A Bad Breed Blog Tour

Welcome back to my blog! Today I am participating in the blog tour for A Bad Breed by Kat Ross. This blog tour was organised by Xpresso Tours.

This post will following the following format:

  • Giveaway Information
  • Book Links
  • Book Information
  • Book Review
  • Author Information

Giveaway Information

Book Links

Title: A Bad Breed
Author: Kat Ross
Series: Gaslamp Gothic #3
Publisher: Acorn Publishing
Publication Date: 31 May 2019
Source: Xpresso Tours
Format: eBook
Pages: 292
Rating: 3.5 Stars

Goodreads Synopsis:


A creature out of folklore. And nightmare.

January 1889. When a Romanian village suffers a series of brutal attacks, occult investigator Anne Lawrence is dispatched to the forests of the Old Country to hunt the killer – only to vanish without a trace.

The trail leads her mentor Vivienne Cumberland deep into the Carpathians to a remote monastery. As a blizzard rages outside, trapping them all with the pricolici, Vivienne risks sharing the fate of the woman she came to find. But is the culprit truly a werewolf … or something even more dangerous?

A man bent on revenge. And a love that was never meant to be.

Imprisoned in a decaying castle, Anne finds herself ensnared in a web of dark enchantment, at the mercy of a mysterious captor with a beast inside – and a memory as old as the ancient legends.
As the weeks pass, Anne learns his real identity, and slowly uncovers a complex and deeply passionate man. But is she willing to pay the price for falling under his spell?

Note: This darkly magical reimagining of Beauty and the Beast is the third book in the Gaslamp Gothic series, but can be read as a standalone with no need to start with Book #1, The Daemoniac.

Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

Kat Ross is one of my favourite indie authors. Her writing has pulled me in from the beginning and her developed and interwoven worlds have kept me reading. I cannot wait to jump into her newest book!

Thank you so much to Xpresso Tours for providing me with a copy of this book. Just a quick disclaimer for those reading this review, I have received this book for free. Please note that this does not affect my opinion in any way. All thoughts are my own.

Writing Thoughts:

The writing, just as in Ross's other books, it was well paced and immersive. The dialogue flowed naturally and pulled me deeper into the story. The writing was descriptive but it didn't make the writing heavy. 

Plot Thoughts:

I have to admit that I wasn't as in love with the story as the others that I've read. I loved the beginning that set the story up well but I felt as if the multiple point of views didn't allow the plot to fully develop. There were a couple of storylines that over time weaved into each other. I think that if the point of views were more limited or the chapters were a bit longer then the plot might have had more depth to it. I loved how Ross creates this interesting and complex world which pull you in. 

Character Thoughts:

The multiple points of views didn't really allow for readers to get to know the characters and for the readers to see their depth. I did like that you could see and read about the history of the characters. I thought that this was done well because I wanted to read more about them.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, this might not have been mu favourite book written by Ross but it is still really good. Once again, Ross has captured readers with her unique writing style and immersive world. The characters' relationships and dialogue felt natural. The plot was slightly underdeveloped for what I would have preferred but it was still intriguing and kept me turning the page to find out what happens next. Thank you so much to Xpresso Tours for providing me with a copy of this book.

Author Information

Kat Ross worked as a journalist at the United Nations for ten years before happily falling back into what she likes best: making stuff up. She’s the author of the Fourth Element and Fourth Talisman fantasy series, the Gaslamp Gothic paranormal mysteries, and the dystopian thriller Some Fine Day. She loves myths, monsters and doomsday scenarios. Check out Kat’s Pinterest page for the people, places and things that inspire her books.

Yours in Reading,


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