Friday, May 20, 2011

Review: Blood Law by Karin Tabke

Blood Law (Blood Moon Trilogy, #1)

Paperback, 336 pages
Published May 3rd 2011 by Berkley Trade
ISBN 13: 9780425240922
Series: Blood Moon Trilogy #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Stars: 4
Flames: 4

This is the first book I have ever read by this author. I enjoyed her writing. I will certainly read more of her books. The book was fast paced; she created a world and its history in a few short pages so that she did not take pages away from the storyline and plot. I probably will not continue reading this series until the third and final book is published, which the author’s web page claims to be June of 2012. This book ends in a monumental sized cliffhanger. Had I known this going into the book I would have waited until all three were in my hands. Not only is this one of the largest cliffhangers I have ever seen at the end of a book, but it leads to questions about the Happily Ever After for the main couple Rafael and Falon.

                Falon has hidden herself from the world for years and has grown up on her own. She always knew she was different, she just never knew why. Falon is a strong female character. She is a fighter. Rafael stumbles upon her while he is pursuing Slayers. She is fighting the Slayers he is after. When he discovers that the Slayers want her, he is intrigued and sees it necessary that he take her with him to find out why she is so important to them. The attraction is fierce and quick. Rafael knows that his desire for her is also a death sentence to her. Due to a justice he inflicted on behalf of the Blood Laws his mate will suffer dire consequences for it. The history of the ways of this world is fascinating. The laws the Lycan live by are complicated and centuries old. This is just one of the many aspects that make this particular Lycan world so interesting.

                The back of the book describes this as a “paranormal erotic romance.” I do not think Blood Law falls into erotic. It is a heavily sexed romance. The couple has a great chemistry and attraction. The romance moves at a smooth pace. I have full intentions of reading the remainder of the books in this trilogy, I just plan on waiting to have them both in my hands. My mind is spinning on so many different directions that the ending could lead into the second book. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes shifters in a heavily sexed paranormal romance.


  1. Thanks for the review. I have read other books by Karin and have really enjoyed them. Blood Law caught my interest. I really look forward to reading it and am so glad for the cliffhanger warning.

  2. Karin Tabke/Karin Harlow are one and the same person, try her L.O.S.T. series too Vanessa you might like it as well....

  3. This is why I love you! You bring books into my life that I otherwise would not have seen. I like the fact that it is a trilogy and will have to pick them up :)