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The Red Lily

(Vampire Blood #2)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  284 ratings  ·  94 reviews
When Red falls for the Big Bad Vampire...

The Black Lily resistance needs a larger army if they are to defeat the vampire monarchy. In order to do so, former lieutenant and traitor to the vampire Crown, Nikolai must seek help from the red-hooded temptress he needs to avoid at all costs. The secret he carries could prove dangerous for her if she gets too close...even though
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Published June 19th 2017 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Select Otherworld)
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
“Be true to who you are and who you are meant to be.”

The Red Lily - Juliette Cross:

The Red Lily is book two in the series, Tales of the Black Lily by Juliette Cross. Have you ever experienced that moment in time when you read the final word in a book and you just sit there, stunned, not knowing what to think or do after what you just read? Well, that happened! This book…if you thought you loved the first book in this series, just wait until this one, until you get to know Sienna and Nikolai, and fall in love all over aga
Kat Valentine
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another fabulous book in this epic series by the amazingly talented Juliette Cross!!! I absolutely loved this spin on red riding hood and the big bad sexy as f##k big bad wolf,he can eat me anytime!!! This continues to be a very entertaining series with truly exception characters and the storytelling is superb. Nikloai and sienna had a awesome chemistry and I adored the word play something juliette is a master at. These two lovers are both strong and passionate and I knew once they both let thei ...more
Robin (Bridge Four)
Released Today

The Black Lily (Vampire Blood #1)

Fairytale retelling of Little Red Riding Hood with Vampires. Um....yes please.


Little Red Riding Hood isn’t exactly my favorite fairytale but I seem to really enjoy re-tellings of it and Juliette Cross’s interpretation is no different.

Sienna lived in the woods with her grandmother for years. She has heard all about the temptations that they can offer a young woman. Sienna never dreamed that she would ever be interested in a vampire but that all chan
Claire Robinson
5 - Never fall for a vampire... There can be no future with the cursed. Stars!

The second book in Juliette Cross’s Vampire Blood series; The Red Lily picks up pretty much where its predecessor The Black Lily left off, only this is Sienna and Nikolai’s story.

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This book was like an all-you-can-read emotional buffet. No lie, I went from happiness to heart-break, excitement to dread, laughing to crying. It’s sexy, it’s s
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars
Remember a few years ago and that angst-ridden vampire who everyone fell in love with? Well forget him, because now there's Nikolai.


Continuing the story from where The Black Lily left off, Juliette Cross takes her reader on a magical, heart-stopping and passionate rollercoaster ride as Nikolai and lady of the forest, Sienna begin their crusade to rally the locals in preparation for the stand against Queen Morgrid.

"She was sheltered and protected within the wood. But if she ever dared to
Nov 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
A fun retelling of Little Red Riding Hood with vampires. How can that be bad?

This story is as classic as racist grandparents.

Red Riding Hood is named Sienna. She lives in the woods and was introduced in the last book. In other words, you need to read the first one to get this one. But, it is actually even better, so...worth it.

Everyone considers her a witch.

She met Nicholai in the last book and has been having naughty dreams of him ever since. Nicholai is a vampire, and yes, of course he is sexy
Cheryl La Pa
Jun 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-jun
Loved it! This is the sixth book that I have read by Juliette Cross, so I knew that The Red Lily would be another riveting, delicious and imaginative read that would have my heart pounding and my pulse racing. And I was right. Based very loosely on Little Red Riding Hood, it is set in a fantasy world where vampires rule and humans live in fear.

Sienna is human, living a solitary life in the woods with her wolves to keep her company and protect her. She is known as the Witch of the Woods and is e
Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠
A little too sweet for me, most likely because I’m in a cranky mood and wanted more anger and less lovey sweetness. Tons of killing though, so there’s that. The heroine is just too nice, I like them snarky. She still brings her A game in the end, so I’m rating this high.
Tanja ~ T's Book ~ KT Book Reviews
Juliette Cross is quickly becoming one of the premier names in the paranormal/fantasy romance genre. Her books deliver a mega punch of action, adventure, and heart pounding romantic tensions that make her books simply un-put-downable.

The Red Lily is no exception. Sienna is a warrior in red who has been tucked away in her mystical forest. She has been called to duty by the Black Lily and needs a bodyguard— one all too willing to provide his services. Nikolai, a former Lieutenant of the vampire m
Queen Morgrid must be stopped. Her tyranny against the peasants is beyond unspeakable but it will take an army farther larger than the Black Lily resistance has to crush her brutal reign. The fate of the kingdom rests on the shoulders of one traitorous vampire and the beautiful lady of the Silvane Forest to gather the forces of the werewolves and more.

Sienna is committed to the cause and must accept the protection of vampire Nikolai. Can she trust him with her life or will her blood prove too t
Saint Monique
4 'Red Witch' stars

I don't have much to say about this one. I definitely liked Sienna and Nikolai more than the couple from the first book but the story was kind of boring in comparing with the previous one. For 65% they don't do much else except traveling around and being hot for each other. Not that I'm complaining about the 'hot for each other' part.

“I’m going to mark you deep, sweetheart.” He slid out his finger, then drove his cock inside to the hilt.
“Nikolai,” she breathed.
Jun 17, 2017 rated it really liked it


This book features Sienna and Nikolai from The Black Lily.

Sienna (Red Riding Hood) lives safe and secure in the Silvane forest protected by the Hart Wolves but to help the Black Lily she leaves the safety and comfort of the forest.

Nikolai has been sent to protect Sienna and the instant attraction they both felt is still there and growing the more time they spend together.
Sienna and Nikolai are visiting villages trying to round up volunteers for The Black Lily but Queen Morgrid has given up
What an exciting follow up to Juliette Cross’ The Black Lily! I really didn’t expect to like this one as much as the first but in my opinion it superseded it in all areas.

Sienna has lived in the Silvane forest for years with the hart wolves of which she cares for as they care for her in return. Nickolai has arrived to deliver instructions from the Black Lily that she is to leave the forest in an effort to recruit followers for their cause against the vampire queen who has unleashed a blood madn
Marta Cox
Jun 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-reviews, netgalley
This is the second book in this romance series that mixes up fantasy with a decided paranormal edge but what makes it stand out is the way the author weaves fairy tales into it. The first book The Black Lily took inspiration from the classic Cinderella story whereas this instalment seems to channel Little Red Riding Hood! Except our hooded beauty is no child but a woman who fully understands the evil that men can do and Sienna is determined to help the resistance known as The Black Lily to take ...more
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
Ahaha, I knew that this would be the story of Little Red Riding Hood as soon as I met Sienna in the previous book! How clever am I? LOL

But, as in the Black Lily this is a fairy tale with a twist! :-)

I must admit that I love the twists Juliette Cross gives to the old fairy tales!

Here Little Red Riding Hood is not a girl, but a woman named Sienna. She's friend of hart wolves and lives alome in an enchanted forest where the heart stone is hidden.

In the previous book Sienna got involved with the Bl
Erin Kelly
May 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Vampire Blood series by Juliette Cross, which is an imaginative spin on fairytales with the best vampire mythology I've read in years. Book 1 was a Cinderella retelling setting the scene for a peasant rebellion against the vampire monarchy. This one is Red Riding Hood like you never imagined with the sexy Alpha vampire of your dreams. (Think Eric from True Blood with a tad more smolder and less sarcasm) It continues the story brilliantly and raises the stakes (haha ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
'The Red Lily' by Juliette Cross is book Two in the "Vampire Blood" series. This is the story of Nikolai and Sienna. I have read the previous book (It was also great!!) but you can read this as a standalone if you choose to do so. But I do feel that you would enjoy this book more if you read the previous book. Nikolai and Sienna meet in that book and they both have parts in helping the previous main characters survive.
Nikolai is back and in need of Sienna help with a mission for the Black Lilly
Rhenna Morgan
Apr 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Did someone say, "The Big Bad Wolf?"

Lordy, Nikolai had me the second he prowled onto the scene. I loved THE BLACK LILY, but Nik took that love and ratcheted it up about 1,000 degrees. All alpha and deliciously sexy, I found myself flipping the pages and ignoring reality until the very end. (Which came all too quickly.)

And Sienna--she's the type of heroine I love to read. Strong, yet comfortable in her femininity. And while their overall journey, championing The Black Lilly's agenda, was rich and
***5 ‘Show Me Life’ Stars***

I knew I’d be in for one hell of a ride when I started The Red Lily. I expected my heart to start racing with anticipation over what would happen next, but I didn’t expect to get all teary eyed...not once, but TWICE (which wasn’t cool since my makeup was all nice and pretty) but that’s what happened. Ms. Cross pulled out all the stops and then some with this book. It’s got it all: Hot, smexy alpha male vamps, evil batshit crazy vamps, strong willed women and a sl
I am breathless and utterly speechless. The remarkable author, Juliette Cross, has simply consumed me with so many feels and many varying emotions, while reading this incredible retelling of Red and the Big Bad Wolf. I really don't think what I'm about to write is really going to do this beautiful and visually stunning story justice. But, I will try my best.

Can you imagine feasting your eyes on an Apple?! Now, this isn't just any Apple. In fact, it's deep and dark, ruby red skin reflects the mo
Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)

“Be true to who you are and who you are meant to be.”

The Red Lily is the second installment in Juliette Cross, Tales of the Black Lily.

I had goosebumps while reading and am in awe. The first book was a creative marvel and then comes The Red Lily. Sienna and Nikolai will having you falling in love all over again.

I loved both Sienna and Nikolai. These two have thought of nothing but each other, though they don’t know it, not until they come together for the cause of The Black Lily. The chem
The Red Lily was an amazing installment in the Vampire Blood series! This story was absolutely a swoony love story but it also contained a savagery that was not felt in the first book, The Black Lily. There’s an impending war where humanity was going to be fighting for their survival and the underground resistance known as the Black Lily was doing everything that they could to prepare for it. While the resistance was training and recruiting humans from whatever towns or villages they could, Quee ...more
Deanna from Deanna's World
May 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Red Lily is a a raw, intense and deeply sensual story which shows you what happens when little Red falls for the big bad wolf! Both Sienna and Nikolai are the quintessential embodiment of the archetypes from the fairy tale.

The Red Lily started off good, then it got better and by about halfway on, it blew me away. Many tears were shed along the way as Ms Cross had me feeling deeply for what both Sienna and Nikolai were going through and most of all, suffering.

I adored Nikolai. I had liked him
May 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi, vampire, arc
Loved this story, I felt like a voyeur on a really long sexy date. Sienna took a while to grow on me, but Nikolai just love. The story was written perfectly and as it progressed I found myself wanting more. Then bam, Mrs. Cross gave more and I read through the last 25% at breakneck speed. Now I'm left waiting for more until the next book.

I was given an ARC for my honest review.
Kay (❦ ᴗ ❦ ✿) BooksandMe


“I have longed for you. Daily. Nightly. Desperately. I want nothing more than to have you near me.”

Once upon a time, there lived Cinderella who married a dark prince and became the Revolutionary Queen. Along her journey, she became friends with Red Riding Hood who is enshrouded by enchantment and witchcraft that she is feared through the land but is the fairest of them all.

The wolves love her and protect her, and once she steps foot outside the Silvane Forest, danger wo
Sandy S
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.75 stars--

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date June 19, 2017

When Red falls for the Big Bad Vampire...

The Black Lily resistance needs a larger army if they are to defeat the vampire monarchy. In order to do so, former lieutenant and traitor to the vampire Crown, Nikolai must seek help from the red-hooded temptress he needs to avoid at all costs. The secret he carries could prove dangerous for her if she gets too close...even though keeping her close—very close—is the only thing on his mind.

Sienna will
The Red Lily is the much anticipated follow-up novel in Juliette Cross’s Vampire Blood series. It’s chalk full of suspense and treachery, danger and betrayal, all mingled with hope and romance. I can’t wait for the next book!

The battle of the Black Lily continues as the tyrannical vampire monarchy is high on bloodlust and disorder. The cause needs more recruits, and who better to call upon then the rumored Red Witch who lives deep in the Silvane Forest? Sienna is more than willing to journey fro
Colliding Worlds
Sienna and Nikolai are one of my favorite couples of all time. There was so much tension, chemistry and love between them und I love it, that the story focuses so much on them and their growing relationship. This strong focus on the characters made Sienna und Nikolai seem very real and comprehensible. Sienna has to endure so much on her journey with Nikolai and I suffered and hoped right along with her - and was rewarded by the most amazing punchline, where she kicks ass left and right! But it f ...more
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ok, I gotta be honest. I liked the first book but didn't really connect with the couple. But man did Juliette step up her game with this one!! I loved the couple and the story was phenomenal! Really can't wait for the next one! ...more
Bindi Boo
Jun 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
The series continues with more mystery..
This Red Riding Hood themed paranormal romance had just the right amount of sweet, sexy and action.
Off the to the one :)
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JULIETTE is a multi-published author of paranormal and fantasy romance & the co-host of the podcast, Smart Women Read Romance. She is represented by Rachel Brooks at BookEnds Literary Agency. She is a native of Louisiana, living in the heart of Cajun land with her husband, four kids, her labs, Kona and Jeaux, and kitty, Betty. When she isn’t working on her next project, she enjoys binge-watching h ...more

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