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Snow Blood by @CarolMcKibben #Vampire Dog? Oh ya… #review #giveaway

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Kinda got a theme going here! It is another book with a dog in it. Snow Blood, however, is from the actual dogs point of view… and the dog gets turned into a vampire… ahhhh… yep! *deep breath* Are you scratching your head? So was I. But the writing is not sloppy and the editing is clean. Therefor the far fetched idea about a dog becoming a vampire was woven into a story you can lose yourself in and dispel belief at times. If you are a paranormal romance reader, you probably will love this more than I did. It is not a story I probably will continue past this one, but that’s me. I’m picky about my paranormal reads, especially when you are messing with established arc’s and conventions.

Going to be honest here, it really was not for me. Maybe because of the books I have been reading lately, but I got to the part when Snow finds out he is a vampire (in the first 5%) and I just couldn’t dispel my belief. Because of this, I put the book down several times until I finally pushed my way through. About half-way through episode 3, it became enduring and likable and I ended up being glad I finished it. That being said, again,  the book was well written. It needed more depth to the world build, especially when paired with the good character builds.

I have read a few books where our protagonist has four legs and Snow is one that may not be one I am completely hung up on, but I know several of you who read my reviews would really enjoy this book. Especially if you are an animal lover. The vamps? The myths? The different take on the gods? Well… I could take or leave it. If you are someone who knows the myths and are a stickler for story classical story arcs you maybe frustrated like I was. I am glad I read the book and I do recommend it to anyone who is a paranormal romance lover.

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Snow Blood by @CarolMcKibben #Vampire Dog? Oh ya… #review #giveawaySnow Bloodby Carol McKibben three-stars Pages: 242 Published by Troll River on 2014-02-21 Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Vampires Amazon • • Goodreads •

Join the dark world of Brogio, the first vampire!

Episode 1: Transformation

When Brogio must turn Snow, a beautiful white husky, in order to save the dog, a series of events are unleashed that reveal a sinister plot against the father of all vampires. As life and true death experiences bond the master vampire and his newly transformed vampire canine together, they unravel a conspiracy that when resolved may return Selene, the love of Brogio’s life, back to him and set him free from the lonely existence that has plagued him for thousands of years!

˃˃˃ Begin the Adventure

From the author of Luke’s Tale, follow Snow Blood, an epic story of the first vampire as told through the eyes of his kindred dog! Follow along with a weekly episode for the next six weeks starting March 3rd, 2014!

˃˃˃ One time series...

Every Tuesday until April 18th, a new episode of Snow Blood will be available for purchase. Follow the story of Snow Blood, a vampire dog!

About Carol McKibben

Carol McKibben graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Secondary Education and a minor in Journalism. She went on to earn a Master’s of Arts in Teaching (MAT) from Rollins College. After teaching English and Journalism for a decade, she was offered the opportunity to join Miramar Communications, the 8th largest publishing house west of the Mississippi in Los Angeles.

Working her way up from editorial and then as Director of Market Development, she became the publisher of Special Events magazine (a trade publication for all those working in the events industry) that she helped launch in 1984. In addition, she created a companion trade show, The Special Event, for which she was also the director for a decade, planning every aspect – from exhibits to educational conferences and events.

During that time, she earned her Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) designation and helped found the International Special Events Society (ISES) of which she was international president from 1999-2000. She co-authored The Dictionary of Event Management for ISES and helped write the study guides for the CSEP exam.

She was a magazine publisher for both consumer and trade magazines for 20+ years. She has written numerous articles and conducted a myriad of seminars, often speaking to large audiences for both The Special Event and ISES. She was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the special events industry in 1999.

In 2007, she began a freelance writing and editing career, working with other authors to help them realize their dreams. She has published Luke’s Tale, Riding Through It and Snow Blood Season 1. Luke’s Tale and Snow Blood are targeted to a YA market. Luke’s Tale was included in the Summer Solstice Top 12 Book Pick List. Carol writes from the heart of a dog’s eyes. Her books help support her dog rescue efforts and focus on unconditional love.

Carol is married to Mark McKibben, a broadcast engineering sales professional and experienced airplane pilot, and they have two grown children, Rett and Stephanie, and three grandchildren, Lauren, Diesel and Slater. Their current “babies” are Neo, their 117-lb. Labradoodle, a trained therapy dog, and Binks, a black Labrador Retriever rescue. Together Mark and Carol work with the Los Angeles Animal Rescue and Wings of Rescue to save the precious lives of endangered dogs.

Carol is a firm believer in Maya Angelou’s quote:” I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” She believes that angels were her inspiration for Luke’s Tale – a Story of Unconditional Love and feels that even though the Snow Blood Series is about the original vampire and his kindred dog, that theme carries through. “There’s a method to my madness,” she states. “The world is waiting for love to overcome hate. I feel that my purpose is to show others how to love unconditionally, just as dogs love us we should love each other.”

Carol’s other favorite quote is one that her husband taught her. “I love myself more when I am with you.”

Carol ,Neo and Binks are currently working on Snow Blood Season 2.

To learn even more about Carol, go to

This is not Carol’s first book from a dogs perspective. Luke’s Tale is another book available by the author. 

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Snow Blood’s collar that Brogio gives to his kindred dog

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This is a 19-22” red collar.

It is 2 inches wide.

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2 Comments

  1. I so want to read this book. What an exciting premise. I love vampires and I love dogs. In Snow Blood, they come together. I can’t wait to see how the author pulls this off.
    Thanks for sharing, Kriss. This is on my Santa list now:)
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  2. As a dog lover, sounds like an interesting read. I love the different ideas about vamps and were-animals so this really appeals to me!

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