The Blood Countess (Pandora English #1) by Tara Moss
Pandora English is no ordinary small town orphan. When she's invited to live with her mysterious Great-Aunt Celia in New York City, she seizes the opportunity to escape her stifling hometown break from her tragic past and make it as a writer. Things, however, are not what she is expecting. For starters, her great-aunt's gothic mansion is in a mist-wreathed Manhattan suburb that doesn't appear on maps. And then there's Celia herself - a former designer to the stars of Hollywood's Golden Age - who is elegant, unnaturally young and always wearing a veil. Pandora lands a job at a fashion magazine and her first assignment is covering the A-list launch of the latest miracle cream, BloodofYouth. But something is not right about the product, nor Athanasia, the drop-dead beautiful face of the brand. It seems there may be a secret ingredient in BloodofYouth, a secret worth killing for..
Mass Market Paperback, 389 pages
Published 2010 by Pan Macmillan Australia
So I came across an audiobook on this one, I was a little nervous at the beginning. I am not exactly into Fashion or the Modeling world so the first half of the book, I was not so sure about. But it had enough mystery in it a that I kept listening. But in the middle of this book, a whole bunch of interesting things happen and then some action thrown in. And I do love me some action, female kick-ass scenes with just a little romance. So let me tell you a little about this book.
Pandora English: parents deceased. She goes to New York to live with a "great aunt" that looks younger than what could have been her mother.
Her great Aunts house: not on the map, invisible to most people unless you have the exact address or are taken there by somebody else: 2 it used to be a Paranormal Studies institute and some beings are still living there. 3 A Huge Gothic Style mansion that I would kill to live in.
With some fashion help and a little bit of pushing her Great Aunt seems to help her get the perfect job working for a fashion magazine by the name of PANDORA... coincidence?
There are strange things happening around the fashion world, the magazine is handling the article for the release of a new product to take away the years...and it may or may not include blood as it's "special ingredient" And the models look an awful like Vampires, and...why does her great Aunt hate garlic?
Last but not the least: she makes out with a ghost.