Monday, May 09, 2016

Review: Blood Street by Carl Alves

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~Book Info/Synopsis~
Blood Street is True Blood meets the Sopranos set in the streets of Philadelphia. When vampires tangle with the Philadelphia mafia, one thing is certain - all hell is going to break loose.

Alexei chose the wrong neighborhood to claim his latest victim, a member of Enzo Salerno's crime syndicate. Now Philadelphia mob boss Enzo Salerno is determined to hunt down the man who killed his associate in such gruesome fashion in his South Philly row home and serve his own brand of old fashioned Italian style vengeance.

Perplexed by this unnatural murder, Salerno uncovers clues that lead him to believe that this was not a mob hit, and that a vampire was responsible for this death. Magnus, the leader of Alexei's brood, must use all of his resources to save them from both the mafia and the FBI, sparking a bloody war that plays out in the streets of Philadelphia. Who will survive on Blood Street?

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~My Review~
Disclaimer: I received a free paperback copy direct from the author in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. All thoughts and opinions in this review are entirely my own.
When Carl first contacted me and asked me if I'd like to review Blood Street I read the synopsis and I was genuinely intrigued with how a story with vampires and the mafia would play out, so I said yes to reviewing it. I was definitely not disappointed!

It has taken me a while to read Blood Street but that's only because life dictated that I couldn't spend as much time reading as I wanted to. That said it hasn't taken away from the reading experience, it actual fact I've now read Blood Street twice!

I think the description given by Carl hits the nail right on the head and fits the book perfectly: "True Blood meets The Sopranos".

Enzo Salerno is the Mob boss and when one his associates winds up dead; gruesomely murdered, Enzo sets his sights on finding the killer and getting vengeance. But as more bodies turn up killed in the same way the FBI is drafted in. It is at this point when an unexpected alliance is formed. FBI Agent Mark Andrews; who has been trying to find a way to take down the Mob boss for a while; winds up working with Enzo in the hopes of catching this gruesome serial killer. As with all serial killers it's not long before the press get a hold of the story and nickname the murderer "The Vampire Killer".

But it couldn't be a vampire, because they don't really exist, do they??

Blood Street is action packed from start to finish. There's blood, gore, unexpected and shaky alliances and vampire lore too. It is a dark and dangerous read. I found Blood Street a great book to read as it portrays a vampire who is a ruthless blood thirsty killer!!

Carl Alves has done an awesome job of creating a realistic world and plot in which as reader I became lost in. I'm glad Carl approached me with a review request. I'm certainly going to be keeping my eyes open for more of his work.

If you like paranormal, horror or fantasy and aren't scared by blood and gore I'd definitely recommend giving Blood Street a chance.


~About The Author~
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Carl went to Boston University majoring in Biomedical Engineering. Carl graduated with a BS degree, and has since worked in the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries. He later graduated from Lehigh University with an MBA degree. His debut novel Two For Eternity was released in 2011 by Weaving Dreams Publishing. His novel Blood Street was released in 2012 by True Grit Publishing. His novel Reconquest: Mother Earth is scheduled to be released in 2014 by Montag Press. His short fiction has appeared in various publications such as Sinister City, Alien Skin and Dark Eclipse. He is a member of the Horror Writers Association and has attended the Penn Writers Conference.

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