The Crimson Corset by Alistair Cross

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The Crimson Corset

By: Alistair Cross
Pages: 466
Series: The Vampires of Crimson Cove
Published on: August 1, 2015
The Crimson Corset by Alistair Cross

Welcome to Crimson Cove

Sheltered by ancient redwoods overlooking the California coast, the cozy village of Crimson Cove has it all: sophisticated retreats, fine dining, and a notorious nightclub, The Crimson Corset. It seems like a perfect place to relax and get close to nature. But not everything in Crimson Cove is natural.

When Cade Colter moves to town, he expects it to be peaceful to the point of boredom. But he quickly learns that after the sun sets and the fog rolls in, the little tourist town takes on a whole new kind of life – and death.

Darkness at the Edge of Town

Renowned for its wild parties and history of debauchery, The Crimson Corset looms on the edge of town, inviting patrons to sate their most depraved desires and slake their darkest thirsts. Proprietor Gretchen VanTreese has waited centuries to annihilate the Old World vampires on the other side of town and create a new race – a race that she alone will rule. When she realizes Cade Colter has the key that will unlock her plan, she begins laying an elaborate trap that will put everyone around him in mortal danger.

Blood Wars

The streets are running red with blood, and as violence and murder ravage the night, Cade must face the darkest forces inside himself, and perhaps even abandon his own humanity, in order to protect what he loves.

Also by this author: Mother, The Ghosts of Ravencrest, The Witches of Ravencrest

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This was an awesome read. Mainly because it kept me entertained and excited for the entire book. The Crimson Corset isn’t every other vampire book. This author has taken the traditional vampire and given them new faces. While there are many mainstream things about his vampires, they are also quite unique, which I can really appreciate.


Each character in this book has his or her own voice. The good guys are good, and the bad guys are bad, so there isn’t that turmoil of being torn  and wanting to support the underdog, or hope the hero doesn’t do something stupid.


TCC is a very well written book. The story just flows as it should, never dragging or bogging the reader down with unnecessary information or slow storylines. In some ways it is a little bit predictable in places, but overall, I didn’t know what was going to happen until the very end.


I enjoyed every  minute of this well written, unique vampire story. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves a good vampire book where that isn’t all lovey dovey.


5 fangs

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About Alistair Cross

About the Author

Alistair Cross' debut novel, The Crimson Corset, a vampiric tale of terror and seduction, was an immediate bestseller earning praise from veteran vampire-lit author, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, and New York Times bestseller, Jay Bonansinga, author of The Walking Dead series. In 2012, Alistair joined forces with international bestseller, Tamara Thorne, and as Thorne & Cross, they write - among other things - the successful Gothic series, The Ravencrest Saga. Their debut collaboration, The Cliffhouse Haunting, reached the bestseller’s list in its first week of release. They are currently at work on their next solo novels and a new collaborative project.

In 2014, Alistair and Tamara began the radio show, Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!, which has featured such guests as Charlaine Harris of the Southern Vampire Mysteries and basis of the HBO series True Blood, Jeff Lindsay, author of the Dexter novels, Jay Bonansinga of The Walking Dead series, Laurell K. Hamilton of the Anita Blake novels, Peter Atkins, screenwriter of HELLRAISER 2, 3, and 4, worldwide bestseller V.C. Andrews, and New York Times best sellers Preston & Child, Christopher Rice, and Christopher Moore.

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