More than Blood

Gabrial Ferrar is a House Marshal, an enforcer of the laws of his people. But when his investigation into missing young girls lead him to a dark alley his path crosses with an incredible crossbreed whose blood promises him a lifetime of pleasure he’s willing to sacrifice everything to gain. Yet her past may be the key to stopping a deranged killer from taking the life of another little girl - but only if he can gain her trust before time runs out.
 
Kel Sheridan works for a private agency called Incog, a vigilante organization that deals with the dark underbelly of the Arcane. While investigating a local blood ring she finds herself uncontrollably drawn to a stranger and in the time it takes to press her lips to his, he's made her his blood mate. Kel is furious, especially when she discovers he is a son of the House that turned her out on the streets as a child for not being of pure blood. When another little girl disappears she finds herself needing the strength of the unwanted blood bond between them to face the truth of her past to catch their killer.
 
This book started out really fast paced, although the author started throwing out different names like Triumvirate, Arcane, Sanguen which kind of confused me at first and pulled me out of the story. Soon I got the grasp of the world Ms. Vyne created, which was a dark underbelly unknown to the existence of humans.
 
The sex between Gabe and Kel was hot, and their love was considered taboo in his culture so it gave it a real emotional edge. There were a lot of secondary characters which I quite liked—like Raife—and I hope this isn’t the only book set in this world.
 
The middle kind of dragged a bit for me, and the villain was quite predictable—I knew who he was right from the start, but I’m glad it all worked out in the end for Kel so she could put to rest some monsters from her past.
 
All in all I enjoyed MORE THAN BLOOD and look forward to seeing if Ms. Vyne explores more in this Arcane world she has created.

Book Blurb for More than Blood

Gabrial Ferrar is a House Marshal, an enforcer of the laws of his people. But when his investigation into missing young girls lead him to a dark alley his path crosses with an incredible crossbreed whose blood promises him a lifetime of pleasure he’s willing to sacrifice everything to gain. Yet her past may be the key to stopping a deranged killer from taking the life of another little girl - but only if he can gain her trust before time runs out.

Kel Sheridan works for a private agency called Incog, a vigilante organization that deals with the dark underbelly of the Arcane. While investigating a local blood ring she finds herself uncontrollably drawn to a stranger and in the time it takes to press her lips to his, he's made her his blood mate. Kel is furious, especially when she discovers he is a son of the House that turned her out on the streets as a child for not being of pure blood. When another little girl disappears she finds herself needing the strength of the unwanted blood bond between them to face the truth of her past to catch their killer.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable.


Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2010 4.00