Monday, November 15, 2010

Review: Blood Heat by Maria Lima

Blood Heat
Author: Maria Lima
Release Date: October 26, 2010
Publisher: Pocket
Blood Lines Book #4
ISBN: #9781439167779
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Texas is heating up. . . .The summer heat wave that’s hit Rio Seco, Texas, has even the vampires complaining, but now that Keira—the Kelly Heir—is home from Vancouver, the weather isn’t the only thing too hot to handle. Keira should be setting up her court and planning the big reception at which she and her consort, vampire ruler Adam Walker, will receive the magical leaders from the local area, but pomp and circumstance just aren’t Keira’s thing, especially not with trouble smoldering in her domain. A werewolf couple has mysteriously gone missing from a local pack, and when Keira is asked by their leader to investigate, she finds that some dissatisfied neighbors may have been taking, well, strong action against the wer community—action that could be repeated and could involve Keira and those she loves. With the reception looming and danger fast blazing out of control, the pressure is on Keira to keep Texas safe for supernaturals. Sometimes, it’s just not that great to be Heir. . . 

The book starts as Keira has completed a 3 month training stint with Gigi on being the Kelly Heir and is now back in Rio Seco. The whole Court is getting ready for the big reception where all the of the people Keira and Adam will rule over come in and meet them and also where Keira will Blood Bond with her Brothers/protectors. If the stress of that isn't bad enough they are visited by a local werewolf pack that has been having members disappear and they jump right into that investigation.

 I didn't feel that Blood Heat had as much action as the previous books in the Blood Lines series. I still thought the book was written very well and we learn a little bit more about Adam and Keira's past. The ending will get you excited to read the next book as we will finally be getting into stuff about Keira's Mothers side of the family tree!! The next book is guaranteed to have a TON of drama.

I gave it 4/5