The forest had no intention of allowing them to leave, and it seemed to care for Sage… he’d been right – the forest had grown sentient.
*This was an ARC provided for an honest review
Slake His Thirst is first in the upcoming In Blood series set in the same universe as Setta Jay’s previous Guardians of the Realms series.
This short novella is a great introduction into the near futuristic world where humans live alongside supernatural races such as the immortal Aletheia, the race responsible for the vampire myths.
While being fast paced due to the nature of being a novella, the information drop on the characters and world is both detailed and yet not convoluted. Giving enough to understand the inner workings of the realms and the races humankind now know inhabit the Earth realm, without taking away from the present story and causing confusion. I love the worlds the author has created. We are introduced to realms inhabited by shifters, vampires, gods and magic wielders, all familiar troupes in the paranormal romance genre and yet delivered with an originality to stand out from the rest.
Even though we were only introduced to some of the characters briefly, they were well written and felt genuine nor did they give off cliché vibes we’re all tired of reading. Sage is confidant and independent. Capable of seeing the dark, gritty bits of life yet not becoming jaded by it. I found myself wishing I had a full novel of Sage and Lucius’ story.
Normally with insta-love or fated mates scenarios, I feel like the steamy scenes are rushed. This time however I quite enjoyed watching the attraction ignite between the two and the sex scenes was bang on. When there is a plethora of Erotic fiction out in the world of eBooks, it’s hard to stand out and yet stand out it does. Lucius can talk the talk and deliver. Knowing this was just an appetiser for what’s to come, I am now impatiently waiting to sink my teeth into the next instalment of In Blood.