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.
Scarred from a childhood spent in perpetual indigence after being forced from their home in the Everglades, weresnake Trystan Valeras and his family make their way to the Case Hotel. When his wealthy gangster father arrives the summer he turns sixteen, Trystan’s dream of a better life, along with the lovely aristocrat Mara, is suddenly within his grasp. Instead of paradise, a series of devastating events unfold, leading Trystan to become the instrument of his dying father’s revenge. His violent reprisal instigates a backlash of murder and death, forcing Trystan to flee with the remains of his family to the sultry city of New Orleans where he sells himself into the service of the Vampire Lord Abraham. Becoming the assassin Lash to hide his identity, Trystan finds a measure of peace, even as his skill with killing heightens, bringing to him not only new allies, but also new adversaries.
Received this book for free in exchange for an open and honest review.
Promise me was a spin-off of this book. This book is about Trystan (aka Lash), a weresnake (apparently there are all kinds of were creatures), and starts as Tryst as a child. This book is set in the 20s, during prohibition and the Great Depression. This book is full of action and violence. Even as a young child Tryst has an affinity for killing people. He finds out his father is a gangster and wants Tryst to join him in his work. Tryst is scared, but agrees. He ends up as a body guard/assassin for a vampire in Louisiana.
Kaitlin Michelle’s Thoughts:
There was too much rape for me to care for this book very much. That being said, it was well-written and very interesting. Lash is a villain in this story, but you really care about him through this book. He may be a killer, but terrible things have been happening to him since he was a child. The people he kills are mostly terrible people that are way better off dead than alive. There is a lot of heartache in this tale. I would think guys would really like this book.
Language: A lot of curse words
Adult Content: This book is full of sex scenes, both human, and paranormal, some are graphic.
Violence: The entire book is full of violence. There is murder, rape, sodomy and attempted murder.