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Cast in Blood

(Morgan Blackstone Vampires #1)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  45 ratings  ·  25 reviews
To the outside world, Morgan Blackstone is an eccentric business woman. But, inside her chest beats the undead heart of a 21st century vampire. Behind the doors of her nightclub, The Dracul, Morgan rules with an iron fist in a velvet glove.

After a long night of wrangling unruly supernatural customers, she is looking forward to some peace… but unbeknownst to her, there are
Paperback, 283 pages
Published December 17th 2013 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Victoria Brinius
Jan 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
There are so many vampire books out there that it becomes repetitive. However this author has created a plot that I have not read before. I have not read a vampire story where the main character is being tested in a lab. This was interesting for me because I really wanted to know who this lab doctor was working for. I also was very interested to see what he was going to do with the results. Morgan was pretty old, and when you live that long you definitely make enemies. I do not think she thought ...more
Dolly Sandor
Jan 06, 2014 rated it liked it
Review: Cast in Blood by Michelle Rabe Strangely addicting.What I liked:  It's very hard to describe Cast in Blood.  Ms Rabe's writing style in this novel is unique to say the least.  There are a lot of characters but the main two are Morgan and Nicholas, who are very old vampires.  This is mostly about vampires but there are several weres and some sorcerers.  The story starts with Morgan being kidnapped and experimented on.  The rest of the story is Morgan dealing with what the kidnappers did t ...more
Sep 09, 2015 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars

I haven't read a vampire book in a long time... This book is the only vampire book I've read in 2015. I've shied away from the genre because I got bored with all the plot and I felt as though the genre itself have nothing more to offer. Then I saw a teaser for the second book of this series that got me really curious and wanting to read it. And of course, series should be started with the first book.

Looking at originality and uniqueness I'd say this book is a winner in that aspect. It's
Jul 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Awesome vampire/shifter/sorcerers story with a twist!


Firstly I want to thank Michelle for kindly proving me with a copy of "Cast In Blood" to read and review!

Morgan to the human eye is a business woman, a woman not to be messed with too.

To others, she's a vampire by nature...

We see that unfortunately to Morgan, she's about to be abducted from her workplace, for reasons we don't yet know why?

Having seen glimpses of her abductors, we are taken through the Morgan's time as a kidnap victim, a
Sep 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Morgan Blackstone is the lead and strong female who owns her own business. Everything is fine until Morgan is kidnapped and experimented on due to her bloodline. After managing to escape and find her way home, Morgan deals with the kidnappers experiments on her and trying to find them. She also has to play her cards carefully, since one of them is her grandsire (sire of her sire). She's also married to the Lead Enforcer/Assassin.

Morgan and Nicholas, who are hiding their marriage of 700 years ar
Aug 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
I must say that I absolutely loved this book! Cast in Blood is the fantastic first book in the Morgan Blackstone series. Its filled with mystery, suspence, and a plot that gets more twisted and gripping as it goes! In this book you follow Morgan, along with her dangerously sexy husband and intriguing group of friends, as they embark on a page turning journey to learn the truth - a truth that could unravel everything they knew, or thought they knew, about those around them. Even about themselves! ...more
Ashley Martinez (ilovebooksandstuffblog)
The author has an unique writing style that takes a bit to get used to. Because of this it took me a little while to get into the novel. I did end up liking the plot of the story and was interested to see what was going to happen. The character's weren't bad, but I wanted to know them better.
There were a lot of questions that were left unanswered throughout the story. I was disappointed and left wanting more. To me it felt like there were chunks of the story and details that were missing that w
Jul 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
As a die-hard Twilight fan I tend to shy away from "ordinary" vamp stories. Michelle was a new author to me and I decided to give the book a try!

I'm so glad I did! I love the refreshing plot the book entails. Each character is drawn into a light, detailed, and personalized probably better than many other stories I've read and Michelle nails the variety of a new story-line in a busy market. Morgan is a character you will relate to, enjoy, and want to follow more on! Interesting how that little te
Crissy Sutcliffe
I loved this authors take on vampires. I have read hundreds and hundreds, if not thousands of vampire books and it was great to read a new version on them. Morgan is very easy to love! This book has so many emotions and you can sure feel each and every one of them. From the ones that rip you open and leave you feeling raw, to the pure love she feels. I cannot wait to read the next book in this series
E.J. Rycer
Aug 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Cast In Blood is a great read! It's nice to see a unique spin on the vampire genre. The characters are well written and the story line is great. I would recommend this book to anyone whether they normally read vampire books or not.
Kenya Wise
Jul 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book

Great book

I read this book in two day couldn't but it down. I have to look and see if there's part two to the story so I can buy it.
Jun 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing characters. It was as if I could feel the evil of Alexander and the concern for Morgan. The plot was easy to follow yet complex enough to be interesting and hide a few unexpected twists.
Joshua Grffith
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A vampire series that will suck you dry and leaving you wanting more.

I thoroughly enjoyed this story and it promises to be an interesting series indeed. The story revolves around a female vampire named Morgan Blackstone, the owner of a church converted into a nightclub, gets kidnapped, drugged and has eight weeks of excruciating pain and torture done to her body in the form of an experiment. I don't want to say much more because of spoilers but I will say that this story has plenty of suspense a
Tabatha Shipley
Mar 27, 2020 rated it it was ok
Stay tuned... full review coming soon!What I Did Like:
-I’m saying this one is not a spoiler because it’s in the description of the book you find on Goodreads and other places. The idea of following a vampire who is being experimented on by a doctor is new and cool. The parts of the story that focused on that were good.

Who Should Read This One:
-If you like vampire novels and are specifically looking for one that has something you have never seen before, this may appeal to you.

My Rating: 2 Stars
Apr 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: on-my-kindle
I very much enjoyed this book. It has a nice mix of classic vampire and the author's own spin to vampire mythology. Morgan is a 1700 year old vampire who is pretty awesome. You don't live that long without becoming someone that demands respect. She has a man, but doesn't rely on him for protection and can take care of herself. The story does a decent job of explaining the hierarchy of the vampire world, along with the myths that do or do not have an effect on each vampire. It was cool that the v ...more
Apr 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
This was a surprisingly good read. Why the surprise? I'm not a vampire fan. I'm the only person I know who wasn't addicted to Buffy and never watched Angel.

I read, and enjoyed, a short book by the author a few weeks ago and have been looking at this book since then. I noticed it was on Kindle Unlimited so finally gave in, and I am glad I did.

Alpha vampire is a kick ass female, Morgan Blackstone. She is quite old...over 1700 years old but she has/has not? aged well.

The story begins in Hollywood w
Jan 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'm so glad that I finally got to start on this series, and now I'm hooked! Michele Rabe paints a great story that blends Vampire politics, the intricate dynamics of Morgan Blackstone's "Blood" family and of course a true picture of cold, brutal vampire kills. The way they really are monstrous and fascinating! I love the way Morgan and her husband Nicholas work on maintaining their relationship, even if it has to be in secret. Morgan is ancient and strong which serves her well with the brutal an ...more
Elizabeth Robbins
May 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Classic vampires with a hair-raising plot! I am super glad that this is a series! The author has invested a great deal in building this world and these characters. Morgan is a nightclub owner who caters to the rich and famous in her vampire-themed bar, The Dracul. Nicholas, secretly Morgans husband, is the Lead Enforcer for the vampire council. Marcus, long-time frenemy of Nicholas, is the first to become aware that Morgan is missing, and forced to contact his nemesis and alert him to the status ...more
Mar 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
There is a lot going on in this book and a bunch of characters to get to know. Morgan is a very independent woman who has a hard time needing to depend on anyone, which she has to do after the experiments done on her. She recovers and tries to figure out the changes in herself.

We get a look into her life and the people important to her while they try to find the people responsible and what they are actually trying to do. I enjoyed the story and the connection between the characters but I was hop
Feb 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
It's a bit confusing at first because many things are being introduced and happening. As the chapters go by, things become much clearer. There are a lot of character to keep track of and a somewhat complex plot to catch onto. I enjoyed the storyline as it combines some of my favorite supernatural things. There are characters you love and those you will find questionable as well as those you love to hate. Morgan's plight is interesting and will keep you wanting to figure things out. I would love ...more
Christine Woinich
May 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Morgan Blackstone and her vampires make up quite the family. They support each other to the best of their abilities. Morgan is kidnapped and tortured. Her recovery and the hunt for those who did this to her consume her closest members. I enjoyed the strength of the bonds between everyone. Learning their histories was interesting. I look forward to reading more about these vampires, and I recommend this book.
Jan 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I have read by Michelle Rabe. It was a very interesting twist on some vampire stories that I have read. I enjoy the interplay between all the characters. Morgan is a strong female who can take care of herself, except when she gets too caught up in her head. Nicholas is a perfect example of a together male. Strong and protective, yet able to pull it back when he knows that it will cause a problem. Overall I enjoyed the story and am looking forward to the next one.
May 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
THESE VAMPS DON'T SPARKLE!!! And that's a good thing! I found Cast In Blood fun, epic, and riveting with just enough implied sensuality between Morgan and Nickolas to keep things spicy between the action! Looking forward to the next Morgan Blackstone book!!!!
Aisling Spofford
Cast in Blood

I loved reading Cast in Blood by Michelle Rave. It's not your average vampire book. The storyline is intriguing and the characters interesting. I highly recommend reading this book!
Sep 16, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: own-it
I literally had to force myself to complete this book. It needs some serious editing...not just grammatically and structurally but also in narrative and weaving through POVs. The plot is slow-moving and confusing at times. This book has left me with no desire to read more from this author.
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A lifelong California girl, Michelle Rabe tried the Hollywood thing but decided she preferred an author’s den to the actor’s trailer. She now lives in the Phoenix, AZ with her unhelpful author cat and a very understanding roommate. If you can’t find her in a cemetery with her camera you can find her online at:

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