Tuesday, April 19, 2011
J. K. Beck's When Blood Calls is today's book by its cover review.
Sara Constantine is one of the country's most tenacious prosecuting attorneys - and she's just secured a well-earned promotion. At first she's thrilled. Then she finds out her new job involves prosecuting vampires and werewolves. And nothing prepares Sara for the shock she receives when she meets the first defendant she'll be trying to put away: Lucius Dragos, the sexy stranger with whom she recently shared an explosive night of ecstasy.
When Lucius Dragos kisses the beautiful woman sitting next to him at the bar, he's only hoping to blend into the crowd and avoid the perceptive gaze of the man he's following...and planning to kill. But what starts as a simple kiss to secure his cover ignites into a fierce hunger that leads to an all-consuming passion. Charged with murder, Luke knows Sara will do whatever it takes to see him locked away - unless he can convince her that he's not the monster she thinks he is. And that might mean making the greatest sacrifice a vampire can make.
This cover looks like a mishmash of Voldemort from Harry Potter mixed with Lord of the Rings (the precious!), hiding behind a nice hunk of man. The fog, moonlight, and red glowing ring clad fist give off an air of mystery and foreboding. What exactly would Blood say to you if it called you on the phone?
Now tell us your first impressions of this novel based solely on the cover. Would you be drawn to pick it up? Does it make you want to open the pages and devour it? If you have already read When Blood Calls, tell us about it!