Author: Julie Kenner
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance
Series: The Blood Lily Chronicles
Lily Carlyle has never been a good girl. She's lied, cheated and stolen, but she did it all to protect her younger sister. To keep food on the table after their mother died. She'd made a promise, after all. A promise to take care of her sister. To keep the family together. And that's a promise she's determined to keep.
Even to the death...
When her younger sister is brutally attacked, a vengeful Lily determines to exact her own justice on the monster responsible. She succeeds—at the cost of her own life. As she lies dying, she is given a second chance: though what she has done is evil, she can earn her way into Paradise by fighting for the forces of good.
...and wakes in the body of Alice Purdue—a Boston barmaid who has more than a little familiarity with the battle raging between the Light and the Darkness. Each side is mustering their forces for all-out war—and Lily is going to become an assassin for the Light.
It's a job she believes she can really get into—but she doesn't realize that she may not be able to get out...
Tainted is the debut novel for Julie Kenner’s new series The Blood Lily Chronicles. Summing up my thought in few words; I am in love with this new series, and it is definitely a new addition to my favorites. The main character Lily Carlyle is one of my new favorite characters. She has such a diverse personality that carries love larger than herself, but she also has the kick a** character that action junky’s, like myself, crave. Seldom do you find a character that has personality so grand, and when you do it promise to be an awesome read. As if Lily was not enough, Tainted was also carried by Deacon the bad a** gorgeous demon that finds himself in league with our leading lady. Between these two characters satisfaction is guaranteed. Kenner’s storyline was that of the typical good versus evil, but she successfully created a very original story that keeps the reader guessing. Kenner is not afraid of change, and the twists of this story are large and unexpected creating a very cutting edge story that I look forward to continuing in Torn.