Today am reviewing a Paranormal Urban Adult Fantasy titled Death’s Servant by C. J. Ellisson. This is the first prequel book in the V V Inn series. First let’s get to know the author..
C.J. Ellisson is the USA Today Bestselling author of the NYT Bestselling book, Vanilla on Top, the bestselling V V Inn series, and several erotica shorts. She lives in northern Virginia with her husband, two children, three dogs and two cats. She’s battled severe chronic illness for years and is thrilled to report she’s finally approaching the end of treatment. She turned to writing when she could no longer work outside the home and claims the escape of penning contemporary erotic romance, urban fantasy, and erotica has helped save her sanity.
Jonathan Winchester has clashed with his alpha one too many times. After another argument he leaves the Manitoba pack, his only home since the werewolf attack that changed his life. He returns to his home state of Virginia to start a new life free of pack politics. Jon finds work and meets a young waitress, Raine, who appears to be a lone werewolf, too.
As their relationship progresses, Jon’s embroiled in more intrigue than he bargained for and a danger bigger than he can handle. He’s running scared until his own alpha tendencies surface, making him unable to leave the pretty werewolf’s problems behind. The young man is desperate to save Raine—even if his efforts may lead him straight to death.
Journey along in this first prequel novel involving the favorite characters from the bestselling V V Inn series. Written at reader demand, this stand-alone story explains how the beloved Jonathan came to serve the deadly redheaded vampire, Dria.
If you read my review of Vampire Vacation, the first book in the V V Inn series, you would know how much I enjoyed the author’s writing. She did amazing. So, I found it pretty fantastic that the first prequel book, The Death’s Servant, was actually a book written by the author, on fan request!. This book isn’t just written in order to put together a book. It’s another well thought out story. I can’t help but admire the author even more.
Jonathan, the only were-wolf in Vampire Vacation serves Dria, the powerful vampire in that book. Death’s Servant (Death being Dria!) describes Jon’s story – why he left his wolf pack to be on his own and the situations leading to him serving Dria. It’s a wonderful back story and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the character of Jon more.
Jon’s love interest is Raine, a waitress. She is somewhat mysterious and it deepens the story and makes it more interesting. Dria and her human husband, Rafe share their magical, enviable love in this book too. This book contains both vampires and plenty of werewolves. I absolutely loved it. Can’t wait to read more from this series.
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars which by Goodreads standards mean I ‘really loved it’!
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