Blood of the Wicked: A Dark Mission Novel

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HarperCollins, May 31, 2011 - Fiction - 384 pages
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When the world went straight to hell, humanity needed a scapegoat to judge, to blame . . . to burn.

As an independent witch living off the grid, Jessie Leigh has spent her life running, trying to blend in among the faceless drudges in the rebuilt city. She thought she was finally safe, but now she's been found in a New Seattle strip club—by a hard-eyed man on a mission to destroy her kind.

A soldier of the Holy Order, Silas Smith believes in the cause: trawling the fringes of society for the murderous witches who threaten what's left of the world. Forced into a twisting web of half-truths and lies, he has to stay close to the most sensuous and electrifying woman he has ever seen and manipulate her into leading him to the witch he has to kill: her brother. Silas doesn't know that Jessie's his enemy, only that he wants her, needs her, even as he lies to her . . . and must protect her until his final breath.

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The writing was wonderful. - Goodreads
I also had questions about the big ending. - Goodreads
And it does, if you accept the premise wholeheartedly. - LibraryThing

Review: Blood of the Wicked (Dark Mission #1)

User Review  - La La - Goodreads

This series seemed to me to be a more modernized take on the Salem witch trials. 50 years ago the earth was destroyed by extreme earthquakes and other natural disasters and the witches stand accused ... Read full review

Review: Blood of the Wicked (Dark Mission #1)

User Review  - Michelle - Goodreads

I've seen this book cover quite a few times over the years- and drooled, of course. However, I never actually bought the book. Well, I was at Half Price Books a few weeks ago (there was a huge sale ... Read full review

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Born from the genetic mash-up of lesser royalty, storytellers, wanderers, and dreamers, Karina Cooper was destined to be a creative genius. As a child, she moved all over the country like some kind of waifish blond gypsy and learned how to adapt to the new cultures her family settled in. When she (finally) grew up, she skipped the whole genius part and fell in love with writing paranormal romance because, really, who doesn’t love hot men and a happy ending?

When she isn’t writing about things that go bump in the night, Karina designs Steampunk and neo-Victorian couture for gentlemen hobbyists and ladies of questionable reputation. She lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with a husband, three cats, one rabbit, and a passel of adopted gamer geeks.

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