Book Watch: Blood Ties

Blood Ties, the sixth book in the Blood Coven Vampire series by Mari Mancusi, will be released in the U.S. on August 2, 2011 in paperback and eBook formats.

It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. (To pre-order the eBook from B&N, click here.)

Published by Berkley Trade, the print edition is 256 pages.


I originally planned on doing a Book Watch post for Supernaturally this week, but since I decided to post my review last week, it only made sense to skip ahead to August.

I’ve chosen Blood Ties for this week’s post because I’ve been such a fan of this series. And although it’s now at its sixth book, the storyline is still engaging and I look forward to each new release.

I just love how this series alternates between the two sisters, Sunny and Rayne. Their personalities are polar opposites and so each book from either character’s perspective feels completely different.

As you may have guessed from the cover, this installment is from Sunny’s perspective. I initially thought I’d only be a Rayne fan as that first book from Rayne’s point of view made Sunny seem like a ditz. But when I got to really meet Sunny in the next book, I found that I liked her just as much as Rayne. And I really loved Magnus.

From the description, there looks to be trouble in paradise as Sunny may have feelings for Jayden and might be willing to risk everything for him. Poor Magnus!

Plus, Slayer Inc. is back again and it seems that not everyone will make it out unscathed.

And even though this book isn’t Rayne’s story, I’m hoping to find out how things are going for her, as Night School left a few loose ends. (Here’s my review of Night School if you want to check it out.)

There is a seventh book, from Rayne’s perspective, coming soon, but do not read the description like I did, or it will spoil the ending for this book!

Apparently there are eight books planned for the series in total so we’re getting close to the end, which really makes me sad.

I cannot wait for this book to come out on the 2nd so I can pick right back up with the slightly crazy adventures of Sunny and Rayne.

Goodreads description:

The final battle is brewing between Vampires and Slayers. But for Sunny McDonald, the true war is being fought over her heart.

Though now officially back in the arms of her vampire boyfriend Magnus, Sunny finds she still can’t forget the gentle mortal Jayden who once saved her life. And when the darkness threatens to steal his humanity, Sunny finds herself with a choice. Stay true to Magnus and the Blood Coven or defy them in a desperate attempt to save Jayden’s soul.

Meanwhile, the Blood Coven is gearing up for its toughest fight yet–going head to head with a splinter group of Slayer Inc who’s regrouping in Tokyo, Japan, still determined to take over the world. In dark blood bars and hidden temples, it’ll be Vampires vs. Slayers in a showdown that could cost Sunny not only her heart…but also her very life.


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