Review: Blood Laws by Lexi C. Foss

July 31, 2017

Title: Blood Laws
Series: An Immortal Curse Novel
Author: Lexi C. Foss
Genre: Dark Paranormal Romance

The lines between charade and reality blur as a dark romance brews between two unlikely soulmates…
Stas isn’t your average human. She can bend others to her will, a psychic talent she’s kept hidden since the brutal murder of her parents.
Issac isn’t human at all. He’s an immortal masquerading as one of New York City’s hottest bachelors while secretly seeking revenge against a former ally.
A fateful meeting ends in a seductive proposition: He’ll teach her more about her gifts if she agrees to play girlfriend to his billionaire persona. As their lives intertwine, secrets are exposed and passion ignites. It’s a bond built to last a lifetime, if they’re willing to risk everything to protect it.

Lexi C. Foss is a new author to me, so I had no expectations going into this book. I knew it was a paranormal romance, and that was about it. Without giving it anymore thought, I decided to just dive in, and cross my fingers. I am happy to report that turned out to be a good decision.

Anastasiya ”Stas” Davenport has always known she wasn’t just an average girl. She has certain gifts that other human beings don’t that made that obvious to her from an early age. The problem is she has no idea why she has them, or what it all means.

On the day her best friend, Owen, is murdered, Stas runs into a handsome stranger named Issac that has the answers to all of her questions. He doesn’t just give them to her right away though. She has to agree to pretend to be his girlfriend first, and he will give her the information she seeks little by little. With no other options for getting what she wants, Stas agrees.

Issac Wakefield has supernatural abilities of his own, and the moment he meets Stas, he knows that she does, too. He is undeniably attracted to her, but that is not his only motive for wanting to keep her around. She might be the key to getting revenge on the man responsible for his sister’s death.

Blood Laws is a unique paranormal romance with a few twists and turns, some suspense, a complex world, likable characters, and plenty of steam. It wasn’t the fastest read for me, but that is because there is a fair amount of world building going on.

This is Lexi’s debut novel, and I think she did a great job of bringing something original to the table. She could have used well known mythological creatures with built-in lore, but instead she chose to create her own new and interesting world, and I applaud her for that. On top of that, she managed to get me invested in what happens to the main characters, so I will be reading the next installment very soon. If you are looking for something different in the paranormal romance or urban fantasy genre, I recommend this one to you! 

“What are you doing here, Astasiya?”
She tried to turn to face him, but he held her in place. He wouldn’t hurt her. She was sure of it. But he sounded furious.
“Answer me.”
Right. Time to improvise. “Well, most people come to clubs to dance.” Even as she said it, she knew it was an absurd excuse. She was here looking for him and he knew it.
“I don’t see you dancing.”
“That’s because I’m being manhandled.” Asshole.
“This is not a game.” The low rumble in his voice made her squirm. That tone was meant for the bedroom. It required compliance and submission, and at the same time seduced. A man of his experience would know what he wanted and how he wanted it. He would be nothing like her previous experiences.
He bit her ear to bring her back to the present. What would that mouth feel like on other parts of her body? He seemed to enjoy nibbling. Her nipples tightened at the prospect of him focusing his attentions there. “Who told you to come here?”
“Why do you care?” Her voice was a little higher than she intended. He evoked a response from her unlike any other. Not that her limited experiences was much of a comparison.
“Because whoever sent you here was trying to get you killed.”

Lexi C. Foss is a writer lost in the IT world. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and their furry children. When not writing, she’s busy crossing items off her travel bucket list. Many of the places she’s visited can be seen in her writing, including the mythical world of Hydria which is based on Hydra in the Greek islands. She’s quirky, consumes way too much coffee, and loves to swim. You can find her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, or visit her website at


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