Hello Gemmies, Happy Creature Feature Friday! I recently discovered the Deep In your Veins series by Suzanne Wright and wanted to highlight it for you. This series was such a delightful surprise to me! Deep In Your Veins is one of the more unique vampire series that I have read. Suzanne Wright introduces us to a whole new world of vampires. There are three different breeds and hierarchy of vampires. Each breed has their own unique set of strengths and weaknesses. But on top of that each vampire has a unique characteristic and ability. For example you may have a vampire who can shape shifter, or can control the elements, or read minds. This makes the action and adventure scenes that much more interesting.
Each book in the series has a unique mystery or conflict to be solved. There is also an overarching political intrigue plot. Now this is an older series, I believe the first book, Here Be Sexist Vampires was originally published in 2012. As such there are a few cringey items that a product of the time. Like the super sexist and overbearing alpha males. To me some of them did not grovel enough. But it wasn't enough to take away my enjoyment of this series. This is an adult paranormal romance / urban fantasy series. As such there are adult situations, language, violence, and super steamy scenes. I don't want to give you too much information on plot or characters because I feel like it will take away from the surprise of this series. I went in blind and I think it enhanced my reading experience. I will say this is romance so you do get an HEA at the end of each book! If this sounds interesting to you, I have listed the series reading order below to help get you started.
Series Reading Order:
Book #1: Here Be Sexist Vampires
Book #2: The Bite That Binds
Book #3: Taste of Torment
Book #4: Consumed
Book #5: Fractured
Book #6: Captivated (Anthology)
Book #7: Touch of Rapture
Synopsis of Here Be Sexist Vampires:
Sam Parker is a vampire with a gift so strong and substantial that she is invited to partake in a test for a place in the Grand High Master Vampire’s private legion. She finds that not only has the army never included a woman, but it has never included a Sventé vampire - a breed that is regarded by the super strong Pagori breed and the hypnotically beautiful Keja breed to be too tame and human-like. Most refuse to take her seriously, especially dangerous Pagori commander, Jared, who she craves in spite of herself.
The Grand High Master, however, sees her potential and offers her the position of Jared’s co-commander to help train the newest squad in time for the impending attack on his island. Sam has to demonstrate to Jared and the squad of chauvinists why it is incredibly foolish to underestimate a wilful, temperamental, borderline-homicidal Sventé female.
The Deep In Your Veins series is full of alpha males, unique vampire powers, light political intrigue, strong sexy female main characters, and action and adventure. Have you read any of the books in this series? If not, are you looking forward to reading these gems? Let me know by leaving a comment below. Happy Reading!