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Crimson Veil (Mass Market Paperbound)
You may have noticed that I haven't been reviewing much lately. Frankly, my head hasn't been in the game. I've got a double stack of books that are to-be-read next to my bed, and I just...can't. And honestly, if I can't bring my best game to a book, I figure it’s better off without me reading it and letting my sour attitude spill all over it. The only things I've been able to read (because I have to read; that's a compulsion) are the J. D. Robb "in Death" books. I read three or four of the early ones and then picked up with Creation in Death, and am reading in order now. I'll probably finish the series.
But in the meantime, I have Yasmine Galenorn's newest book, Crimson Veil waiting, and Yasmine's not only one of my favorite authors, she's a friend. She deserves my best. I figured I'd give it a shot, and if I just couldn't do it, I'd tell her straight up. She's a smart and sensitive lady, and I knew she'd get it.
So I cleared my head; took a deep breath and jumped in.
I'm not going into too much of what happens. If you haven't read the series, it won't make sense, and if you have, I don't want to give anything away. Let me just say that the girls find out what happened to their father, they find out what Lowestar Radcliffe is really up to, discover a new ally, get to know their new cousin a bit better (and he's not at all what we expect!), Shamas makes a decision, Delilah meets Shade's sister to get family approval for their relationship, and the sisters finally find a way to get that nasty little skeleton, Rodney, in line (which had me laughing out loud).
I read Crimson Veil in two sittings (pesky laundry) and it was, as always, fascinating and fun. I've read this series from the beginning, and now, fifteen books in, I'm even more pleased with how Yasmine has her characters developing. This is a Menolly book, and watching her come to terms with her relationships, with figuring out that marriage is more than just a word but a commitment, to see how the sisters face adversity, grow and change, find hope and passion even when things are bleakest, well, there's a reason these are bestsellers. And I'm glad the series is continuing. I can't wait to see what happens next!
But for now, back to Eve and Roarke and Peabody and McNabb and…
We're the D'Artigo sisters: savvy half-human, half-Fae ex-operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. My sister Camille is a wicked good witch with three gorgeous husbands. Delilah is a two-faced werecat and a Death Maiden. And me? I'm Menolly, a vampire married to a scorching hot werepuma. And right now, we're facing enemies on all sides...
It's been a long and devastating week. Back in Otherworld, war has decimated the elfin city of Elqaneve, our father has gone missing, and Shadow Wing has managed to obtain another spirit seal. On the home front, somebody burned down my bar, the Wayfarer, killing eight people, including a friend.
To make matters worse, we still haven't found a way to stop Lowestar Radcliff--the daemon in charge of a supernatural corporate power grab. He's attempting to awaken Suvika, the lord of vice and corrupt businessmen, and we have to stop him. Our enemies are closing in on all sides, and this time, there's no place to hide...
About the Author
New York Times bestselling author Yasmine Galenorn writes urban fantasy, mystery, and metaphysical nonfiction, including the New York Times bestselling Otherworld series. A graduate of Evergreen State College, she majored in theater and creative writing. Yasmine has been in the Craft for more than thirty years and is a shamanic witch. She describes her life as a blend of teacups and tattoos, and lives in the Seattle area with her husband, Samwise, and their cats.
Praise for the Otherworld novels
“Spectacularly hot and supernaturally breathtaking.”—Alyssa Day, New York Times bestselling author
“Yasmine Galenorn is a powerhouse author; a master of the craft who is taking the industry by storm, and for good reason!”—Maggie Shayne, New York Times bestselling author
“Erotic and darkly bewitching…a mix of magic and passion.”—Jeaniene Frost, New York Times bestselling author
“Yasmine Galenorn is a hot new star in the world of urban fantasy.”—Jayne Ann Krentz, New York Times bestselling author
“Simmers with fun and magic.”—Mary Jo Putney, New York Times bestselling author
“Yasmine Galenorn creates a world I never want to leave.”—Sherrilyn Kenyon, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Galenorn’s gallery of rogues is an imaginative delight.”—Publishers Weekly
“Pulls no punches…[and] leaves you begging for more.”—Bitten by Books
“Enchanting, full of life and emotion as well as twists and turns that keep you reading long into the night.”—Romance Reviews Today