Hey y'all! I'm thrilled to be a stop on the blog tour for Death's Servant by C.J. Ellisson. I've been really eager to share this as I met C.J at the RT Booklovers Convention. She was awesome! And I really enjoyed this book! :)
#0.5 V V Inn series
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.
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This prequel novella is an excellent introduction to Ms. Ellisson's V V Inn series. It provides a lot of the back story and important details leading up to the start of the series. And let me tell you, I was hooked from the first page!
In Death's Servant, we are introduced to Jon, Dria, and Rafe, the main characters of the V V Inn books. Jon is a relatively new werewolf, having been turned in the last couple of years. Since he's an alpha, he was having problems in his adoptive pack, so he left. He returns to Virginia, his home state, and it's there he discovers a group of vampires who are abusing the local werewolf pack. In order to help, he got in search of a vampire who can assist him. He meets Dria, a vampire, and her husband, Rafe. The three band together top stop the "bad" vampires.
Getting to know Jon and how he became bound to a vampire, literally Death's servant, was fascinating. Watching his struggle with his alpha tendencies, his emotional reactions and his inner turmoil towards Dria made for an exciting read.
I adore this book! I love Ms. Ellisson's writing. It sucked me in with it's charm. This little story packs quite a wallop! It was exciting, and action-y, suspenseful, philosophical, heartwarming and humorous. I laughed quite a bit but this story is actually more serious than I was expecting. I can't wait to read the first full book in the series!
"Looks like I'm headed to Washington DC to find me a bloodsucker. The irony of such a statement regarding a town full of politicians is not lost on me." -Jon
"'Being an alpha means I don't get to wear blinders when times are tough, right?'
'Well then, it's about time I face the world with my eyes wide open.'" -Jon and Dria
"Peace courses through me and I realize I'd follow this woman into the gates of Hell itself. And fight with every ounce of strength and cunning in me to bring us back alive." -Jon
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, two dogs, and a fluffy black cat who makes her sneeze. Unlike most full-time authors, she's also battling severe chronic illness. C.J. works daily to put her Lupus into remission and continues to fight numerous bacterial infections while her immune system slowly attacks her body. She turned to writing when she could no longer work outside the home and claims the escape of penning contemporary fantasy, erotica, and erotic romance has helped save her sanity.