Blog Tour + Review: Blood Orange by Karina Halle

He’s loved her for lifetimes but this time around she’s his worst enemy.

Blood Orange, a wildly addictive, heat-filled dark vampire romance featuring Dracula from New York Times Bestselling author Karina Halle is out now!

Once there was a man who fell deeply in love with a woman he could never have. When their affair was uncovered she was brutally murdered in front of him, and he discovered he was cursed, doomed to live forever as a vampire.

Over the centuries, he found his love again, and lost her again, until he was so broken he gave up on love entirely, sinking into the depths of depravity, losing his humanity.

Then one day, she came back into his life. A student of music studying under him at the conservatory in Venice, Italy where he was a professor. But even though he found her beautiful and intriguing, he didn’t recognise his fated mate at all.

Because this time she had to hide her true self.

This time she came back as a witch, whose destiny wasn’t to love him…but to kill him.

Blood Orange is a modern-day Dracula retelling about the “real-life” Dracula that inspired Bram Stoker. This is a dark vampire romance with plenty of content warnings and while it is a spinoff of The Dark Eyes Duet, it is a complete standalone novel.


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**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**

Blood Orange is a dark paranormal romance and a modern-day Dracula retelling. It is also sort of a second-chance romance but with a twist. I thought this book was absolutely brilliant. I couldn't find any fault with anything in this book. I loved the main characters Dahlia and Valtu and was able to connect to them right from the start. The development of their relationship felt real and wasn't rushed. I fell completely in love with the characters, and the plot was original. There was nothing that I would change about this book and that rarely happens. I have read around 60 books this year and this is only the 6th book I rated 5 stars. I am very stingy with them but I just couldn't rate this book less than 5 stars.

“What I want is your darkness to play with mine. I want to make it come so beautifully alive, so that we can revel in it together.”

The sex scenes were so freaking hot. I can't even explain how much I enjoyed them, and I read all of them without skipping. The chemistry between Dahlia and Valtu was incredible. Valtu has become one of my favorite book boyfriends, he was so swoon-worthy. This book also had a couple of emotional moments and those scenes brought tears to my eyes. As for the end of this book, I am just happy that Karina Halle took the story in a direction I didn't expect. My heart rate started going up at the end of this book and I was on the edge of my seat. I am dying to get my hands on the next book: Black Rose. I do have to say that I liked how Karina ended the story in the epilogue. It increased my excitement for the next book even more. Blood Orange is a very steamy and hot dark paranormal romance and one of my favorite reads of the years. I highly recommend it!

Meet Karina:

Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Dirty Angels and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.

Halle is represented by the Root Literary and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.

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