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(Edie Spence #5)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  645 ratings  ·  79 reviews
Ambushed. Blindfolded. Kidnapped by vampires. Edie Spence must race against time to save herself and her baby—from the nightmare that flows through her veins…

As a nurse in the hospital’s secret Y4 ward, Edie has seen her share of daytimers. Once-ordinary humans who’ve tasted vampire blood, daytimers are doomed to serve their nighttime masters. Forever. And now Edie has to
Mass Market Paperback, 291 pages
Published July 1st 2014 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Apr 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
With Bloodshifted, one of my favourite urban fantasy series comes to an end. Well, you can imagine Edie going on to have many more adventures - the baby's not even born yet - but the publisher decided not to continue with it. If you're looking for more of Cassie Alexander's work, though, she self-publishes erotic fiction.

One of the major drawcards to this series is that Edie Spence is a nurse. I like learning about medical things, so the hospital setting of Y4 is a winner. The location changes,
Well, it turns out that I read all five of the books in this trilogy a couple of years ago in the summer of 2014. I'm not sure why I didn't mark them as "read" in Goodreads, but I suspect it might have something to do with the fact that I read them within three months of my Dad's death, and after he died I didn't read anything for about three months. So that's a valid excuse for slipping on the "mark read and review" front. :'(

Anyway. . . I really enjoyed this series. I didn't love it enough to
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Nov 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

Had this been a regular installment in Cassie Alexander’s EDIE SPENCE series, I probably would have given it 5 stars because the story was well laid out, and the vamp-y action top notch. However, BLOODSHIFTED is also the last book, and as a result, I had to judge it as such. As far as conclusions go, it fell short in a number of pretty significant areas, namely the secondary characters (including the love interest) were for the most part MIA, and the ending was way too op
Yolanda Sfetsos
May 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: UF fans! (But you have to read the rest of the series first!)
The Edie Spence urban fantasy series is one of my faves. So I've been putting off reading the last book. Don't ask me why, but I do this all the time. O_o

Anyway. This week, I decided it was time to find out how her tale ends.

After almost dying on the cruise from hell, Edie finds herself tied to a vampire. She'd rather not be, but it was the only thing that would guarantee her survival. The only way to give her unborn baby a chance at life. Only problem is that she's now a daytimer. She's got Rav
3.5 stars. Let me start with this: I'm a fan of the series. I think it's good that the author is taking the books in a different direction, instead of just going with the hospital trauma of the week, though I do really enjoy when the stories are set in the medical background because Alexander is able to make them so real and just bring the settings to life. But it can be good for a series after a few books to have a new story arc, which book four seemed to start and if there was a book six maybe ...more
Aug 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a good end to the series. From the comments I have read, although the author knew the series has been cancelled prior to this release, it wasn't enough time to tie everything up in a neat little bow. I kind of liked the fact that it was open ended. I have faith that Anna will come back and they will make it safely home. I wish we could have seen what was going to happen with Gemellus. He is such an interesting character, I'm sad that his introduction was at the end.
Oct 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book takes up right where the last one left off, with Edie in the hands of Raven, the vampire who answered Anna’s call to save Edie’s life by giving her his blood, healing her and giving her some of the vampire’s strength and endurance, which makes her a Daytimer. Unfortunately, this also puts Edie under the control of Raven, who can order her to do anything at all and she will be compelled to obey. She just needs to survive and keep her baby safe until Anna can come for her, and she’s dete ...more
**I received this book for free from NetGalley/St. Martin's in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**

*Genre* Urban Fantasy
*Rating* 4.0


Bloodshifted (Edie Spence # 5) is apparently the last book in the series. According to the authors own web page, she is working on other things, including a new erotica series, and perhaps a Young Adult novel. If things work out, hey book number SIX! If not, c'est la vie! It's been nic
Mar 27, 2016 rated it liked it
Reading that this is the final book in the series I feel a little differently about this book. Although my feelings did not change that much (just feel stronger). What I mean by this is that after reading Deadshifted I was looking forward to reading this book because I wanted to see how Edie would survive her capture with her pregnancy. At this time I did not know this book was the last. So, reading it did not feel like the last book in this series. It felt as if the decision to end it was after ...more
Apr 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this series!
Jan 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Ambushed. Blindfolded. Kidnapped by vampires. Edie Spence must race against time to save herself and her baby—from the nightmare that flows through her veins…

As a nurse in the hospital’s secret Y4 ward, Edie has seen her share of daytimers. Once-ordinary humans who’ve tasted vampire blood, daytimers are doomed to serve their nighttime masters. Forever. And now Edie has to face something even more horrifying: she’s become one too…


Abducted by the vampire Raven, Edie is taken to the ca
Mar 05, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Glad that's over. I was hoping things would perk up after book 4 (also a 2 star), but it was not meant to be. Gone are the humor, creativity, and world building. Gone is the Nurse Edie that was so cool in books 1-3. She's been replaced with a cardboard cutout character who is dull as nails and TDTL. There was also nothing new to learn here about the author's vampire world (or at least very little) and zero new monsters. If a book #6 appears, I'll probably read it, but I fear it will be even wors ...more
Karl Schaeffer
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was ok
Modern day vampires in LA. "Ambushed. Blindfolded. Kidnapped by vampires. Edie Spence must race against time to save herself and her baby - from the nightmare that flowsd through her veins..." This book seemed a bit one noted to me. A bit slow, although the climax was rousing and well paced. It might have been better if I started this series from the beginning, but I'll give this series a pass.
May 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Edie is blood bound to a vampire that hates her friend Annabelle. It had to be done to kill the parasites within her and to save her baby. It's only supposed to be for eight months, until the baby is born and Edie can be turned into a vampire....

Of course, Edie's in trouble. Again. Now, how's she going to get out of this mess?
David Szatkowski
Jun 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
This would seem to end the series, only since this book was published in 2014. To keep up with the subplots, one does need to read the books in order. Over all, enjoyable and fast placed for the reader, and I would recommend the series on balance.
Feb 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Just a great, fun urban fantasy series.
Nathan Woll
Nov 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Best in the series so far. A good ending.
Glenna Kachtik
Jan 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Edie Spence is a force to be reckoned with!

Would enjoy at least 1 more book tying things up. Does Anna wake up? What about Asher & Edie's baby boy? Will they ever have a normal life?

Will Edie stay as she is or become something else? At least we know the bad guy Nathaniel is dead... His daughter, Natasha is dead & the vampire Raven is dead....but lots left to discover.
Fangs for the Fantasy
Edie was rescued in the last book and her life saved from the parasite inside her – with an infusion of vampire blood. When a human drinks vampire blood they become a Daytimer, the people Edie had so often pitied when working in the hospital. Bound to vampires, the benefits of strength and resilience are offset by the enslavement to a vampire – mystically forced to obey their every command

And most vampires are not nice people, Raven, her new master, is certainly not one of them. Edie has to hope
Jane Loft Pedersen
Mar 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Top story - Edie Spence when she is best. What a story - cant waite till the next book.
May 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
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After the end of the last book, I was excited to read this fifth novel. Oh yes because we were left with a terrible cliffy. Edie had been taken against her will by a rather terrifying vampire but in addition to this, the young woman had just learned she was pregnant. Many problems, isn’t it? So I was very curious to see what Cassie Alexander would offer us this time!

From the beginning, Edie is found in a new environment and while she hoped to stay safe the ti
Kristin  (MyBookishWays Reviews)

Edie Spence has survived the events aboard the Maraschino, but she’s got a helluva struggle ahead of her, now that she’s a daytimer, and at the mercy of her maker, Raven, at least until Anna can gather together her posse and spring her from the catacombs that house Raven and his people, as well as a three-story nightclub that serves as both a moneymaker and human blood supplier to the vamps. She seems to have a likely ally in the form of another daytimer n
All Things Urban Fantasy
Mar 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

BLOODSHIFTED is the last book in the series due to a number of reason which can be read Cassie Alexander’s blog, which is unfortunate since this series deserves an epic and satisfying ending. That news aside, BLOODSHIFTED is an excellent story and a surprisingly fast paced one considering the fact that so much of it takes place in the catacombs of L.A. (note: I do not think there are actually catacombs in L.A., though that would be amazing were it in fa
Wendy Nelson
Aug 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
Let me just say this – Edie Spence Rocks! She is probably one of the most relatable characters I have read in this genre. You absolutely feel like you know her, and you can relate to her work life, as a nurse, her love life and everything else in between… that is…. if you had vampires and other creatures that were a part of your life. Other than that, she seems just like you and me. She is sarcastic, and funny, and very real. Having gone into the medical profession, she wants to save lives if sh ...more
Jul 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I've been hooked on the Edie Spence series for a while now but felt like the plots had taken a turn for the worse when the author removed her from the Y4 nursing unit. However, "Bloodshifted" has truly demonstrated a new depth and edge to our character as she is forced to do what any good mom does to protect the life of her unborn child.

The story begins right at the end of the previous book with Edie being whisked off to an unknown location as she finds herself bound for eight months to Raven. t
Jan 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle, urban-fantasy
What I always liked about Cassie Alexander it's that there is no glamour, glory or some sort of higher purpose to her supernaturals. They are nasty, vicious motherf*ckers and unapologetic to a boot. I LOVE it.

Here it is again then. Poor Edie is turned into a daytimer, so she and her baby could be saved from the virus she got infected with in a previous book.However her friendly vampire Anna is not there to bind her to herself, instead she pulls the strings so her rival and enemy Raven will
Jul 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
The author's blog mentions that the series isn't being continued at this point. Knowing this (after I read Bloodshifted) I would not recommend you read this book. The ending is a semi-cliffhanger. I say semi because how much the ending affects you would determine if it's a true ciffhanger or not. It's kind of not as painful to me as a "real" cliffhanger. (I don't want to give too much away.)

I haven't been a big fan of the series despite having read them all. There always seemed to be something i
May 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
I admit I skipped all the books between the first and this one, but I wasn't lost. Not sure if that's a good thing or not.

Anyway, the book was enjoyable enough, but it was clear the author was rushed and her heart wasn't in it, that there was outside interference on the story. It doesn't suffer too much because of it, but it seems like the constructive feedback stage was cut out and that did hurt things. There was a lot of repetition, especially when it came to the baby. I felt like saying, oh g
Jun 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway:)

I really enjoyed this book and the twist that it had on vampires.
Edie becomes prisoner to a powerful vampire master, Raven. She wins a few friends but the majority would like nothing more than to kill her. They are living in the catacombs underneath a LA night club that Raven owns and his human servants called daytimers tend to and work at. The daytimers are all seeking favor of Raven because IF he shares his blood with any one of them, they be
Jul 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
The thing that I have always liked about the Edie Spence novels is that the heroine isn't the end all and be all of beautiful women, not catnip to vampires who have been painting her face from a dream from centuries past, she doesn't have extra special powers--until this book, and even her new found powers don't make her into the most powerful of her kind. She is a reasonable, smart, snarky Urban Fantasy loner heroine without all the dreck that slowly turns every Urban Fantasy heroine into a Mar ...more
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Cassie Alexander is a registered nurse and author.

Her most recent book is Dragon Called, cowritten with Kara Lockharte, a hot billionaire romance about a dragon-shifter and the nurse he can't get enough of.

Prior to that, she wrote the five book Edie Spence urban fantasy series, out now through St. Martin's Press, and the Dark Ink Tattoo series, a sultry urban fantasy about vampires in Vegas.


Other books in the series

Edie Spence (5 books)
  • Nightshifted (Edie Spence, #1)
  • Moonshifted (Edie Spence, #2)
  • Shapeshifted (Edie Spence, #3)
  • Deadshifted (Edie Spence, #4)

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