Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Blog Tour: Review - Bad Blood

Title - Bad Blood
Author - Nikki Jefford 
Series - Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter #3
Publication date - June 4th 2014
Genre - Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult

Aurora returns from boot camp to a new assignment, an unwelcome roommate, and the increasingly amorous attentions of a certain vampire hunter.

College is starting, and so is Aurora’s undercover work at a network of swanky parties known as “Tastings” for high rolling vampires who like their blood laced with fine wine. But Aurora’s not the only one on the prowl. An underground investigation is under way to find out who killed one of Anchorage’s most prominent vampires… and Aurora is a prime suspect.

I received Bad Blood in return for an honest review as part of the tour hosted by Xpresso Tours. Bad Blood is the third installment in the Aurora Sky series that starts off six months after the prior book. Aurora has been in hunter bootcamp sent out to kill a vampire before she can return home to start her first year of college. Everything has changed now that she’s been gone, the vampires are still looking for Marcus’s killer and she’s on the top of the list. Upon returning home she is put to work on assignment with Valerie and Dante going undercover to a new blood tasting that’s happening locally.

Everything goes wrong when Melcher orders her to return to the tasting to kill Selene one of the vampires who had been nice to her. However instead killing her target Aurora is drugged and questioned by the vampire hunting for Marcus’s killer only to be saved by the one guy she can’t stand to be around Fane. As if that’s not enough she’s also being hunted by a vampire who has nothing to lose and will stop at nothing to get what she wants. As the truth comes out Aurora will be forced to choose her friends or her future.

I love Aurora she’s one of my favorite vampire hunters you just can’t help connecting with her. I have to admit I like most of the characters in the book like Noel, Valerie and Dante even Fane has wormed his way into my heart. I’m so torn I used to be all about team Dante but now I’m not sure darn you Fane why did you have to be the good guy. I guess we will just have to wait and see how it plays out in the next book.

Bad Blood is action packed filled with mystery, suspense, and a little romance that kept me on the edge of my seat. I’m in love with the world that Aurora lives in because the author has taken the vampire concept and put her own unique spin on it. Bad Blood is a captivating novel I had a hard time putting down it’s just so easy to get drawn into the book losing all track of time. I honestly can’t think of anything that I didn’t like in the book except for the fact I don’t have the next one ready to go. The author has done a fantastic job creating characters that are easy to connect with and grow as the series progresses. She has also written a beautiful story that captures the heart as well as the imagination. Aurora is one of my favorite vampire series it’s on my auto read list I don’t even read the synopsis I just know must read. Plus with all the beautiful covers how can you not want to just dive right in? What can I say I love the series and I can’t wait to get the next book in my hands so I can find out what’s going to happen next. 
5 out of 5 stars


Bookaholic, nature girl, and animal lover.

Nikki Jefford is a third generation Alaskan who found paradise in the not-so-tropical San Juan Islands (WA) where she is, once more, neighbors with Canada in a town without a single traffic light.

She married the love of her life, Sebastien, while working as a teaching assistant in France. They reside with their Westie, Cosmo in Friday Harbor.

Loves fictional bad boys and heroines who kick butt.

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Tour wide giveaway
--Femme Fatale Handmade sterling silver pendant (INTL)
--"Bite Me" Drawstring bag with swag (INTL)


  1. This series sounds like so much fun and I haven't read a good paranormal series in a while, too! I like how action packaged and character driven it is. Glad you liked it, Mandy! :)

  2. I downloaded the first book in this series recently. I don't know when I'll get to it, but I'm looking forward to reading it. I didn't know there were so many books in the series.