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Collection of the Negatives (The Blood Rising #1) by Violet St. Karl

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The overwhelming positive response to this amazing book, turned a mini tour into a full-fledged blog tour! Check out Collection of the Negatives by Violet St. Karl, and enter to win a paperback copy of the book, and a home blood typing kit! How cool is that?!

Publication Date: January 11, 2019
Genre: Sci-fi/ New Adult


In a world with skyrocketing inflation and unemployment, blood has become the new commodity, and the rarer your blood type, the more it’s worth.

After losing her job and watching her savings dwindle, Liri is persuaded by a resourceful friend to sell her blood to ABO Blood Group, where she learns she is O Negative, the most valuable and sought after blood.

Unable to afford living in New York City, Liri reluctantly decides to move back home and live with her parents, but her plan is interrupted when a virus is maliciously unleashed onto the island of Manhattan, resulting in a citywide quarantine. Before being able to devise an alternative plan, she is secretly informed of a covert mission by ABO to evacuate Negatives out of NYC. Although reluctant to trust them, it’s her only viable choice to stay alive, but unbeknown to Liri, she and the Negatives are vital to activating opposing agendas on Earth and beyond.

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O negatives are truly unique. It’s the only blood type that can give life force back to virtually anyone in the world on the verge of losing it, yet they can only take blood from each other. So, no, we do not all have the same biological makeup, but most of the world does–about 85 percent. You are part of the 15 percent in this world that has a rare blood type, but only about seven percent of the fifteen are O negatives.

The world is becoming a utopian society and people are losing their freedom including Liri whose blood type is rare and in demand by evildoers.

When she is part of a group of negative blood types to leave the country due to a deadly virus, she doesn’t know who to trust including new friends, Alaister and Brigid, or the attractive Dr. Sirus Galani, lead psychiatrist working for the mysterious ABO Blood Group, and Liri’s romantic interest.

I find Liri believable as a strong, and vulnerable woman who is finding out she is not who she thinks she is. When she is asked to describe herself, she answers, “I am a woman who cannot be described in one word.” Little does she know it would be an understatement.

A unique story about blood types, hubots, and unearthly happenings that are a great start to a fascinating series.

Thank you to Ms. St. Karl and R&R Book Tours for letting me be a part of this virtual book tour with no expectation of a positive review given.


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Violet St. KarlViolet St. Karl’s love affair with science fiction and fantasy began at the tender age of four when she first saw Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, but nearly three decades passed before she started transferring the stories in her head onto the computer screen. Unbeknownst to Violet at the time of signing her lease, her Upper West Side apartment was the former site of Edgar Allen Poe’s old farmhouse, where he completed writing the Raven. However, she didn’t begin writing until receiving another sign from the universe a year later. While spending extensive time in Barcelona, she learned her flat once belonged to Mercè Rodoreda i Gurguí, a famous Catalan writer, an indication that living in the former residences of famous dead authors was no coincidence, but a sign to start writing.

After over a decade in New York, Violet recently returned to her roots in the Detroit area where is an advocate and proud Ambassador of the Authors Guild. When not writing or focused on strengthening the local literary community, she is planning which country to explore next.

You can find Ms. Karl on her website, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.