Monday, April 30, 2012


Title: Damian
Author: Joyee Flynn
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand
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ISBN/BIN:  1-61926-534-6
Genre: {M/M}, Paranormal, BDSM, Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph 

As the baby of the Marius family, Damian is used to keeping his unusual needs a secret from his family.  When a scene goes horribly wrong and humans end up dying, Damian has no choice but to call his oldest brother for help.  Things for Damian turn for the worse when his mate is the one that must treat him at the warrior’s infirmary. 

Damian is the fifth book in the Marius Brothers series.  From the first page, the author pulls the reader in.  I couldn’t help but feel for Damian and when he finds his mate at such a bad time, I wanted to cry.  That Cyrus understands immediately what is wrong with Damian and able to help the younger vampire come to terms with his needs was wonderfully done.   While the connection between mates is immediate, that does not mean things will run smoothly, which Damian finds out right away.   

Cyrus is much older than Damian.  His upbringing plays heavily into the way he acts. It is easy to understand why Cyrus behaves the way he does, but I could not help but want to smack him more than once.  For Damian, that means trying to understand why his new mate does not treat him the way his brothers treat their mates.   

There are several twists and turns in this story that I did not see coming and was surprised more than once.  As a side note, I would like to say that for someone who reads a lot of paranormal stories, I appreciate the fact that Ms. Flynn took the time to review some of the aspects of the world in which this series takes place. I can’t wait to see what more the author has planned and hope the next Marius Brothers book will come out soon.

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