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Aurora returns from boot camp to a new assignment, an unwelcome roommate, and the increasingly amorous attentions of a certain vampire hunter.College is starting, and so is Aurora’s undercover work at a network of swanky parties known as “Tastings” for high rolling vampires who like their blood laced with fine wine. But Aurora’s not the only one on the prowl. An undergrounAurora returns from boot camp to a new assignment, an unwelcome roommate, and the increasingly amorous attentions of a certain vampire hunter.College is starting, and so is Aurora’s undercover work at a network of swanky parties known as “Tastings” for high rolling vampires who like their blood laced with fine wine. But Aurora’s not the only one on the prowl. An underground investigation is under way to find out who killed one of Anchorage’s most prominent vampires… and Aurora is a prime suspect....

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Bad Blood Reviews

  • Bj
    2019-03-10 09:42

    4 "Hunter or Hunted" Stars?Please note this series must be read in order. If you have not yet read book 1, Aurora Sky, please see my review for that title.Book 3, Bad Blood, picks up a short while after Book 2, Northern Bites. Aurora has been away at vampire hunter agent training camp for six months, and she's about to take a test to see if she passes and can finally go back home. Meanwhile, Aurora's past hunts are coming back to haunt her--not literally, but by at least one "family" vampire member, and a separate vampire--who she already knows--conducting an investigation into Marcus' death. Can Aurora evade those who are after and investigating her, or will the vampire hunter become vampire prey? As if things with her job were not bad enough, more evidence comes to light that certain individuals at the government agency she works for may not be who they at first seem. Will they protect Aurora or do they have her true interests at heart? As part of her job, Aurora also has to once again work and get along with Valerie and Noel. But can she trust them?Last but definitely not least the love triangle continues to flourish with both Dante and Fane vying for Aurora's attentions. But just who makes her heart beat faster?Em Eldridge continues her well done narration in Bad Blood. Having not only the same narrator but also a narrator who makes a concerted effort to maintain consistent character voices across books really helps the listener settle right into the story. In addition, Bad Blood tests Ms. Eldridge's ability to deliver French phrases and French accented voices with the appearance of a French teacher who draws Aurora's suspicions. This third book was a little slower in the beginning with so many plot lines tempting and tantalizing us with potential plot twists. However, the last quarter of the book really heats up with potential directions, from what Aurora really is to what she really wants to accomplish. My mind is swirling with possibilities. Now I can't wait to see which direction Aurora decides to take, and who she decides to align herself with from a friends and allies perspective. Nevermind, who she will ultimately end up with from a love perspective: Fane or Dante? I can't wait to listen to book 4, Hunting Season, to keep piecing together how Aurora's story will ultimately end. Source: Review copy provided for review purposes.

  • Nikki Jefford
    2019-03-01 03:35

    This one's for the real life heroes of the world who stand up for who they are and what they believe in every single day.Be the hero of your own story.-Nikki

  • Bri
    2019-03-05 05:34

    What I liked: Bad Blood continues six months from the ending of Northern Bites, skipping over the six months she spent at boot camp for the organization she now works for. Aurora has come through quite a lot of change since book one, and it's especially noticeable in this book. After what happened in Northern Bites she isn't quite sure who she should trust anymore (not that I blame her), or even what the truth is or who's been lying to her despite what she's being told. Of course, it's not like she can do anything but pretend that she's fine and that her head full of questions like such isn't bothering her as much as it really is. Despite the different pacing that this book took compared to the other three I read, there's an underlying feeling of everything coming together for a much bigger plot that is going to pull all these characters in. Quite a few things seem to be pulling things together (but I'm not revealing what) in a manner that gives hints about the brewing storm. I also enjoyed seeing how Valerie and Aurora seem to have come to some sort of an understanding since they're not completely horrible to one another all the time like before when things first started. I also like out latest addition to the "team", Selene. I enjoyed her part in this story and I can't wait to see what she brings to future books in the series!What I didn't like: Melcher. He really did something to irritate me greatly in this book and it seemed senseless for him to do such. I don't want to elaborate on it, but if you read it, you'll see (but I mean, your level of concern about what he does may vary. It just hit a nerve with me)Overall Review: A great followup to see what is going on with the characters at this point, Bad Blood has a way of promising more shenanigans in the coming books that will surely affect the characters. Although the pace was slowed down compared to the other books I've read so far, that makes me wonder just what exactly these characters will have to deal with in the near future. With everything that has happened not just in this book, but in the past books as well, you can be certain something is brewing under the surface and will come to fruition sooner rather than later.Recommend?: If you've made it to Stakeout I hope you read this book so that you can see everything that's happening after those first three books, and pick up on the things to come for this series.

  • Shelley
    2019-03-02 06:36

    **I received this book for free from author Nikki Jefford in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.***Genre* Paranormal, Vampires*Rating* 3.5-4*MY Thoughts*Before I dive into my review for Bad Blood, I would first like to say that I would recommend reading Stakeout (Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter #2.5) featuring Noel Harper, and Evil Red (Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter #2.6) featuring Valerie Ward, before diving into this book. You really should learn more about Noel Harper, and what happened to her, and why she has suddenly changed in Bad Blood, and why Aurora really doesn't much care for her at all because of something she did in Stakeout.**READ THE REST OF MY REVIEW @ GIZMOS REVIEWS** publication: June 4th 2014

  • AudioBookReviewer
    2019-03-18 05:47

    ABR's original Bad Blood audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.Bad Blood by Nikki Jefford is the third novel in the series called Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter. This book continues the story of Aurora Sky, a young adult vampire hunter who returns home from a summer long boot camp having finally been trained to be the vampire hunter that she has already been “employed” as. After a traumatic end to the previous year which lead to a betrayal by her friends and a murder of a prominent vampire, Aurora returns home with no one she can turn to other than her vampire fighting team. As she tries to come to terms with her changing relationship with the government agency controlling her life, she must also try to make sense of her relationships and keep her family safe. On top of all that, she is finally starting college and living on her own with a roommate.As in the previous books, the concept of relating vampirism, fatal diseases, and blood types to the origin of vampirism and the method for killing vampire is one that I haven’t heard of before this series and I think it’s quite unique and interesting.Overall, I enjoyed this novel. The plot was intriguing, action-filled, and tied in seamlessly with the previous novels. As before there is a lot of focus on how the relationships between the characters change. I thought it was well done here. The vampire hunting action was exciting and it was well intertwined with how Aurora’s relationships changed. I really like the unfolding plot-line and was not expecting all of the information that was revealed in this novel. It is intriguing and made me want to know more. The one thing that really bothered me throughout the novel was that for the most part I personally found the relationship between Aurora and her fellow vampire hunters to be frustrating. While there are hints at the other hunters/informants as having more depth, their behavior and Aurora’s flat interactions with them seems to indicate otherwise. Noel and Fane seem to be better defined. This novel was able to incite a lot of different emotions from me through the behavior of the characters, which is a good trait for a story to have.The narration by Em Eldridge was good. While I’ve been finding Aurora’s voice a little whiny, and one of the hunters, Valerie’s voice, made me want to throttle her (which, I suppose might be the point), but in general the voicing for the characters was great. The production quality was good. I would recommend this novel to anyone who likes young adult fiction and vampire stories.Audiobook provided for review by the author.

  • Kim
    2019-02-23 04:41

    I really enjoyed this book and can't wait for the next! Lots of action and plenty of drama. I can see the plot growing and can't wait to find out how it all ties in! Bad Blood picks up 6 months after book 2, Northern Bites, when Aurora was sent to boot camp. She's completed her training, and been away long enough for the suspicion to die down about her involvement with the murder of Marcus. Or so they thought.Aurora comes home to find that everything has changed. Her mom is acting like a different person, Dante has devoted himself to her, and she has an awesome new place to live near campus. Things are looking up for Aurora Sky... until she meets her roommate. Noel Harper. Former goth best friend that she caught with her ex before being shipped off to boot camp. Noel is no longer the sweet goth girl she once knew, now shes all bright colors and smiles. Add in to the equation that Aurora is now friends with her former arch nemesis, her ex keeps showing up unexpectedly, Melcher has assigned her to a case she doesn't want any part of, and crazy vampires are popping up in every direction with a different agenda!

  • Ashley
    2019-02-24 03:29

    I bought this book along with the entire series at a gift shop in downtown Seward, Alaska. I am a blogger @ The Paranormal Bookshelf. My review is completely my own with no bias of the author. Category: Young adult paranormal romanceParanormal genre: vampires5 out of 5 stars!First I should say, I loved this cover. It was so different than the others and it goes along with the story so perfectly (no spoilers). Here we have Aurora Sky and her band of friends and family gearing up for the third installment of the Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter series. Like books 1 & 2, this book did not disappoint but rather draws your attention in as a reader even more so. This book goes further into the multiple changes in both character and mentality of our main heroin, Aurora. The background/setting of the book, Alaska, is once again portrayed wonderfully and will have locals and non-locals alike wanting to take a stroll in her shoes. I highly recommend this book and the series, it is highly addictive.

  • Amber Smith
    2019-03-03 06:41

    I am really enjoying this series. I am hooked. I can’t wait to read the next one.

  • Rabidreading
    2019-02-24 08:28

    **Find this and other reviews at The Demon Librarian**You think YOUR life is crazy? Try Aurora's!Poor Aurora. At 18 years old, the biggest challenge she should have right now is juggling boys, college, and which parties to attend. She shouldn't have to worry about killing vampires, about conspiracies and lies, or trying to stay alive long enough to celebrate tomorrow. But she does, because that's her life. As a vampire hunter born with a special blood type that is lethal to the vamps, fun and simple went out the window a while ago, right around the time some jerkface in a pickup truck ran her off the road (in book 1) and she woke up to discover she'd been enlisted in a supernatural fight she wanted no part of. The last two and a half books (I'm including Noel's novella, Stakeout, which is an absolute must-read) in the series have been filled with all sorts of crazy. Aurora found and lost love, made friends and was betrayed by them, and of course, she had to kill. More than once. To say she has taken a bit of beating is an understatement, which is why, in Bad Blood, we find her at what can only be described as a crucial crossroads. Who can she trust? Which man holds her heart? What is the truth, and what is the lie? She's got a head full of questions and no clear answers, and in the meantime, she's supposed to carry on like everything is fine. Like there's absolutely nothing wrong in Aurora-land. That, as it turns out, is easier said than done. If there's one thing Aurora's learned since her vampire hunting life began, it's that there's always more crazy around the corner. In Bad Blood, there's a lot less "kicking butt and taking names" than we've seen in previous Aurora Sky books, but that doesn't mean nothing's happening. Far from it. As I was reading, I got a very definite "pieces being placed on the chessboard" feeling. There are a lot of different subplots in play, things that have been building and brewing for the past two books, and everything that happens, from the tastings to Aurora's conversations with each of the other characters. is important. Even if you think it isn't, trust me, it is, and it certainly will be in future books. I enjoyed seeing a more introspective Aurora this time around. She's still her usual snarky self, but there's an underlying seriousness to her in Bad Blood that we haven't seen in prior books. Things are really hitting home, and I liked that nothing was sugar-coated or glossed over. Author Nikki Jefford did a nice job putting Aurora through her emotional paces, showing us Aurora's insecurities, her doubts, her fears, and yes, the strength we've all come to associate with this character. Did I always agree with Aurora's responses to things? No, but I appreciated the honesty of her reactions. They felt genuine. The love triangle aspect of the book, I wasn't so crazy about, but then, I'm a diehard Fane fan and if he's not on every page, stealing every scene, I'm usually the first person to complain (rather loudly, too, LOL). I freely admit to grumbling to myself once or twice (okay, a lot) over all the page time Dante got, but I also understood that it was necessary. Dante's an important person in Aurora's life, and while he will never be my romantic choice for Aurora (sorry, all you Dante fans), I can still appreciate what a great character he is. Fane, for his part, had more of a supporting role, but not to worry, fellow Fane-atics, our boy made his moments count, as he always does, and I can guarantee that he is going to play a much bigger role in the next book. (Can't wait!) I missed Noel in this book. She's there, but like Fane, she has a smaller role to play. Also like Fane, it's clear she will be a lot more involved in the next book, which I'm very much looking forward to. And of course, a special shout-out must be made to Valerie, the series' resident redheaded vixen. She's still a witch, but she's our witch, and we love her. I also really, really liked Selene. She's new addition to the Aurora world, and I hope to see a lot more of her in the future. All in all, Bad Blood was another great Aurora Sky read, packed to the brim with lots of goodies for fans to sink their teeth into. From the characters who practically pop off the page, to the snappy dialogue, to the tantalizing promise of even bigger and better things to come, it does everything a good book should. I'm already salivating for the next one. (Hear that, Nikki Jefford? WRITE FASTER, DANG IT!)4 Stars ★★★★A copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review.

  • angela
    2019-03-09 08:51

    WonderfulNot just for teens, I'm in my 40's and have loved this series. These characters are absolutely relatable, there relationships continue to evolve, the series is full of action and absolutely keeps your attention throughout. Definitely 5 stars.

  • Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books
    2019-02-21 04:40

    Check out my blog for a giveaway and read an excerpt. Click the banner belowI just loved this book. Almost forgot how awesome this series is. Lol. There were some twist I hadn't seen coming at all, which make it that much better.I just love Dante, and think Aurora should be with him. Fane is ok, but he never had been my favorite. I am glad that Aurora found out the “secret” Fane has kept from her for awhile now. Not really till the end but still she figured it out, won’t mention what it is, if you didn’t figure it out yet, then you will find out when Aurora does. I had my suspicions early on, but now it’s confirmed.If you hadn’t started this series yet, you need to now, especially if you like paranormal books with vampires and vampire hunters in it. These vampires are explained to be humans with a disease that only can infect a certain rare blood type (AB ). It’s a very different concept of vampires.I do not want to spoil this, so won’t say much more. Just that its awesome, written very well, and I can’t wait till the next book, Hunting Season (Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter #4) but have to wait till fall 2014. Its too long!!!!!!!I give this 5 out of 5 stars. I am a true fan!I was provided a copy of this book from the author for my honest review.Cover review: 4 out of 5, the reason for me, is it’s so different than previous covers, the model is different, and I had pictured Aurora looking more like the girl on the redone book 1. The model used for this one, looks too old, and to me she doesn’t look like Aurora at all. The dress is a lot like described in a scene in the book, so matches that. I personally would have rather seen a more dreary paranormal type scene to fit the book better and what it is about. A girl in a dress could be a contemporary romance or any other type of book. Just too generic for my personal taste. As a cover alone, it’s done well, just not a good fit for this story in my honest opinion.

  • Laura Greenwood
    2019-03-19 07:40

    http://a-reader-lives-a-thousand-live...Title: Bad Blood Series: Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter (#3) Author: Nikki Jefford From: Amazon (Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter Box Set) Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Release Date: 12th June 2014Challenges: 2016 Read the Books You Buy, Summer COYER 2016, 2016 Prequel & Sequel Challenge (2 points) Links: Goodreads - Amazon Synopsis (from Goodreads): Aurora returns from boot camp to a new assignment, an unwelcome roommate, and the increasingly amorous attentions of a certain vampire hunter. College is starting, and so is Aurora’s undercover work at a network of swanky parties known as “Tastings” for high rolling vampires who like their blood laced with fine wine. But Aurora’s not the only one on the prowl. An underground investigation is under way to find out who killed one of Anchorage’s most prominent vampires… and Aurora is a prime suspect.Bad Blood shouldn't be read as a standalone. It's the third book in the Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter series, and ideally should be read after book 2.5, Stakeout. This review may contain minor spoilers for the previous books in the series. I love this series! Each book is cementing it more and more in my head. It was good to get back to Aurora's POV too, though Noel's POV in Stakeout did reveal a lot of very interesting information (as well as clearing Noel of some potential crimes!) and that made Bad Blood an even better read. It's safe to say that Aurora's love life isn't the only thing that got complicated in this book, though I wasn't too sure about some of the developments love life wise in the first half of the book, though I think even Aurora knew that. I liked the ups and downs that came with friends as well. I remember how complicated it was in my late teens friend wise and Bad Blood captures that so well. While things weren't perfect at the end of the book you could see them righting and I can already tell that the next book is going to be super interesting! There were several more reveals in this book, and a lot of connections to previous books. There's a lot going on for Aurora and she realises some things before others can actually tell her (sorry that has to be cryptic!) it all makes a fascinating story. I am really excited to continue with the Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter series, especially as I'm not 100% sure of where its going next.

  • Diane Lynch
    2019-02-27 04:34

    4 ½ of 5 Stars Bad Blood takes place six months after Northern Bites when Aurora returns from boot camp.Aurora’s character changed a lot over that time, she has been toughened up. She’s not the only one that changed: her mom and Noel also made a considerable transformation.It was interesting seeing Valerie and Aurora hanging out so much. They actually seemed to occasionally like each other. It was almost as if they were becoming friends. Speaking of friends, Aurora and Dante's relationship becomes fascinating. Dante wanting a relationship with Aurora, the boy clearly has it bad for her. I love that he helped out her mom and grandma while she was at boot camp. Of course, Fane is still in the picture so it complicates things.I love Dante’s dog, Tommy. What Melcher did really ticked me off, anyone who messes with an innocent animal is not someone I trust or have respect for.Bad Blood has a great plot with a ton of stuff going on. The blood tasting parties are an interesting case. Plus, things are not finished with Jared and Giselle. They have cases to solve and personal missions to resolve. The ending left me wanting to start the next book immediately. Good thing for me, I had it. Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.

  • Rachel
    2019-03-16 03:36

    "Bad Blood" is the best title thus far in the Aurora Sky series.Aurora , an engineered vamp hunter, is on her way back from boot camp after a high profile kill. Back and ready to go she continues taking down the predators with her toxic blood. She is, excitedly, beginning her freshman year in college and wading around her feelings for Dante. OH! And her grandmother has moved home. A suspicious French teacher, her shady boss and his vamp sidekick, and some mysterious cravings make her wonder. What really happened that day on the icy road? An accident? What is really going on with Aurora Sky?Series characters have stepped up their game here. I love that they have finally revealed enough history that readers can understand everyone a little better and gave them some depth. Relationships go crazy in this one, but I wouldn't expect anything less with a group of teens. Jefford writes just enough to make it enticing without making it boring and overdone.This one is the game changer. The plot takes a major detour and leaves a great cliff hanger ending. I am very excited to what the next installment turns up.

  • Gabby (What's Beyond Forks?)
    2019-03-03 03:29

    Full Review at: What's Beyond Forks?Bad Blood is book three in the Aurora Skye Vampire Hunter Series by Nikki Jefford. This is a series that needs to be read in order. I also recommend that you read Stakeout, which is told from Noel's point of view, before reading Bad Blood. It puts things in perspective.Bad Blood keeps the wonderful trend of action, angst, and romantic tension that I love about this series going strong. It has a story line that keeps me completely engaged in what's going on, and I can't wait for more!Bad Blood by Nikki Jefford was kindly provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.

  • Shawn
    2019-02-20 06:49

    I posted my review on the box set of 1-3. Since that is how I read them.Please see This page to read the review! Thank youAurora Sky: Vampire Hunter Box Set

  • Denise Allen
    2019-03-07 05:24

    I admit, the series is good. It is humiliating to admit because there isnt anything in my age group to compare. It is a lot like admitting to like riding a moped. Will I read book 4 and more? Nah..

  • Laura
    2019-03-15 09:31

    Aurora returns from bootcamp and jumps right in where she left off. Dante wants her, Valerie wants her help in finding and killing Jared, Fane wants her, Noel is just kinda bitchy and superfluous in this one. Aurora, Valerie and Dante are sent undercover into "tastings" to gather information...even though Aurora is recognized and suspected of murdering a vampire, which makes her not undercover at all! I think I really started to give up on this was when Aurora thought that "Valerie wasn't half bad"'re right she is all bad, just zero redeeming qualities. Everyone in this just kinda sucks...Aurora and Fane are ok. I may continue this series just to see what happens to Aurora but I am in no rush.

  • Carol
    2019-02-24 03:37

    Another good Aurora Sky book Another good Aurora Sky book . Each new book gets better. Vampires, action, romance and intrigue. Something for everyone. I would recommend this book to my family and friends.

  • Andrea Heltsley
    2019-03-11 08:48

    Another good installment in the Aurora Sky series. Would love to have seen more romance and less wishy washy with the guys. Looking forward to the next book. Four glittery stars!

  • Vicki
    2019-03-13 11:41

    I liked some elements of this but skimmed through most

  • Tamera
    2019-03-14 08:44

    "Tastings" are swank events for the vampire elite, sampling flavors of human blood direct from the source... and Aurora is going undercover. The world of upper-class vamps in Alaska is definitely an interesting one! I really enjoyed this book, probably my favorite of the series which I think it is only made better by reading Noel Harper's story in the '2.5' novella.Note on YA category- these are more of the young adult, 18+ side of the YA line despite the series starting when the characters are in high school.

  • Liliana
    2019-02-26 05:34

    Review on Lili Lost in a BookAurora is finally returning to Alaska after six long months in boot camp. She is properly trained and ready to kick vampire butt!If you remember from Stakeout (if you read it), on their mission, Dante and Noel found out about this "Tastings" event where mortal women drink wine and then vampires suck their blood and they can taste the wine in their blood. Now, in Bad Blood it's up to Aurora and the gang to stop this crazy thing. But things wont go smoothly, of course. While this mission is ongoing, Aurora is also dealing with Noel and Fan's betrayal. Remember Northern Bites? Oh my gods! There is a perfectly plausible explanation for everything! Total plot twist, as I mentioned in Stakeout. If only Aurora would shut up for a second and let them explain things to her. But I get it, she feel betrayed and hurt. Her ex-boyfriend and best friend... yeah, that's gotta seriously suck (no pun intended ;)). Aurora doesn't want to see Noel's face, but it turns out that they're roommates! How crazy is that?And then there's the thing with Dante... You all know I'm a Team Dante kind of girl, but when I say this I think I meant it as I wanted Dante for myself ;) This is what I mean: Aurora and Dante suddenly start this relationship that just didn't feel right to me. We know Dante had more than friendly feeling for Aurora, but Aurora didn't, not really. She liked him as a friend. Aurora and Fane just feel right (But I still love you, Dante)! And, well, I'm just not a fan of love triangles. I do feel that this one will turn out okay though.Speaking of Dante, I LOVED him! He is just a fun, easy-going character that I adored since the first time he made an appearance! I honestly cannot get enough of him!! And Aurora's other lover boy, Fane... well, I have a confession to make: I am really starting to like him!! There was one moment in the book where he made me go "awwww!" I mean, it wasn't a full on swoon, but hey, it something! Over the last couple of books and novellas he really started growing on me when I saw how nice and what a sweetheart he can be. There, I said it... I LIKE FANE!Also, lets not forget about that little something that happened in Northern Bites. Not only is Jared still out there somewhere, but Aurora and Valerie (who actually surprised me when I found myself sometimes liking her! She's still a bitch though) left... other things left undone that might come back for revenge.Things go wrong, people are in danger, Melcher might be hiding something... it's up to Aurora and her friends to make things right.I had my own plans to take them all out one by one until only the master remained, vulnerable and weak.I didn't have my own army. I had something better. Friends. The kind that lasted forever. --AuroraI really love this quote, especially because of the people she is talking about. It just moved me so much I had to take a moment...Nuff said, this book was great! If you have not started on this series, get on it!

  • Danielle Young
    2019-03-19 04:45

    Aurora Sky does not have a glamorous life. Everything she ever wanted was taken from her in one fatal accident. Now she is a government pawn. At the governments beck and call, going undercover as the very thing she is trained to hunt. A vampire. But as per usual for Aurora, things don't go as planned and the past comes back to haunt her. Her secrets are getting harder to hide from and people are getting harder to trust. Since becoming a vampire hunter Aurora has had a pretty hard life. She can't go to the college she wants, she plays bait and trap for a government determined to eradicate Alaska of its undead problem, she can't have the guy she wants, and she can't just quit. And her newest case very well might be the death of her. She is the prime suspect in the murder of one the most popular vampires in Anchorage and the person investigating is determined to nail it to Aurora. No matter what. But she is heating up more than the prime suspect list. Things are heating up between her and a certain vampire hunter... I will not name names, but I can tell you that a part of me wants it to happen. Part of me begs for her to forget about Fane and move on, but then Fane goes and does something... so, so wonderful and I melt into a puddle of goo. Yea, Fane does that, amazing things that make me and Aurora go slack in the jaw.As you can see things are complicated for Aurora, but it's more than her sex life that has her tied up in knots. She has discovered a truth that will not only put her in danger, but will change everything. And not just for her, but for everyone she knows and loves.In true Nikki Jefford fashion the characters are great. Growing more and more with every book. Each character becomes richer with every word Nikki Jefford pours into them. It is the characters that help sell this incredible story. And with Bad Blood we get it all with the characters. Snark, humor, mean girls, trouble, secrets, life and love. We are in their world. We are watching their lives. We are visitors and it is a great ride.Bad Blood is a gut wrenching story that definitely changes the playing field for Aurora Sky. Nikki Jefford hits us with a revelation so huge it sweeps us into the ocean and leaves us there. The good news is that she does send us a life vest in the form of a sexy man that any woman would want to sink their teeth into. Bad Blood was an exhilarating ride that kept me on the edge of my seat and left me begging for more. I want more. No, I NEED more!Bad Blood was an absolutely Fane-tas-tic read!*Received a free copy in exchange for an honest review

  • Mandy
    2019-02-26 08:45

    I received Bad Blood in return for an honest review as part of the tour hosted by Xpresso Tours. Bad Blood is the third installment in the Aurora Sky series that starts off six months after the prior book. Aurora has been in hunter bootcamp sent out to kill a vampire before she can return home to start her first year of college. Everything has changed now that she’s been gone, the vampires are still looking for Marcus’s killer and she’s on the top of the list. Upon returning home she is put to work on assignment with Valerie and Dante going undercover to a new blood tasting that’s happening locally.Everything goes wrong when Melcher orders her to return to the tasting to kill Selene one of the vampires who had been nice to her. However instead killing her target Aurora is drugged and questioned by the vampire hunting for Marcus’s killer only to be saved by the one guy she can’t stand to be around Fane. As if that’s not enough she’s also being hunted by a vampire who has nothing to lose and will stop at nothing to get what she wants. As the truth comes out Aurora will be forced to choose her friends or her future.I love Aurora she’s one of my favorite vampire hunters you just can’t help connecting with her. I have to admit I like most of the characters in the book like Noel, Valerie and Dante even Fane has wormed his way into my heart. I’m so torn I used to be all about team Dante but now I’m not sure darn you Fane why did you have to be the good guy. I guess we will just have to wait and see how it plays out in the next book.Bad Blood is action packed filled with mystery, suspense, and a little romance that kept me on the edge of my seat. I’m in love with the world that Aurora lives in because the author has taken the vampire concept and put her own unique spin on it. Bad Blood is a captivating novel I had a hard time putting down it’s just so easy to get drawn into the book losing all track of time. I honestly can’t think of anything that I didn’t like in the book except for the fact I don’t have the next one ready to go. The author has done a fantastic job creating characters that are easy to connect with and grow as the series progresses. She has also written a beautiful story that captures the heart as well as the imagination. Aurora is one of my favorite vampire series it’s on my auto read list I don’t even read the synopsis I just know must read. Plus with all the beautiful covers how can you not want to just dive right in? What can I say I love the series and I can’t wait to get the next book in my hands so I can find out what’s going to happen next.

  • A.Z. Green
    2019-03-06 06:37

    Reviewed for Bit'N Book Promoters'Finally!' I think. 'Bout damn time!' Nah, honestly, I was glad to read the other two inbetweeners before jogging on to this. Bad Blood kicks off six months after Northern Bites. You already know through Noel that Aurora is turning into a vampire, and her cravings -for blood and sex, separate and together- are a big clue. Aurora is in denial though we all know she's thinking it. But she doesn't know a thing about it because she's not speaking to Noel.After six months at boot camp she returns, happy as Larry to be independent and moving into a brand new flat, courtesy of 'sugar daddy' Melcher. What she doesn't know is she's sharing it with Noel, who has had a huge makeover since. She's no longer Miss Goth, but looks more like how she used to be before she was recruited. All pretty, pastels and impeccable taste. Aurora is all on edge from not only her unwanted room mate, Fane's unwanted and also wanted appearances, Dante's sudden leap from friend zone to 'I want to do you in the airport parking lot in the back seat of my car' zone, and of course 'Just Jared' who is out there somewhere, Melcher's blasé attitude about the whole mission in Sitka that was screwed up, and now, she has to worry about being found out by vampire friends of Marcus (who tried to kill Aurora in his 'music room' the night she caught Fane sucking on Noel) that she killed the extravagant, gay vampire in his 'palace'. I mean he started it. But you can't exactly reason with angry bloodsuckers, can you? So things are going from bad to worse, yet there's a glimmer of hope. The new agenda in this novel about the vampire tasting parties was unique and intriguing. I liked the idea that rich vamps with nothing better to do get willing humans drunk with expensive wine and have the VIP vamps 'taste' their alcohol-infused blood. Odd. But interesting to read.There's a lot of things that go on in this book, a lot of bad but also some good and I can tell you one thing: I will be reading the next book as soon as I get it. Miss Jefford has me on her ARC list because I've begged her to put me on it. I will be reading it and I expect I'll love it just as much as the rest of the books in this underrated vampire series. You can bet your sweet ass.Five out of five smackaroons, don'tchya know.

  • Pili
    2019-02-20 05:53

    Bad Blood is the third book in the Aurora Sky series, even if the Stake Out novella could count as a book on its own, though it recounts the events of book 2 from Noel's perspective.Here Aurora is at boot camp after the quite grim and disastrous events of book 2 and we see her how camp has helped her and how she still has a ways to go to get herself together. Then her return to Alaska isn't exactly as she was expecting.I really liked how this book handled the conflict of Aurora's real nature and her final acceptance of it. How she wasn't sure who were her allies and who weren't and discovering even more than wrong and right have more areas of grey that she had thought at first.The conflict between Noel and Aurora is one that kept me hoping it'd be resolved soon, because after reading StakeOut I knew Noel's story better and felt more sympathy towards her, but I could understand how Aurora wouldn't be in the same place as she didn't have the same information we did. Still, I'm glad that little by little Aurora decided to stop avoiding and start listening.There is a love triangle of sorts in the book, but somehow it is well done enough to not irritate me. Aurora isn't sure of her relationship with Dante, even if he is, and despite her attraction to Fane, she is quite sure she should be keeping her distance from him. She tries to be as sincere with both boys (men, males?) as possible and I think that's what saves this romance mess for me!I was glad to see that Aurora's mum and gran are still part of the book and that instead of a source of conflict are a source of support for her, not matter how much each of them knows about what's going on. I was also really happy to see how supportive this all females family were of each other!The plot feels a little secondary to the character progression, there's more overall series plot progression than the specific limited to the book, so to speak. The ending is a bit too open and a little too cliffhangery, even if we are given the assurance than Aurora is not left helpless or indicisive, since she's stronger and more assured of herself and her path by the end of the book.Now, I'm really looking forward to the next book and I'm seriously hoping that Tommy will be okay, I think that might be the worst part of the cliffhanger for me! IS THE PUPPY OK?!? TELL ME HE IS!?!3.5 to 4 stars to this one!

  • Jennifer
    2019-03-09 07:45

    I’m glad to be back with Aurora in Bad Blood. Not that it wasn’t great that Nikki Jefford decide to write from the point of view of other characters. Which I highly recommend reading. The more this series develops the more interesting and unique the plot becomes. I really love this series.So Aurora is a bit different in this book. She has kind of got herself in a funk. She is renewed a bit from boot camp but she has many things weighing on her. She’s not a natural born hunter and I think her moral code is something that really is a driving force for her. The fact that she often has to break that has been bringing her down. As the story progresses though we see her kind of find her way out fo that and by the end of the book she is the Aurora I know and love.Nikki has a great cast of characters in her series. They are so well developed and different. I love how they stay in character no matter the situation. Do Aurora and Valerie get along better now, well ya but the characters still stay true to themselves. Valerie still does ridiculous things and Aurora still thinks she does ridiculous things. Noel was more in the background, especially with the falling out that Aurora and her had. Fane is still Fane. You can’t not love Fane, I’m sorry Dante I’m just not that into you but we can be friends.Wow so talk about a three shades of crazy ending going on with this book. I would say around 80%ish stuff really hits the fan and I kept going what. What! This is nuts, wait I want to punch that guy. Wait what? It was really good. I couldn’t put it down, it’s one of those things that you can’t read fast enough. The thing that I love about this series is that it has never suffered from a slump. There is always something new and something interesting going on. Some kind of development that makes things keep moving along. You don’t feel like the series needs to wrap in any particular number of books. Especially with the novellas that are from different characters points of views.Bad Blood was another great addition to this series and I’m still wondering if since I’m AB negative and have a chronic disease that maybe I myself am a Vampire. People do make fun of the fact of how young I look...hmmm.

  • Angie
    2019-03-13 11:26

    Bad Blood is another fantastic addition to this series! Picking up six month later, Aurora is done with boot camp. She has her field test, and then it's back home where she'll be starting college. Of course, her test is to kill a vampire, so the book starts out with immediate action! But Aurora's trials don't stop when she returns home. She's focused on taking out Jared and there's the issue of her new housemate, and a lingering ex-boyfriend. Not all is bad in the life of Aurora Sky though; she's got the attention of the swoon worthy Dante!I need to get my Dante gushing out of the way. His first scene in Bad Blood...SWOON! My heart! My...places lower than my heart! Seriously, that was hot. If Aurora doesn't want him after that, I will gladly step in! Of course, other than that, Dante is his usual goofy self, always making me smile. But then that ending! No! No! No! Why?! No, I'm not telling what happened! But I do need Hunting Season ASAP!Bad Blood focuses a lot on how Aurora's life is falling to pieces. She's in college, not at the one she wants to be, but she's got that bit of normality at least. However, her living situation is not ideal. She and her housemate do not get along at all, but it's understandable. Although I was inwardly screaming "Tell her the truth!!!" most of the time. There's also the pesky matter of someone out for revenge on her and Valery. Events from Northern Bites are certainly coming back to bite them. Pun intended. I need to punch Melcher in the face, really hard! What is with that man?! Aahhh!I really enjoyed Bad Blood. It's got everything I've come to love about this series, and the stakes just keep getting higher! I would highly recommend reading Stakeout and maybe Evil Red before this one, since these novellas fill in a few gaps. Although their contents are somewhat revealed in Bad Blood, it added some extra tension for me, since I knew something Aurora didn't and desperately wanted someone to tell her!Read more of my reviews at Pinkindle Reads & Reviews.

  • Lelia Taylor
    2019-03-13 05:31

    These days, there are only a handful of series that I manage to keep up with; I have so many TBRs that I just can’t stay on top of new entries coming out, much less read them. As a result, there are just a handful I make a point of not missing and the Aurora Sky series is one of them. I’m happy to say that Bad Blood has left me wanting much more.There’s a lot to love about this series, not least of which is the ingenuity of the plot, longrange as well as in each book. Add to that the natural maturing of a high school girl who has been thrust into a world far beyond her expectations and terrific character development of all the players, major and minor, and there is very little to not like. I love the details, the little things that set this apart from other vampire stories—the whole AB blood thing is brilliant—and I really enjoy spending time with Aurora and Noel (how I love that girl!) and Dante and Valerie and Fane and even the government guys and nasty vamps.This time, Aurora is on another threshold, moving from boot camp for vampire hunters to her first year in college. Think about it—that must be a little like going from CIA spy/assassin training to college. One minute she’s murdering a killer vampire to pass her last test and the next she’s getting the sex protection talk from her mom and meeting…er, confronting…her new roommate. Oh, and there’s the little matter of having two hunky guys, Dante and Fane, pushing all the right and wrong buttons, not to mention having to balance college classes with her vampire hunting duties.And being a key suspect in a vampire murder investigation adds a little excitement to life, doesn’t it?Once again, Nikki Jefford has given us a gem of a story but Bad Blood ends with everything turned topsy turvy and all I can say is thank heavens Hunting Season will be out in just a few months. Waiting to find out what happens next just may be the end of me ;-)Reviewed by Lelia Taylor, July 2014.