Books Suggestion: Jeannie Holmes

If you like a good vampire urban fantasy, do consider trying Jeanine Holmes’ Alexandra Sabian series. There are two books out and I can personally recommend the first, Blood Law, and the second, Blood Secrets, on faith. (It’s in my TBR waiting its turn.)

The sad news is that Jeannie has just announced on her website that she doesn’t have a publisher for Book 3. Since the best way to encourage someone to pick up the book is to buy copies of the first two, I’m recommending them here and hoping you consider supporting a very enjoyable series.

Alexandra Sabian #1: Blood Law

Blood Law

Alexandra Sabian, Book 1

To stop a vampire killer, she’ll have to slay her own demons first. A provocative and savvy vampire, Alexandra Sabian moves to the sleepy hamlet of Jefferson, Mississippi—population 6,000, half vampires—to escape the demons lurking in her past. As an enforcer for the Federal Bureau of Preternatural Investigations (FBPI), Alex must maintain the uneasy peace between her kind and humans, including Jefferson’s bigoted sheriff, who’d be happy to see all vampires banished from town. Then really dead vamps start turning up—beheaded, crucified, and defanged, the same gruesome manner in which Alex’s father was murdered decades ago. For Alex, the professional has become way too personal.

Things get even more complicated when the FBPI sends in some unnervingly sexy backup: Alex’s onetime mentor, lover, and fiancé, Varik Baudelaire. Still stinging from the betrayal that ended their short-lived engagement, Alex is determined not to give in to the temptation that soon threatens to short-circuit her investigation. But as the vamp body count grows and the public panic level rises, Varik may be Alex’s only hope to stop a relentless killer who’s got his own score to settle and his own bloody past to put right.

I gave this one a 8/10 and was very impressed with the start of this new series. You can read my review here.

Alexandra Sabian #2: Blood Secrets

Blood Secrets

Alexandra Sabian, Book 2


Alex allowed a case involving murdered vamps to get personal and is suspended from the Federal Bureau of Preternatural Investigation. Now she’s facing an official inquiry but has a chance to redeem herself. The catch: She must once again work with Varik Baudelaire, her former mentor and ex-fiancé, as he spearheads a search for a missing college student. But Varik has been keeping secrets from Alex, and his mysterious past is on a collision course with his present.

When Alex and Varik discover a carefully handcrafted doll at a crime scene, neither of them can see how close the danger really is or that a killer known as the Dollmaker has made Alex the object of his horrific desire. Now the only way out of the Dollmaker’s lair is through the twilight realm of the Shadowlands, where all secrets—for better or worse—will be revealed.


3 responses to this post.

  1. I can second this recommendation! We have Books 1 & 2 in the house and are avidly awaiting Book 3 to be published!


  2. If I wasn’t off the urban fantasy genre then I would try then first book based on your recommendation! Maybe I will keep it on my TBR list for later on in the year as I see the library have the first two!

    It’s such a shame when an author has a series (trilogy) and the publisher stops after two. There’s no resolution for the readers.


  3. Posted by Leigh A on 13th January, 2012 at 12:26 am

    SOunds good. I managed to find the e-books at an Australian bookstore on-line for the same price as the paperbacks from I’ve brought the e-books and am going to put them on my Kindle to take to work to read at lunch.


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