Hi everyone! I am so excited to part of the blog tour for Blood and FIre by Kim Mullican. This is the first book in a new series and it was so much fun! A big thank you to Rockstar Book Tours for letting me participate!
About the Book
Title: Blood and Fire
Author: Kim Mullican
Series: Alpha and Omega #1
Publish Date: January 17, 2022
Publisher: Syn Publishing
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Blurb: I am Maia Delacroix and I hunt people and relics. My life does not lack excitement or danger. I have it in spades.
Then the Mageri surprised me with an orphan…yes, an orphan. I can’t even keep a house plant alive, let alone a kid. It turns out that I’m her only living relative, and even though we’ve never met, I’m her only hope. Great. Can I feed her after midnight? What does she eat? I have no idea what I’m doing.
They tell me this little witchling will need care for a few years until she comes of age. The bizarre fire leaking out of Elaina’s hands is a pretty good indicator that she is no witch.
Then the coven comes—they want her back. Necromancers show up, turning my vampire friends into enemies. If that isn’t bad enough, I have a demon problem now too.
Join me, and see if we can make it out alive!
This one was a really fun read. It’s cool to be doing blog tours again!
This magic world was very interesting to me. It takes place in the real world (i.e. they take a trip to Vegas at one point) but most of the story takes place in a city that is only inhabited by magical people, or breeds as they are called. You have mages and witches (not the same thing), plus vampires, shifters, and other magic folk. So it’s a modern story with computers and cell phones but also it’s own little world tucked away from most of human society. I really liked that.
I also really liked Maia. She’s a tough cookie, as one might expect from a bounty hunter, but she also is very compassionate. She gets stuck with a teenager and has no idea what to do, but never gives up on her. Once she has the responsibility, she is determined to protect and nurture her new ward to the best of her abilities (including asking for advice from the shifters because she knows how familial they are – it was really cute).
Elaina, the ward in question, is also a very interesting character. A lot of this book is about trying to figure out just what her deal is. Her mother was a witch, but Elaina does not fit in with the coven (hates them, in fact) despite the coven desperately fighting to get Elaina back. Elaina also has some powers that aren’t exactly witchy. So if she isn’t a witch like her mother . . . what is she exactly?
There are also a lot of twists and turns involving a series of murders where the victims are vampires. Maia’s new clients turn into unexpected allies and potential friends as the murders get closer and closer to home. This was a book that kept me guessing and I loved discovering all of the connections and how they all fit together.
I’m looking forward to seeing what comes next from this author. If this sounds interesting to you, definitely check it out! I give it a solid four stars.
About the Author
Kim Mullican is an international woman of mystery and mayhem. As an ex-CIA operative and former Navy Seal, she’s toured the world slaying the doers of dastardly deeds. Following her brief time with the government, she pursued a lucrative career as a full-time stand-up comic and part-time assassin. Bored with that endeavor she applied to be a ninja but was turned down due to her overall paleness and lack of athleticism.
This fallacious bio must be forgiven, of course. Because she’s actually a fictional author with a wild imagination.
In reality, she writes, farms, and ingests copious amounts of Starbucks…brewed at the home of course. Five bucks for a cup of joe…fucking not!
Kim pens romance under the name Anita Cox.
This tour comes with a very generous giveaway. One lucky winner (US only) will receive a Kindle! You can enter the giveaway via Rafflecopter – I always have a hard time posting their widget to my blog, but you can enter at this link. Good luck!
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Want to know more about this book? Check out the other stops on the tour for more reviews, excerpts, guest posts from the author and more! Thanks again to Rockstar Book Tours for letting me join in on the fun. 🙂
- 2/14/2022 – Rockstar Book Tours
- 2/15/2022 – @jamierockstarbooktours
- 2/16/2022 – Mythical Books
- 2/17/2022 – Two Chicks on Books
- 2/18/2022 – The Girl Who Reads
- 2/21/2022 – Life With No Plot (hi!)
- 2/22/2022 – Rajiv’s Reviews
- 2/23/2022 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews
- 2/24/2022 – More Books Please blog
- 2/25/2022 – Take A Look At My Bookshelf
- 2/28/2022 – @coffeesipsandreads
- 3/1/2022 – The Momma Spot
- 3/2/2022 – Fire and Ice
- 3/3/2022 – BookHounds YA
- 3/4/2022 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog
- 3/7/2022 – The Reading Devil
- 3/8/2022 – Sadie’s Spotlight
- 3/9/2022 – The Reading Wordsmith
- 3/10/2022 – Writer of Wrongs
- 3/11/2022 – BookBriefs