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The Blood In The Beginning by [Falconer, Kim]
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4.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

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Length: 237 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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Knock down, kickass nightclub bouncer Ava Sykes takes us deep into a dystopian world and out the other side in this dark and gritty, high-action urban fantasy

Some things are better left in the dark . . .

Undergraduate by day, bouncer by night, Ava Sykes is just trying to make her way in New LA, a city recovering in the ‘Aftermath’ the time after an earthquake tore the country apart. Ava studies hard, trains at the local dojo, and teaches kids self-defence. Sure, she has a rare blood disorder and a stolen identity, but who doesn’t keep a few secrets these days? Life is tough, but when Ava takes a job at the trendy new club, Poseidon, her financial worries seem to be over.Then the evil wakes up.After stumbling into the VIP area of the club, where humans are on the menu, Ava is attacked in the street, and finds herself in the hospital, trying to put the pieces together. The bizarre hallucinations aren’t helping, and neither is Dr. Miguel Rossi, the man who claims to know more about her origins than she does.

Shocked to the core at the discovery, Ava begins a search for her birth mother — and the truth —  but with a copycat killer on her tail, the attractive and powerful Daniel Bane offering to protect her and a doctor bent on unravelling her mysterious ‘condition’, the facts are hard to pin down. Meanwhile, the ‘otherness’ in her blood makes her increasingly irresistible to all the wrong people.
Ava used to dream of knowing where she came from but faced with the truth, she’d give anything to forget.


'A killer ride packed with punches, this riveting cross-genre urban-fantasy thriller is set in dystopian Los Angeles.' — Newtown Review Of Books

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 888 KB
  • Print Length: 237 pages
  • Publisher: MIRA (1 July 2016)
  • Sold by: Harlequin Australia
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01E83Q59Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,293 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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I got so excited after finishing this book, that I spammed Facebook! I want everyone to know about this book! If you like your Urban Fantasy with brains and a pulse, you'll love this!
Thank you Kim Falconer for writing such an intelligent strong female character. Ava reminds me of a kick-arse adult version of Hermione, with mixed martial arts, and knife and gun skills, instead of a wand. The world needs these female characters realistically flawed, searching for themselves with a strong moral compass and steadfast resolve. Even when her world is turned upside down, her needle points true North.
The visuals are delicious, set in the heart of what's left of Los Angeles after 'the big one', from dangerous old ruins and partially rebuilt ghettos, to big-money opulence, and the natural beauty of things reclaimed by the ocean. Then there are small segments of almost normal university life contrasting with the truly bizarre things Ava finds herself dealing with.
This dystopian world is populated with interesting, scary, funny, believable characters, adding suspense, grit and blood to what is a very wild ride!

It took 9 days to read this because my 17 year old daughter kept snatching it when I had breaks and wouldn't give it back! Two copies would have been handy!
I read the last 70% in two days, I couldn't put it down, the pace of this book pulled me along easily. Even with the kids on school holidays, at times I noticed my quickening heartbeat was drowning out their requests for food.

I'm glad to hear Kim Falconer is writing the second Ava Sykes book, because I'm hooked and hungry for more!
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Love, love, loved this story and it's unique heroine! Really fresh story-line, fast paced and brimming with potential for books to follow. So much room for character growth as well and development of interesting relationships. Actively waiting for the next one please!
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By Ang on 21 October 2016
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Wow, what a story, epic everything seriously I couldn't put it down. I can't believe the twist and turns and all the characters are fabulous the world creating is out of this world awesome. Nah that ending though. Sucks! I would have liked some more romance I missed that a little,fantastic story, and I am hooked!
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