Friday, May 13, 2011

Review: Blood Wyne by Yasmine Galenorn

Blood Wyne is the ninth book in the Otherworld series by Yasmine Galenorn and a Paranormal Romance from Berkley.

Book Blurb:

We’re the D’Artigo sisters: half-human, half-Fae.  We’re sexy, we’re savvy, and we just turned in our badges to the Otherworld Intelligence Agency.  My sister Camille is a wicked good witch.  Delilah’s a werecat and blossoming Death Maiden.  And as for me?  I’m Menolly, acrobat extra ordinaire turned vampire.  But being a vamp isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, especially when the godfather of all vampires decides to play Prince Charming...

It’s the holiday season and a vampire serial killer is on the loose.  Hungry ghosts are tearing up the town and people are running scared.  

I strike a deal with Ivana Krask - one of the Elder Fae - and, too late, discover strings are attached.  But when I turn to Roman, one of the oldest, most powerful vampires around, for help, he offers me more than I ever bargained for...

My thoughts:

Blood Wyne is told from Menolly’s POV - and I always enjoy her POV the best.  This installment finds everyone a little busy - actually doing their own thing for once.  Of course the threat of Shadow Wing is still there - but Blood Wyne does not focus on that fight.  

Instead a serial vamp is on the loose and Menolly is helping Chase track him down - because it most definitely is a ‘he’.  He is leaving his victims violated in a most heinous way before draining them to death.     

In the course of the investigation Morio is severely injured - resulting in a drastic measure to save his life - which results in an unexpected consequence.

During that same fight Camille and Vanzir have an unexpected encounter of their own.

Smokey and Rozurial are off to help Smokey’s Mom with an SOS - so they aren’t around.

Delilah is out of commission - recuperating from the broken ribs she suffered while fighting Stacia Bonecrusher - but her demon lover Shade is ready and willing to help any way he can.

Add to that, Menolly hires a new bartender, confronts and old and well loved friend about her unacceptable behavior, relocates her ‘daughter’ Erin and meets the son of Blood Wyne - who wants her - period.    

On a happier note: Menolly and her girlfriend, Nerissa, decide to take their relationship to the next level. :)

I really enjoy this series and look forward to each installment.

I give Blood Wyne 4 out of 5 stars.


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Blodeuedd said...

Hi Michelle :)
Sounds good! I have been curious about her books, but I am so slow to act, lol

Blodeuedd said...

oh right, the post from yesterday :( Blogger sucks for stealing it and my comment

scarletkira said...

It's my first time hearing about this series but it sounds like something I would read. So is Menolly half-fae and half-vampire then cause I imagine she lost her "humanity" when she became a vampire? Just wondering. Great review though.

Michelle Greathouse said...


Yes, I just re-posted. :) Sorry I lost your comment.


Yes - the sisters are half fae and half human. Their mother was human - but raised them in their fae father's world. Menolly was attacked and turned vampire. I hope you'll give it a try. Here is the reading order:

Otherworld / Sisters of the Moon
1. Witchling (2006)
2. Changeling (2007)
3. Darkling (2007)
4. Dragon Wytch (2008)
5. Night Huntress (2009)
6. Demon Mistress (2009)
7. Bone Magic (2010)
8. Harvest Hunting (2010)
9. Blood Wyne (2011)
10. Courting Darkness (2011)