18 September 2012

Blog Tour: Katrina by Elizabeth Loraine

Title: Katrina (Royal Blood Chronicles #1)
Author: Elizabeth Loraine
Pub. Date: Aug. 19, 2010
Acquired: From author, for honest review.
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As a Vampire being hunted was nothing new. Finding out that I had to save those that were hunting us was!

Katrina, a young royal blooded vampire, chronicles her life from the age of seventeen beginning in the 1800's forward in the series Royal Blood Chronicles.

Katrina is thrust into something she never could have imagined growing up in the aristocracy of Europe. Once the fashion of the day, and girlish gossip filled Katrina and her new friends days, but their lives changed the instant their race was threatened and they were chosen as the Five, and the protectors of not only the vampire race, but all the peaceful races of the world!

If you are looking for a new, exciting vampire series, with strong female characters you've found it in Royal Blood Chronicles. It starts here with Katrina, The Beginning!


From page one, I was so completely invested in Katrina. I have read several, SEVERAL (have I mentioned SEVERAL?) vampire novels recently. There are so many different ways to tell a great vampire story and Ms. Loraine hits on one of my favorites.

I noticed right from the beginning a darker, more forboding feel to Katrina, which takes place in the 1800s. Katrina, a young vampire, about to turn eighteen, is one of many in a royal family. Along with these vampires are the humans who watch them and protect them. Katrina's watcher, Quinn, has been with her since they were children. And from the start, I could tell that they both had a very special relationship.

Katrina grows up with just her father taking care of her, but it seems to work, as Kat is an independant, resourceful girl. She learned, from her watchers, how to fight and take care of herself. She immediately becomes a character that I can respect and take an interest in.

Katrina's world is coming to a halt, however, as all the clans come together due to several attacks on the vampires. In coming together, Katrina meets four other young vampire girls her age who seem to be fated to be together. They all have special powers that complement each other and in the process make great friends.

There are several love interests from Katrina through this story, and I'll admit, I couldn't decide who I was rooting for. But, between the subtle love story and intense magic and strong vampire women, I was swept away in this story.

I'm so excited to pick up the next installment!

My Rating:

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~About the Author~

I grew up in a small northern Minnesotan town married my high school sweetheart, had two beautiful children and as soon as we could we moved to a warmer climate. I have worked with my husband building and decorating custom homes for years. After loving every kind of vampire book, movie and series I decided that I wanted to know more. I can write a book I thought, how hard can that be? Well.... But I stuck to it and finished my first book Royal Blood Chronicles Book One in August 2009. I now have six books in the series and am about to release book two of my new series Phantom Lives. My parents always told me that I could do anything that I wanted, work hard, study and do it right. I believe that and live that way every day.

I started writing this new vampire series for teens and their moms because I myself wanted something different to read. I was tired of all the modern versions of vampire books, there had to be more to these long lived beings. Where had they been what had they seen? I wanted, no I NEEDED to know more so Royal Blood Chronicles was born! As in Royal Blood Chronicles, Phantom Lives features strong female characters and action and adventure mixed with romance, friendship and a historical backdrop.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much, for hosting today and the great review. If any of your many readers have any questions, I'd be happy to answer them.

    Elizabeth Loraine