A Blood Seduction Audiobook by Pamela Palmer (REVIEW)

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Review of: A Blood Seduction Audiobook

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On July 15, 2015
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A Blood Seduction Audiobook

By: Pamela Palmer

Narrated by: Rebecca Estrella

Published by: Tantor Media 06/16/2015

A Blood Seduction Audiobook


4 Hearts rating image Hot Listens

Vamp City Series #1

10 hrs and 47 mis

Genre: Urban Fantasy

A Blood Seduction Audiobook Sample

A Blood Seduction

4 Hearts

A Blood Seduction is another novel that I’ve already read, but was extremely excited to revisit in audio. I remember when I first picked up the first book in the Vamp City series. Now that The Vamp City novels are on audio, I jumped at the chance to revisit the series on audio before the third book comes out later this year.

Even though this was a revisit for me, I still was very impressed with this story. I had remember that this was a very dark story, but it was darker than I remember. Quinn Lennox is a scientist in the Washington DC area. She lives with her brother who is still in college. Quinn has always had weird things happen to her, but they have been getting worse. Weird things like her clothing changing colors, and more dramatic things when she was a child. She was able to shove her stepmother without ever touching her, but not since she was very young. Now, there are several people from the DC area who’ve gone missing. When Quinn’s brother’s friend goes missing things turn really dark.

Vamp City is an alternate world that is kinda like a parallel universe to DC. When Quinn and her brother slip through the cracks between the two worlds that learn that while the structures are very similar, the world is completely different. Vamp City is a copy of DC from 1800’s, so there are differences with current DC. There is also the vampires. These vamps are nothing like vampires that you’ve read about in other books. Not only do the feed on blood, but they also feed on emotions, which will vary from vamp to vamp. Most that we see feed on pain or fear, but there are also pleasure feeders. So these vamps take humans and deliberately scare the crap out of them to feed of their fear or they will burn them, slash wounds and worse to cause pain.

If you’ve been reading my reviews for a while, you know that I’m no stranger to dark stories and that I really enjoy them. If you read my reviews of Ms. Palmer’s Feral Warriors series, you know that I thought those books were very dark, especially for PNR. These books are even darker than those. There is rape and torture that is pretty graphic, so be warned. If you like dark stories, I highly recommend this series. I have book two and will be starting it soon.

A Blood Seduction Adiobook Narration

3.5 Hearts

This is the first book that I’ve listened to with Rebecca Estrella as the narrator. I don’t think she did a bad job. I was not disappointed for the most part. I thought her pacing and tone were pretty good. The different character voices were done well. My only issue was that this story is so dark, I didn’t think this narrator’s voice brought out that darkness.

Pamela PlamerPamela Palmer grew up in an Air Force household as her father was an Air Force pilot. She dreamed of being an astronaut as a child. She graduated Auburn University with a degree in Industrial Engineering and began working for a major computer manufacturer. She eventually turned to writing after having married and given birth to two children. She has also written under the name Pamela Montgomerie. As Montgomerie she writes historical time travel romance novels, while as using her real name, Palmer, she writes dark paranormal romance.

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Rebecca Estrella is a native Midwesterner, voice artist, and voracious literary enthusiast. She has extensive experience in the performing arts, having spent much of the last two decades onstage and in front of a microphone. Rebecca’s voice work ranges from session singing to radio, with steamy narration being by far her favorite. Her love of her work is evidenced in her rich and melodic narration. When not at work in the studio, she can often be found engrossed in a novel in the comfort of her own home.

I like to thank Tantor Audio for providing me with a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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ML Simmons Reviewer

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Melanie Simmons
I’m Melanie and I live in Ohio. I have two horses and a dog. I’m an animal lover, avid book reader and audiobook listener. I like to live vicariously through fictional characters. I enjoy reading and listening to mostly fictional books in the paranormal genre, including Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Horror. My favorite paranormal creatures are shifters, doesn’t matter the flavor.


  1. Aside from me not able to do audios, I don’t do rereads either. I get bored because I got spoilers already and I can’t muster the same enthusiasm as the first time. Bravo to you!

    I want to read this series too, how many books are there?

    • There are three. The final book in the series just came out in print this past Tuesday.

      I rarely re-read books, but I do re-listen. I like to revisit the story before a new book comes out. I don’t do it for all series, but I do it for some.

  2. I’ve had my eye on this one, but I’ve hesitated because of how dark and gritty it gets. Nice review, Melanie!

    • It is a dark series. This one is darker than book two (which I just finished on audio). I’ve done several dark books in a row. I think my next one will be Molly Harper. I need to lighten it up a bit. πŸ™‚

  3. It’s always intriguing to have alternate worlds like that, it’s been a while since I haven’t read a book like that. I think I’ll have to try a book by the author one day.

    • I haven’t read many books with alternate worlds. I’ve really enjoyed this one. I’m excited to see how the story ends, now that the final book has been released.

  4. I love this book too. It has been a while but I just started last book now. I’m so excited!

    • My plan is to wait for the audio. I haven’t seen a release date for it yet. I hope it won’t be too long, because I’m really interested in seeing how the whole story plays out. I’ve been such a fan of this series. I can’t wait to see your post. πŸ™‚

  5. OOH Melanie I LOVE revisiting books I’ve read on audible, it’s the only way I re-read unless I’ve chosen a book for a book club that I’ve previously read.
    Thanks this looks good, I love me some Vamp novels πŸ˜‰

    • That was how I got into audiobooks. It wasn’t for at least a year of listening before I started listening to books without reading first. Now I wish I had time to do more revisits. πŸ™‚ I hope you enjoy this series as much as I have.

  6. You totally sold me when you mentioned how dark it is. I’m adding this.

  7. This sounds like a great series, but I know what you mean about the narrators voice..someone with a huskier voice would set the tone better.

    • Yeah, she wasn’t a bad narrator, just maybe not the best fit for such a dark and gritty series. I still enjoyed and will probably wait for book three to come out on audio. It is just so much easier for me to listen than read. Thanks for stopping by.

  8. I wasn’t a huge fan of this book when I read it, it was just ok for me. I felt the same way about the second book, I think it was a mixture of not connecting with the heroine and the darkness of the series that I struggled with at the time. I love a dark story but not when it deals with torture and rape. That being said, I do have the third book on my TBR, I’d like to see how the series comes to an end.

    • The story is very dark, so it isn’t for everyone. I’m a huge fan of dark stories, and even dark romances, so it is right up my ally. I’m going to see how long before the audio comes out before I get book three. If it isn’t too long, I’ll do the audio. If it is, I’ll get the book. I’m interested to see how the series ends.

  9. Ummm.. graphic violence has ruined the book for me! Or else this book looks so interesting!

    • Yeah, that type of violence isn’t for everyone. I completely understand.

  10. I’ll need to add this series to my TBR! Sorry I haven’t been by in awhile, it seems I’m not getting the emails anymore *shakes head* It’s probably going to my spam folder and I didn’t notice. <333

    • No worries. I haven’t been around the blogosphere as much as I would like. I seem to be barely treading water to keep up. I have like five audiobook reviews to write and I don’t even know how many books for RR too. I’m hoping to get a few in this week.

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