Author: Marie Medina
Genres: Paranormal, MM,
TBR Reviewer: Cecile
Rating: 4 Stars - Recommended Read
Heat: 4/5 - Smoking Hot
In Valladora to commit murder is a crime automatically punishable by death. King Jareth is not known for forgiveness let alone pardoning prisoners who are set for execution. To further complicate matters Kamon is now being held for the murder of his brother-in-law. He confesses to the crime and expects to die for it. That is until he meets the sexy vampire Lord Ian. Ian did not expect to find his mate in the dungeon of his realm and certainly did not expect his mate to be a shifter. To say that neither could have prepared for the surprise of discovering each other’s existence would be an understatement. It is to be seen if the attraction between these mates and Ian’s determination to see Kamon pardoned will be enough to save his life and ultimately give them a chance at being together.
This story was a well-thought out second book in a series. The heat throughout the story is palpable and the fact that Ian’s bite has an unexpected side-effect for Kamon is also an added sizzle point. The plot is solid in that Kamon is doing something most people would do for family and Ian will risk his own neck to save him from his fate. The end was HEA and believable, which is also a bonus when creating an entire world. I gave this book four stars as the ability to describe a new world, the politics of that culture, and the characters in 86 pages was impressive! I truly enjoyed the story and felt that even though I had not read the first book in the series it did not detract from reading this one. I would recommend this to both paranormal and M/M readers as both genres were very well represented. Impressively written all around!