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The White Lily

(Vampire Blood #3)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  234 ratings  ·  98 reviews
To the north of the Varis empire, a mysterious faction spreads propaganda against the vampire monarchy. Friedrich Volya, the Duke of Winter Hill, seeks to discover who they are before his uncle finds them first. King Dominik will punish the traitors with brutal force.

Local schoolteacher, the raven-haired Brennalyn, is on her own mission—to spy on the duke and discover what
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Published October 23rd 2017 by Entangled Publishing, Amara (first published October 2nd 2017)
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]

The White Lily is book three in the Vampire Blood series by Juliette Cross. Most know that I am a huge fan of Juliette’s writing. I have been since the very first book. Each book she has written has captured me within it’s pages. But there is something special about this series. Something that I’m not sure I can describe. And each book just keeps getting better and better. This one is a very loose retelling of the fairy tale, Snow White. Of all the characters I have met so far in this series, I
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(Review is of the ARC, so any quotes are subject to change upon final release.)

"I don't want to own you, kitten. I want to possess you."
"There is no difference."
"Indeed. There is."

This is Nicolai and Brennalyn's book and is very loosely based on the Snow White fairytale. This is who I picture as Nicolai:

Nicolai is super-hot and an alpha male. But, I expect this from vampires, especially. I would be worried if they weren't possessive. LOL

"Because your night-flower scent is embedded in
You have to read this series in order. It has a very big storyline going in all of the books, even though each one focuses on a different couple and has a bit of a fairytale retelling thing going.

So, this one is the Snow White, vampire style.

I gotta be honest with you. If you are googling around for dark Disney stuff, you will find some weird shit. It just proves to me how many men are twisted, sex-starved, little bastards when they come up with porny crap starring cartoon characters. Like, real
Kat Valentine
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a fabulous read!!! I loved friedrich and brenna 's story. Friedrich is a hot and sexy vampire Lord who is more then he seem' s and Brennan the town's school teacher has caught his eye and heats his blood !!! These two characters have a awesome chemistry and with a great storyline this was a page turner. Besides the main characters the secondary characters are just as interesting from Mikhail to dmitri both soldiers from his personal blood guard,who are hot and very sexy too. And also grant ...more
Tanja ~ T's Book ~ KT Book Reviews
One of the most erotic reads from the Vampire Blood series thus far! Snow won’t be the only thing melting in The White Lily.

The saga continues with the school teacher (and sometime spy for the rebellion) Brennalyn. The fair lady and mother of orphans will do her duty to see justice for those she claims as her own. There is just one devastatingly irritating, yet irresistible flaw in her plan. The Duke of Winter Hill, Friedrich Volya.

The Duke is no fool. He sees the lovely raven haired beauty pl
Robin (Bridge Four)
The Black Lily ✰✰✰✰
The Red Lily ★★★★

The White Lily is for all those girls out there that might not be good with a sword or have magic but they have a mind and a way with words and want to help to change the world too. The Pen can be just as mighty as the Sword and sometimes more so.


Juliette Cross’s Fairytale retelling with vampires continues with The White Lily. This is the Snow White version. Brennalyn does have a heart as pure as snow and she has taken in seven orphans to prove it. Barely int
Claire Robinson
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 - "The prick is a little painful... But you'll only remember the pleasure." Stars!

We finally get Friedrich’s story in the third book of Juliette Cross’s Vampire Blood Series. The White Lily puts the Duke of Winter Hill and local schoolteacher Brennalyn Snow firmly in villainous King Dominik’s crosshairs.

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This book was a little more of a slow burn compared to its predecessors, the first half or so dealt with the buddi
He was a royal vampire, powerful, charming and deadly if threatened. Friedrich also has a secret agenda to save humanity from the brutal vampire king, his uncle.
Fiercely independent and driven to protect her young charges, school teacher, Brennalyn will do anything to give a better life to the street orphans she shelters, including acting as a spy for the Black Lily. What Brennalyn hadn’t allowed for was the sensual power and magnetic attraction of the Duke of Winterhill. How can she possibly f
Sep 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars.

Book three in Juliette Cross’ Vampire Blood series brings us Friedrich Volya, Duke of Winter Hill, and a naughty duke he is.

“You’re most improper for a royal duke.”
“Thank you, I do my best.”

The reformed rake is one of my favourite tropes out there and Friedrich does it justice being the perfect blend of charming and cheeky whilst having that strong dominance and presence which comes with being vampire royalty. Popular with the ladies, he’s knocked off his stride when teacher and m
Cheryl La Pa
Oct 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Loved it! The White Lily is a Snow White retelling with a vampire twist – beautifully written with a sweet romance, steamy sex, some heart-stopping moments but overall left me feeling warm & fuzzy with a sigh of contentment. A thoroughly enjoyable read!

I immediately connected with the characters especially Brenna, who has such a kind heart - she is a school teacher who takes in orphaned children and gives them her love and care. She is smart, well educated and harbouring a dark secret. Friedric
Sep 02, 2017 rated it really liked it

It took me longer to settle into this book than it did the previous ones but by the time I'd reached the third chapter I found I was enjoying it.

Brennalyn Snow is the school teacher at Terrington she's beautiful with a huge heart proven by the fact that she's adopted seven children and these children steal the show, they are completely adorable.
Brennalyn believes in the Black Lily and justice and she's trying to discover where the Duke's loyalty lies.
The Duke is supporting the Black Lily but hi
Rhenna Morgan
Aug 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I swear, this series just keeps getting better with each new release! Friedrich was everything I love in a hero and then some, and Brennalyn was an amazing mix of strong yet still soft heroine. The two of them made for AMAZING chemistry. Seriously! From right out of the chute, I was hooked and dying for these two exceptional characters to finally get together. And let me just say, when they finally do, they DO NOT disappoint.

As for the overarching plot with The Black Lily, things are really heat
Once again, Juliette Cross manages to ignite the reader's imagination and immerse us in a world with a corrupt vampire monarchy rules the humans with an iron fist and their only hope is the human rebels and the vampires that find themselves in love with them.

This is the story of Friedrich, vampire royal, and the Brennalyn, the local school teacher. Brennalyn has been quietly fighting the monarchy with words, printed publications until Varis takes notice.

I have devoured each and every book I’ve
Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
The White Lily was another compelling read in the Vampire Blood series.

I have to say I absolutely love the prologues and epilogues in this series. Ms. Cross writes such gripping and enticing, beginnings and ends, that I’m blown-away and hooked immediately.

This one is a loose retailing of the fairy tale, Snow White. Brennalyn Snow is a school teacher. She’s got a big heart, is a mother to seven orphaned children, and wants to aid the rebellion against the aristocracy vampires that rule over all
+Digital arc gently provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review+

This is some kind of romance fantasy where exist a Vampire Monarchy, you know, with your average oh-so-handsome evil vampires with pleasure bites and 'elixir' to thrall into obedience and pain. Only the Varis royalty vampires can make more vampires from their blood, and of course if you are born from them (?!). Going into the third book of the series, a discension had started between the peasants and some members of the n
I am absolutely in love with this series! I remember reading the first one thinking it was going to be a simple fairytale retelling, surprised when it had paranormal content, and then pleased that it was so much more than I had ever dreamed. Now with this latest addition, I’m just plain antsy to find out how this drama is all going to end.


Brennalyn is the local school teacher but on the side she’s fighting for the resistance, which was started by the Black Lily, against the vampire monarchy. Put
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Book Review For: The White Lily by Juliette Cross 'The White Lily' by Juliette Cross is Book Three in The "Vampire Blood" series. This is the story of Friedrich Volya, the Duke of Winter Hill and Brennalyn. I have read the previous books (and loved them!) but feel this can easily be a standalone book. Brennalyn is the local school teacher but she has a secret that she is hiding that puts her is very real danger if found out. Brennalyn has a soft heart too and has taken in some of the unwanted ch ...more
Erin Kelly
Sep 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The imaginative Vampire Blood series has just gotten better. This clever Snow White retelling is (so far) my favorite book of the series. Brenna and Friedrich are so hot together, and there are twists you will definitely not see coming.

The Story-
Brennalyn Snow is a school-teacher and has adopted 7 children. She is also a secret supporter of the underground "Black Lily" movement. While trying to gain information about the local vampire duke's loyalties, she unknowingly stumbles into his weekly s
Jan 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
This series just keeps getting better and better. We return to the rebellion between vampires and humans with the queen recruiting her son Dominik and a new uprising coming from the North with the White Lily.

Who is the White Lily? That is what Fredrich Duke of Winter Hill is trying to figure out. He knows that he needs their help but also he needs to find them to protect them from his family.

When Brennalyn moved to Terrington she never could have imagined the life she would end up having. Espec
Curly's  Ramblings
NetGalley ARC review. The feisty librarian/part-time spy and the rakish duke. Oh what a fun read! A slow seduction at it's finest. The verbal sparring between Friedrich & Brennalyn is highly entertaining along with the duke's relentless pursuit of who he desires most. This is the first story I've read by Juliette Cross. I will be picking up additional stories by her. ...more
Aug 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 Stars - 3 Flames

This series...THIS SERIES!!!!

I just can't you guys. I can't even form the words to express what I'm feeling after reading these books. Each book has been unique and captivating. This one? This one is sweet and endearing. Passionate and exhilarating. But nothing prepared me for how I feel about the children. For those who know me, you know that I don't "do" books with children. This has changed my mind...

Brennalyn is a school teacher. She's also the mother to seven orphaned chi
***5 ‘Why Are You On Your Knees?” Stars***

Ever since getting that taste of Friedrich (who will from now on be called Freddy with the blessing of the author :D) in The Red Lily I’ve been doing my best to #practicepatience (badly) for his story, and though it took me a bit to finally dive into The White Lily, I was not disappointed in any way. Even with all the tension between the royal family and those who back the Black Lily, it was a fun read filled with moments that made my heart go all ki
All Things Urban Fantasy
Nov 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed-by-kate
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy.

Once you get past the cover, Cross' third installment in the Vampire Blood series, THE WHITE LILY is a sexy adventure with two protagonists you can't help but root for.

Brenna is sassy and smart with a big heart - an excellent match for Friedrich. When the two of them are thrown together, sparks fly. The relationship develops between them quite quickly, but it doesn't feel too rushed. And, enough time is spent on developing the greater storyline of the
 Leo (Queen of the Rants and Spoilers)
3.5 stars,

~Friedrich was a better hero than Marcus or was it Marius? Eh I guess that hero wasn't that important in my book.

~I liked how he became very protective of her 7 kids.
~I liked the heroine how she took in 7 orphans kids, giving them love and protection and becoming their mother.

~Guards who became putty in the kids's hands. I mean who doesn't love a man who's a lethal warrior becoming soft and gentle in the hands of a kid? I know I do.

(view spoiler)
Oct 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Favorite of the series so far. I love how each book expands on characters we know and the relationships move to the forefront. Brennalyn was perfect for Friedrich he was masculine and alpha and her character complimented him rather than overshadowed him (like Arabelle and Sienna did in the previous books. The building sexual tension between the characters was written wonderfully as were the sex scenes. The sex scenes aren't repetitive in the series they are tailored to the characters personality ...more
I am a huge fan of the Vampire Blood series so far! Each tale is an interesting take on a well known fairytale. I love nothing more than reading each story and looking for the nods to which it is loosely based. In the case of The White Lily, this story is based on Snow White and I loved Brennalyn's character, the love she has for her children can be felt through the pages. I liked Friedrich when he was introduced in book two but reading his story only enamored me with him further. He risks a lot ...more
Shelly's Book Corner
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lourdes-reviews
Brennalyn Snow is a schoolteacher caring for seven orphans. She’s made it her mission to spy for the Black Lily and find out if the Duke of Winter Hill, Friedrich Volya is another oppressor loyal to the crown.
When the Duke starts looking into the past of the fierce woman he’s only met a few times and who stumbled into his selection ritual, he’ll discover she’s the one printing and distributing propaganda under the pseudonym of the White Lily and will do anything in his power to keep her and her
Bambi Unbridled

The Vampire Blood series is probably the most interesting take on fairytale retellings that I have read thus far. I mean we have Arabella (Cinderella) as a vampire hunter, Sienna (Little Red Riding Hood) living in a magical forest with huge Hart wolves, and now Brennalyn (Snow White) as the adoptive mother to seven children. And when you pair these unique heroines with some uber yummy (and fangy) heroes, sparks fly.

I'm going to start with our hero for The White Lily, Friedrich Volya, Duke of Win
Janna MacGregor
Aug 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lucky me, I received an arc of this beautiful and emotional story. It had everything I love in a romance-hero that makes me swoon and a heroine that I couldn't help but fall in love with. Their sensual path to a HEA stole my heart. With Juliette Cross's gorgeous writing, this perfect romance blossoms! I'll write a full review closer to pub date. Grab this story, the third in the series. You won't be sorry.
Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC!
This series =
Seriously, I love them! Perfect mix of fighting and romance! Now, I only have 2 questions:
Who's the next one going to be about? Mikhail? Dmitri (maybe with Helena)? Perhaps Mina? I want to know!!
When is it coming out? How long are you going to make me wait?!?!

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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, black lab named Kona, and kitty, Betty. When she isn’t working on her next project, she enjoys binge-watching her f ...more

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“Has he lost his mind?” He dipped lower, sliding his lips against the soft patch of skin beneath her ear, inhaling her clean, night-flower scent. “Yes.” Unable to stop himself, he scraped his razor-sharp fangs against her skin, scoring lightly just enough to see red pebbles in a line. “He has lost his mind,” he whispered on a rasp. Her fingers curled at his shoulders. She sighed when he tongued the strip of blood away. “He has lost his body and soul, too.” He sucked her pretty earlobe, going rock-hard at her whimpering gasp. “You’ve gotten your claws in deep, kitten.” He trailed his mouth up her jaw, sliding his fingers up her nape and cupping her head to keep her where he wanted her. “And I’m bleeding inwardly.” Gently, he nipped at her bottom lip, sucking it between his lips and letting it slide out slowly. “I’m quite ready to die at your feet, if you’ll only give yourself to me.” 3 likes
“Because your night-flower scent is embedded in my skin. Whenever I draw near to you, it settles on my tongue, watering my mouth, making me ache for you. Yearning for one little taste. But it isn’t just your blood I want.” He smiled when her pouty lips dropped open in shock and her eyes dilated with desire. “That is how I know this is your cloak, kitten.” 2 likes
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