Death's Servant by C.J.Ellison
Published by Indie
Published on: June 24, 2014
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Werewolves
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Jonathan Winchester has clashed with his alpha one too many times. After another argument he leaves the Manitoba pack, his only home since the werewolf attack that changed his life. He returns to his home state of Virginia to start a new life free of pack politics. Jon finds work and meets a young waitress, Raine, who appears to be a lone werewolf, too.
As their relationship progresses, Jon’s embroiled in more intrigue than he bargained for and a danger bigger than he can handle. He's running scared until his own alpha tendencies surface, making him unable to leave the pretty werewolf’s problems behind. The young man is desperate to save Raine—even if his efforts may lead him straight to death.
Journey along in this first prequel novel involving the favorite characters from the bestselling V V Inn series. Written at reader demand, this stand-alone story explains how the beloved Jonathan came to serve the deadly redheaded vampire, Dria.
Warning: This book contains one sex scene and graphic violence and is not intended for readers under 17.
I am always up for a new vampire series and while going through my tbr pile, I found this one I bought two years ago. This is another one of those that was written at reader request. Evidently the main character Jon, is a beloved member of this series.
Jon is a young werewolf that hasn’t been changed long. He is part of a Canadian wolf pack. At least at the beginning he is. After finding his girlfriend cheating with another pack member, he leaves-and not very quietly. He finds himself in a small town in Virginia, and meets a werewolf waitress named Raine. She blows hot and then cold with him so he follows her to see why she is being so weird. It doesn’t take long before he realizes the mess she is in. And pretty soon he finds himself in the same mess.
This is a prequel to the V V Inn Series. I say a instead of the, because according to an author note, there is four planned prequels. Instead of a werewolf series, this is actually a vampire series, although this one focus’s on werewolves. There is one vampire in this book, and she’s the strongest vampire of them all, or just about. Her name is Dria and Jon finds her when he needs help of the vampire kind. Since I haven’t read any of the other books in this series, I am not sure about that much about her except that she is very old and the owner of the V V Inn. I actually came away from the read really liking her character. And while we are talking characters, I really wasn’t that much of a fan of Raine, even before she became cold to Jon. But to be fair, she was in the aforementioned mess so that could be the reason. Jon, I liked. He is a young alpha, and now he has no pack. He’s extremely passionate, headstrong, and when he needed to be, very loyal.
In the end, this book became a thriller of sorts, which I did enjoy. It’s very violent, but not as graphic as some books I have read. It’s not what I would consider a romance, unless we are talking about Dria and her human husband Rafe-they have the steamiest moments in this read for sure. I have every intention of continuing on with the series as I really want to know what’s next for all the characters. Enjoyable read!
FYI Originally released in 2013