Monday, December 17, 2018

*Review* Yuletide Crimson by L.M. Adams

Genre: Fantasy
Published: December 23, 2013
Pages: 145

I am Jaevia Knightley, Jae for short, a daemon, a mutt, a mix breed, half succubus, half vampire. I am one of the Kindred, our only charge, to police the other supernaturals of the worlds. I’ve been training for years to become one of the children of Abbadon, a Reaper, a bringer of death to those who have broken our law. But when my brother is in danger of being hunted by Reapers what can I do but race against time to clear his name? 

It is Yule at the Kindred Palace, and all manner of supernaturals walk the streets. Tabari has awoken surrounded by bodies, no alibi to speak of, and to add insult to injury, one of the victims is the Light Fae Queen’s grandson. But if it wasn’t Tabari that has stolen the life from these poor souls, who was it, and why? I will risk all, even my body and soul, to clear his name. Loyalty and honor demands it. When the going gets tough, the tough get hunting. 

Join Jaevia, Tabari, Lucien and a few others for this fast paced adventure in the world of the Kindred. Yuletide Crimson is a novella prequel for A Snow Covered Moon (but best read AFTER A Snow Covered Moon). 

*Novella contains violence, graphic sexual scenes, horror, BDSM and other adult situations*

I was hired to provide post-publication proofreading for this book. The only aspects of the story that I influenced were the spelling and grammar. If you feel that my connection to the book makes my review untrustworthy, so be it, but this is my honest review. 

This is not your average winter holiday story. For one thing, it has nothing to do with Christmas, but instead the pagan holiday of yule, which makes way more sense for the series. But the yule celebrations are also not the main focus of the story, but rather a supporting detail (I'm still totally counting this as a winter holiday story though). 

What I liked most about this prequel novella is that it gave me a good long look at Jaevia's backstory. While it didn't show me everything that led to her becoming a runaway Kindred, I really feel like I understand her and what makes her tick even more now. I could feel her need to prove herself to everyone. It also gave me a closer look at her relationship with Tabari, and showed how she really would do anything for him, which helps to explain the things he'd done to help her leading up to and during the events in Snow Covered Moon

This book was almost more mystery than anything, with Jae, Tabari, and Lucien trying to prove who was responsible for poisoning the Light Fae. But it doesn't really fit in the typical mystery mold, because they found out early on who'd done it, but tying the guilty party to the crime was important and that required research and sacrifice. My heart really went out to Jae for the sacrifice she made to bring justice. 

Overall I give Yuletide Crimson 4.8935 stars. - Katie 

Lark Adams is the dark urban fantasy author of the Twisted Eventide series, first novel titled Snow Covered Moon. Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Lark received two Associates degrees one in computer aided drafting and another in mechanical engineering. But her true passion and love has always been for the written word.

She's currently working on her 12th novel, the 3rd in the Echoes of Time series - Order of Life. When not writing or designing mechanical systems she enjoys reading a good novel, drinking a good cup of coffee and letting the words on the page take her to new exciting places.

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