I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Blood Legacy by C.J. Ellisson
Series: The V V Inn #4
Published by RedHot Publishing on February 25th 2015
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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Despite surviving silver poisoning, Vivian isn’t out of the fire yet. Rolando is still alive, as is his desire to eliminate all manipulator vampires like her. The streets of Buenos Aires prove to be a tricky hunting ground for Vivian and her husband Rafe, especially when a paranormal serial killer starts leaving bodies behind.
Overwhelmed amidst the city’s chaos, they seek help from Jon, Vivian's werewolf servant and the couple’s right-hand man. As the deaths continue, a local alpha under scrutiny for the crimes threatens to blame Jon and reveal his master’s daytime location—if they don’t find the real culprit.
It’s a race for the trio to stop the killings, uncover the truth, and catch the vampire responsible for Vivian’s torture—before the supernatural locals pick up their proverbial pitchforks and stop them all, for good.
Warning: This book contains adult content (violence, blood, and sex) and is intended for readers over 18.
C.J. Ellisson writing it quite unique in that the books in her V.V. Inn series is told from first person and usually by 2-3 characters. She rotates characters’ POV through chapters, with each chapter being told from a different character. In Blood Legacy we get Dria/Vivian, Rafe and Jon’s POVs. I’ve come to enjoy this kind of story telling because we get the main characters’ thoughts and a bigger picture of what’s going on.
In Blood Legacy Dria/Vivian is still dealing with the events that happened in Big Game. She’s has healed from the silver poisoning from her kidnapping at the hands of Caroline the evil vampire that was part of the Tribunal.
Most of the V.V. Inn series takes place in Alaska but this time around the gang is in Buenos Aires hunting down the vampire that got away, Rolando. While Dria/Vivian, Rafe and Jon hunted down Rolando they are also roped into helping the local werewolf pack’s alpha to clear her name of animal-like attacks that’s been happening around Buenos Aires.
Jon is “ordered” by Dria/Vivian to get close the female alpha in order to learn a new werewolf skill that could be very helpful to Jon and his slowly growing pack back home in Alaska. But since Jon finally has a girlfriend (that he hides from Dria/Vivian) he doesn’t want to seduce the female alpha.
Blood Legacy is full of vampire and werewolf drama with some sexiness added to the mystery and mayhem.
After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.
While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).