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Another Way to Bleed (Midnight Assassin #1)

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In a changed world, Cassie Murphy has learned to adapt and use her pain to become the most skilled killer the supernatural world has seen. Trained by the ruthless keeper of the city of Cork, Luka, she struggles against the very thing she has become and the vampire she has lost her heart to. But destiny has other plans for her and when her past catches up with her, Cassie w ...more
Kindle Edition, 157 pages
Published July 12th 2013 by Bright Wood Press (first published February 1st 2013)
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J.V.K.
Dec 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Let me start strait with the fact that Cassie is a kick ass female character, you will not see her squirm or back out from a fight. You will not see a faceless, musshie, not memorable characters in this book. From front to back the debut novel of Susan Harris is filled with action and strongly built memorable believable heroes!

Another Way to Bleed is an adult novel filled with strong language, violent scenes and it is not your average vampire novel. You will travel along with Cassandra and the l
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Christoph Fischer
Apr 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Another Way to Bleed" by Susan Harris was recommended to me by a friend. The book is a strong debut novel set in a near fture Ireland and is an entertaining helping from the popular Vampire genre that will be well received for its fast paced action and its colourful characters.
We begin with Cassie/ Cassandra being forced to kill her mother, who has been turned into a Vampire. The story then jumps five years ahead to a time when Cassie is trained by Luka, the keeper of city Cork. Luka takes an i
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Elayne
Jul 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebooks
Although I enjoyed this first book in a new paranormal series from this author, I couldn't help but think I should have read a book before this one. In a futuristic Ireland where humans are outnumbered by Vampires, Shapeshifters, Demons, ghouls etc;..in other words all the nasties. Cassie is an assassin, working for a master Vampire, the delectable Luca. Cassie had her own tragic experience as a teen when her mother was changed into a vampire who in her madness tries to kill Cassie who was then ...more
Bex 'n' Books
Sep 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bex-s-review
Reviewer: Bex
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Fairies

There was so much about this story that I loved, the concept, the plot development and the main three characters for a start. The three together (Cassie, Luka and Archer) made for an entertaining mix. They offer humour, a fabulous amount of sexual tension and a range of personal traits that establishes the book as an engaging read.

The author creates an exciting, albeit dark world, in Another Way to Bleed. I have a real soft spot for vamp reads, and what's
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Karen O shea
Feb 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really loved this book. I love how the relationship between Cassie and Luka kept me interested throughout. The imagery in this book is striking. Its a real page turner. I hope there will be more books in the series as i really want to see where this journey goes. Read it!
Vicki  Rose
Aug 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I will start out by saying this... Susan Harris is one of the best first-time authors that I've ever read.. Just... Wow!! I read every genre and I have done reviews for plenty of first-time authors before & this gal is going to be a force to reckon with in the paranormal romance world!

We meet the beautiful, no-nonsense Cassie, who is a half-witch & half-demon and learning how to survive in a world where the supernatural has only recently come out & have taken control. She is the lea
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Marta Cox
Jul 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
I believe that this is the first published book by this very promising author and frankly I am amazed its so good. I am a huge fan of the likes of Karen Chance and Kim Harrison and feel that this author is definitely going to be in their league. If you enjoy urban fantasy or paranormal romance of any sort then you should get this book.
Briefly the story is about Cassie who as a young teenager killed her mother who had been turned onto a vampire. Just five years after that traumatic event she is a
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Kendra
May 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ok, completely looking beyond the errors because I know the book is being reworked and edited, so with that out of the way, this was a great book! I love Cassie and Luka and can't wait to see if her dream does end up coming true, or if she ends up fulfilling the prophesy with Archer.
The story was well written, smooth pace, not drug out with a bunch of unnecessary fillers, and the characters were fantastic. The plot was great, and the background filled in easily. I wasn't left wondering why some
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Stacey
Jun 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ok where do I start
I was ask to beta and give an honest review .
I loved the storyline ,right from the start I joined Cassie on her journey , she is a girl after my own heart
She speaks before her head goes into gear ( lol) gets me in trouble just like her .
I felt for Luka and archer a triangle and half ...the three of them are a force to be reckoned with .
Good verses evil ..... But who will win ...
The underworld , secrets , nightmares .
Hope , dreams , a beautiful future can it be so .
Susan hit
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Claire Taylor
May 27, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Susan Harris
Another Way To Bleed
Midnight Assassin Series #1

I started reading this book not really knowing what to expect, and was happily surprised at how into the story I got. Cassie has had to deal with so much, but has been made stronger because of it and Luka and Archer definitely have a certain appeal. This book has a strong storyline, which intrigues and keeps you reading to see where it's all going to end up. With some great twists and turns, I didn't see the end coming, and I now want to
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Lauren
Mar 11, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cassie is unsure of what she is, but she knows how to kick butt. Cassie is in love with Luka, a vampire, who is also her boss. In comes Archer a fallen angel who shakes things up a bit. The three are on a mission to find Lucifers son, Cole. Great story line and characters, however this book has some serious editing issues, which is why it lost a star. Words are missing, ran together, added for no reason or just don't fit the sentence. I believe the author is currently working on those issues. Wa ...more
Tiffany
Feb 19, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to say I really liked this book! Cassie is kick ass! Love her! Then there is Luka and Archer who both made my mouth water! I want more!!! After I really got into this book I couldn't have cared less about the typos! 4.5 stars!
Jennifer
Apr 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! I loved how cassie is powerful but still vunerable and i love that she has the brains to go with her attitude. I also loved that she doesnt just give in to luka or archer cause she has a choice
AnnMarie
Jul 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, An amazing read, with twists and turns, passion, hate, good verses evil, and an all around great plot. Can't wait for the second book in the series!
Lenora
Jun 29, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Kate Wilson
Jul 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Kate by: Hot Tree Edits
I have always heard of Cork in Ireland and now, although set in the future and looking bleak I would love to visit there. Susan Harris took me to 2015 when Cassie was a teenager faced with her mother who wasn’t quite her mother and had to make a choice to live or die. Then we move on to 2020.
Archer is a character that I love the most in this book, he is straight up, and love the fact he calls Cassie Princess, I laugh every time. I feel I connect better with him in the book. He is so caring and r
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Amy
Oct 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
This was sent to me as a review request. I honestly didn’t know what I was getting into when I started it. When I started I feel like there was a lot going on all at one. Kinda throwing you into the story a little too fast. I would of loved to have been eased in a little more.. But I have to say as you can see from the 4 stars that I loved this book and enjoyed it.

Cassie is a half breed as it is called in the book. She is half demon and half witch. She is known as an assassin that goes out and f
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Wanda Hartzenberg
I received a free copy for an honest reviews
Cassie aka Cassandra starts the story in a battle for her life with her mother. She wins but only by killing her mother.
Years later, 5 to be precise she is being trained by Luka, a vampire, her boss and the object of her affection.
Luka has a dreadfull mother and this woman has more secrets up her sleeve than Cruella DeVille.

The author does an amazing job with character exploration of non protagonists in the story.
This speeds up the story to an almost
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Sabrina
Jan 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Cassie’s life has never been easy especially since she had to battler her mother and kill her. Cassie now uses this pain to help her become the most skilled killer the paranormal world has ever seen. She has been getting trained by Luka a vampire who she has also fallen in love with. But he has never returned the love. But things are going to get even harder for Cassie as the demon queen Lilith needs her help and in return she will give Cassie the answers she has wanted her whole life. Which is ...more
Novel Grounds
Sep 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
I read this book in one sitting. It was a quick and super enjoyable read.

It is not often I find a vampire associated book that I like more than some of the series I have read in the past, btu I found this one to really grab my attention. It intrigued me, had me laughing, and still kept a serious enough tone to fit the story. I always enjoy a great storyline with just enough action and suspense thrown in. This book perfected it. The sarcasm some of the characters threw out literally had me laughi
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Paranormal Books R Us
Aug 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I am completely blown away by the fact that this was the authors first book it was so well done! Cassie is one bad ass mixed breed who's tongue is almost as sharp as her sword. She is the assassin for the head vampire that rules her sector of the fallen Ireland and it is her job to stop all manor of supernatural and paranormal creatures when they get out of line. I seriously think I have a new favorite book boyfriend because Luka is one yummy ass head vampire. Cat and Bones seriously have a run ...more
Katherine
Sep 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Another Way To Bleed by Susan Harris is a paranormal romance that introduces us to a dark future world where humans stay inside and hide from all the monsters that exist. Cassie, is a half-demon/half-witch who is the top assassin for Luka, the vampire leader of the city. Luka & Cassie go on a mission to find the demon son of Lilith and discover a lot about themselves and their destiny.
The fact that this is the debut book from Susan Harris is mind-blowing. The book was well-written and very i
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Donte McNeal
Aug 19, 2013 rated it liked it
To be honest, Another Way To Bleed didn’t blow me away. It was an entertaining read for sure, but it lacked depth in many areas. Lackluster descriptions pulled me away from the story quite a few times. For instance: “most took in the scene that for them in full HD…” I mean, really? Other than the descriptions leaving much to be desired, and quite a few punctuation errors, I enjoyed the book.


The dialogue between the main characters was humorous and had me laughing almost every other page, especia
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Crystal Flannery
Mar 12, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
I won this book as part of a contest and it turned out to be a very enjoyable read! I loved the premise behind the story and Cassie is one tough girl with a quick witted personality. There was editing errors, but nothing I couldn't look past. It was a fast paced story that kept u on a wild ride beginning to end.
Janie
Aug 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book by the author in return for an honest review

Wow, what an epic journey we follow Cassie on.
With everything from Love, Death, Vengeance and Betrayal. I however have a feeling that within this book we have just started to see the beginning of Cassie's journey. I cannot wait to read the second book and see what the author has in store next for Cassie!!!
Zoe
Sep 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic story about all variety of paranormals, done in an amazingly clever and witty way. I loved the leads, however all the characters held their own. Such an interesting and well written story set in a well thought out and incredibly detailed setting. I really got lost in the world I read. Definitely one of my new favourite authors. Wow! x
Stephanie
May 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book! It was a good fun read! The first chapter took a minute to get through for me but after that it was easy to read and I loved it! The characters were awesome and seriously fun to read! I love Cassie and her smart mouth! Reminds me of myself way too much!
Highly recommend!
Mary Hartshorn
Jul 19, 2013 rated it liked it
I really liked this book. Different. This story has Lilith in it and always catches my attention just because there is not very much known about her. Angels, demons, vampires, shapeshifters are all in this book. Worth a read. Looking forward to reading the next books in this series.
Tigrish
Aug 28, 2013 rated it liked it
Yeah it was alright. Not super, not "wow!!" but just alright.
Brenda
May 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book great characters great story line. Cant wait to read next two books. Definitely a must read
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Susan Harris is a writer from Cork in Ireland. An avid reader, she quickly grew to love books in the supernatural/fantasy genre. When she is not writing or reading, she loves music, oriental cultures, tattoos, anything Disney and psychology. If she wasn't a writer she would love to be a FBI profiler or a PA for Dave Grohl or Jared Leto.
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