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Blood Pact

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Detective Sergeant Mike Celluci realized that there was something unnatural about her mother's demise Vicki swore she'd find the culprit and see that her mother was properly laid to rest But what she hadn't counted on was that someone at ueen's University seemed determined to keep Mrs Nelson on the job alive or dead Probably like 4 12 stars but I'm favoring 4 over 5 in this caseNot sure that I can write a non spoiler review of this one Talk about writing yourself into a corner I wonder if the author intended to end the books with just one after this one or if the plot twist in the end of this book cut off the actionSpoilersVicki is injured to the point where the only choice is to let her die or let Henry try to turn her knowing that once she's turned it will drive them apart On one hand it was a nicely bittersweet ending to see both Mike and Henry ready to give her up in order to see her survive On the other hand I hate to see the end of their odd little threesome She seems to need both of them in different ways And Henry and Mike were just finding a strange sort of balance with each other respect if nothing else The mystery of the book itself some strange zombies in the Dr Frankenstein sense Using bacteria and artificial parts to revive cadavers Only the newest of the experimental subjects seem to be than just empty husks Creepy as hell especially since #10 used to be Vicki's momSo lots of sacrifice and self sacrifice going on in this book Big tear jerker at least for me A sort of natural ending book Not sure how Tanya will bring them all back together for one final adventure

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It began with the call no daughter ever wants to get the call that told private investigator Vicki Nelson her mother had died Mrs Nelson's coworker at the ueen's University Life Science Department told Vicki that the cause of death was a heart attack and that they'd be waiting for her to arrive in Kingston to make th This book has one of the best love triangle endings in the world Well done HuffPowerful volume in the series and at the time it was published a fitting conclusion Vol 5 does not take away from that

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E funeral arrangements But what started as an all too normal personal tragedy soon became the most terrifying case of Vicki's career For when Marjory Nelson's body mysteriously disappeared from the funeral home Vicki her sometime lover and fellow investigator vampire Henry Fitzroy and her former homicide suad partner Sad book angsty love triangle and mostly annoying mad scientists Sluggy Slug too normal personal Pricing Strategy: How to Price a Product tragedy soon became Migration and the Refugee Dissensus in Europe: Borders, Security and Austerity the most Lamby Lamb terrifying case of Vicki's career For when Marjory Nelson's body mysteriously disappeared from Changed By His Son's Smile the funeral home Vicki her sometime lover and fellow investigator vampire Henry Fitzroy and her former homicide suad partner Sad book angsty love Elgg 1.8 Social Networking triangle and mostly annoying mad scientists


10 thoughts on “Blood Pact

  1. says:

    Opening Line MrsSimmons? It's Vicki Nelson calling the private investigator from TorontoBLOOD PACT is the 4th offering from Tanya Huff’s Blood Ties series As a fan of the TV show I was thrilled to discover this series of books which now have the added benefit of visual references for our 3 main characters as they continue to battle both the supernatural and each other in their ongoing love triangleMy favourite character here remains romance writing bisexual vampire Henry Fitzroy As the 450 year old illegitimate son of King Henry VIII turned modern day romance writer he’s both fascinating and swoon worthy And with our love triangle finally coming to its shocking conclusion I fell even harder for him Private Investigator Vicki Nelson is as inflexible and tough as ever and even though she’s still managing to sleep with both of them it’s a mystery to me why either Henry or blue collar cop Mike Celluci would love her because she’s not really a very likeable person I was again impressed by Huffs writing as she weaves together multiple POV’s and gives us a gruesome and truly horrifying story This one creeped me out big time Full of thought provoking moral issues it’s a fantastic mixture of romance horror fantasy and suspense The closing chapters are heart pounding and although many disliked the controversial ending I loved it finding it to be the perfect and really only logical conclusion to the seriesVickie’s been avoiding her mother’s phone calls so when she suddenly dies from a heart attack Vicki is not only grief stricken but wracked with guilt Vicki travels to Kingston for the funeral and because both Mike and Henry are concerned for her fragile mental state they follow her However the situation goes from bad to unthinkable when her mother’s body goes missing from the funeral home and later turns up outside the living room window dead yet somehow horribly alive Knowing that the Ontario police aren’t going to invest much time in looking for a body Vicki sets out on her own to find her Frankenstein mother Refusing to grieve Vicki’s nastier than ever which pairs Henry and Mike on the same team and watching them put their jealousies aside and become friends of a sort added a very sexy dynamic The real monsters in this story aren’t the zombies at all but the scientists experimenting and reanimating the dead and it’s with this discovery that our trio find themselves in dark and dangerous territory Soon Henry’s trapped starving and at the mercy of the scientists Vicki’s about to lose her mind and zombies and mad drunken scientists are running around killing each other in an abandoned hospital Yup this is uite the ride


  2. says:

    This book has one of the best love triangle endings in the world Well done HuffPowerful volume in the series and at the time it was published a fitting conclusion Vol 5 does not take away from that


  3. says:

    With the Vicky Nelson series Canadian author Tanya Huff has created an inventive and fun set of stories based in Toronto where Vicky Nelson an ex cop with degenerative eye disease and an assertive personality meets Henry Fitzroy vampire 450 years old This dream investigative team is complicated by Vickie's ex partner from the police and also ex lover who will not give up on Vicky The triangular dynamics make for a much interesting book that a simple duo wouldIn 'Pact' the series takes a dark twist instead of Vicky being pulled into a supernatural investigation because of her civilian job as a PI this time it is personal Vicky and her mother have always had a lovehate or at least lovemajor irritant relationship much like many of us with out mothers I suspect But Vicky is devastated and prostate with guilt when she ignores a few phone calls from her mother only to receive one telling her that her mother has died Going home to Kingston to deal with the affairs left behind is complicated by the fact that both Henry Fitzroy and Mike Celluci insist on accompanying her to helpVicky does not cope well with feelings and as she is trying to process it all the coffin is opened and it is empty save sandbags In Blood Pact the theme is reanimation with many strong nods to Mary Shelly and Frankenstein Without spoiling this book in any way for anyone yet to read it I thought this was one of them best with secondary characters that were interesting to read moral dilemmas galore and unexpected tension when Henry is captured Great book I will probably re read it againNext


  4. says:

    Sad book angsty love triangle and mostly annoying mad scientists


  5. says:

    This series continues to be a lot of fun If you like urban fantasy and haven’t gotten around to this one yet I highly recommend it It’s a great early UF series that holds up really well I mean cell phones could have solved some plot issues in this book but considering this takes place in the early 90s I’m not going to hold the past against it 🙂SOME SPOILERS BELOW SO IF YOU HAVEN’T STARTED THIS SERIES YET I RECOMMEND SKIPPING THIS REVIEWThis book is probably the most personal book in the series Vicki finds herself dealing with the unexpected death of her mother Not only that but when her mother’s body goes missing and turns up undead and leering at Vicki from outside her own house one night things go from bad to worse Plus she’s dealing with the whole messy love triangle and both Mike and Henry trying their best to be there for her while still kind of competing for her attention seriously guys? timing? Yikes Vickihas always been a tough nut to crack Her character development over the course of this story is great but where it leaves off I’m not sure she’s grown all that much even though she’s certainly changed Up until the very end she still has a hard time admitting she doesn’t really other than in actions that she loves Henry Or that she loves Celluci Part of it is because feelings isn’t something Vicki does But having to deal with her mother’s death she’s forced to confront her feelings here no matter how much she keeps trying to focus on the investigation and putting her emotions to the side But she does eventually break down and deal with things and she does realize she needs others in her life does have feelings for both Mike and HenrySpeaking of Mike and Henry I will admit their confrontations got on my nerves a little bit here because really there is a time and place and this was neither the time nor the place but things had to come to a head eventually I suppose I love that both Mike and Henry have absolutely no problems telling Vicki how they feel about her They’re sure in their feelings And while they are competing against one another they’re never really pushing Vicki one way or another even if they are pushing her to just make a decision one way or the other Side note I don’t know why love triangles can’t end in poly relationships–this would solve so many problems just saying Anywho Both Mike and Henry have great character growth here too Henry is still wrestling with his past and what it means for his future with Vicki Meanwhile Mike has gone from a skeptic to being the one to alert the rest of the police when monsters are on the loose and in such a serious way it’s actually pretty hilarious and I laughed a lot at that part–oh Mike Also when push comes to shove Mike is willing to let Vicki go if that means saving her lifeThe ONE thing that really annoyed me about this book is that in the end the decision of Mike vs Henry is taken away from Vicki anyway due to circumstances at the end of the book I won’t go into too much detail because I don’t want to spoil what happens BUT I will say that I think some of the ‘vampiric nature’ in this series is bullshit Those of you that have read this probably know what I mean This does a great job of solving one of the issues in the book but it makes me so angry on a personal level Likewhhyyyyyyy Why would you do that to me Huff? Welp I guess we can’t always get what we wantBack to the things I loved The story of course was great We’re dealing with the classic mad scientists here like a Dr Frankenstein type There are all kinds of great ethical uestions we’re dealing with all while Vicki is learning how to live with loss The story is layered and it’s so well done Even the villains in this one were interesting because they have their moments where you empathize with themRaging at the end aside this was a fantastic book I can’t be angry at the writing just because it didn’t end the way I wanted it to Okay sure I could do that but I’m not going to It was another great classic monster story brought to life hah and the characters had a strong showing here 455 stars


  6. says:

    MORE? MORE PS I love that bookI have started the series many years ago and somehow still have not come around to finish it Therefore as I am determined to cut down on my TBR this was the book I chose to read next I do not remember really much of previous book surely I know the characters and all but not exactly what happened before However each book in this series focuses on some crime Vicki has to solve so it was not really a problem that I did not remember what happened before I read this book really fast It is just that easy to read However I was kinda annoyed by the way science and science geniuses were presented in it Not everybody who has great ideas is Dr FrankensteinTHE WORLD It is really a simple the world like ours the action is based in USA The only difference to our world is that paranormal creatures exist in the wold of Tanya Huff created tho nobody really knows about them Also another difference is that because the book were published years ago it feels a little bit like reading about the past when it comes to technology and soCHARACTERS The main character is the book is ex cop Vicki Nelson who now is a private detective In book one she met this handsome vampire Henry Fitzroy aka the bastard son of Henry VII the Kind of England Another male character in the book is Mike Celluci who was Vicki's partner and is still a policeman To be honest I never liked Vicki she is just too blah for me And I never liked Mike either But I used to love Henry before The reason I say before is because in this book I noticed that I am just not interested in his any Therefore I would say the characters in this book are not that great to me as I just do not relate to any of them But at the same time I cannot say that they make the story boring eitherLOVE So we have a love triangle again Henry loves Vicki Mike loves Vicki and she cannot make up her mind Frankly I just do not see anything lovable about her so the fact that 400 years old vampire and a smart policeman are fighting over her is just funny to mePLUS This book and series in general are very easy read The thing is you do not have to remember anything or go re read previous book just so you could continue with the series All you need to know is main character which really easyMORE? MORE PS I love that book


  7. says:

    Out of all the books this in the series this is the one with the most resonance with me so now than when I first read itHuff does an amazing job here in taking a character who has appeared on maybe one page of writing over all the previous books and who has never actually 'appeared' they have just been a voice at the end of the phone Victorys mother kills her and makes us feel so so bad that she is dead I think the way Huff succeeds in this is the way Victory acts towards her We all love our mothers but sometimes when they call it is just at the wrong time or you're not in the mood to talk I cannot imagine though what it would be like in 'real life' to avoid your mothers calls or any direct relative and then find out they have died Add to that discovering that the body has been stolen and all the other ramifications Victory has to cope with shakes head Huff does a nice job of twisting the knife in after spending the book trying to find each other we are treated to these final words between the pairlove you VickiI love you too MomI don't tear up at a lot of books and I don't always tear up with this one but it is usually a close thingThe other reason I like this book is that is is rare in the vampire novels for view spoilerthe human to be turned in order to save their lives hide spoiler


  8. says:

    Probably like 4 12 stars but I'm favoring 4 over 5 in this caseNot sure that I can write a non spoiler review of this one Talk about writing yourself into a corner I wonder if the author intended to end the books with just one after this one or if the plot twist in the end of this book cut off the actionSpoilersVicki is injured to the point where the only choice is to let her die or let Henry try to turn her knowing that once she's turned it will drive them apart On one hand it was a nicely bittersweet ending to see both Mike and Henry ready to give her up in order to see her survive On the other hand I hate to see the end of their odd little threesome She seems to need both of them in different ways And Henry and Mike were just finding a strange sort of balance with each other respect if nothing else The mystery of the book itself some strange zombies in the Dr Frankenstein sense Using bacteria and artificial parts to revive cadavers Only the newest of the experimental subjects seem to be than just empty husks Creepy as hell especially since #10 used to be Vicki's momSo lots of sacrifice and self sacrifice going on in this book Big tear jerker at least for me A sort of natural ending book Not sure how Tanya will bring them all back together for one final adventure


  9. says:

    I read about 13 into this book and came to the conclusion that I do not enjoy these stories the writing nor the characters to some extent This surprised me because I enjoy the TV series but we all know how transferring the written word goesit usually incorporates changes beyond what the author's original intent wasAnyway I found the story a bit weird and yet dull I skipped over alot of the gory autopsy stuff which left me with the story around the characters Once again Vicky was bordering on abrasive and I did not enjoy the way she showed her independence leaving Celluci and Henry in her dust whilst coming to grips with a personal situationOn the other hand Celluci seemed to be the only sympathetic character in this story in that he seemed to understand where Vicky was coming from and just wanted to help Henry whom I enjoyed reading before and who I think was an exceptional idea of a character just wasn't up to my expectations in this one It felt like all these characters 4 books later just haven't grown at allDisappointed that I seemed to be in the minority in my opinion of these books but what can I say? I tried but they just didn't gel for me


  10. says:

    I can't decide if this my favorite or Blood Lines is my favorite Very good Modern day Dr Frankenstein turns Vicki's mother into a Frankenstein monster The best part of this book was the ending I won't give away what happened though You'll just have to read the book


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