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Vampires of Moscow

(Blood Web Chronicles #1)

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Saskia de la Cruz is a Verity Witch - her only magic being that she can tell the truth from a lie.

As an investigative reporter for The Blood Web Chronicle, the biggest news outlet on the paranormal dark Blood Web, Saskia spends her days cracking twisted para cases hoping that someday, some case, will bring her closer to finding her missing sister.

In snowy Moscow drained co
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Published October 15th 2020
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Candyce Kirk
Nov 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Vampires of Moscow is a great start to the Blood Web Chronicles and it's really left me wanting more. This book is everything that I wanted and more. There's humor, sarcasm, suspense, mystery, amazing characters and some scenes that would even keep you warm in Moscow!

I already read the prequel, Sirens of Los Angeles, and knew this was going to be a series I adored. Vampires of Moscow is such a well written book. I honestly wouldn't know two authors are behind this book, because their writing flo
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Kirsty Stanley
Nov 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book starts some time after Sirens and Saskia is already deep into the Blood Web and causing mayhem. Looks like she has had a number of ‘final warnings’ and this assignment in Moscow is not one she can refuse.
This woman is not afraid to put herself in harm’s way to get her story and it’s great being in her head as we get immersed into the city.
Once again this is a fast paced read and we waste little time in meeting the vampire brothers. Thankfully. I have struggled with reading this year
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Rachel
Oct 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own-on-kindle
Sexy, intriguing and funny. Couldn't put it down

Vampires of Moscow is the first full length novel in the series by Caedis Knight (if you haven't read the Sirens of Los Angeles, go do so!) In it we find Saskia in the heart of Moscow investigating two notorious vampire brothers. The setting is beautiful and you feel as if you are getting to experience Moscow right there with Saskia.

As we've come to expect from her, she's witty, daring (maybe even a bit reckless) and even though she's a Verity witc
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Lisa
Feb 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
A whole lot of fun. I read in two days.
Isabella May
Oct 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Epic and addictive! This is definitely up there in my top reads of the year. Total and utter escapism from 2020. Just sheer brilliance. The world building and scene setting alone is magnificent. Okay, I have only been to Moscow once, but the city leaves such an impact on all who travel to her - the author (actually a duo of talent - N.J. Simmonds and Jacky Silvester) literally takes you to Russia, with all its colour, sights, and sounds. What's more, Simmonds and Silvester's voices blend seamles ...more
Emma Jackson
Oct 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This first full length novel in this urban fantasy series takes the reader even deeper into the “Para” world as Saskia investigates two crime lord Vampire brothers in Moscow. The setting is vividly drawn and the characters intriguing and complex, so that they keep you guessing about who to trust, even with Saskia’s special ability as a verity witch to tell tell truth from lies. Her smart mouth and quips keep the tone light, but there is no mistaking the dark edge and tension as she grows closer ...more
Sam Hirst
Jan 20, 2021 rated it really liked it
This was a fun read. The pacing is good and I read this in just a couple of hours pulled onward toward the end. There were a few things that I'd love to see tweaked (the Russia depicted has several key differences to the Russia I lived in for years) but I will be forever grateful for the memory tour of delicious foods. Now I want Sirniki! I enjoyed the twists and turns. You might need a strong stomach for a few bits as there are some torture refs and fairly graphic depictions of people having th ...more
Claire Knight
Oct 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Received an ARC and if you want to see my review please read The Glass House post

Meanwhile Lukka is mine I called dibs
Josie Jaffrey
If you’re looking for a light, sexy, magical read, then this book is for you.
I absolutely love this series. The characters are fully-rounded and well-crafted, the settings are gorgeous and rich, and the sex is HOT. It’s like gender-swapped James Bond, only much, much more fun. I love all of the different paranormal creatures and their histories, and also the classic noir notes that take us into the underbelly of every location.
Saskia is a great main character. I love that she gets scared, she ge
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The Glass House Online Magazine
The Rebirth of the Vampire & The Rise of the Neck Munchers (no glitter allowed)

Before I begin this review, I would like to thank the writing duo that is Caedis Knight for introducing me to the phrase neck muncher. Since reading this description in their novel Vampires of Moscow I have made the executive decision that all vampires should henceforth be renamed as neck munchers.

No Glitter Allowed!
I am sick of the Twilight vampire, and I can't be the only one?

For most of my teenage years, I was stu
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Maria Sinclair
Oct 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Let’s kick this review off with a little disclaimer – I am a huge fan of N J Simmonds’ and Jacqueline Silvester’s books when they are writing individually, so when I heard that they were teaming up to write a whole series of books, well, to say I was a bit excited would be a major understatement. In fact, it’s pretty safe to say that Vampire of Moscow and Sirens of Los Angeles were among the books I was most looking forward to this year. No pressure there then ladies! Whenever a book is so hotly ...more
Emma Jackson
Oct 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This first full length novel in this urban fantasy series takes the reader even deeper into the “Para” world as Saskia investigates two crime lord Vampire brothers in Moscow. The setting is vividly drawn and the characters intriguing and complex, so that they keep you guessing about who to trust, even with Saskia’s special ability as a verity witch to tell tell truth from lies. Her smart mouth and quips keep the tone light, but there is no mistaking the dark edge and tension as she grows closer ...more
Eileen (BookCatPin)
Jan 29, 2021 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

Vampires of Moscow was one surprise of a read. I discovered it randomly and decided to give it a go. Super glad I did! Once I started reading, I couldn't stop. And when I reached the end, I didn't want to leave the world.

What I Liked:
- a believable storyline- not too complex but also not too easy
- quick-paced
- an atmospheric setting
- Saskia- her boldness and hilarious inner monologues
- Lukka- his wild yet innocent demeanor
- sexy not too rauchy
- Konstantin's magnetism- I wasn't sure if
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Olga Mecking
Oct 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
From the very first page, I found myself drawn into the story of Saskia, a Verity Witch (meaning a witch who can tell the truth from a lie) and her assignment for the Blood Web Chronicles to investigate two vampire brothers in Moscow, Russia.
The story has it all: magic, a beautiful setting that is Moscow and a fascinating, sexy story with a smart female protagonist.

I can't wait to read the rest of the series.
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Sana Bisharat
Oct 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A perfect blend of Veronica Mars and Vampire Dairies with a pinch of Sarah J Mass.
This book is a perfect come back for Vampires in the literary world.
A highly addictive, page turning suspense story filled with action and romance, between Millionaire handsome Vampire brothers and a witty investigative journalist Witch.
Amethyst Stone
Feb 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Really good

I don’t find it very dark but maybe because I have read some really dark stuff before. But it is witty and fun. Didn’t end the way I would have liked it to end but it’s still really we done!
Bex
Oct 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Bloody brilliant (pun intended)!
Loved this first book - can’t wait for the next one. It was really gripping and definitely left me wanting more.
Nicol Olivares
Jan 23, 2021 rated it really liked it
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Katy
Nov 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!
Esmée
Nov 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have received this review copy for free. My opinion remains my own.

Today is officially my stop in the Vampires of Moscow Blog Tour, so here I bring my review! This is the first book in the Blood Web Chronicles series, co-authored by N.J. Simmons and Jacqueline Silvester under the pen name Caedis Knight.
Chronologically, Vampires of Moscow is not the first piece of the story. There is a prequel novella called Sirens of Los Angeles, and I recommend reading my review of it as I touch upon aspects
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Melanie Thomas
Nov 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
After reading the teaser which was the prequel novella, I was more than ready to dive straight into Vampires of Moscow, the first full-length novel of the Blood Web Chronicles series. As you'd expect, this one takes its time a little more than Sirens of Los Angeles; the character development and world building have more depth and the story benefits greatly from this.

As the title indicates, in this one we follow Saskia to Moscow. There's a different feel to this novel, which has a much stronger
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Briony2181
Oct 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
I love a vampire book and these vampires are dark, intriguing and full of surprises. I also loved the Moscow setting, and am really looking forward to reading the rest of this series and getting to follow Saskia's entertaining adventures while also seeing some of the world! (and, I hope, learning more about her mysterious boss back home...) A great read for escaping reality for a while:) ...more
Ursula
Oct 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hello Gemmies! I have an exciting book review to share with you today. Please note: I received a digital ARC of this book from the authors in exchange for an honest and fair review.

Vampires of Moscow by Caedis Knight is the first full length novel in the Blood Web Chronicles series. For those that don't know, this book is co-authored by the wonderful Jacqueline Silvester and N.J Simmonds. Together they are Caedis Knight. Let me just start this review by saying I absolutely LOVED this book! I ha
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