Friday, October 21, 2011

Precious Blood

Title: Precious Blood
Authors: A. J. Llewellyn & D. J. Manly
Publisher: Amber Allure
ISBN: 978-1-61124-179-2
Genre: {M/M/M} Dark Fantasy Vampire Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx 

Max is still working to bring down Jimmy McGill when he discovers the charismatic and dangerous vampire is someone from his past. This time, he’s set himself up as a phony prophet with his own church and is using his deluded converts as blood sacrifices. 

Jimmy’s plans include destroying Max and part of that involves playing with his mind, which means they have a personal connection. Except because of what happened in their past, Max is unable to remember his early life as a human…his life before being turned is a blank and if he’s to destroy Jimmy, he must remember. 

All Max wants is to be left alone to enjoy his vineyard with Blue at his side but that can’t happen until Jimmy and his minions are destroyed. As the fight draws closer, important figures from the French Revolution come out of hiding and Max gathers his forces for the battle against Jimmy’s immense army. Can Max and the House of Driscoll survive? 

Precious Blood is the second release in the House of Driscoll trilogy and begins almost immediately after the first left off and because of the continuing storyline, they should be read in order. 

The writing by this talented writing duo is top notch and they’ve given us a plot and relationships that are just as complicated as before. Some of the plot threads previously left dangling have been tied up, but now that the story is focused on finding and eliminating crazy Jimmy, we’ve been given new and deeper mysteries to consider. There are also new and important characters from the French Revolution introduced that I didn’t expect. 

The description of the world in which the trilogy takes place is vividly detailed and I am thrilled with the personal background information on Max we finally got. It explained so well why he felt and acted the way he did because despite liking him, I found him rather cold and unfeeling until the later part of the story. Blue has changed a great deal since his initial introduction. I find him more intriguing the deeper into the story we get. He’s so in love with Max that it’s sad and I want this part of the plot to work out. Then there’s Galien. I really disliked him before and don’t like him much more this time, but there are some interesting and unexpected twists with him. 

There’s just so much going on. The authors have really outdone themselves in the storytelling, character development and details of this intricate and well written story. I can’t wait to see what they do to wrap everything up in the last release. Enjoy. 

Advisory: This book contains some graphic violence and blood play. May not be suitable for the more sensitive reader.

1 comment:

AJ said...

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! We loved writing this and hope you enjoy the third and final book. Thank you for touching on so many points.