Bloodshot by Cherie Priest

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Raylene Pendle (AKA Cheshire Red), a vampire and world-renowned thief, doesn’t usually hang with her own kind. She’s too busy stealing priceless art and rare jewels. But when the infuriatingly charming Ian Stott asks for help, Raylene finds him impossible to resist—even though Ian doesn’t want precious artifacts. He wants her to retrieve missing government files—documents that deal with the secret biological experiments that left Ian blind. What Raylene doesn’t bargain for is a case that takes her from the wilds of Minneapolis to the mean streets of Atlanta. And with a psychotic, power-hungry scientist on her trail, a kick-ass drag queen on her side, and Men in Black popping up at the most inconvenient moments, the case proves to be one hell of a ride.

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About Cherie Priest

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CHERIE PRIEST is the author of Four and Twenty Blackbirds; Boneshaker, the first book in the Clockwork Century series; and several other novels. She lives in Seattle, Washington.
Published January 25, 2011 by Spectra. 386 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Ian needs her to retrieve top secret government files—documents detailing the horrid black-op Army experiments, performed on vampires and other unorthodox persons, that left Ian blind.

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the final shift away from vampire horror, and a subtle turning away from the young adult-style vampires that have been dominating the literary landscape.

Dec 07 2011 | Read Full Review of Bloodshot

There’s enough riffing on the vampire concept here to show that there’s – dare I say it - new blood in what could have been a tired old retread, which this is clearly not.

Jul 14 2011 | Read Full Review of Bloodshot

Love Vampires

It reads more like a mystery featuring vampires, than a typical urban fantasy novel, but this is a good thing – for mystery, fantasy and vampire fans alike – because it pretty much ticks all the right boxes for all of them… Bloodshot is told in first person by Raylene, the story’s light...

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Jan 28 2011 | Read Full Review of Bloodshot

The Ranting Dragon

The first in a new urban fantasy series by Cherie Priest, author of Boneshaker and Dreadnought, Bloodshot introduces us to Raylene Pendle, Seattle-based vampire and world-renowned thief under the alias “Cheshire Red”.

Oct 17 2011 | Read Full Review of Bloodshot


This debut issue hits stores Wednesday, July 11 — here's the synopsis: It's the start of a new mission for one of comics' all-time best-selling superheroes in Bloodshot #1 - the first issue of a new ongoing series from acclaimed writer Duane Swierczynski (Immortal Iron Fist, Birds of Prey) and t...

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Bookshelf Bombshells

In writing Raylene, Priest wisely eschews a lot of the situational angst that has become par for the course in the modern vampire novels — Raylene has no qualms about being an alpha predator in a mostly-human world.

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Alternative Magazine Online

When fellow vampire Ian Stott asks for help, the usually reclusive Raylene sets out on a mission to retrieve missing government files that will see her unexpectedly teaming up with a kick-ass drag queen, Men in Black hot on their trail… Continue reading →

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Alternative Magazine Online

Especially you.” Ian’s mysterious case is the backbone of the story, with Raylene looking into a shady government operation where vampires – and possibly other species too – were captured, imprisoned and experimented on.

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Bending the Bookshelf

Our sympathy for Ian even extends to his ghoul of an assistant – a character who could have better developed (he only really begins to develop a distinct personality towards the end), but who still works to remind us that Ian is NOT human, no matter how sympathetic he seems.

Feb 09 2011 | Read Full Review of Bloodshot

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