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The Eldritch Conspiracy

by Cat Adams

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Take a deep breath and hold on. Loved this addition to the Blood Singer Series. See my full review at puretextuality.com

4.5 Stars ( )
  Fidget78 | Jan 5, 2014 |
Celia's life just seems to get more and more complicated! After a difficult case rescuing people from drug dealers and vampires in Mexico and breaking off with her boyfriend Creede, Celia arrives home just in time to get involved with her cousin's royal wedding. Celia is the niece of the Siren high Queen but is just getting used to that idea. When she was almost turned into a vampire, her Siren powers manifested too. Now her cousin Adriana needs her because seers have predicted that something would go wrong at the weddings if Celia isn't there.

The problems start early. Who knew that finding the right bridesmaid's dresses would bring on an assassination attempt? Luckily, Celia is there to foil it. Besides the security issues surrounding two weddings - one on the Siren's island home and the other in the groom's home, Celia has to deal with a jealous former girlfriend of her old friend and love Bruno.

The story is packed with action. The fanatics who want to rid the world of Sirens and who have enlisted the help of a demon to do so make really convincing villains. I like the relationship that Celia has with her friends Dawna and Gilda and Isaac Levy. They make good substitutes for her dysfunctional and estranged grandmother and mother. I liked that her relationship with Bruno is being rekindled but I don't think John Creede is ready to fade off into the sunset.

I recommend this fascinating urban fantasy story to fans of the genre. ( )
  kmartin802 | Nov 3, 2013 |
Celia Graves is a partially turned vampire and part Siren. The Siren trait wasn’t known until she’d been vampire bitten, and as was learned books ago, she’s a Siren Princess. She has her own company providing security and bodyguard services. She can’t turn her cousin, Princess Adrianna, aside when she asks for bodyguard help at her upcoming wedding to King Dahlmar of Rusland. There are a number of attempts by the Guardians of the Faith to not only prevent the wedding, but to kill Celia, Adrianna and Queen Lopaka as they believe Sirens are considered too dangerous to be allowed to live; and they’ve got a good reason to feel that way.

The action begins immediately and the story just doesn’t let you go. There’s so much that happens and Celia is really put to the test physically, mentally and emotionally; therapy is on her immediate to do list, and you’ll find yourself along for the emotional ride.

I’d read the reviews before getting the book and had seen the disappointment and even anger by some over the fact that Celia had broken up with John Creede between these last 2 books. So it wasn’t surprising to me and I thought it was explained quite well. He’s still a part of the series.

As always, we’ve got a really good, interesting story, plenty of action, tension and some interesting twists.

Read from a library book. ( )
  dearheart | Jun 17, 2013 |
While I still have a healthy like for the series.. all I can is NOooooo, C'mon, more Creede please :)Likeable protagonist that is smart & capable - however the love triangle is beyond frustrating,especially if your guy isn't getting a lot of page time. The fight scene in the beginning of the book had me howling.

While the lead character is well written, she's starting to resemble something of a drama llama. There is *always* someone trying to kill her, boff her, or use her for their own purposes. It's pretty much one thing right after another.. and it is starting to get quite tiresome. ( )
  Readsalot81 | Mar 30, 2013 |
Our Review by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson:
*ARC Received from the Author in exchange for an honest review

I've been meaning to read the BLOOD SINGER novels for quite some time. I've read other series by Cat Adams and the CT Adams/Cathy Clamp duo and absolutely loved them, so I knew I would probably thoroughly enjoy these as well. Unfortunately I just haven't had time to dig in. When I set up an Author Event to promote The Eldritch Conspiracy I was sent an ARC for review and decided to take the plunge even though it's book #5 of the series...

I read it in 2 sittings. This book was intense, action packed, and filled with abundant goodness!

So much happens in this book that it's difficult for me to go into things without spoilers (and I don't do spoilers) so let me just say this: The book takes a kick @$$ heroine who is 1/2 vampire and 1/2 siren, starts up literally in the middle of an insane mission where all involved either die or almost die trying to thwart the bad guys, throw in some immediate betrayal and follow all of that up with a deeply intriguing mystery surrounding the pending nuptuals of a siren princess to the king of a European country (both of which have their share of enemies and secrets and therefore incite multiple assassination attempts), dust the edges with a bit of paranoia, romance, and some family drama and you have The Eldritch Conspiracy. It was like an action/thriller movie on paper and had me riveted from page one. Literally.

My only wish is that I had read the rest of the series first - not that this book doesn't stand well on its own, it absolutely does, but it was just so good that I immediately wanted more of the world of Celia Graves. Good thing I have the other books waiting. ;)

LITERAL ADDICTION gives The Eldritch Conspiracy 4 1/2 Skulls and would recommend it for all Urban Fantasy lovers. It was amazing and from what I've heard from my readers and friends, the rest of the series is just as good. I can't wait to find out for myself!! ( )
  LITERALADDICTION | Dec 27, 2012 |
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Celia Graves was once an ordinary human, but those days are long gone. Now she strives to maintain her sanity and her soul while juggling both vampire abilities and the powers of a Siren.

Not every bride needs a bridesmaid who can double as a bodyguard. But Celia's cousin Adriana is no ordinary bride: she's a Siren princess, and she's marrying the king of a small but politically important European country. She's getting death threats from fanatics who want to see the whole Siren race wiped out - including Celia herself, who is half Siren.

Luckily, Celia is on duty when a trip to a bridal salon is interrupted by an assassination attempt, so everyone survives. When Adriana returns to the Siren homeland to try to prevent a coup, Celia is free to hunt for the terrorists and the vile mage who is helping them (while keeping her eyes open for the perfect maid-of-honor dress).

Assuming the bride and groom both live to see their wedding day, this will be one royal wedding no one will ever forget.

Blood Singer Series
Book 1: Blood Song
Book 2: Siren Song
Book 3: Demon Song
Book 4: The Isis Collar
Book 5: The Eldritch Conspiracy
Book 6: To Dance with the Devil

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Celia Adams, bodyguard, part siren, part vampire is called upon by her aunt, who is the queen of the sirens, to act as her cousin Adriana's bodyguard during Adriana's wedding since a conspiracy is afoot.

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