Tuesday, May 13, 2014

RELEASE BLITZ ~ House of the Rising Sun by Kristen Painter ~ REVIEW & GIVEAWAY!

House of the Rising Sun

 (Crescent City #1)
by Kristen Painter
Scheduled release date: May 13, 2014

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.

4 out of 5 stars
The city of New Orleans has some uninvited guests who are creating havoc on the city. Preying on tourists and killing a longtime friend, Olivia Goodwin, it is up to Augustine, newly appointed Guardian, to find out who is behind the vampire invasion and discover who is behind the horrible murder of his friend.  

Harlow, Olivia’s estranged daughter has got herself in a mess, and has returned to New Orleans to see if her mother can give her the money that will keep her out of jail.  But not only does she want the funds, she also wants the answer she has been asking forever….Who the heck is her father?  Well, Harlow dear….sometimes Mom does know best and you really do need to be careful what you ask for.  

Despite the really slow start, this book turned out to be fabulous!  Ms. Painter has crafted an intense page turner packed full of action and conspiracy.  The cast of characters and world-building were so amazing that I was completely immersed in the story.  This is absolutely a great start to what looks to be a promising series and I definitely look forward to seeing what happens in future installments.

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~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 tweet attwitter.com/Kristen_Painter more often than I should. You can also find me on my Facebook author page here: www.facebook.com/KristenPainterAuthor
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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Twitter handle: Kristen_Painter

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