Posted 13 May, 2014 by Lori @ Romancing the Dark Side in Giveaways, Release Day Blitz / 5 Comments
House of the Rising Sun
by Kristen Painter
Series: Crescent City #1
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: May 13, 2014
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Augustine lives the perfect life in the Haven city of New Orleans. He rarely works a real job, spends most of his nights with a different human woman, and resides in a spectacular Garden District mansion paid for by retired movie star Olivia Goodwin, who has come to think of him as an adopted son, providing him room and board and whatever else he needs.
But when Augustine returns home to find Olivia’s been attacked by vampires, he knows his idyllic life has comes to an end. It’s time for revenge—and to take up the mantle of the city’s Guardian.
About Kristen Painter
A little about me: I’m a former college English teacher, but I’ve held a crazy mix of other jobs including maitre’d for Wolfgang Puck, personal trainer, and sales for Christian Dior Bijoux. On the writing side of things, I’m a two-time Golden Heart finalist and have been on the board of three different RWA chapters. What can I say? I like getting involved. I’m not adverse to bossing people around either.
I have a *slight* shoe addiction and occasionally indulge in an unnecessary handbag. Hah! That was a joke. There is no such thing as an unnecessary handbag. I love make up and jewelry and spa days. Yes, I’m a girly girl. But don’t think that makes me weak. I can (and do) kill off characters with the best of them. Speaking of which…
My forays into writing have been as varied as the jobs I’ve held. I’ve written poetry, articles for magazines, short stories, paranormal romances (that include fantasy, contemporary and steampunk genres) and now I’ve found a home with urban fantasy. I love worldbuilding and few genres give you the kind of license urban fantasy does.
I’m also the co-founder of the award-winning writer’s site Romancedivas.com.
I live in FL with my retired Air Force husband and a horde of feline dependents. I’m represented by The Knight Agency.
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You know I just heard today that this is actually a spin off series? I hope it isn’t one where I feel like I’m missing information!
It actually is but I haven’t read the other series and wasn’t lost. It takes place in the same world but I think the characters are different. Hope you enjoy it Tabitha!
I’m excited about this, but even though I know I don’t HAVE to finish the Comarre books before reading this . . . I really do, LOL. Ummm . . . question . . . How did she come up with the idea of vampires being cursed forever if they drank to the death on their first kill? Was is just a way to make cool guy an outsider, or was more going on there?
Not sure, that really wasn’t explained in this book, I haven’t read the HoC books yet…but it’s a great question! This series deals with Fae more than vampires. 🙂
From reading the first novel, I can tell you that this series will be just as fun and intense as its predecessor. I would ask Kristen where she gets her inspiration from with the different varieties of Fae she’s created. She creates a whole bunch folks!