Indie-Mas is my annual recap of all the great independently-published books I read in the previous year. I like to take this time to share the love–both by helping promote great indie books and giving them away! So without further ado…
On the seventh day of Indie-Mas, my author gave to me:
A feisty woman who can raise the dead
My favorite kind of love triangle
A New Orleans-based Fantasy with a Snarky Fairy
An Elemental Epic Fantasy
A Steampunk Dystopian
A Male-POV of my favorite trilogy
A Twin With Problems
It’s no secret that Hailey Edwards is one of my favorite authors. The Black Dog series was funny, snarky, sexy, beautiful. So when I saw the continuation of this series, I was a little worried. Would HE continue to deliver her kickass female MCs? Would I miss my beebees Thierry and her friends? Would these books live up to the others?
Short Answer: Yes, They make cameos (AAH!), and Yes!
The first time I read the series I must’ve been distracted because I didn’t grasp onto the levels in this one. Black Dog touches on some themes, but we go head first into Guilt in this book. Camelle is a Gemini, meaning an earth-bound fae who are always born as twins. Except her twin died when she was 8, and Cam’s been carrying that around forever. She crosses path with Cord Graeson, a warg (wolf shifter) who has just lost his baby sister to a big bad demon.
Like I said, Guilt.
I really enjoyed watching their progression, and how they both learned how to open up and be human (or humanish) after suffering such a tragic loss. I enjoyed the side characters, the traipsing around the south (hey hey Mobile!) and the continuation of what was started in Black Dog.
Because it’s clear, especially at the end of the book, that this is a much larger series set in smaller pieces. Sure, you don’t have to read Black Dog first, but then you won’t scream when Jackson Shaw appears on the page.