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Blood Kissed

(Lizzie Grace #1)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  2,916 ratings  ·  210 reviews
In a world where magic and science sit side by side, and powerful witches are considered necessary aides for all governments, Lizzie Grace is something of an outlier. Though born into one the most powerful blue blood witch families, she wants nothing to do with either her past or her magic.

But when she and Belle, her human familiar and best friend, open a small cafe in the
ebook, 330 pages
Published May 9th 2017
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Carmel (Rabid Reads)
May 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads.

I accepted this title for review without a second thought; it's written by Keri Arthur, and about werewolves—going once, going twice, sold! The protagonist in BLOOD KISSED is a witch, so although our four-legged friends have been cast as secondary characters, it's safe to assume that we'll be seeing a lot of them given that the story is set on the Faelan reservation, a place run by shifters of the lunar persuasion.

This novel offered up tons of stand-out content includin
As far as I'm aware this is my first book by Keri Arthur. Before I started, I checked out reviews of her other series and saw that many complained of the overly sexual content of the books. This certainly wasn't the case with this book. I like a balance in my urban fantasy. Good to have some love interest, some sparky chemistry etc as long as it doesn't turn into PNR.
Not bowled over by this, but then I've read a fair bit of high quality urban fantasy, so the bar I've set is pretty high. Main ch
ᴥ Irena ᴥ
First of all, I love Keri Arthur's books and I'll only read higher rated reviews. I'm irrational like that when it comes to her books.

Second, a note for the prudes or people disliking her attitude towards sex in her other books: feel free to read this. It isn't Riley Jenson. Go for it, you're safe.

Lizzie Grace seems to be set in the same world as Ripple Creek Werewolf. Werewolves live on reservations and they have their own rangers to deal with crimes. In both series if something more serious h
Mar 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
I've tried a lot of Keri Arthur's series in the years since Riley Jensen wrapped up. None of them quite grabbed me like Riley's did. I'm happy to say I really enjoyed this one and am really looking forward to book 2. My only real complaint is a book about witch craft was a whole lot of describing sensations and odd feelings. I think I enjoy the more physical nature of her werewolf centered series. But happy to have found a new UF series none the less.
4.5 stars Keri Arthur writes characters that I love to read. They are well developed, quirky, off centered, and snarky, just the way I like them. This series has two witches who are in the lower cast of witches just trying to make a living running a bakery in a small town run by a werewolf pack that hates witches. They bake do simple fortune telling and charms keeping under the radar for many reasons. They are semi hiding from their families. All is going well till, something wicked comes to tow ...more
Jacob Proffitt
Feb 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
I took a chance on this for reasons I don't recall. I love when that works out.

This is a standard non-standard Urban Fantasy in that there are vampires and weres and magic but with at least a bit of a twist to keep it interesting. In this case, the witches (like our protagonist) come in bloodlines and have power completely separate from (but adjacent to) psychic abilities like psychometry and telepathy and the like. I liked that our main character isn't that strong of a witch and that she does h
Apr 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
It's weird with this series that it doesn't offer much new in the way of UF, but it's still really good. It didn't feel like I was reading the same old crap. It's a world where witches, werewolves, and vampires are known about. Werewolves live on reservations where they make up most of their own rules. Witches seem to have the most power in the hierarchy of supernaturals. I really liked Liz despite her tendency to run towards danger. Although she constantly downplayed her powers, she is much str ...more
I'm waiting on the platform,
but the train has already left.

I'm not saying it's not good. Just that it's not for me.
I don't rate books unless I've read at least 50%. I put this book down at 20% so no rating.
May 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
3 1/2
A minor, self pub, Keri Arthur novel. I like those most, as it seems she's ready(ier) to break her usual mold.
I really enjoyed it, and immediately bought the next book. But, I cannot give any book with that many typographical errors 5 Stars. They were legion. Aside from that, I have zero complaints for you. Solid UF. I look forward to reading on.
Fangs for the Fantasy
Powerful witches, especially from the major families, are considered a major influental part of modern society

Except for Lizzie, never living up to her family’s standards, she has gone into hiding with Isabelle, her best friend and familiar, to set up a business in werewolf territory which is more than a little hostile to witches.

She intended to fly under the radar - but when a child goes missing she cannot avoid using her magical abilities to find her; even if it did raise the ire of the local
Sep 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
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My English review

I love Keri Arthur and if you know me, you know that I read all her novels with pleasure! So I was really curious to get into this new series!

So we discover Belle and Lizzie, two young witches who hide their powers while evolving in society. But then, their lives will be changed when a woman comes to the cafe asking for help. Indeed, her daughter has disappeared and she hopes that Lizzie can help her find her. Alas, too late, she will help this mother to find
Douglas Meeks
Feb 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Just the starting point in a new series but a great story and mystery. A touch of romance and a lot of just getting the reader used to this world. I was a bit reluctant to start this since it sounded like everyone was against her in the synopsis but that was not the case at all.

Great story and I saw a review saying it was "dull" ??? Each to their own but I thought it captured the reader early in the book and held your attention for the whole book and it leads into the next book perfectly (which
Feb 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Every once and a while an author I follow slips a book by and I don't realize they released a new series. I missed this release but saw book 2 so I went back and grabbed and boy am I glad I did.

Great characters, great plot and original, fresh new Australian "Urban" - Outback Fantasy.
Under the Covers Book Blog
I've been a fan of Keri Arthur's writing for years! When I saw the cover for this book (months ago) I was jumping with excitement for this new series. Lately it's felt like the urban fantasy genre doesn't have much to offer in terms of new and refreshing books and I'm just dying to find that new gem. BLOOD KISSED was entertaining and it has the promise of something I can really sink my teeth into.

Lizzie is a witch on the run. Running from her family, she's taken on a new identity and her and he
Sun Goddess Moon Witch
The best thing about this book is the beautiful cover. While reading this book I came very close to DNF-ing this book multiple times. That is never a good sign. The main character Elizabeth Grace lives at fifty-eight Mostyn Street in Australia with her human familiar named Belle. She serves up bakery sweets, has a talent for psychometry and has flaming red crimson hair. This alone sounded like a very promising book description but the execution fell flat. The mystery part of the story takes over ...more
May 12, 2017 rated it did not like it
DNF @32%. It's incredibly dull.
Lyn* Nomad *Worlds await*
Pretty good story 🙂
Kathy Davie
Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
First in the Lizzie Grace urban fantasy series and revolving around a witch who wants nothing to do with her magical, blue bloodline.

My Take
This was fun! Lots of action and lots of sneaky teases. I'll have to read Hell's Bell to find out how Cat died, if Lizzie's power is stronger than she thinks, what's going on with the wild magic, and where Gabe is…or perhaps it's more about Katie…? Inquiring minds just gotta know!

It's a cozy enough beginning that starts the story crisis up while setting Li
Jun 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Lizzie and her human familiar—and best friend—Belle, are in hiding from her family and living on a werewolf reservation when trouble finds its way to their door. I enjoyed the relationship between Lizzie and Belle. A human familiar isn't something that is normal, but they work so well together and they wouldn't wish it any other way. Although Lizzie was born to a very powerful witch family, it's made clear that her magic isn't very strong. I kinda kept waiting for her to really blow magic out of ...more
May 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Sandra by: Steph
I liked this story much better than her erotic 3 way love triangle, half werewolf/vampire series. Don't get me wrong I like Riley Jenson but it was always the same. Sex sex sex. It got old.

Here we have a witch, Lizzie Grace, who along with her human Familiar Belle, run a cafe & charm place on a werewolf reservation. They've been on the run from her family for 12 yrs and intend to keep it that way. Lizzie was a disappointment to her family as according to them her magic wasn't good enough.

Lyndi W.
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star
3.5 stars I had a good time reading this one. I really like the situation between Lizzie and Belle - that's totally new ground for me and I'm digging it. I don't really have a handle on their past - it's referred to a whole lot, but never fully explained. And I'm a little iffy on their particular branches of magic - also not something fully explained. But the super slow burn romance was handled really well - hopefully Aiden will get a little more character development/background next book. And t ...more
May 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rating (out of 5): 4 stars

Lizzie Grace is the black sheep of a blueblood witch family. She fled her family and the witch establishment at sixteen after her younger sister’s death. Most of the time she denies having any magic abilities at all, claiming to simply be a psychic. She and Belle, her BFF and familiar, have been bouncing around Australia looking for the perfect spot to open a café. They’ve recently landed in Castle Rock, a town within the Faelan werewolf reservation.

In addition to their
I think I saw this one on my feed when Jacob reviewed it. I haven't had a lot of experience with Keri Arthur, but I admit that I usually have good track with urban fantasy featuring witches, so I decided to give it a try.

Well, I enjoyed this very much!! Blood Kissed offers fast pace story and pretty straight-forward motivation behind the villain's action. It starts with Lizzie Grace, unregistered witch who also considered herself not very powerful, takes a case of a missing teenager. Unfortuna
Snarktastic Sonja
Jul 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this one. I didn't really get why the whole "science and magic" thing was important - but I really enjoyed it.

I enjoyed the characters. I enjoyed the relationship between Lizzie and Belle, her familiar. Which was an unusual relationship. I enjoyed watching Aiden's witch hating self slowly realize that witches weren't quite so bad. I *really* enjoyed the lack of sexual escapades.

I felt like the characters were introduced and developed. There was showing - not telling - about the
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’ve loved Keri Arthur’s books ever since I discovered the Riley Jenson series and in this brand new series it is a witch that is the main character. She is Lizzie Grace, and best friend and familiar Belle is also a witch. Lizzie is from a very powerful family, but doesn’t seem to have inherited the family’s power, although she has plenty of talent with charms, spells and psychometry. That talent comes in handy when a darkly evil and deadly vampire who is also a witch using blood magic begins to ...more
Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*
Oct 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
An enjoyable start to a series. It's definitely slow burn on the romance department but I like the bond. The story is a twisted mystery of sorts but throw in the psychic type visions and it's even more fun -- the main draw is the characters though, especially Belle. Will be checking out the second book. Review eventually.
Beth The Vampire
A new Keri Arthur series?! Yes please!
JB Anonym

Arthur brainstorms an interesting location in a rural town situated in some vague post-apocalyptic society that we're thrown in, in medias res. There's a nice background story about the MC maybe being more powerful than the discussed heritage suggests (a la Ilona Andrews Andrew's White Hot). The MC is also backed by a super dope best friend who's female (and African American)- and get this, instead of being rife with jealousy and drama and other tired tropes they respect and support e
It has been a quite a while since I read a book I knew I was going to reread over and over long before finishing it. I had a bit of trouble reading past 80% because there is no second book out yet. It's not even listed yet. I already knew I was going to need the second book pronto after finishing it.

Normally, I'm not a fan of witch books. Never really been into them with few exceptions. This was one that the blurb sounded so interesting that I read it anyway and am forever grateful that I did. W
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Keri Arthur, author of the New York Times bestselling Riley Jenson, Guardian series, has now written more than 25 books. She's received several nominations in the Best Contemporary Paranormal category of the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Awards, and recently won RT's Career Achievement Award for urban fantasy. She lives in Melbourne with her daughter and two crazy dogs

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