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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books (5 July 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857686453
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857686459
  • Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 2.6 x 19 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 195,782 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Witty, fast-paced, and fabulous ... a vastly entertaining read!" --Jeaniene Frost, NY Times bestselling author

"Cherie's tackled the urban fantasy novel with great vigour and this is a most likeable addition to the genre. Think perhaps To Catch a Thief and Tomb Raider with a supernatural twist, this is a great read." --SFF World

"A 100-year-old vampire thief runs afoul of secret biological experimenters first of an urban fantasy series from the versatile author of Boneshaker...Brutally unsentimental narrator Raylene...makes a quirky and charming if bloodthirsty host. A refreshing and addictive lure for readers uninterested in fangs, bats, capes and hissing." --Kirkus, starred review

"Steampunk and gothic author Priest dives into urban fantasy with this entertaining conspiracy thriller...Raylene's breezy, first-person voice and quirky views on life add plenty of bite to the story." --Publishers Weekly "Priest writes a fast-paced mix of caper novel and thriller that features realistically flawed characters. Plenty of action and a fairly high body count (mostly bad guys) make this a good suggestion for fans of Christopher Farnsworth's Blood Oath and other crime readers who don't mind a few vampires." --Booklist

"Even if you've been experiencing some vampire fatigue lately, Cherie Priest's smart-mouth, sticky-fingered protagonist is still worth spending 350 pages with. Instead of trying to reinvent the vampire genre, Priest just gives it new life and potency...This book only needs one thing to be fantastic, and that's Raylene's voice. There's an entertainingly aggressive wackiness about her... She's witty and sharp and excellently lecherous." --io9

"Bloodshot is a confident, stylish novel that stands out in the crowd, recommended." --SF Book Reviews

"A 100-year-old vampire thief runs afoul of secret biological experimenters first of an urban fantasy series from the versatile author of Boneshaker...Brutally unsentimental narrator Raylene...makes a quirky and charming if bloodthirsty host. A refreshing and addictive lure for readers uninterested in fangs, bats, capes and hissing." --Kirkus, starred review

"Steampunk and gothic author Priest dives into urban fantasy with this entertaining conspiracy thriller...Raylene's breezy, first-person voice and quirky views on life add plenty of bite to the story." --Publishers Weekly

"Bloodshot is a confident, stylish novel that stands out in the crowd, recommended." --SF Book Reviews

"A 100-year-old vampire thief runs afoul of secret biological experimenters first of an urban fantasy series from the versatile author of Boneshaker...Brutally unsentimental narrator Raylene...makes a quirky and charming if bloodthirsty host. A refreshing and addictive lure for readers uninterested in fangs, bats, capes and hissing." --Kirkus, starred review

"Steampunk and gothic author Priest dives into urban fantasy with this entertaining conspiracy thriller...Raylene's breezy, first-person voice and quirky views on life add plenty of bite to the story." --Publishers Weekly "Priest writes a fast-paced mix of caper novel and thriller that features realistically flawed characters. Plenty of action and a fairly high body count (mostly bad guys) make this a good suggestion for fans of Christopher Farnsworth's Blood Oath and other crime readers who don't mind a few vampires." --Booklist

"Even if you've been experiencing some vampire fatigue lately, Cherie Priest's smart-mouth, sticky-fingered protagonist is still worth spending 350 pages with. Instead of trying to reinvent the vampire genre, Priest just gives it new life and potency...This book only needs one thing to be fantastic, and that's Raylene's voice. There's an entertainingly aggressive wackiness about her... She's witty and sharp and excellently lecherous." --io9

About the Author

Cherie Priest is the author of nine novels, including the steampunk pulp adventures Dreadnought, Clementine, and Boneshaker. Boneshaker was nominated for both the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award; it was a PNBA Award winner, and winner of the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. She presently lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband and a fat black cat.

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By EA Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 25 Aug. 2011
Format: Paperback
I'm getting a little burned out on vampire fiction. Thanks to the horrendous Twilight series, it feels like every well-known author is squirting out at least one vampire book -- and most of them are pretty mediocre.

So I pinned my hopes on Cherie Priest (who has already mastered Southern gothic and steampunk) to inject some new blood into the genre that wouldn't bore me silly. "Bloodshot" is the kind of book I call "anti-Twilight" -- a sleek, sexy, gritty thriller with plenty of action, written in a kicky vibrant style. Oh yeah, this is what I want.

Professional vampire thief Raylene is hired by the urbane Ian Stott. Years ago, Ian was kidnapped by the government and experimented on, which caused him to go blind -- and now he needs the files from Project Bloodshot if he has any chance of reversing the condition. But when Raylene accepts the job, she immediately attracts some unwanted attention.

Her search for the files takes her on a cross-country trip, from classified government warehouses to drag queen nightclubs, with men in black following her wherever she goes. With Adrian deJesus (an ex-Navy SEAL drag queen), she sets out to destroy the secret operation once and for all... only to find that someone else is lurking in the shadows.

"Bloodshot" is not your average vampire book -- no Interview with the Vampire-style flashbacks, no wangsting about the woes of immortality, not much in the way of undead politics. By avoiding all the cliches that plague the urban fantasy genre, Cherie Priest ends up producing a sleek, shadowy little thriller that just happens to star a vampire.
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I shouldn't have read the glowing reviews: this is vampire chic lit with all its cliches intact. The heroine, a century-old vampire, talks and thinks like a twelve year-old Valley Girl, killing a stranger in the first chapter but then delighted at the opportunity to cop a feel on the ass of a cute guy. There is way too little story (and what there is is too conventional), way too little action. Instead, we get to hear about the protagonist's favourite colours, her favourite clothes, her feelings: oh, and let's not forget the cute guys. Will not be buying another from this author.
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Having recently bought Cherie Priests other novel Four and Twenty Blackbirds, which was beautifully written I was incredibly disappointed to read this, and have a hard time believing this is the same author. The protagonist is painfully self explanatory, whiny and seems incredibly naive - sounding more like a teenager than a renown vampire thief. She is constantly explaining herself to the point of ad nauseum. The story kept me going for a while, but the plotline is really obvious, the other characters are fairly one dimensional and once I found myself really pushing to read it. Its very poorly written, overwritten, tedious. I really wanted to like it but just couldn't even finish it.
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There are times in the book you find yourself out of the loop in terms of the plot, only to have them revealed to you as it is revealed to other characters. There are times you find the main character hanging on extraneous detail and it makes you impatient to find a nugget of the actual story..

But I could not put this book down and would make up any excuse to disappear into the bath with it! Cherie Priest has a way of writing that makes her novels drip with gold and despite the recent vampire fad, this is neither glittery or beastial. It's empathetic, insightful and very human! Funny, dangerous and charismatic. I bought the sequel the moment I saw it.
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I've just finished reading this book and must admit one thing: I WANT MORE! :)

The ride started off good, the pace was fast and fast enough to keep me glued and interested what will come next (?) somewhere around half way the pace goes high wire very fast until the end, and even as it finished I still want more, can't wait to grab Cherie Priest's other books.

To the story, shall we? The story is about a Vampire female name Raylene. Mind me I usually dislike female main characters but this one took me by surprise, Raylene is wild, almost nothing girly about her, and that's how I loved it, I don't think I would stand another standard vampire love story.

Raylene is a famous thief for rent, she is not sociable (I wouldn't call it anti-social because it's a bit different). One day she is employed by other vamp, which is rare, to steal some papers for him and here the story begins.

I don't want to spoil anything, so go on and read it and I am sure you won't be disappointed.
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Bloodshot was a break from the kind of work I've previously read by Cherie Priest.
I've read the Clockwork Century books before and got my Steampunk groove on, but this....this book is different.

Good different.

If someone told me I'd be reading (and enjoying) a story that included a female vampire who also happened to be a very accomplished thief for hire and a twisted tale including an ex-Navy Seal who's now a drag queen then I probably would have told them something not very nice. However, that is exactly what I have just done. The writing style is written in a punchy, modern, first person tale telling perspective and it really works. I'm not wanting to give away too much, but you certainly get a taste of some interesting issues. Luckily, the sequel, Hellbent, is already on my Amazon Wishlist ;-)

Read this if you'd like to read a tale of an adventurous tale of modern vampirism in the US. Read this if you think Cherie Priest writes good stuff and you want more ;-)
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