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BLOOD GAMBLE BY MELISSA F. OLSON

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If there is one city that Scarlett Bernard hates, it’s Las Vegas. But when the cardinal vampire of Los Angeles convinces her to go investigate a new vampire-themed stage show, Scarlett quickly finds herself shoulder-deep in sequins, slot machines, and Old World intrigue.

The show’s creators are vampire celebrities Arthur and Lucy Holmwood, who once inspired characters from the original Dracula. Now, however, they have no qualms about announcing their true status to the human world, endangering the secrecy of the Old World and Scarlett’s mission to keep it hidden.

But before she can begin untangling the Holmwoods’ motives, Scarlett also discovers that their new production has attracted more than just fans: Las Vegas’s many vampires are suddenly disappearing, and rumors are flying that actual vampire hunters may have followed Arthur and Lucy to town.

Now, without her allies, her bargest, or her frequent partner Jesse Cruz, Scarlett must navigate a new underworld of secrets and murders in a city where nothing is ever as it seems. And the stakes have never been higher.

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I was given a copy of this book by Netgalley for an honest review.

I have really enjoyed this series and the way Scarlett has evolved. The characters and story line are well-developed. In Las Vegas, Vampires are going missing and Scarlett is sent to find out what is happening. Things are not always as they seem with the Holmwood’s new show.Vampires are disappearing after attending the show. Also, while investigating, she finds out that vampire hunters have come to Vegas. She must navigate the nightlife while not getting herself killed in the process. I recommend this book and series to everyone. I give Blood Gamble (Disrupted Magic) 5/5 stars.

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URBAN FANTASY BOOK REVIEW-TRAIL OF DEAD BY MELISSA F. NELSON

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Publication Date: June 4, 2013
Book 2 of the Scarlett Bernard series

As a null, Scarlett Bernard possesses a rare ability to counteract the supernatural by instantly neutralizing spells and magical forces. For years she has used her gift to scrub crime scenes of any magical traces, helping the powerful paranormal communities of Los Angeles stay hidden. But after LAPD detective Jesse Cruz discovered Scarlett’s secret, he made a bargain with her: solve a particularly grisly murder case, and he would stay silent about the city’s unearthly underworld.

Now two dead witches are found a few days before Christmas, and Scarlett is once again strong-armed into assisting the investigation. She soon finds a connection between the murders and her own former mentor, Olivia, a null who mysteriously turned into a vampire and who harbors her own sinister agenda. Now Scarlett must revisit her painful past to find Olivia—unless the blood-drenched present claims her life first.

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TRAIL OF DEAD has an interesting plot, characters, and action scenes. It is a refreshing take on the supernatural world. Scarlett Bernard is a cleaner, meaning she cleans up messes left by the supernatural world. She is a NULL, someone who has no magic or can nullify magic when they get within a certain radius of her. When Vampires, werewolves get in her radius they are human again. A Witches magic does not work around her. When her friends and family are now in danger she is on a timeline to find the one who is behind the killing of the Witches. She knows that her old mentor Olivia is somehow behind it all, but finding her is another matter.  This is such a great series to read and the characters are very likeable, that I recommend it to everyone who loves Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance. I give TRAIL OF DEAD 4/ 5 stars.

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