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Blood Trial: Supernatural Battle

(Vampire Towers #1)

4.74  ·  Rating details ·  126 ratings  ·  72 reviews
The dice are rolled at midnight.

As the twenty-one-year-old heiress to the Le Spyre fortune, my life should consist of strawberry mojitos and golf carts. Right?

But I’m determined to forge my own path.

Desperate to escape the meaningless games of the rich, I flee my family’s estate.

Secret alias—check.
Place to sleep—uh, kind of?

I’ve bitten off more than I can chew,
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Published November 1st 2019

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Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
me going in: I'm so tired of the same old urban fantasy gig.

Bad Ass girl with tragic past and family is an FBI agent or supernatural bounty Hunter and meets rougish supernatural who turns her into lusty lucy

Blood Trials is...NONE OF THAT!!! HOORAY!!! No more, I won't have it! I don't care how many sassy best friends they work with.

I was positive what this book was going to bE about your typical vampires. I was equally hesitant (bc the UF genre has not been particularly great for me lately), and
Tracy D.
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars.

Basi is an heiress that's running from her fortune in favor of making a life of her own, on her own merit. Her naivete is painful, but her heart is BIG. That was her saving grace for me. Fortunately, she has a best friend that's able to help her navigate the basics of starting out on her own. What Basi never counted on was leaving the petty games that rich people play and stumbling into a game of Life and Death. A game played by vampires.

An interesting take on creatures of the night.
Katelyn Anderson
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The sexual tension is real.

I'll be honest. I was a bit iffy with this book in the beginning, since it's a lot different from Kelly's usual stuff, and I struggled to connect with the main character...

But as the story progressed, I got HOOKED. So. Damn. HOOKED. I ship this ship so damn hard. And the twists. And the EVERYTHING. MY HEART HURTS AND MY EYES BURNED A LOT READING THIS.

Can't wait for the next books!!!!!!!!!
Megan Hunt
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A new world for Kelly St. Clare, one I without a doubt recommend for any vampire/paranormal fans. For the first few chapters I was on the fence, I wasn't sure if it was the book for me. But seen as I've read all of Kelly St. Clare's other books I kept going, I'm so bloody glad I kept reading. This series is going to be extremely epic. About chapter 5 in I was hooked I read right till the end and boom the mother of all cliffhangers.
Basi is strong and sassy, Kyros is alpha male and sexy. They
Jemimah  Zafoune
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I don't think I have the words to describe just how awesome this book is. I picked this up with the intention of only reading a few chapters before bed and found I just could not put it down. This is not a small book either so I was still awake when the sun started to rise, but I didn't care I just wanted to keep reading this amazing story.
Now I admit that I am a mahoosive fan of Kelly St Clare, I've read everything she has published (most of them multiple times) so I knew that this was an
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing

NEW TAKE: Smexy Vampires Play Monopoly
(Received an ARC from the author for an honest review)

Well, well, well, well, well, well....
Let me take you on a little journey...
You're on the hunt for a new read, but nothing sounds good. You've covered everything from contemporary to historical, horror to thriller.... and then, you're offered an opportunity to join the street team for an author you've read countless times before. But this time is different, this time you're introduced to a world
5 Hot Vampy Stars!!

This book was FANTASTIC! I've loved every single book I have read by this author, and I swear they just keep getting better and better! The world building was amazing as always with her books, all so unique and different, and I couldn't get enough of them! The book starts a bit slow, building the world a bit, but once the good stuff starts coming, it really comes! The humor in this was spot on! I legit was nonstop smiling the whole time I was reading. Witty comebacks, banters,
Nov 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've been a fantasy romance reader since I was in middle school (14 years) about when the first Twilight book came out and I just have to say I've read hundreds of vampire books and this has to be one of my top vampire reads. If you need any basis of my reading history I moved on to much better books than twilight. Some of my favorite Authors are Sarah J Mass, Jennifer Armentrout, Frost Kay, Marie Annette, Kaydence Snow, and Ivy Asher to name a few. I would have to add Kelly St Clare to that ...more
Nov 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I have been reading Kelly's books for awhile now as I find them to be a solid story that will draw me into a new world and Blood Trial did not disappoint. This book is not one that I wouldn't recommend for the youngsters as it does has some adult content but it is a great and enjoyable read. It is the type of book you find hard to put down and will keep thinking about as you go through your day to day. I love the humor that is incorporated ...more
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm OFFICIALLY addicted to this wonderful, witty new series! Basilia, or Basi has left the world of extreme wealth that she grew up in. After the death of her parents, her beloved grandmother raised her. However she's now ventured into the cruel world alone and without money. Thankfully her BFF Tommy knows how life works without money and has become her defacto coach. How would they know a simple job interview would change every single aspect of her life? Basi knew from day one that something ...more
Nov 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So I’ll be honest, the first 25% of this book was very slow for me. It wasn’t necessarily boring but I felt it probably could have been condensed a little more than it was. But Dang! Once it hit that 25% mark, it was ON! I held onto every word and it was delicious! I can’t get enough of this world, these people, this story. This was everything! So if you are anything like me, and feel the story starts a bit slow, push through! You will have no regrets and will definitely be thanking me. It is ...more
Joy Whiteside
Nov 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I loved this book. From the moment that I started reading until the very last word was read I was hooked on it. I could not put it down and finished it in one sitting. It moves along at a great pace, has characters to die for, you cannot help but fall in love with them and you want to see them succeed in whatever their plan is. The story will grab you and keep you interested throughout the whole book. This is a must read, you sill not be sorry that you did.
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this at no cost from the author. Surprising good read. This book was not like anything I imagined it would be. This author? Think Rochelle Meade with a terrific sense of humor. The protagonist here was very snarky and so much fun to read. She managed to get herself in and out of trouble so fast it made my head spin. So many worlds were described in this book and they all came up clearly enough it wasn’t difficult to see them in my own mind. Loved all of the characters. They ...more
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am living for this series already, you will want the next in the series immediately! I've had a soft spot for Vampires ever since I was a teenager and read The Vampire Diaries many moons ago!

Blood Trial is about Basi who is escaping her life as an heiress and trying to live in the real world, she applies for a job at the impenetrable Live Right Realty and is introduced to a whole new world as a result.

Basi and Kyros have a snarky relationship and I'm loving their dialogue, I can't wait to see
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another good one from Kelly St Clare. I’m going to preface this by saying that I am not a fan of vampires. I don’t typically read paranormal romance. So there were parts that were a bit of a struggle for me, but Kelly’s writing style pulled me out of that. Where this book was missing a little bit of her usual charm and humor, it made up for it in steam and intrigue. This world that she has built is fascinating and makes you want to know more. The book is a fast pace read that will leave you ...more
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ohhhhhh so good!! I didn’t think I could handle another vampire series, but...I do occasionally admit to this, but Ms. St. Clare, my husband would tell you to treasure this....I was wrong. There is totally room in my life and imagination for more of this! It needs to come out pronto. The characters feel *real*, the worldbuilding and plot flow so smoothly - it just sucks you in (see what I did there? Couldn’t help myself...only sorta sorry). Get this book!
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Slow start at the beginning and I was unsure as to why Basi was is the position she was in. Needed little more background at the beginning of the story.
Once you get pass that and she meets Kyros the book gets very intense with secrets,passion,and a mystery. This book has it all great friendship,budding romance and heartbreak and I am looking forward to continuing Basi and Kyros story. Great job Kelly St. Clare!
Engrid Malone
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved, loved, loved this book. I love Vampire books, especially about Vampire Royals, and attractions and desires that is intense and this book did not disappoint.

It was quite an interesting read (being up late at night/early morning) until I finished, I literally could not stop reading. Now I’m left wondering what is going to happen to Basi and Kyros and have to wait until January 2020 you say??

Now what am I supposed to do until then?

Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have recieved an advanced reader copy at no cost to provide an honest review


Kelly St Clare has captured my heart again with another fierce, female character! Basi has no filter but all heart in this novel. It is a slow start for a first in the series but that just means there is much more to go after! As the story builds, to the climax the more you get invested in the story. I cannot wait to see how Kelly continues Basi story in the next book!!
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved St. Clare’s Tainted Accords series and the Darkest Drae series she co-authored with Raye Wagner. So when Kelly popped in to Raye’s FB page with the first few chapters to this book, I quickly downloaded and started reading. And....I didn’t love it. I found Basi really annoying and I am still burned out from reading way too many urban fantasy vampire novels. So I didn’t eagerly anticipate the release date or put it in my TBR book calendar. Last night I went to start a reread of a series ...more
Rhiannon Chillingworth
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing

It was absolutely awesome and I can't believe I have to wait 5 weeks for the next one. I am seriously sad right now.

Basi is an heiress to a fortune, but on the run. Sick of the game playing and the rut her life has become she decides to turn her back on her privileged and wealthy world and try her luck living like a regular person. She is pretty hopeless and naieve at the start, but she has good intentions and her heart is in the right place. She knows she has no clue
Dawn Yacovetta
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story was so much more than I expected when I read the first few chapters. They were such an interesting introduction to this world and the levels on which it is set. I loved the characters immediately. The heroine was quirky and had a funny sense of humor. Her mind was a delight to take a journey in. She's smart, witty, sarcastic, and some of her thoughts had me just rolling.

The direction this story went caught me completely off guard, and it's something I never would have thought of. It
Nov 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
The only thing scarier than a mindless beast was a cultured one.

In this riches to rags story, Basilla (goes by Basi) walked away from her family obligations and inheritance to slum it on the streets.

She’s living with her best friend Tommy and takes an entry job working at Live Right Realty. She’s soon entangled into a whole new world where monsters are real.

I love the humor in this book. Basi had the potential to be really unrelatable due to her privileged upbringing. But her humor and
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Vampires and enemy to lovers romance

I really enjoyed this book and if you love reading about sexy, steamy vampires or enemy to lover romance, then this is 100% your book, don't hesitate, just get it!
I wasnt sure about basi to begin with as when we get introduced to her she is a rich girl turned runaway who doesn't really know what she is doing. But I grew to love her sass, humor and her good intentions. She wants to be independent from the life she grew up in and isn't afraid to get dirty or
Angelina Schwarz
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing

The first couple of chapters felt a little slow to me and I didn’t like Basi very much. I realized, though, how necessary that set up was and eventually came to love her.

Before I knew it, I was intensely invested in the story and the characters. Coming to the end has left me with a huge book hangover. I didn’t want it to end, and I can’t wait for the second book.

St. Clare has created such an incredibly different world and such rich characters. Yes, vampires. But their world and culture
Dec 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Author provided me with the arc of this book but my review is my own honest opinion.

I am a long time fan of Kelly St. Clare and was excited for the opportunity to read her newest book early. Her take on sexy vampires? Yes! I was once again overjoyed to find a story filled with funny dialogue and interesting characters. I also am a fan of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series and it reminded me of it with it's large cast. I can already imagine all the side stories splitting off from this first
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Blood Trial: Supernatural Battle is Book 1 in the Vampire Towers series. This is a unique take on vampires. Kelly has created a truly awesome world with phenomenal characters. Loved everything about this book. It starts a little slow but then takes off at a breakneck aped. This is a fast paced, action filled, page turner that will keep you enthralled until a sudden stop at the cliffhanger ending. It has so much going for it -- action, humor (laugh out loud at times), excitement, fantastic ...more
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Basi is naive girl at the start of this book.... She thinks stepping away from her priveledged life will make her a better person.... although, it is a start, she begins to realise that it isn't as easy to implement as she thought.

One day of job searching and she manages to secure a sought after position with no viable skills. This raised some pretty big red flags but Basi just plows on through as she is on a mission to "make her own way".

You have mystery, intrigue and a fair amount of "Oh my
Pam Foster
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fangtastic!!!! 5 stars!!

This story is incredible, vampires in suits playing a game that effects an entire city and all its inhabitants without their knowledge - this book is clever!! The world building, plot development and well written characters are things I’ve come to expect from this author - she doesn’t disappoint- this fast paced and dramatic story will keep readers hooked until the final page. Basi is a wonderful heroine; she’s witty, slightly clueless, endearing, brave and bold, her
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Not having read any of Ms. St. Clare's books before, I wasn't sure what to expect. There was a bit of a slow start, as the world building and background was being set up. But once the action started, it really took off, and was near impossible to put down! (And I only did because I hadn't slept the previous night!)

When I got to the last page, my first thought was, ok now for the next one. Then I realized it's NOT OUT YET! I wanted to cry, I was that absorbed in the world and characters she had
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When USA Today bestselling author, Kelly St Clare is not reading or writing, she is lost in her latest reverie.

Books have always been magical and mysterious to her. One day she decided to start unravelling this mystery and began writing.

The Tainted Accords was her debut series. The After Trilogy is now available.

A New Zealander in origin and in heart, Kelly currently resides in Australia with her

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Vampire Towers (3 books)
  • Vampire Debt: Supernatural Battle (Vampire Towers Book 2)
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