Blood Song is the first book in the Blood Song series by Cat Adams and a TOR novel.
Bodyguard Celia Graves plies her trade in a world where vampires roam the alleys of Tinseltown and movie stars openly practice witchcraft, where street corner psychics have real powers and cops use memory enhancement spells on witnesses. An ordinary human, Celia relies on street smarts and charmed weapons to protect the rich and famous from mortal and supernatural threats.
She's landed a plum job protecting the prince of a small but politically vital nation while he tours Los Angeles's least savory hot spots. But what should be a routine assignment goes badly wrong: Celia is attacked by a master vampire and knows she is about to die.
To her shock, Celia wakes on a cold metal table in a university lab. Celia Graves has become an Abomination, neither fully mortal nor fully vampire. Her 'master' is hunting her, to destroy her or finish what his bite began. She's accused of murder, and the cops aren't sure whether she should be locked up or staked. And then there's the demon she glimpsed during the vampire attack...
Struggling to cope with her new powers and trying not to terrify everyone she meets with a flash of fang, Celia reaches out for help from her once (and future?) lover, a powerful mage; his warrior-priest brother; a handsome werewolf who keeps his lupine nature concealed from the world; an elderly clairvoyant; and one trustworthy cop.
Celia Graves has three days to save the world, her sanity, and her soul.
Celia Graves started her own business because she doesn't play well with others, she likes to be in charge and she likes for things to go her way.
Celia Graves is about to become very unhappy.
When Celia is attacked by 'bats' she is determined to go down fighting - and that is exactly what she does.
Imagine her surprise when she wakes chained to a slab, now an Abomination, and with no memory of what happened.
Determined to regain her memories and find the vampire responsible for her current condition, Celia agrees to cooperate with the police and allow a memory enhancement spell.
Now Celia has more questions than answers - but at least she has a trusted few who are willing to help her in her quest - but that means compromise - and Celia is not so good with compromise - even to save her own life.
I absolutely loved Blood Song and give it 5 out of 5 stars. I can't wait to read the next installment - Siren Song. :)