Sunday, June 13, 2010


Title: Tainted
Author: Selena Illyria
Publisher: Loose Id
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ISBN: 978-1-60737-570-8
Genre: {M/F} Multicultural Vampire Paranormal
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Scandalous Minx

It’s hard not to admire Jessye’s strength and beauty, but that doesn’t mean Syrus isn’t driven to distraction by his consort. Jessye yields to no man. Centuries old, she has built walls around her heart; however, Syrus is more than capable of scaling them. Syrus is ready to claim her and refuses to allow Jessye to run any longer.

Hopes to revenge his murdered family and help his clan claim equality and representation weighs heavily on Syrus’ shoulders. Will Jessye take pity and acquiesce to make his life easier?

Selena Illyria heats up the pages with her latest release in the Blood Claim series Tainted. Between the action, suspense and charming secondary characters, I was captivated from the first page. Jessye is just the type of woman Syrus needs. Hard as nails, willing to protect those she loves and strong enough to take him on in the bedroom. Syrus is just the right mixture of brawn and brilliance to figure out what his mate needs and how to protect the clan he loves.

I loved their version of “chase” and needed a cold drink when Syrus finally took of the gloves to claim his mate. It was nice to see the two finally share the secrets that could have destroyed their connection later on. The trust those acts demonstrated told me there are good things on the horizon for Syrus and Jessye.

The action scenes are well written and contain just enough gore to appease my blood thirsty side. Overall I found Tainted enthralling and I’m adding it to my collection of books to revisit in the future.

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