Today I’m excited to participate in the Creative Blog Tour for A Lust for Blood by K.C. Smith hosted by MTMC Tours. A gender bent reimagining of the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde meets the Witcher in K.C. Smith’s debut novel. A Lust for Blood is the first in an Adult Fantasy series published on November 1st, 2022.

about a lust for blood

Title: A Lust for Blood

Author: K.C. Smith

Series: Realm of Curses #1

Publication Date: November 1, 2022
Genres: Adult, Fantasy

Format: eBook, Paperback, Hardcover

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There is no escape when the monster is you.

When Oriana awakens in a field of blood and bodies, she is devastated to realize the patchwork of death was caused by her own hand. A curse lingers in the air, and there is only one option to save herself from further bloodshed. Oriana uses her magic to create an enchanted forest imprisoning the monster responsible for the massacre–herself.

Garren has built a career around slaying demons. When he learns of a centuries old creature locked away in the strange Phantom Wood, the opportunity is too great. He will stop at nothing to destroy the demon filth that lurks in those shadows if only to satisfy his own haunting memories.

Oriana soon finds herself caught in a cat and mouse game, fighting to keep her identity secret. As the two grow closer, secrets unravel. But could they each be the answer the other has been searching for?

The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde meets the Witcher in this debut Adult Dark Fantasy novel by K.C. Smith.


a lust for blood review

a lust for blood features lots of interesting concepts. it’s a jeckyll and hyde retelling which i haven’t see done very often. (and as a lover of the OG jeckyll and hyde, i found this so exciting.

the big thing that drew me into this book was the promise of a curse. i love a good curse, especially when written well. along with this, we’re also given an enchanted forest, which is always fun to read about.

my favourite thing about a lust for blood was definitely that we have a morally grey main character. i love these types of characters as they do things that aren’t necessarily expected. oriana was a great mc, as she kept me on my toes, not sure what she was going to do next.

this book also includes a demon and a demon hunter style relationship, which gives major witcher vibes. there’s nothing more exciting than a demon hunter!

and the perfect way to finish it all off: it was a super quick read! i finished this book in a matter of hours. nothing dragged, as something was always happening.

INTL Tour-wide Instagram Giveaway!

Head over to my Instagram account to enter the tour giveaway where one lucky reader will win a paperback copy of A Lust for Blood!

Ends on December 10th, 2022. Winner will be announced on @mtmctours’ Instagram account.

tour schedule

November 28
@paperfury – Bookstagram & Book Blog

November 29
@alliesrecentreads – Bookstagram

November 30
@thereaderandthechef – Bookstagram & Book Blog

December 1
@gcreads04 – Bookstagram

December 2
@sarahndipity_books – Bookstagram & BookTok

December 3

@charliesbookrecs – Bookstagram

December 4
@pavlinamich – Bookstagram & Book Blog

December 5
@bookish.apothecary – Bookstagram

December 6
@yourbookishfriendcom – Bookstagram & Book Blog

December 7
@bookworm_panda – Bookstagram

about k.c. smith

Born and bred in Maryland, Katelyn has always had a great love for all things magical and fantasy. Her love of the genre began in elementary school through reading The Magic Treehouse books by Mary Pope Osborne. Her obsession only grew stronger as she ventured into high school and was given many Young Adult Fantasy books by her older brother.

Her strength during grade school was always in math, but she enjoyed writing short stories in her free time throughout middle and high school. Once she began college, her interest in writing a full novel took root and writing kept her sane as she worked her way through obtaining an Accounting Degree.

The following years would find Katelyn continuing to write, but never fully completing a novel until many years after college in 2021. Her debut novel, A Lust for Blood, is set to release November 1, 2022 from Phantom House Press.

When not writing, Katelyn can be found rock climbing, spending time with her husband and their chihuahua, and traveling the world!

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  1. avatar
    WendyW says:

    I like morally grey characters if they are well done.

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    You had me at “morally grey main character”. My reading tastes are simple, the more unlikable mc’s are the better lol.

    1. avatar

      hah! that’s always good. i like having different mc’s. it gets annoying when you read a lot of books and they all blend into one another. different is good.

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    Ooh sounds interesting! I’m always intrigued when the main character is the one who is the monster.

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      i agree! it’s a unique take.

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