I enjoyed The Devilin Fey and wanted to give it 3.5 stars! I can not so it will have to be 3 becasue it was not quite a 4!
The Devilin Fey is a novell...moreI enjoyed The Devilin Fey and wanted to give it 3.5 stars! I can not so it will have to be 3 becasue it was not quite a 4!
The Devilin Fey is a novella made up of two stories - “The Devilin” Fey and “Tongue Tied”. Both focus on life as a succubus in one way or another. (Note there may be a couple of spoilers below)
The Devilin Fey features Catlin Fey who at the start of the book is planning on a scathing article about Zac Walsh, best selling author of “Seduction 101: All The Dirt on Women”, she want’s to highlight the damage his ideas are doing to society. However she ends up falling for all his lines, and nothing like in her dreams. The man in her dreams is so different, she finds out why when she goes for a walk to the beach and see Lucius in his true incubus form, wings and all. She should not have been able to see him like that!
Catlin gradually notices some strange changes after a few encounters with Lucius, she can read peoples desires and know their love history. She goes on a journey which lets out her inner devil, human by day succubus by night, having revenge on Zac on the way.
I enjoyed The Devilin Fey, I like the way Catlin took becoming a kind of succubus in her stride, simply adapting to it and finding Lucius along the way!
Tongue Tied is a short story about a lesbian succubus who finds something different about Adriana and watches in on her life to find out if her instincts are right. This is the only story I’ve come across so far with a gay succubus, I’d kind of expected the usual going after men but Tongue Tied made a refreshing change. However, if you don’t like F/F stories then this one may not be for you.
A story of love, attraction and emotion about a mortal woman and a sexy vampire, just right for paranormal romance. Bound by Blood focuses intensely o...moreA story of love, attraction and emotion about a mortal woman and a sexy vampire, just right for paranormal romance. Bound by Blood focuses intensely on the developing relationship and love between Laurel and Sebastian, everything else in the story is to illustrate their unfolding tale of all consuming love. We hear the point of view of Laurel and Sebastian, clearly they both love each other with all their heart and soul.
Laurel is an easy character to like, she seems genuine and like someone you might meet where ever you go. That makes Sebastian all the more of a contrast to her. Handsome, sexy and a little distant he is always wonderful with Laurel, he treats her like a princess (or should that be Dutchess?) which makes sense for a man who “died” in Henry V111’s court in the sixteenth century!
Sebastian is a Prince of the vampires, his territory being Europe where of course there are various problems he has to solve and ends up getting injured just as his relationship with Laurel is developing. Even at home he faces a close ally plotting against him which is not full resolved in this book so I’m hoping there will be a sequel!
Laurel wants to see Sebastian as he was when mortal so they travel back to the Tudor era. Once there however he actually is mortal and Laurel is left to find a way to get him back though the portal to their present. Like any good heroine she ins her man and finds a way!
Mortal Sebastian remains in the present, will Laurel choose the man she fell in love with but is a vampire? Or will she choose to keep the energetic and very much alive Sebastian who is out of his time? I’m not going to tell you! Read the book! (less)
Imagine a day where you thought the worst thing that could happen to you was being fired, but you end up being run over and wake up a few days later a...moreImagine a day where you thought the worst thing that could happen to you was being fired, but you end up being run over and wake up a few days later as a vampire, even though one hadn’t killed you with it’s bite. You’d be pretty peeved and want to see your family right?
Betsy is a fantastic character who simply does not play by the vampire rules – mainly because she has no idea they exist, then as she discovers them, well she still doesn’t! She is not the deepest character ever written but Betsy has a sense of being very real about her. She is loyal to her friends and family, she sees no reason why dying and becoming undead should change that.
Unfortunately for Betsy things were unlikely to turn out to be simple where they!! There are vampires who want to draw her into their politics, sorry I mean under their control, like the other vampires. But there is a certain something about Betsy, turns out she might not just be a vampire but the fulfilment of an ancient prophecy about a vampire queen. Initially Betsy is far more interested in getting her designer shoes back from her Step Mother!
Enter Sinclair. Attractive and totally full of himself as far as Betsy is concerned leading to a number of great scenes as she tries to battle her attraction to him. He however knows just how to get Betsy on his side, yes Manolo Blahnik’s will certainly get him a long way!! So she finds herself drawn into vampire politics.
It is fantastic that her best friend from before she died not only stands by her and accepts Betsy is a vampire with remarkable ease but she sets out to make Betsy a crime fighter too!
Undead and Unwed is a light-hearted (as far as vampire romance stories go!) race through Betsy’s first few days as a vampire, the biggest problem of course is her new liquid diet (less)
Faythe is one of only eight Tabbies in the country and now they have started to go missing. After she is attacked on campus she returns to the Pride b...moreFaythe is one of only eight Tabbies in the country and now they have started to go missing. After she is attacked on campus she returns to the Pride but in characteristic fashion refuses to just do as she is told. Once returned she is also confronted with dealing with her ex-boyfriend Marc, more unfinished business.
Faythe can be a challenging character to like at times, she is strong, determined and can seem a little immature at times but comes to take on her responsibilities and matures nicely towards the end of the book. Maybe she is this way because she has hidden as much as she could from being a werecat for so long but now must face her destiny.
I liked the world Rachel Vincent builds for her Werecats because it is believable in a modern day country. Being a first book in a series quite a lot of time is devoted to telling us about the world Faythe and the Pride operate in.
Stray is a great start to the Shifters series which leaves you wanting to know what comes next for Faythe and the other Werecats.