Length: 5 hours 44 minutes
Series: Devil's Gate #1
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Setting: Devil's Gate
Narrator: Sarah Puckett
An ancient dark power. Three species at war. A witch to unite them all.
Life in Devil's Gate is hell on earth. With no Regent to maintain order between the species, humans live in fear of what lurks in the shadows while the vampires, wolves, and fae that inhabit Devil's Gate battle for territory and power.
And 19-year-old Estelle Cotillard is caught up in the middle.
Harboring a dark secret, Estelle tries to stay out of trouble, but when vampire Gage Coreil starts showing up insisting she needs protection, she has to decide: stay in the shadows or become who she was always supposed to be.
Blood Lust is the first book in the Devil's Gate trilogy, a dark and sexy reverse harem paranormal series featuring a kick-ass heroine plus a brooding vampire, an alpha wolf, and a cunning faerie you won't have to choose between.
Blood Lust is the start of a paranormal reverse harem. However, she is only kind of building her harem in this book! There is a lot of groundwork to be laid in order to start the story. First, the world building: town is sort of divided into areas for vampires and humans and shifters. There is also Fae. Celeste has a best friend who knows she is the head witch. Celeste can’t quite make her magic work like its suppose to and therefore she is unable to take control as leader like she should. Enter Gage, the vampire, Lucas, the fae, and Laken, the shifter. All of them want to find a way to bring peace to Devil’s Gate but Celeste seriously doesn’t think she can do it.
I liked Celeste as a heroine. She is still mourning her sister’s death and dealing with her power struggles. She doesn’t know what to do or who she can turn to. She is leery of Gage in the beginning and that felt realistic. Gage is the man who takes center stage for most of this book. He is surly and kind of grumpy. Lucas was a fun foil to Gage though which I liked. The ‘harem’ aspect isn’t really solid yet; you can see where White might take it, but its in its infancy in this book. The story ends with a cliffhanger, so be prepared!
Sarah Puckett was a good narrator. She had a slight southern twang on occasion. I’m not sure if that was part of the way the story was suppose to be read or her natural speech. Because it was inconsistent, it seemed to stand out a bit more. However, aside from that, I found her narration to be a good listen.
- POV: 1st (Celeste)
- Tears: no
- Trope: magic, vampire, shifter, fae, reverse harem
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »
- HEA: View Spoiler »