House of Comarré by Kristen Painter
Sometimes the lines between paranormal romance and urban fantasy can blend a little. I think that’s one of my most favorite things when reading a solid paranormal story. I don’t want a washed out world that seems too cookie cutter just to be overpowered by the romance. I want something to leave me a little breathless thinking about the possibilities of this world really existing. Questioning if there’s an underground society of paranormal activity really going on today. And few series manage to convey that sensory feel.
But one that I think managed to create a world like that is the House of Comarré series by Kristen Painter. While I don’t think each book was perfect in and of itself, and the characters may even have made some mistakes that made me want to throttle them, but the world building is beautifully unique.
I don’t see this series around a lot, even when it was first released. I remember being at Comic Con in NY and listening to the author talk about her first book, BLOOD RIGHTS, and it gave me all the kick ass vibes possible. That, combined with the beautiful cover made me want to read it. And let me tell you, the world building to me lives up to the beautiful cover.
Chrysabelle was born to feed vampires and live a life of servitude and Malkolm is a vampire cursed to kill anyone he feeds from. Dark, gritty, intense… this series is packed with intrigue, politics, danger and raw sensuality. But while giving you a taste of this amazing world, you also get to follow in the steps of these two main characters as they fall in love. A deep love that has to beat all odds. Plus, the side characters are pretty great too.
If you like your paranormal on the edgier side and haven’t read this series, you’re definitely missing out. The great thing is you can binge read them all because this is a finished series. And let me tell you, it’s one that ends on a high note and leaves you satisfied.