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The Wicche Glass Tavern (Sam Quinn) Paperback – October 5, 2021
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I'm Sam Quinn, the werewolf book nerd owner of the Slaughtered Lamb Bookstore and Bar. Clive, my vampire gentleman caller, has asked me to marry him. His nocturne is less than celebratory. Unfortunately, for them and the sexy vamp doing her best to seduce him, his cold, dead heart beats only for me.
As much as my love life feels like a minefield, it has to take a backseat to a far more pressing problem. The time has come. I need to deal with my aunt, the woman who's been trying to kill me for as long as I can remember. She's learned a new trick. She's figured out how to weaponize my friends against me. To have any hope of surviving, I have to learn to use my necromantic gifts. I need a teacher. We find one hiding among the fae, which is a completely different problem. I need to determine what I'm capable of in a hurry because my aunt doesn't care how many are hurt or killed as long as she gets what she wants. Sadly for me, what she wants is my name on a headstone.
I'm gathering my friends-werewolves, vampires, wicches, gorgons, a Fury, a half-demon, an elf, and a couple of dragon-shifters-into a kind of Fellowship of the Sam. It's going to be one hell of a battle. Hopefully, San Francisco will still be standing when the dust clears.
"Dynamic supernatural characters fuel a riveting tale."-Kirkus Reviews on The Wicche Glass Tavern
"As in the first two books, Kelly again immerses readers into a shrewdly balanced paranormal setting, filled with the darkness of devastation but lightened by the humor and joy of complex, and sometimes twisted, relationships-particularly when Furies, demons and gorgons are involved." -BookLife, Editor's Pick on The Wicche Glass Tavern
A "master class in storytelling and survival." -Publisher's Weekly, Starred review, on The Slaughtered Lamb Bookstore and Bar
"This action-packed paranormal series launch will appeal to readers who enjoy a plot-driven, female-centric journey of growth with a side of romance. Great for fans of Patricia Briggs's Alpha and Omega series." -Book Life, Editor's pick on The Slaughtered Lamb Bookstore and Bar
About the Author
- Publisher : Nancy Yost Literary Agency, Inc; Is ed. edition (October 5, 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 350 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1641971762
- ISBN-13 : 978-1641971768
- Item Weight : 14.3 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.73 x 8.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,176,404 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sam Quinn has battled for her place in the supernatural society of San Francisco, and just wants to run her bar and be with her hot English thousand year old fiancé Clive. Unfortunately, people keep trying to kill her. After an attack by a friend, she learns that her evil aunt Abigail has learned to possess her friends and using them to try and end her. Meanwhile Clive has his own problems - an evil vampire is trying to kill him too! With threats on all sides, it’s lucky they have such powerful friends…
The problem here is the book is basically Sam being attacked and nearly killed in a variety of different ways, by a range of different supernatural beings, then being magically restored to perfect health by one of her friends, then having sex with Clive. Over, and over again. Honestly, I lost count of the number of times she nearly dies, but there’s no tension since you know full well she won’t. In between there’s a fair bit of talking, but very little else actually happens. As for the sex scenes, I appreciated that the first two books left that to our imagination. Not so here, undeterred by the fact that the whole nocturne know what she’s doing, every sh@g is described in detail, but it’s not remotely sexy, just really boring.
The best part of the book are the minor characters - Belvair the scary grande dame dragon shifter, Gloriana the capricious faerie Queen, Audrey the vampire hairdresser, Galadriel the warrior elf who has to remind everyone that Tolkien named his character after HER! There are good masked characters too but most were introduced in the first two books. I like Sam’s sarky humour and refusal to let Clive boss her around.
We get Clive’s origin story, and the baddies who have been tormenting him and Sam are finally dealt with, and I liked the way this ended. I will continue the series but hope Sam’s increasing power and abilities mean a break from all her near death experiences going forward!
If you have not read the first 2 books, go back and read those and think of this as a “bridge book.” It will keep the story going until we get some more action that rivals the ending of the first book.
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No spoilers,but the storyline kept me hooked as Clive and Sam search for her Aunt. There are lots of ups and downs,new characters appear,lots of action and lots of laughs. Part of it even made me cry a little.
Fabulous,just fabulous..didn’t put it down till I finished it..and now I cannot wait to read the next one!!!!!