Urban Fantasy Summer Reading Celebration-Kristen Painter

Posted July 10, 2013 by Jen in Giveaway, Guest Post Tags: , , ,

Welcome to the Urban Fantasy Summer Reading Celebration here at That’s What I’m Talking About!!
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The celebration runs from July 1 through July 12, 2013, with guest posts, author and series spotlights and lots and lots of GIVEAWAYS!! In fact, each day there is a new post, there is new giveaway to enter! CLICK HERE for more information.
Today my special guest is blogger, Jennifer from The Book Nympho. Jennifer is here to share her love for the House of Comarré series by Kristen Painter. In addition Ms. Painter is donating a signed copy of Blood Rights to give away, details below.
Take it away, Jennifer…

Full disclosure: I’m part of Kristen Painter’s House of Pain Street Team. But that doesn’t sway my feelings about this series. I started reading before the street team was born.

The House of Comarré series by Kristen Painter is an Urban Fantasy series with a mix of supernatural creatures; Fae, Fallen Angels, Varcolai (shifters), ghosts, Comarré and vampires. All these creatures live in secret from the humans. 
What the heck is a Comarré? 
They’re a human hybrid species especially bred to serve the blood needs of the noble vampire race.
There are different vampires with Painter’s world. 
Noble Vampires – Powerful vampire race that are born of fallen angels
Anathema – noble vampires that have been outcast.
Fringe – a lower race of vampires.
Series Setup
There is a bond that forms between a vampire and a Comarré. The vampire is known as a patron, a noble vampire that buys the blood rights of the Comarré. Once patron bond is formed they are the only vampire with the rights to feed from that Comarré. 
Comarré need to release their blood or they can become sick. Their bodies produce large amounts of blood so if the do not have a patron they must bleed themselves. 
The main character, Chrysabelle is on the run for killing her patron. This leads her to meeting Malkolm, a Anathema vampire. He is cursed to hear the voices of all the humans he has killed. After he was cursed any human he killed becomes a ghost to haunt him, so he will not drink from anyone so that he will not kill them. 
The two decide, after much heated debate, to work together to bring down the big bad of the series and to release Malkolm from his curse. All the time the two are fighting their attraction for each other.
If you like your urban fantasy with detail rich world building and a broody alpha vampire and a chick that knows what she is going with a sword then you should check out Kristen Painter’s House of Comarré series.
Reading Order:
Blood Rights – TBN Review
Flesh and Blood – TBN Review
Bad Blood – TBN Review
Out for Blood
Last Blood –  releases July 30, 2013
I have one (1) signed copy of the first title in the House of Comarré series, Blood Rights, to give away here at That’s What I’m Talking About. Thank you to Kristen Painter for sponsoring the giveaway. To enter, please complete the Rafflecopter form, below, and leave a comment at the end of today’s post telling us your favorite vampire mythos (book, TV, movies, etc.). Winner will be selected randomly from eligible entries. CONTEST IS OPEN US Mailing ONLY, and prize will be mailed by the author. Contest open from July 10, 2013 until June 17, 2013 at 12:00 AM EDT-midnight. I am not responsible for items lost in the mail. If you have problems with the Rafflecopter form, please email me at twimom227 at gmail dot com.
Be sure to check out the other UF Summer Reading Celebration Giveaways going on now!

6 responses to “Urban Fantasy Summer Reading Celebration-Kristen Painter

  1. I love this series. I also enjoy Jean Claude from Anita Blake and Bones from Jeannine Frost’s series. The Sentinel Series by Susannah Sandlin has a unique twist were humans are vaccinated against a disease and now their blood is poisonous to vampires, so they search for unvaccinated humans.

  2. I’ve been wanting to read this series! It sounds intriguing.
    I love the vampires in Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files series – how there are several different kinds of vampires and each has their own strengths/weaknesses but all of them are scary. I also like Chloe Neill’s Chicagoland Vampires series.
    ~Lesley D

  3. I love all of them! I’ve been a fan of vampires for a really long time. I loved Anne Rice’s take on them, absolutely love Laurell K Hamilton’s Anita Blake series, both of Karen Chance’s series are fantastic. I could go on and on. Thanks for the chance.

  4. There are so many great vampire books out there and it is interesting to see the different takes on them. One of my favorite series is DB Reynolds Vampire in America. She does an awesome job keeps things fresh and different!

  5. I like so many of them, but one that immediately comes to mind is the tv show Moonlight… I wish they hadn’t cancelled the show so early in the series!