by Kate Pearce

February 2011
ISBN: 978-0-451-23248-9
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Mass Market Paperback

A year has passed since Rosalind left the court of King Henry VIII and the company of her betrothed, Christopher Ellis. But now a new threat brings Rosalind and Rhys to Hampton Court. Circumstances have changed drastically: Queen Katherine has been banished and Anne Boleyn waits to take her place as the Queen of England.

Rosalind knows something about Anne that no one else in the Kingís company knows. Anne is a vampire and she plans to turn Henry. The Vampire Council plans to rule the world through the throne of the strongest country, England. Itís up to Rosalind, Rhys and Christopher to stop it from happening.

Christopher Ellis is standing on shaky ground as he is torn between his loyalty to Queen Katherine and his friendship with the Boleyns; his love for Rosalind and his position in the Cult of Mithras. Christopher must choose his actions with extreme care. He and Rosalind decide to make it appear that they are on the outs and seeking a dissolution of their betrothal. Doing so keeps Anne happy which will allow the team to work quietly under the radar.

Surprises are in store for the Kingís protectors as the danger escalates with each passing day. Because as long as the Boleyns are near the King, England is not safe.

Blood of the Rose is the second installment of The Tudor Vampire Chronicles by author Kate Pearce. Reading the first book in the series, Kiss of the Rose, is a must in order to fully understand the relationship between Rosalind and Christopher. Otherwise, I donít think the reader will like the fact that the hero and heroine spend so much time apart in Blood of the Rose

This book brings Rosalind and Christopherís story to a close. Kate Pearce brings that same alluring blend of history, sexy heat and the paranormal to Blood of the Rose as she did in the previous book. I eagerly await the next book in this series.

Reviewed in January 2011 by Rho.

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