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(St. Cecilia Slayings #1)

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  22 ratings  ·  24 reviews
And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. - Mark 7:20-23

The streets of Boston are running red with blood.
It isn’t the first time, either.
Forget the history of this city; it’s what happened nearly nine-years-ago that continues to haunt us all.
Especially me.
They say obsessions can destroy you.
Well, I’m here to tell you that’s a fact.
A serial kille
Expected publication: March 26th 2019
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Natalie The Biblioholic
Here's the thing...
When I see that N. Isabelle Blanco is coming out with something new, it automatically gets added to my TBR.
I don't need to know the title or see the blurb.
And it doesn't just sit there.
Nope, I've got to read it as soon as it drops because that's not only how I roll when it comes to her books, but I know I'm in for one heck of a ride when I read it.
No two stories are alike, even when it's an interconnected series.
No two characters are alike, meaning there's a ton of hot, alpha
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Prologue, 12 Chapters. 

“Tainted,” is a short read, and it ends with a cliffhanger. The prologue is basically the ending with extra added onto it. It was an okay read but lacked depth. I won’t be continuing with this series. 

I think instead of cutting it so short it would have been better to make it one novella. I’m not a fan of short reads when they can easily be turned into one. I don’t like reading parts. Al
Julia ➳ Tʜᴇ Rᴏᴍᴀɴᴄᴇ Rᴇʙᴇʟꜱ
***4.5 TAINTED LOVE Stars***

"She's heaven. She's hell. The ultimate test of my morality."

You send me right to heaven
Sweet serial killer
(I guess I'll see him over)
Do it for the thrill of it all
Love you just a little too much, much

Dee Garcia & N. Isabelle Blanco are a force to be reckoned with. This book has it all, it's dark, gritty, and packs a mean punch. We have a murder. . . a cold case that Maverick our hero is hell bent on finding the killer. With the ongoing investigation he mee
Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Dark, disturbing and oh so hot! Blanco and Garcia have such a thrilling way of telling a story. I can't believe that this is the first book they write as a duo because they were definitely born to write together.

Tainted is a book filled with layers of mystery, bloody plot twists, and sins.
From page one I was hooked and could not for the life of me tear myself away until the end, and what a motherfucking end.

It might be a short book, but is definitely a thrill ride of great writing and fascinati
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I never thought I would have a moment where I would relish the idea of reading about anything having to do with the Catholic church again. When I left the church almost 30 years ago after years of Catholic school I told myself NEVER again would it suck me back in. I could have been the poster child for Catholic School Gone Bad. #TrueStory. Leave it to these two authors to drag me back in and actually have me look forward to it. I am not sure if they are God's helpers or Satan's mistresses but if ...more
Paperback Princess
Mar 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wow weeee...this prequel was short and to the point and fanfkntastic!!! Tainted gave me all the Basic Instinct feels and I need more. Thank you to Dee Garcia and N. Isabelle Blanco for generously providing the ARC...I look forward to more of this series.
Amber- Leave Me Alone I'm Reading
This book is fucking DELICIOUS! It’s dark and gory and sexy and just... crazy. I loved it! What a crazy ride. Tainted definitely had my heart pounding! I am DYING to know what happens next!
Carmen Aquino
Mar 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Tainted è il primo, dei cinque libri, della serie Saint Cecilia Slayings ed introduce la storia di Maverick Quinn.

Detective del PD di Boston, Maverick è conosciuto per la sua compulsiva ossessione per il Boston Slasher, un killer che ha lasciato dietro di sé una scia di una decina di vittime; tutte uccise con lo stesso modus operandi e abbandonandole nei vicoli della città. Dopo otto anni di silenzio, il killer sembra essere ritornato con una tecnica migliorata e come target vittime più privileg
Sierra Clothier
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What strikes me immediately from the first few pages of this story is that it's meticulously planned out. These two authors created this world where religion and crime collide, and it's mesmerizing. You think you know who the killer is from the first few pages...but do you? There are quotes from The Bible at the top of each chapter, and they are extremely important. Between the world building and the quotes, you just get the feeling that these two authors say for hours planning each chapter, eac ...more
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Anytime you see something written by these two authors, whether together or individually, pick it up. You won’t be disappointed.

This prequel to a new series is no exception in their combined endeavors. Good lord but it’s a fun read. I started it and finished it in one sitting; it’s not a long book.

This book is a mystery thriller. Men are being murdered and the police have been unable to catch the killer for eight years. Maverick, one of the detectives on the case, has been connected to it sinc
Mar 10, 2019 is currently reading it
*ARC provided in exchange of an honest review*
Simply Honest
Mar 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
*** ARC kindly provided by Give me Books Promotions***

“ And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.” -Matthew 6:13

First off, I’ve never read a book quite like this. I tend to avoid books with religion and the church in them, but this one was perfectly written. I love the mystery and thrill of the book.

Our H is the detective working the case that he believes is his destiny to solve, meanwhile he’s struggling with demons of his own.

He is consumed and obsessed with resolvi
We Like them Dark **
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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I knew going into this the story was a novella-with the word count coupled with the sheer creativity of the story,
I’m just completely blown away. It’s not often you’re able to get a story with such depth in so little words, but these
Two authors delivered something that has me on the edge of my seat and rocking back and forth waiting for more. It’s gritty, raw, and may be controversial to some, but it’s safe to say these authors brought us into a world with spectacular writing, a forbidden type o
Rukaiya M.
Mar 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Book Title: Tainted.
Authors: @deegarcia_author & @nisabelleblanco.
ARC generously received via Booksprout.

Tainted is a short read, fast paced novel with Prologue and 12 chapters. It is intriguing till the end and gives you an ending worth watching for.

It was steamy, hot, sensual and had a touch of criminal action. The characters punch a solid number with more than enough feels. It is short but worth every letter.

There was a possible gray cloud in my judgement however when it became quite hard
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Tainted by N. Isabelle Blanco and Dee Garcia is full of twists and turns. From the very page to the end the story keeps you in suspense.

You have Maverick the detective on the scene. You have Kiera Dubois a popular socialite.

Maverick is searching for a serial killer that's been haunting his town for years, drowning in it because it's a cold case and hes determined to find the killer. He meets Kiera throughout the investigation. They have an instant connection, question: Is it a healthy or unhealt
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What. Did. I. Just. Read.

This is my first book by either author and I am a total fan. Edge of your seat, page turner! The suspense in this story is off the charts. Sexy as hell, grab some panties - you will need them! I am kinda at a loss for words....this is a short read but so damn good. I can. not. wait. for the rest!

"She's heaven. She's hell. The ultimate test of my morality."
Julie's Book Land Reviews
Review: Don't let this short read fool you, it packs quite a punch. These characters were something undescribable and their chemistry was totally off the charts. And the ending is well you have to read to find out. Great job ladies can't wait for the second book in the Saint Cecilia Slayings series to come out. I'm so ready for it.
Kasie Kidd
Mar 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Received an ARC copy. Wasn’t sure what I was expecting. Love Dees work but new to Isabella’s work, so I had somewhat of an idea what to expect. Once I started reading it wasn’t my typical choice of reads but I kept going and there were HOT scenes that I loved! Definitely can’t wait for the next to come out and see what these two continue working on together.
Lisa Lyle
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Tainted is very dark and twisted from the get go I was hooked from the very first page Dee and Isabella have written a great book and left me thinking things can only get better and darker as the series moves on cant wait for the next book I devored this one in 2 hour definitely recommend it
Latifa Morrisette
Mar 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow. This book is a prequel and short but does a fantastic job of setting the scene for what is to come. Be warned, it's a cliffhanger and if you can't handle that then I suggest you wait.
Eve Booksandlooks30 💋
O M G straight to the point this was such a fantastic sexy hot fucking read..
Nicolette Eyssen
Mar 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Well this was a fast intense read that has me sooooo ready for more.
It’s a dark delight that has me wondering where these two crazy authors will take it.
Plastic suit, sexy detective..... BRING IT ON
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N. Isabelle Blanco is the Amazon Bestselling Author of the Allure Series, the Need Series with K.I.Lynn, and many others. At the age of three, due to an odd fascination with studying her mother’s handwriting, she began to read and write. By the time she’d reached kindergarten, she had an extensive vocabulary and her obsession with words began to bleed into every aspect of her life.

That is, until

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