ARC Review: Souljacker by Yasmine Galenorn
Lily Bound Series, Book 1
Lily O’Connell, a succubus, owns Lily Bound, an elite sex salon in the Blood Night District of Seattle. When a client is murdered in her house, a patch of skin missing from his chest, she knows there’s something evil afoot. Then comes the news that the Souljacker—a tattoo-artist-turned-vampire—has escaped from an institution for criminally deranged Supernaturals. And he’s hunting and killing everyone he has ever inked.
With one of the Souljacker’s tattoos on her thigh and nowhere else to turn, Lily hires Archer Desmond, a chaos demon and PI, to help her track down the vampire before he finds her and her friends. But Lily didn’t plan to fall for Archer. And as the old tales say—a succubus who falls in love will destroy the heart of the one she seeks to claim.
Souljacker is a fantastic beginning to what looks to be a great new urban fantasy series.
Lily is smart, snarky and a succubus. She’s fun and feisty. Lily runs Lily Bound. A salon that will cater to clients and in return Lily is able to feed on the chi she needs without harming. I liked Lily. There is a uniqueness to her that I enjoyed. Her personality shines, she cares deeply and is willing to take on the would. Lily is challenged from the first pages of the book, causing exciting and unexpected changes in her life.
One of things that I love about Ms. Galenorn’s work is her world building. The settle and atmosphere of the story are like a character themselves. Rich details allow the reader to perfectly visualize the world in which they have stepped into. Ms. Galenorn’s personal touch to myth and legend adds to a creative and unique feel to the story. Secondary characters play just as important of a role to the story as do the primary. There’s a vast array of personality and paranormal creatures to touch on everyone’s tastes. Not to mention readers do get some pretty steamy naughtiness as an added bonus.
I really enjoyed Souljacker. Ms. Galenorn offers up something a bit different and thoroughly enjoyable. The cast of characters make the story. ghosts, satyrs, witches and vamps. That’s just the beginning. Souljacker is a fast moving read. Darker in nature with some funny moments. If you’re looking for something a bit different in a paranormal I highly recommend Souljacker.
A copy of this title was provided for review.