Friday, November 11, 2011

The Blancmange

Title: The Blancmange
Authors:  A. J. Llewellyn and Serena Yates
Publisher: Total E-Bound
Publisher URL: www.total-e-bound.com
ISBN: 978-0-85715-725-6
Genre: {M/M} Paranormal Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx 

Finn Garrison is a Water Mage. He lives in Bermuda and has come to the mainland to serve as a juror in a high profile Water Court murder trial. He believes in justice but things getting out of hand when two other jurors are killed and someone is out to kill him.   

Ty Anglin is an experienced Water Marshal and he isn’t thrilled with being a bodyguard until he sets eyes on Finn, when every protective instinct he has goes into overdrive. They have no idea who is trying to kill Finn and no way of stopping two more attempts on his life from happening. Can they find the person responsible? Is the sea monster on trial innocent or guilty? Is the royal family involved? Is there discrimination going on between sea water and freshwater peoples and is it behind the problems? 

The Blancmange is the second release in the Elemental Superpowers series and it is best if the books are read in order.  

This is a wonderful paranormal story. It’s a fun and entertaining read, has two sexy men in Finn and Ty, great secondary characters and more twists and turns than a roller coaster. It seems like, with every page, something new and unexpected is happening to keep my attention racing forward. It just has it all. It’s well written, has good descriptions, and a complicated mystery plot that kept me guessing. The assassination attempts on Finn’s life are well written, but the one in Ty’s bedroom is particularly well done…and scary gross. 

I really like these guys…they’re interesting, charming, handsome, and funny too. The authors took their simmering attraction, turned it up to a full boil and dumped it in the middle of an intriguing murder mystery. And they never allow either to overshadow the other. They balance the romance with the mystery of who’s out to assassinate Finn, mix in the investigation, add some new and returning secondary characters and even give the reader a look into the Water Court. What more could you want? Nothing.  Oh yeah, some great sizzling hot sex. I don’t know when the next book, Mudpie, should be released but I can’t wait.

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