Venom and Vanilla by Shannon Mayer
Release Date: November 01 2016
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?
About the Author:
Shannon Mayer lives in the southwestern tip of Canada with her husband, dog, cats, horse, and cows. When not writing she spends her time staring at immense amounts of rain, herding old people (similar to herding cats), and attempting to stay out of trouble. Especially that last is difficult for her.
She is the USA Today bestselling author of the Rylee Adamson Novels, the Elemental Series, the Nevermore Trilogy, A Celtic Legacy series, and several contemporary romances.
To learn more about Shannon and her books, go to http://www.shannonmayer.com
Review by Tessa.
I really liked the idea of the book. Greek mythology + apoplectic world + humans being turned into super natural beings. What’s there not to like ?
Alena as a human walks away from the beliefs of her childhood with love in her eyes; she loves her husband, her bakery and her life. Then she gets the virus that the humans can’t cure. With all the decisions Alena has to make to survive, her love of family is what is the driving force pushing her to be stronger than she ever thought possible.
Honestly, I found Alena’s character trying. She EVENTUALLY stepped up but it wasn’t without complaint. At the end of this story, you can see the potential for a strong female lead that is typical with Mayer’s books.
I’m looking forward to see Alena, Beth, Sandy, Dahilia, Tad, and Remo battle it out in Fangs and Fennel.