installment really did not hold my interest, and I struggled to finish this book.
My admiration for Laney and Oliver diminished the more I read this book, and the storyline was dull and uninteresting, and seemed to just go on and on.
Nothing new is learned about Oliver or Laney, particularly her heritage. And their too constant ups and downs are tiresome.
If
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Marianna
It's book is a mixed bag in my humble opinion. It begins well but then seems to get lost in the middle. I was thinking it would get back on track around three quarters of the way through the book. But to my dismay, the story got all mixed up again. The cliff hanger ending is nice for a series writer but there are way too many questions left unanswered by this book. I'm hoping the next book in the series answers some of the lingering questions created in this third installment. I truly enjoyed ...more
Lori
May 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
This book deserves at least 7 stars!! From start to finish I was unable to put this book down. It picked up right where book 3 "Darkness" left off and did not disappoint. The story that transpired was definitely my favorite in the series so far. It was full of action, betrayal, love, loss, heartbreak, and lots of page turning suspense.

Joann is a very talented author that can pull you into the story with her descriptive way of writing. I am so happy that I found her work and this series, and I
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Valerie Cooper
Nov 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gonna keep it short & sweet - I love the rocky relationship between Laney & Oliver. I'm not sure how many books there are going to be total, but I cannot wait for the next one considering the new twist that this one ended on. I also liked how part of this book was from Carter's point of view, but thought it kind of random considering the other 2 books didn't do that. Makes me wonder though if the next books will continue down this path with viewpoints of the other characters. Oliver? If ...more
Mistress
Feb 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Wow, what an ending! This is by far the best book in the series that I have read. I loved this book... I loved the angst, drama, torn feelings, mystery, and excitement that poured out of Tainted Blood. I adore Carter and I can't wait for Laney and Oliver to have their "moment". I love Felix too! I can't wait to see what happens with him, Hayden, and Amber... so exciting. I'm anxious to discover what really is in Laney's blood and all about her mysterious father. I would recommend this book!
NisyKitty VA
Mar 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Joann always amazes me with her writing, how she starts the story to the very end. Always has you second guessing what's coming next. It's not your typical read. There's nothing typical about it. You love to hate Oliver and Oscar together and want to strangle Laney for her inner fights.
But the ulitmate is when Joann just throws in a little something that makes you scream out. ..WTF! Nearly got myself in trouble at work reading on the job. Everyone loves a WHAT?! moment, it makes everything
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Christine
OMG! Joann Martin Sowles has left me on the edge of my seat waiting for book four of The Brookehaven Vampires. This book was as good as the first one (I did not love book 2). Some parts made me happy, others curious, some anxious, and some were heartbreaking. Laney did have one part that had me in hysterics. The ending was a complete cliffhanger, and I hate that I wait to find out what's going to happen. The premise for book four is interesting, and I can't wait to see how it's going to play ...more
Shannon Barbour
Apr 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was so worth the wait. It was slow beginning but I like the fact she reminded you of what happened at the end of the last book in the series. This was an awesome book and the whole series is such a wonderful story, the characters are all awesome and really bring the story together.
I just wish we didn't have to wait so long in between books!! Great job, Great story, and Wonderfully written!!
Kimberly
Nov 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Okay, okay, ok ....
I was getting upset with the series, because she never lets Laney & Oliver bond.

This book was so good, action packed, and really worth it .. but now I have to wait for the next one to come out,(insert lots of curse words here).

But it is more than that, I really miss being able to read about them all, I miss the characters and reading about them every day. I even picked up the new book to the last series I was reading, and it is lacking compared to this series.
Jennifer
Oct 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book!!!!!! I have always had a thing for vampires. I was addicted, when I wasn't reading I was thinking about reading. I just couldn't get the story out of my head. My favorite supernatural series. This was definitely a nail biter, my nerves were shot during parts of this book(in a good way). I can't wait until they finally get the deed done. :)
Can't wait for the next. I am rereading again.
Halie Miller
Oct 26, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ok so I am getting slightly less happy with tease books. They are on a fine line from childish to young adults. What the heck was up with the ending. It really didn't need to be there (whole part where she went crazy). I still like the books and can't wait for the next one. I really want Laney and Oliver to have a good future. Oh and for Laney to realize her father is the vampire coven leader and that she has a brother. I mean come on who doesn't see that coming. (Sry if u didn't.)
Lindis Russell
While I'm still very interested in this story and plan on reading the next, I have to say that this one was kind of hard to get through. But just the first half. It picked up quickly after that and got exciting again. But I think that most series has a book in the middle that can stall readers. This is still a pretty Goodread and I am eagerly waiting the next one!
Angie Crabtree-Liezel and Angie's Book Blog
I didn't think they could keep getting better but they do!! This book just proves how much Joann's writing has evolved! Wow!! I loved Tainted Blood so much!! I was already a fan after Laney and Darkness but now I'm a full blown addict! This book had me flipping the pages as quick as I could just to see what else was going to happen... I couldn't read fast enough!! I was blown away!
JJ
Nov 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was amazing. It had my emotions all over the place but in a good way. There were some really funny parts especially btw Carter & Laney. I could not put this book down & I'm so looking forward to book-4. I just finished book-3 & I'm ball of emotions but in a good way. Please hurry with next book. :-)
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Joann I. Martin-Sowles is the self-published author of The Brookehaven Vampires series. She prefers fantasy to reality, loves anything purple, and is a devoted Mickey Mouse fan.
She can spend hours talking about her favorite books, music, movies, and TV shows with anyone willing to listen.
When she’s not consumed by her writing, Joann is busy spending time with her family or avoiding housework.

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Betrayed (The Brookehaven Vampires #5) (6 books)
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  • Darkness (The Brookehaven Vampires, #2)
  • Zane - The Guardian Angel (The Brookehaven Vampires #3.5)
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