Venom starts out with a bang, or at the very least a beating. Ashland “royalty” Mab Monroe and goons, Jonah McAllister and Elliot Slater, ambush Gin in a parking structure while she’s flu riddled. That’s playing dirty! Goon #1 believes Gin murdered his son, Jake, which she totally did, but she’ll never let him know that. Fast forward and Goon #2 is terrorizing local Vamp nightclub owner Roslyn, and Gin knows he’s going to hurt her, maybe even kill her. When a hit turns personal can Gin keep it together til the bitter end?
I’m sad to see these done. I could have read more and more. However, the three currently published have concluded and I have to deal. There’s a lot of quirk to these books that I have come to appreciate; the characters, the food, the atmosphere. It’s all wonderful!
I blame Stephenie Meyer. Completely. Blasphemy, yes, but it stands. I (mostly) loved her books (repeat, mostly). I hate her impact on the more frightening literary characters ever conceived. It’s downright shameful that this is what we are saddled with now in our Horror/Paranormal/Supernatural writing. I think this is why I’m currently rereading Dracula to remember why I love the mythos so desperately bad to begin with. I’m not getting what I want out of most other Vampire writing these days.
I’ll stop whinging. However, even with that rant attached I have to give this a 5 of 5 stars. I loved it (with one exception, which I have less of a problem with Estep with and every problem with the publishing industry at large).
I want more. *Whinge!*
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