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Blood Is Thicker Than Water
W.A. Hoffman
Alien Perspective, 360 pages

Blood Is Thicker Than Water
W.A. Hoffman
W.A. Hoffman was born in Coral Gables Florida in 1964. She has been married to John Cook for a long time, having met in a comic book store. They live in a big house in a suburb of Denver, Colorado.

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A review by Alisa McCune

Blood Is Thicker Than Water is the first book in the Reilly Vampire Chronicles from W.A. Hoffman and it is a story any vampire fan will love.

Amy Reilly has some very dangerous friends. Amy is unable to feel pleasure and as a result, experiences pain as pleasure. This little quirk has brought her to S&M and a very dangerous, degenerate vampire. Through help from an unknown source, Amy survives her encounter, but she is changed. Her sadistic vampire has marked her for death and is not happy she has survived.

Luckily for Amy, fate in the form of a Celtic goddess named Ceredwyn is on her side. Into this mix of characters is Paul, Amy's brother and his pregnant wife Marcie; Lorcan, a 2000-year-old vampire; Jake, his thrall and an ancestor of Amy and Paul's; and Sophia, Amy's best friend.

This intrepid cast of characters is thrust into vampire politics and is hard pressed to survive. Hoffman has created an unforgettable story that will keep readers guessing until the end. Her vampires are wonderful, lusty creatures that need more then blood to survive. Lorcan is a very intriguing, heroic vampire who doesn't just sweep Amy off her feet. They save each other from certain death. This alone makes the story very intriguing.

This Reader Advisory from the back cover of the book accurately explains all the various references in the book. Read at your own risk.

Reader Advisory: This book contains the following elements which may be considered unsuitable by some readers and literary purists: violence, graphic sex, erotic blood sucking, foul language, gore, angst, questions of morality, reincarnation, guns, S&M, family loyalty, pop culture references, the promotion of anarchy, metaphors, Wiccans, Druids, ancient Celtic goddesses, undead politics and etiquette, thralls, snappy banter and witty retorts, pregnancy & childbirth, bisexuality, talking dogs, car wrecks, torture, romance, sibling rivalry, psychic powers & scenery, and true love. And though promoted as a vampire novel, it may or may not contain vampires within the parameters of any one person's definition of the undead and/or bloodsucking leeches. Pure pulp, read at your own risk.
Copyright © 2004 Alisa McCune

Alisa discovered science fiction at the tender age of eight. She devoured The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis and never looked back. She lives in Chicago with her husband, cat, and 5000 books. For more information please visit her website at

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