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Deadly Destinations: E.S. Moore’s Kat Redding on Columbus, OH

**Visit All Things Urban Fantasy today for her Deadly Destination tour with Erica O’Rourke & enter for a chance to win one of Erica’s books**

Deadly Destinations continues today with a tour of post-supernatural Columbus, Ohio. Kat Redding, the star of To Walk the Night and Tainted Night, Tainted Blood by E.S. Moore, is here today to tell us all about Columbus. This is one place I would only want to visit on a quick day trip. Want to know what we think of this series? You can read Sheila’s review of To Walk the Night here and Tainted Night, Tainted Blood here. One lucky commentor will win a copy of Tainted Night, Tainted Blood, thanks to Kensington books!

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Before the Uprising, Columbus might have been a beautiful city. I can see it in some places, but mostly, the city is now a place of darkness and degradation. I was born after the vampires and werewolves took over the night, so I can’t know for sure what it was like. All I know is that now, it is a place of darkness. Nowhere is truly safe.

And yet, I call it home.

My name is Kat Redding, though not many people know it. Mostly, the vampires just call me Lady Death, a name I despise, but I suppose it is well-earned. I hunt these streets, and tonight, I’ll be your guide.

Columbus is a pretty big place. I think a lot of the smaller nearby towns have been absorbed into the bigger city over the last few years. Borders don’t mean much these days, not unless you are a vamp protecting your territory. As long as you remember that there are no safe places here and go out prepared, you might be okay.

Of course, there are no promises here. Just because you lock yourself in your car or walk the streets in big groups, doesn’t mean the hungry werewolf won’t attack you. You just stand a better chance of getting away than if you headed out alone.

If you are looking for a place to go where you can watch supes interact without getting yourself instantly killed, I’d suggest heading over to The Bloody Stake. You can’t miss the place. It looks rundown from the outside, like one of the worst dives imaginable, but inside, it’s actually pretty clean and cozy. There’s a big moving sign of an undressed woman repeatedly staking an overdressed vampire in a spray of neon blood above the bar. It’s sort of a big screw you to the vampires that took over the city. Bart, the owner, still caters to everyone, whether they are supe or Pureblood. As long as you don’t fight within or near his establishment, he won’t feel the need to bring out his shotgun. Mind his rules and someone won’t be scraping your head off the walls later. If you stay inside, it is actually one of the safest places you can be. Once you leave, however, there’s no telling who or what might follow you home.

Now, if your whole purpose of coming to Columbus is to experience the danger, then there is always High Street. This stretch of road is probably the most dangerous spot in the entire city, outside of maybe a vampire’s house. The windows to the hotels have no curtains so anyone can peek in at the debauchery and murder going on inside. Dealers and pimps walk the streets, showing their wares to anyone and everyone, without a cop in sight. Whatever you want, be it sex or blood or death itself, you can get it here. It’s not for the faint of heart. If you come here, expect to be attacked or plan on doing the attacking. No one leaves High Street unscathed. You’ve been warned.

Then there are the heavily controlled regions tucked around Columbus, places where vampire Counts and Countesses have taken over to manage their own food source. Polaris, for one, is controlled by one of the biggies, a Royal who lords over the Purebloods and supes alike. You don’t mess with these people. You go in to make trouble and your life is forfeit. And if you think you might just take a little tour, chances are good someone will either feed on you, or drag you back to their master to sell for profit. Places like these are best avoided.

But still, the entire city isn’t completely under vampire control. Places like the Ohio State University still have classes, at least in a quarter of the old campus. The rest of the place is pretty dilapidated and for the longest time, I was sure a majority of the campus had simply been abandoned and left to derelicts.

Turns out, that isn’t the case.

Tainted Night, Tainted Blood (#2) by E.S. MooreThe Luna Cult, a werewolf worshipping group, has their Den in the old library, which sits smack dab in the middle of the dead portion of the campus. No one knows it’s there, outside of those within the Cult and, just recently, me. It isn’t a good idea to try to drop in on them unannounced. The last guy who did ended up being dragged away, food for the resident werewolves. It would be best to find a good, moderately safe spot somewhere on the active part of campus if you want a look, though you won’t see much; the Cult makes sure of that.

Outside of those locations, you’ll pretty much find the same thing everywhere you go. There are mansions, some new, some old, controlled by vampire Counts and Countesses. They are scattered throughout the city, though often if you find one vampire House, quite a few more will be nearby. They tend to huddle together, solidifying their base, at least until they reach Royal status. Then, once they are sure no one would dare mess with them, they carve out large slices of territory for themselves.

That’s not to say that Purebloods don’t have their place. There are even some areas where the Pureblooded humans have kept to themselves enough that only a handful of rogue wolves and vamps have ever bothered them. The Houses don’t mind letting these pockets of human life remain. They need a food source, right? They can’t kill everyone without starving themselves.

All in all, I wouldn’t recommend coming to Columbus if it can be avoided. If you do insist on coming, I’d make sure to visit during the day. You might run into a werewolf or two, but it is unlikely they will attack you. Mostly, you’ll find Purebloods walking the street during the day, trying their best to forget that when night falls, the monsters come out to play. It’s easier that way. To dwell on it would only serve to ruin any chance of happiness they might have.

But if you do insist on coming during the night, make sure you get your affairs in order. Chances are, you won’t survive the night.

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About E.S. Moore:

E.S. Moore was born and raised in Ohio where he still lives with his wife and son. He attended Ohio University, majoring in Electronic Media and then later, Telecommunications. Writing has always been a big part of his life, with paranormal and horror being especially important to him. E.S. Moore is busy penning more Kat Redding adventures.

You can visit Eric around the web here: Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

Want to read more from E.S. Moore?

To Walk the NightTainted Night, Tainted BloodBlessed By A Demon’s Mark

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This giveaway is provided by Kensington Books

One lucky winner will receive a copy of Tainted Night, Tainted Blood by E.S. Moore

Tainted Night, Tainted Blood (#2) by E.S. Moore

Available July 3, 2012 from Kensington Books

About this Book:

In the darkness, it’s easy to lose your way…

Kat Redding is a vampire with a job to do—wiping out the vamps and werewolves who prey on Pureblood humans. Someone has to do it…as long as that someone is her. But suddenly Kat, also known as Lady Death, has competition, and it’s causing problems. Vampire houses and werewolf clans alike are blaming her for a spate of gruesome murders, and Kat needs to figure out who’s really responsible before she becomes the next target…

On the hunt, she forms an uneasy alliance with both the Luna Cult and a powerful rogue werewolf. But the truths Kat’s uncovering—about her enemies and her few remaining confidantes—are far from comforting. And when the chance comes to leave her life of vengeance behind, Kat must decide whether her real motive lies in protecting the innocent, or sating her own fierce hungers…

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36 Responses to “Deadly Destinations: E.S. Moore’s Kat Redding on Columbus, OH

  1. PatNo Gravatar
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    Wow, maybe I could go there, keep an eye out, and enjoy an adventure with vampires and whatever else hides from us then.

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  2. Viki S.No Gravatar
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    Poor Columbus – I honestly am not a big fan of the city (too much Buckeye crap) but still WOW!

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  3. Caty RahmNo Gravatar
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    High Street sounds terrifying

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    sounds like town where a visit would be most deadly

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  5. LexiNo Gravatar
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    It makes me thing of the Will Smith movie, I am Legend. Dilapidated, dark, with monsters creeping around. I love it!

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    I might stop by The Bloody Stake, but I’ll be staying clear of High Street. Sounds like a world to get lost in. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. Marie-ClaudeNo Gravatar
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    I don’t think i’ll be visiting that town soon…..except if I’m in a mood for some adventure!!!

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  8. Melissa (Books and Things)No Gravatar
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    I don’t think I’d be visiting alone. Maybe with a supe friend… maybe… LOL

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  9. NatashaNo Gravatar
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    Sounds like an interesting scary place to visit! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  10. Mickie TNo Gravatar
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    Goodness, Lady Death isn’t the most welcoming tour guide! Sounds like a dark and disturbing place – both Columbus AND the book. Can’t wait to read it…

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  11. Barb PNo Gravatar
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    Wow! Not someplace that I would want to visit, but I would love to read about it!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  12. Christiane C.No Gravatar
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    Doesn’t seem like a place that i would want to visit unless I’m looking for excitement! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    I think I’d like to visit-armed. Heavily, heavily armed.

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  14. SusanNo Gravatar
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    Doesn’t sound like some place I want to visit. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  15. Barbara ElnessNo Gravatar
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    I think post-supernatural Columbus, Ohio sounds like a pretty scary place and I’d be wary of visiting, let along living there.

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  16. ErinNo Gravatar
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    Not sure Columbus is the place for me – especially High Street!

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  17. JasmynNo Gravatar
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    Very interesting tour. Wish I could actually visit.

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    Sounds interesting.

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    Kat doesn’t seem like she is cut out the be a tour guide, and Columbus sounds… interesting for sure.

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    Doesn’t sound like boring old Ohio that I like to think it is.

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    Doesnt sound the Ohio I have seen.

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    Sounds like an interesting book. It’s also nice to see Werewolves as bad guys and not sex symbols.

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  23. Irene MengeNo Gravatar
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    Sounds like a fascinating book. Evil werewolves. Interesting. Would love to read this. I live for adventure.

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    It sounds like a fascinating place to visit! I hadn’t heard much about this series but I’m intrigued after reading this!

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    In dealing with dead people it seems good for business but not necessarily for my safety.

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    Sounds like a town that I may die in… lol not the best for my safety

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    Sounds interesting, it’s unusual place to set up supernatural world there.

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    I really like the sounds of it, I don’t think that I would be visiting anytime soon though. Sounds like a great read.

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    My first thought was oh heck yeah vamps and weres but then I thought better of it :) Sounds like a very dangerous place. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Oooh. I wonder what the rest of the world is like. Is this the worst city or the best or just average… hmmm. Just added to the TBR pile! Thanks for the giveaway, I am looking forward to the book.

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    It sounds both scary and exhilarating! I wonder if I will run into anything interesting while exploring the streets.

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    Don’t think I want to visit it.

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    I like it! It sounds dark and dangerous. The perfect place to read about…as long you don’t have to live there!

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    Sounds like a place I will be happy just reading about..

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    I wouldn’t want to visit alone, lol.

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    I think I will stay away from there thanks.

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