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BLOOD KIN by Maria Lima

Blood Kin

"Full of more interesting surprises than a candy store." --Charlaine Harris

"Keira Kelly kicks butt...Maria Lima writes hot action and spicy romance with a biting sense of humor, all deep in the heart of Texas. You'll be sucked in." --Dana Cameron, author of More Better Than Death

"Funny, sexy, mysterious, and lots of fun to read." --Nancy Pickard, author of The Virgin of Small Plains

November 2009
Mass Market Paperback
368 pages | $7.99
ISBN: 978-1-4391-5676-6

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The perils of power...

Keira Kelly has come into her full powers, and they are frighteningly strong, creating a distance between her and her human friends in her beloved Rio Seco. It is time to obey her great-grandmother Gigi's orders, and rejoin her family in northwest Canada, where Keira can learn to handle her dangerous new skills. She'll have friends with her every step of the way--her shapeshifter brother Tucker, his beloved Niko, and, to Keira's dismay, her cousin on her mother's side, Daffyd ap Geraint, the Sidhe prince who suddenly appeared in her life and now refuses to leave--but her vampire lover Adam has insisted on staying in Texas. And while there are certainly perks to being Family, such as a private Lear jet for the flight to Canada, and a fabulous penthouse condo overlooking Vancouver, there are threats looming that nobody, not even Gigi, has anticipated. Keira's Sidhe inheritance from her mother is far more important than anyone ever realized, and the fate of the Clan may depend upon what she does....

Third of the Blood Lines Series!

Don't miss these Blood Lines books:
Matters of the Blood (#1) and Blood Bargain (#2)!

Reviews of Blood Kin:

"Maria Lima has penned another top-notch paranormal thriller. BLOOD KIN ends the BLOOD LINES trilogy with many questions answered, but yet the door slightly ajar for a hopeful new story arc in the future. Keira Kelly has grown into a powerful woman to be reckoned with, along with the men who protect her. A complex plot, superb world building and phenomenal characters spin BLOOD KIN into a dark and sexy urban fantasy. Maria Lima is a great addition to the paranormal genre."--Romance Junkies

"This is Lima's third installment in the Blood Lines series. With each book the world gets richer in texture and detail. Keira, our main point of view character, has been developing and growing with each book. Her powers may be growing but they have limits and there is a cost to their use. This is no escalating series where the level of power, danger, and opponents grows exponentially with each book. The rules were set in book one and they still hold strong, keeping the stories grounded so that readers can believe in the world between the pages. "Blood Kin is true to its title in many ways. While Keira is on a quest to get the blessings of her matriarch and training for her powers, the book is really about family -- kin. We all have families -- the ones we're born to and the ones we make for ourselves... What are your responsibilities to your kin -- older and younger, beholden and in service to you, related but barely known? Lima manages to tell an interesting mystery while dealing with many of these issues."--SFRevu

"Ms. Lima has redesigned her roller-coaster storytelling to make it bigger and more exciting. The cosmology that weaves throughout the first two novels of the Blood Lines series (Matters of the Blood and Blood Bargain) culminates in Blood Kin. You get answers that you've been tantalized with through the series. Even when you think that there can't be any more answers you're hit with some to questions you only had in your subconscious. My favourite has to be the Machiavellian tale of just how Keira came to be. Maria Lima hit me out of the gate in Matters of the Blood with just how good of a writer she is. The truly exciting thing is her ability to top herself in each subsequent title in the Blood Lines series. Any novel I read and want the next in the series in my possession because I don't want to leave the world that's been created around me is truly amazing to me. "Blood Kin is the conclusion to the first story arc in the Blood Lines series and is absolutely satisfying in every way. I warn you now though, just go ahead and pick up the whole series. You'll hate yourself if you don't have the next one to start at the conclusion of what you've just read. "Blood Kin: Blood Lines Bk 3 - receives a Classic 4 out of 4 stars from me, a stellar achievement. The next installment can't come soon enough...I haven't enjoyed a series this much a quite some time."--Preternatural Reviews

"Book three reveals many twists, surprises, and strengthens the foundation on which the heir plot will grow in future stories."--Huntress Reviews

"There were lots of surprises and revelations in this book and I found myself thinking 'What can possibly happen next?'. There was a certain wow factor to some of the new information that became available and I had no idea what to expect next. The story twisted, turned and weaved a spell full of magick and paranormal delights. I really can't wait to see what this series will bring with it next time around....One of my personal favourite aspects of this series is the use of the Welsh language and the ties to my home land, Wales. However the other thing I love is the variety of the paranormal elements inside this series. There is something for everyone and it set in a world worth visiting."--Amberkatze

About the Author

MARIA LIMA is the author of the Blood Lines series from Juno Books: Matters of the Blood, Blood Bargain, and Blood Kin. She was born in Matanzas, Cuba before the Revolution to a family of voracious readers and would-be writers. After her family emigrated to the United States, Maria discovered the magic of books. She started writing her own stories and has been at it ever since. Her writing turned corporate as she used her journalism degree to crank out marketing copy, feature stories, and book reviews. The fiction muse kept calling and, in the spring of 2005, was finally fed as Maria's first published short story, "The Butler Didn't Do It" was published in Chesapeake Crimes I and garnered an Agatha Award nomination for Best Short Story. Maria spends most of her days working at a Web agency in the D.C. area. Her evenings and weekends are spent writing.

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