Paranormal with a twist from Mary Calmes
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
I love me some paranormal with a twist and that’s what I got in His Consort.
On the face of it, it looks like just another vampire story but there’s lots of humour and an interesting backstory and a slow drawn out narrative which brings the two MCs together like opposing magnets – everything is leading up to the moment when they meet.
The plot’s a bit all over the place I will admit to that, once Jason hit New Orleans I wasn’t sure which sphere of the paranormal we were heading into and I am hoping this is the beginning of a new series as there’s loads more I want to know.
But oh lordy, the sparks between Jason and Varic are lush, it’s all instant attraction without knowing who the other is. There’s dastardly plottings in the vampire world, under attempts kidnappings and a whole host of chaotic action before outer two heroes end up looking at their HEA but I loved it!
The setting and secondary characters also worked really well for me too, I loved Varic’s stoic Security Detail Head Guard Hadrian and his turbulent relationship with Taigo, Advisor to the Prince and the guy Jason had saved from a bunch of deranged vampyrs at the start of the book.
As it’s set in New Orleans, there’s a slightly odd note throughout the narrative and I think it helped to give a strange feeling to everything that was going on.
I’d love to see this as a Netflix special 🙂
#ARC kindly received from the publishers Dreamspinner Press in return for an honest and unbiased review.
Out November 20th at Dreamspinner Press: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/his-consort-by-mary-calmes-9995-b