This was a great, short read and exactly what I needed today. This author has a tendency to have the reader expecting on Full review can be found at -
This was a great, short read and exactly what I needed today. This author has a tendency to have the reader expecting one thing but getting something else entirely. You’ll think you know what’s about to happen, but you’ll be wrong. That’s one of the reasons I keep going back again and again to Rick R. Reed’s books. They are always entertaining and could never be called predictable.
Highly recommended if you’re looking for something quick, a bit creepy, and if you don’t mind stepping a bit outside the norm....more
Paul is convinced he has met Victor before. Every time he sees him, there is a major sense of deja3.5 stars, rounded up
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Paul is convinced he has met Victor before. Every time he sees him, there is a major sense of deja vu that bothers him. On top of the feeling of knowing he has met Victor before is the strong feeling that they've done more than just pass each other on the street or shared the same plane during Paul's frequent business trips. He is convinced that he knows Victor in an intimate way, but why can't he remember? And why does the longing he feels for the stranger also come with a strong fear that he can't shake?
Paul has met Victor on many occasions, only he's not supposed to remember. Victor is a vampire and after each encounter with Paul, he wipes his memory of what has occurred. Vampires aren't supposed to use the same human as a blood source again and again, but something has Victor going back to Paul. There is something about Paul that has him breaking all the rules.
This is a really good story, though I did have a couple of niggles with it. As another reviewer stated, there's a bit of repetitiveness throughout. The story is quite short, at around 44 Kindle pages, but I found myself reading ... while I can't say the exact scene over and over, different scenes that were so similar to the ones before them that I was wanting to see something a bit ... more, I guess I can say. More different. And strangely, as short as the story is, I found myself a little confused in a few places. Other readers might not, so that may not even be an issue for some.
The sex is a bit rough in places, but I found it to be hot as hell. I love darker books so it was perfect for me.
The relationship between Paul and Victor is unique, though I would have liked to have seen few pages added at the end to see where the story went from there. The ending will either be loved or hated by some. I got it completely as it made complete sense to the story, though I would have been okay as well had it gone in another direction entirely.
Overall, a nice, quick read. You get sucked into the story immediately and will turn the pages quickly to see what will be happening next. I'm always a fan of darker characters so I adored Victor from the very first page. Highly recommended if you like dark and sexy, along with a nice story.
This book was provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review....more
One thing I love about Devon McCormack's books is that you know you are in for an interesting cast of characters before you read the first page. In ThOne thing I love about Devon McCormack's books is that you know you are in for an interesting cast of characters before you read the first page. In The Pining of Kevin Harding, the reader is introduced to Kevin, a young vampire who is not happy with his new life. There's Dax, who I fell in love with instantly. Of course every new vampire has to have a master, so we have Master as well. Then there's the sadistic, evil partner of Master, who has a little fun with her victims before killing them. And we can't forget Morgan and Ride, two vampire hunters whose paths cross with the others in a very big way.
The Pining of Kevin Harding is a bit gory, at times sweet, and you may even chuckle a time or two. There's also a nice romance thrown in the mix. I was not expecting the ending to play out the way it did but I have to say it was perfect.
Zathyn Priest stopped by On Top Down Under and discussed his art, his books and his writing process. You can find the inteMy #1 Favorite Book of 2014.
Zathyn Priest stopped by On Top Down Under and discussed his art, his books and his writing process. You can find the interview here.
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I have been a huge fan of Zathyn Priest since I was first introduced to the LGBT genre. He was actually the first author whose work I read in it. I have since read everything he's written - more than once - and my love for his writing continues to grow with each new release. The Curtis Reincarnation is (and forever will be) my all-time favorite M/M book.
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Matthew and Dean are vampire slayers. They are also married, though no one would ever say their marriage is a good one. Dean is the ultimate ass. He's constantly berating and criticizing Matthew but Matthew stays in the marriage. He stays, even knowing that Dean is cheating on him. He stays because he doesn't want to deal with the shame of walking away. This changes when he and Dean meet the elusive Emrys Amara.
Emrys is the most powerful, and pure, vampire in existence. He is the only survivor of the Amara clan. When a diary of Emrys' is sent to Matthew and Dean, Dean is convinced that Emrys exists. Matthew doesn't buy it. He's convinced that the diary is a forgery and that Emrys is long dead. The last entry in the diary was in 1942. If Emrys Amara were still alive, wouldn't he have made his presence known before now? Would rogue vampires be on the loose, and growing in numbers daily, if the legendary Emrys Amara were still around?
That doubt disappears the day Matthew meets the vampire face-to-face. There is a connection between Matthew and Emrys that can't be denied. This ultimately leads to the end of the marriage to Dean and one of the sweetest love stories Zathyn Priest has written to date.
There are rogue vamps that need to be taken care of, missing children, and even werewolves.
The characters are all amazing. Emrys is adorable. I fell head over heels in love with him and this love grew the more I read. Then there's Matthew, who only wants to be loved. He thankfully finds that love in Emrys. There's Vic, Matthew's father, who everyone would love to have as theirs. And then there's Dean. Dean is a character you will love to hate, and believe me, you will hate him from his introduction. The way the Dean thing was resolved was perfect.
I've had a couple of people ask me about the cheating aspects of this story. If you're not a fan of cheating in your books, you have nothing to worry about with Amara: The Rebirth. Yes, Matthew falls in love with Emrys while he's still married to Dean, but I assure you that you will be on Matthew and Emrys' side from the very beginning. Don't allow that part of it to keep you from reading this book.
There's a lot of humor, a bit of violence, and a lovely love story between two very special men. You'll fall in love with some characters and hate others. You'll laugh a lot and I can guarantee more than a few sappy tears. You'll probably cringe a couple of times but in the end, you'll be glad you read this.
This is another outstanding book by Zathyn Priest. He simply can not write a bad book.
Update on 05/13/2014: Original review of serial fiction removed from "merged" review....more
All Jed wanted was a much-needed fishing vacation with his man, Redford. No jobs. No phonesFull review can be found at On Top Down Under Book Reviews.
All Jed wanted was a much-needed fishing vacation with his man, Redford. No jobs. No phones. Just Jed, Red and Knievel the cat. The last thing he wants is Victor Rathbone and Randall Lewis knocking on his and Red's door asking for help. But when Randall's story comes out, the vacation plans go out the window. Redford is being given a chance to help someone and Jed - who will do anything for his man - can't say no.
The secondary characters in Bloodlines are some the best I've read. Randall's brothers, Anthony and Edwin, jumped on my all-time favorite list for secondaries. Anthony, who has been mother/father/brother/everything to Randall and Edwin their entire lives is now forced to depend on them. Edwin is a treat. You can not read about him and not adore him.
There are several stories going on at once but they are all part of the whole. Jed and Red have a few issues come up in their relationship and Victor and Randall must decide if they can have one. There's some violence, a serious illness and a lot of werewolves. In the end, it's an outstanding addition to the Sanguis Noctis series and I will be eagerly awaiting #4.
This book was provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange for a fair and honest review.
This anthology has a bit of everything. There's tentacle sex, non-consensual sex, orgies, muscle men who cause spontaneous orgasms simply by being looked at - among a lot of other things. Some stories are funny. Some are a bit on the gross side. A couple are really sweet. Some are downright offensive. But in the end, each story is very entertaining and I enjoyed every single one.
A vampire determined to keep a promise. An angel sent to help him. A lonely man with a death wish. Each must battle between what's right and4.5 stars
A vampire determined to keep a promise. An angel sent to help him. A lonely man with a death wish. Each must battle between what's right and wrong in order to survive.
This is a beautifully written story about three unique men who come together (in more ways than one) to keep a promise. This is not your typical sappy romance story though it does have sweet moments. It is a dark story with some dark characters. I absolutely loved it.
I only had one issue and this is noted in the spoiler link.
This is a beautiful love story between two men who were born to be enemies but find love instead. It's friends-to-lovers and the-one-who-got-away. ThiThis is a beautiful love story between two men who were born to be enemies but find love instead. It's friends-to-lovers and the-one-who-got-away. This would have been an easy, solid 5-star read for me had there not been editing issues (misspelled words) throughout and had specific things not been left unresolved. Otherwise, an excellent read.
This is a quick follow-up to Solstice Night. While it can be read as a stand-alone it is actually a continuation of the first book. Some questions areThis is a quick follow-up to Solstice Night. While it can be read as a stand-alone it is actually a continuation of the first book. Some questions are answered that were left dangling in Solstice Night and I was able to get a better read on a couple of the characters that had confused me initially.
An e-copy was provided to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.
In full disclosure I will say it has been awhile since I've read any typeAn e-copy was provided to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.
In full disclosure I will say it has been awhile since I've read any type of vampire/werewolf book. Sure I have some favorite authors that I will always go back to when there is an addition to a series but in all honesty, I usually avoid these types of books these days. I feel that the craze is over and instead of retelling the same story over and over, please just move on. Also, B.C. Sirrom is a new author for me. When I was finally able to find a blurb describing the book, I decided that I would probably enjoy the story and I did. So I want to stress that I went into this with an open mind.
I read the book and I can say that I did like it. Was there anything different in regards to the vamps and werewolves as compared to other books? Not really though the cast of characters pretty much made up for that. The premise of the story was actually unique as well.
This starts with a quick prologue that was quite nice though I am having a difficult time understanding how that played into the story as a whole. That could simply be the fact that I was looking for something that was not there or that I missed it completely. It doesn't matter either way as the story played out well.
Dis is a vampire slave and has been for centuries. I immediately liked him. He's dark and brooding and the author did a good job describing his anger and his dark personality. He works as a bartender for his master, Michael, in a club that does much more than serve drinks and play music. Beo walks into the club and insists (to Dis) on meeting with Michael. Dis is instantly attracted to Beo but knows that she is so far out of his league. A beautiful woman would never show any interest in a slave. Once Beo is taken by Dis to see Michael is when the story begins. Beo is much more than a beautiful woman. She's not a vampire or a were but she is extremely powerful and she proves this during the meeting. Afterward, she frees Dis from his slavery which also adds another layer to her power. Dis destroys his former master (Michael) and as a result is made the vampire chief of Detroit whether he wants that title or not. Dis, even knowing that he is not worthy, is drawn to Beo and she is drawn to him. Their love story was written quite well. She is this "other" (which is explained much later in the book) and he is a former slave yet their relationship works. There are a few very touching scenes in regards to it. I have absolutely no complaint at all in regards to the love story aspect of this book... the one between Dis and Beo. I did, however, get confused in regards to other couples in the story. They were not the main characters so it did not detract from my feelings as a whole.
Dis and Beo team up with a unique cast of characters to try to stem the chaos which is sure to occur as a result of Dis becoming the chief. There are more vampires, a few humans, an interesting family of werewolves and my personal favorite, Kaph, a 4-year-old vampire. Kaph is not actually four, but he was when he was turned so he kept that personality. He is adorable. I am a sucker for books with kids in them and I absolutely fell in love with this child. From his silly, childlike antics to the way that he dressed. Throughout the story I was looking forward to seeing what he would do next.
I can't go into much more of this story without giving spoilers and I would prefer not to do that in this case.
The copy I received had some major editing issues. After speaking with the author I now know that the book was tweaked before actual publication so I am going to assume that these issues were resolved. Did it take away from the story? Not really though I did find myself having to go back a few times to reread certain sections. It did not take away from the story as a whole.
This was an enjoyable read. There are a few questions that were left unanswered but some are addressed in Chaos Children, a short follow-up story that I read immediately after finishing this one. As mentioned above, I got a tad confused in regards to certain relationships. At times I had to go back to try to figure out who was who and who was supposed to get together or who it looked like would get together, etc.
Overall, a good first novel. This was initially going to get 3.5 stars but I had to up it for Kaph alone.
A big thanks to the author for giving me the opportunity to read something I might not have otherwise. I enjoyed it....more
Nice story. Different take on vampires. I liked the story and the concept for the story but I didn't really like most of the characters that3.5 stars
Nice story. Different take on vampires. I liked the story and the concept for the story but I didn't really like most of the characters that much. I felt that the blurb was somewhat misleading. Sure it is about Aubrey and his "pet" but the main story seemed to be about Gille (Aubrey's cousin) and Stregoni (the family doctor). There were some major editing issues but they weren't enough to get me too frustrated while I was reading. It ended well, if not a little rushed. Everything came together as it should have....more
(Note to self: Stop jumping on the book page on Goodreads right as you are sitting down to read the book. Don't mark it as "currently reading"... don'(Note to self: Stop jumping on the book page on Goodreads right as you are sitting down to read the book. Don't mark it as "currently reading"... don't read other reviews or comments... just read the book.)
I only recently discovered these authors. I only discovered the first book in this series, Blood Howl, last week. So my timing on this one was perfect. I was able to literally jump from one book to the other without having to go back and refresh my memory of what happened in the first one. Considering how many books I read, this was a major plus for me.
Right off I will say that Jed and Redford rank up there for me as one of my all time favorite couples regardless of the genre of books I've read. Jed is such a bad ass but he melts when it comes to Red, who is about as opposite from Jed as one could get. They are absolutely perfect for each other and together. Jed is hilarious and Red is a sweetheart. I should also point out that I hate (seriously HATE) series that focus on one couple throughout. I want my happy ending after the first book. With Jed and Red, I would be perfectly fine reading book after book about these characters. That has only happened with one other series for me. Normally I get bored with a couple if their story is allowed to play out too long and I give up on the series completely. I can't see myself getting bored with Jed and Redford. Ever.
With that being said....
Jed is hired by David (who was introduced in Blood Howl) to go to Cairo to investigate disappearances there. He and Jed aren't exactly friends but they have worked together in the past. Redford is along for the ride as well as Victor, David's current boyfriend? friend? bed mate? ... not sure show to describe what Victor is to David. David is not forthcoming with all he knows about the disappearances so Jed is basically going in blind.
A lot happens in this book. Redford has changed as a result of things that happened to him in Blood Howl. He is hearing voices and behaving aggressively at times. While he is still shy and somewhat naive, he takes a bigger role not only with the job Jed was hired to do, but in the bedroom as well (watching him go from little innocent to all dominant was sexy as hell). Jed, while still the bad ass mercenary, goes all mellow and sweet when it comes to Red. David is an enigma. He is very secretive and that secrecy has the ability to destroy not only him but the others as well. Victor (also introduced in the first book) is a stuffy professor who has a couple of secrets of his own.
The journey to Cairo and back is full of action and emotions for all involved. I hate doing reviews with spoilers so I won't say what all happens before, during and after the trip. But I will say that something happens that had the ability to totally piss me off but it didn't because I saw this coming early on. I wasn't happy about it and it bothered me to an extent but not enough to put me off from what I hope will be more books in the series. The authors make a point in setting this up throughout the book so it seriously should not come as any kind of surprise to anyone.
This book is an emotional roller coaster. One minute I was laughing (Jed... the cat lady... I laughed so hard my kid came in the room to see if I had lost my mind), the next I was ... I won't say sad... frustrated maybe? I felt for all the characters. I love how the authors kept Jed funny even when serious stuff was going on. The comedy relief is needed for such a serious story.
I rarely give books from a series a 5 star rating because I am always left with unanswered questions. Trust me, there are tons of things left unanswered in this one. It's rare for me to give ANY book a 5 star rating. But Jed and Redford sealed this one for me. I will be one of the first to buy the next book in this series. I can't wait to jump back into Jed and Red's world again.
Final note: I would not recommend anyone reading this without reading Blood Howl first. You will probably still enjoy the story but you will not get the feel for the characters. You have to see where they came from before you can go forward with this one. That's my opinion....more
This is a really nice story about Liam, a man physically abused by his live-in lover. Volunteering at a hospital, he "meets" Marcus, a vampire who hasThis is a really nice story about Liam, a man physically abused by his live-in lover. Volunteering at a hospital, he "meets" Marcus, a vampire who has been in a coma for three years. Over a period of six months, Liam talks to an unresponsive Marcus. Believing he isn't being heard, he shares everything with the one person who he feels that he can talk to without fear or judgment. When Marcus wakes up, Liam is mortified to know that he had heard everything he had said during those visits. Liam will break your heart. Such a young soul who has endured so much physical abuse that he is totally broken. His visits with a comatose Marcus are the only bright spots in his life. One day the abuse from his boyfriend comes to a head and Marcus steps in to protect him. It was interesting to see where the author went from there. This is a vampire story but unlike most (or all) vampire stories I've read to date. It is also considered light BDSM, though I say not really. I pretty much got over the vampire craze awhile back so it was refreshing to see a different take on that type of story. As for BDSM, I don't normally read those types of books as they are not my thing at all. Nothing against them, just not my thing. This was written in a way (in that regard) where I totally enjoyed it. The love story between Liam and Marcus was sweet to watch. Everything came together well.
Wow. Where to start? I am a huge J.R. Ward/BDB fan. Once I discovered the series, I bought (and read) each subsequent book the day it came out. I have
Wow. Where to start? I am a huge J.R. Ward/BDB fan. Once I discovered the series, I bought (and read) each subsequent book the day it came out. I have purchased the ebooks on release day as well as been part of the past 3 virtual signings (including this one) where I have ordered an autographed copy. So we've established I'm a fan. Oh, I even paid the ridiculous amount of $15.81 (tax included) for the Kindle version of this one the day it came out even though I have an autographed hardcover that will be arriving at my home in the next few days.
Again, I'm a fan. I feel the need to stress that particular point before I continue.
1. The cover. I have read for months how much folks hate the cover. Personally, I like it. A lot. The photos on book covers never come close to what I see in my head while I'm reading the book. This one did. Pretty much dead on in how I saw Tohr.
2. Qhuinn and Blay. Everyone wants their story. People got downright nasty when the author announced that the next book (this one) was Tohr's. Holding off on telling Qhuinn and Blay's story is a genius move. Because everyone wants their story, of course Ward will save them for later. Who else will you look forward to? Who is left other than Lassiter and the Band of Bastards? Seriously. Also, I have read various comments over the past few months about how the Qhuinn and Blay story may be a novella or something along those lines. Again, people (myself included) believe they should have their own full length book. But yet I have read comments that say "Sure I want a full length book but don't make the sex graphic because it's two men." Seriously? It's okay to get REAL graphic between the male and female couples but not the two people we are looking forward to the most? Either way doesn't matter to me as long as their story is told well. After reading this particular book, I'm now almost afraid to read it when it comes out.
3. Autumn. Seriously?????
4. I noticed where there were tons of 5 star ratings for this book before it was ever released. For those (like me) who love the "brothers" I can understand the excitement. BUT... I refuse to give a 5 star rating to ANY book unless I've read it and unless it is worthy of that rating. This is definitely is not in my opinion, regardless of who wrote it or what series it is part of. I disliked Phury's story. I disliked Payne's story, though I loved the stories in the background. Those were my two least favorites. Lover Reborn might now rank at the bottom for me.
Now to my opinion of Lover Reborn.
Not even close to the others. I was really looking forward to Tohr's story. We (fans) have watched him from book 1. We watched him happy. We watched him in despair. We watched him go from the top of the world to the very bottom. So I could not wait to see him have his HEA.
What in the HELL happened? After a little bit of reading I could see where the author was going with No'one. It made a lot of sense and I could actually see where it just might work. It was finally time for Tohr to move on and I actually felt that the author was moving in the right direction. Sure we all wanted Wellsie back but I was willing to accept the way things were going. Then it went to hell. Tohr became an ass. The strong, decent male from the other books became a user and a jerk. I found myself feeling sorry for No'one as the book progressed. I got to the point where I was wishing she would tell him to shove it and then disappear back to where ever she came from.
Other than the episode (that I won't go into) where he told No'one (Autumn) exactly how he felt (and not in a good way), the thing that really did it for me was one line: Even his Wellsie. That should have never been added. Those three words were WAY OFF and should have been left out of the book, for obvious reasons. It made it look like "Okay, I loved Wellsie but I love you more." I didn't like that at all. So Tohr went through all that hell over a long period of time mourning his lost love but suddenly: Not even Wellsie.
It took me 3 days to read this book. I have never, EVER taken longer than one day or so to read a BDB book. I was not into it at all. The back stories normally make the book for me. This time? No way. I didn't get the John and Xhex thing. I GOT it but the length of time it went on made no sense. No communication? No talking at all? For months? Xcor and his guys were okay I guess and they added a little excitement.
There was one surprise that I did not see coming. Layla. I was prepared to hate her character as I did in the last book but I didn't so much this time. I was actually happy that the author took her (and Qhuinn) in a different direction though I did not like what happened between the two of them. Of course we knew it was going to happen (we were told this already) but I was still prepared to hate her.
This book bored me. Seriously bored me. I am usually holed up away from the world when a new BDB book comes out. I can't wait to get back to reading it. This one? Not so much. Well, not at all. I had to force myself to turn on my Kindle and I found myself checking constantly to see what percentage I was at in the book so I could see how much longer before I could finally, FINALLY finish it.
I hate giving a BDB book a bad rating and review. Even Phury's story (that really sucked in my opinion) rated higher than this one. I may go back and reread the first few books in the series just to remind myself that it really IS a good series. Nothing can compare to Wrath's, Rhage's, V's and Z's books. I even liked John's. Maybe by rereading those I will (maybe) appreciate this one more. Doubtful though.
I will stay a fan. I will be one of the first people to go to her website and order an autographed copy of the next book. I will do this as long as she is writing them and continues to do the virtual signings. I will always love this series and I will wait patiently with everyone else to see Qhuinn and Blay finally get together. But I refuse to give this a higher rating than I feel that it deserves. My opinion. Nor will I write a glowing review for a book that disappointed me on so many levels. THIS is the book I was looking forward to the most. After Payne's story I was so eager to see another brother... one of my favorite brothers... get his own story... finally. And the way this one turned out bothered me for that reason.
One of my friends on here commented about how brutal we BDB fans can be. She was right. But we all have our opinions... good and bad.
All was not bad. The surprise toward the end was pretty awesome. Sadness, happiness, devastation and then happiness again. Then our favorite angel redeemed himself and others. I love Lassiter and I can't wait to see him get his own HEA. By stating that he had "been in love once" I hope that means that he will have his own book in the future... near future....more
The first story was okay. The 2nd one didn't do much for me. The third one was also okay. I didn't love it and I didn't hate it. Good for a quick readThe first story was okay. The 2nd one didn't do much for me. The third one was also okay. I didn't love it and I didn't hate it. Good for a quick read....more
**spoiler alert** I am a huge J.R. Ward fan. I have loved this series since I read Dark Lover way back when. But this was one book that I can honestly**spoiler alert** I am a huge J.R. Ward fan. I have loved this series since I read Dark Lover way back when. But this was one book that I can honestly say that I wasn't really looking forward to. Why? Payne. I was not looking forward to reading her story. I was not impressed with her character in the others and I did not want to read an entire book about her. The other books in the series were about one of the Brothers. I did not care to read about V's twin.
With that being said I will say what I DID like about the book:
I loved that it basically could not be read as a stand-alone book. Okay, it COULD be but it would be confusing. I loved how there wasn't page after page explaining what had happened in all the other books. It basically jumped right into what happened after Payne's injury without a bunch of b.s. explanations.
I loved how the book was more about V and Jane than Payne and Manny. Vishous has always been one of my favorite "brothers" so it was cool to see more of his and Jane's story. Also, it was nice how the Butch/V relationship was finally explained. I found myself rushing through the chapters about Payne and Manny to get to V's or Qhuinn's.
I also liked how the Qhuinn and Blay relationship (or lack thereof) is coming together, though I do not like what I see happening with Layla and Qhuinn in future books. Layla is a character that just gets on my nerves and I do not want to see more about her.
I love how the author was willing to go a bit farther with the Blay/Saxton thing as far as allowing there to be some (however small) touch between the two of them. She seems willing to venture into the gay thing but only slightly. I wish she (and her publishers) would understand that we fans want more of Blay and Qhuinn and that a novella will not do the two characters justice. Not to her real fans anyway.
Also, she was more blunt in her use of language.
I like the Butch/Manny connection.
Now to what I did NOT like about the book:
Payne and Manny. Yes, I know it was their story but I wasn't really that impressed. Her "healing" happened too fast and the way she was healed? Strange. Very, very strange. Their relationship (at times) read like a sappy romance novel. Where was all the fighting? The angst? The complications? There were very few and when they WERE there, they were resolved too quickly. Totally unlike the other BDB stories.
Vishous went from wanting to kill Manny to being supportive way too fast, in my opinion. Yes, he was trying to save Payne's life but it just happened too quickly.
Xcor. Okay, so he watched his "Dad" get murdered in front of him and he spent centuries searching for the woman who killed him, vowing vengeance. He finds her (Payne), kidnaps her and takes her back to his place so that his soldiers can violate her and then he can kill her. Only she explains to him that he is not, in fact, the child of Bloodletter so he can't harm or kill her. And it was like "Oh, okay. Not only will I not harm or kill you, I will stand guard at your door and prevent my men from coming near you."
C'mon! Seriously? Just like that all is forgiven?
There was very little in this book about any of the brothers except Vishous and Butch. Where was Z? Rhage? John Matthew? The others? Granted there were little snippets in there about them but not much.... definitely not enough. And Tohr? Mentioned 1 or 2 times in the entire book? His character is pretty important (as are the others) and I felt that there should have been more.
Not sure how I feel about the new detective and where Ward will go with his character. I will reserve judgment until the next book.
The ending........... hmmm............ I guess saying it was just BAD would be wrong. But Payne riding off on a horse with her hair flying in the wind? Seriously????? That, and the lines written after that, were written more like a sappy romance book ending than a BDB book.
I am giving this book 4 stars (instead of less) because of the V/Jane thing. And because I love Qhuinn and Blay and the other back-stories that she puts in her books. I have totally enjoyed watching as each character has taken shape. My least favorite in the series will always remain Phury's story, but this one comes close.
I look forward to seeing where she goes next.
I just received my autographed copy in the mail. It was nice how she personalized it. It is, however, doubtful that this will be one that I read again and again, as I have with some of her others in the series. ...more