I had a different book blog, and I had a bunch of problems with the blog hosting company, and all of my content was deleted. I managed to salvage some of my reviews from back then by compiling what I wrote on Goodreads, Amazon, and Barnes and Nobles review sections. I will be posting these reviews under a new blog post called Throw Back Thursday Reviews, until I have posted them all on this blog. 🙂 See some that I have already posted here.
Jude Magdalyn Henries lives what many would call an unconventional life. Orphaned at birth, raised by nuns, a teenage runaway living on the streets… she now earns a living at odd jobs, including one as a fake tarot card reader. Very little about Jude’s life appears normal, by any scale. When she accepts a gig to do a private reading, unconventional takes on an entirely new meaning.
Life as she knows it ends when she’s thrust into a world she never knew existed-one filled with magic, vampires, and her beloved New Orleans on the verge of an underground war.
To make matters worse, she’s got two men in her life vying for attention, Williams and Theo. Both call to a different part of her, but one scares her just a little bit. Can she step up to the challenges set before her and make the right choices for the “greater”greater good”?
From 2013: I loved this book! It is an excellent story. I could not stop reading through book 1 and book 2. Jude Magdalyn is the main character. She is a tough girl from the streets, who grew up in an orphanage. She is hustling tourists as fortune teller and gets hired by a group of super creepy people, and ends up walking out on the job. This starts her foray into the supernatural world she was born into. She learns that she is the prophecy of a covenant, who is meant to end a vampire war. I loved her character: her wit, sarcasm, and general attitude, were very entertaining! The story is very vividly described, and it is easy to picture all of the characters and locations (even though I have never been in New Orleans). There is a bit of a love debacle, but it isn’t the main aspect of the tale. This book is full of action and heartache, with a bit of romance and some sex thrown in. LOVED THIS BOOK!
All I wanted was a little peace and quiet.
Instead, I’ve got dead Covenant members and a steady stream of letters from the new guy in town. His beverage of choice? A 2002 Merlot, with a shot or two of powerful virgin blood.
On top of that, I’m breaking in a new police liaison, failing at playing matchmaker, and fighting nausea like it’s a full time job.
Did I forget to mention that I’ve also got enough girls living at the Crossroads to start my own boarding school?
Peace and quiet? Out the window.
–Jude Magdalyn Henries
The second book in the series is equally as good as the first book. It is full of action, romance, sex, and suspense. In this installment, Jude and the covenant are hunting down another crazy vampire, who is going on a serial killing rampage. Not only are the characters well devolved, but the dialogue is super entertaining. The conversations have all of the sarcastic remarks and witty banter, as a real conversation. I will continue to read this series, and hope there is a third book in the works. This book added a ton of characters, and even side characters had such a strong personality.