Title: Venom & Vanilla
Series: The Venom Trilogy book 1
Author: Shannon Mayer
Genre: Sci Fi & Fantasy, General Fiction (Adult), Paranormal
Publication Date: November 1, 2016
Received: via Netgalley with Publisher approval
Successful Seattle baker Alena Budrene doesn’t want to die. But when she’s infected with a lethal virus spread by supernatural beings, her only chance for recovery is to make a deal with the devil—or in this case, a warlock.
Though he saves her life, it looks nothing like the life she once knew—and neither does she. Alena is a new breed of “Supe” no one has ever seen before. Even the supernatural police don’t know what she is. Now exiled to the northern side of the Wall, which marks the divide between humans and Supes, Alena is thrust into a dark and magical new world.
But just as she begins to adjust to all things supernatural, she realizes that her transformation is the least of her worries—and it was no accident. She was chosen…to be killed by a Greek hero trying to make a name for himself once more.
Alena was brought up to be subservient, preferring creating to fighting, and vanilla and honey to blood. But that was then. Now, to survive, she must stand up for herself—and this time she’s got fangs. But will she be ready to use them?
***I would like to thank Netgalley and 47North for providing me with “Venom & Vanilla” for free, for my honest review***
Shannon Mayer did a great job with the research for Venom & Vanilla. With how much of Greek Mythology is in the story you could easily get mixed up and than with the paranormal people also.
Alena is a kick ass woman that can turn into a monster but you won’t know what it is until about the middle of the book. We learn as learns and we get to watch her grow into the powerful woman she should have always been. I cannot wait for the next book to be out. This makes me think of Laurell K. Hamilton’s earlier work and how Anita was at the start. Alena made me chuckle with her and feel her pain. I highly recommend this book.