Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Obscurati




Title: The Obscurati
Author: Wynn Wagner
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publisher URL: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/
ISBN: 978-1-61581-615-6
Genre: {M/M}, {M/M/M}, Vampire
Rating: Golden Blush
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Marten and Oberon have been together for a hundred years now. During that time not only have they grown as a couple, but their reputations within the vampire world have grown as well. When the queen summons them for a special mission, their world ends up changing more than they ever believed.

The Obscurati is the second book in the Vamp Camp series. Like the first, this book is sure to pull the readers right in and hold their attention till the very last page. The story, of course, continues to follow Marten and Oberon. The connection between the men is just as strong as in the first book but unlike the first book where the two first met, Marten and Oberon have now been together for a hundred years. Instead of growing bored with each other, the love they have continues to grow, as they will need it to hold them over when the times get rough.

I loved this story. The book is full of wonderful characters and an intense storyline. Like the first story, The Obscurati is told from Marten’s point of view. The snappy dialog, especially between Marten and Father Johannes, will leave you laughing. The relationship between Marten and Oberon continues to be intense, and even though Oberon is still the same extremely horny vamp we first met, there is no denying how much the men love each other. When a third person joins their little family, the men struggle with their new feelings for Lonny and how it will affect their relationship. While their worries don’t last long, they are realistic. Many of the wonderful secondary characters return as well, lending color to the story.

The Obscurati does not only revolve around Marten and Oberon. The author brings in some angst when the men are recruited by a secret vampire organization to hunt down rogue vampires. Yet more heartache enters into the story when some of the characters are killed off. I was shocked by the deaths and hoped that it was a mistake.

It is also important to keep in mind that this is the second book in a trilogy and in order to understand the characters, it is important to read the books in order. According to the author’s web site, book three will be out in April and I can’t wait to see what will happen next.

1 comment:

Bp Wynn Wagner said...

Thanks for the kind words. FWIW, the third Vamp Camp book is in the final stages of editing (Feb 2011). It will have the boys in a full scale war with the Vatican.

--Wynn