Monday, November 12, 2018

Review: Full Blood by Donna Augustine

A few years ago Donna and I connected through another blog she offered me a book to read and I never looked back. Urban Fantasy is my drug of choice and Donna's have intrigued, entertained and reeled me in just like this one.
Full Blood is book two in the Wyrd Blood series.

ISBN-13: 978-1945946066
Publisher: Strong Hold Publishing LLC
Release Date: 10-21-2018
Length: 292 pp
Source: Author for review
Buy It: Amazon -Kindle Unlimited member can read this for free!


One monster wants my soul. One man wants my magic. Me? I want to be left alone to live my life out like a dull, one of the lucky people who were born devoid of magic. But that won’t happen because being born a Wyrd Blood gives me two choices in life: ruler or slave.

I’d rather die than be a slave and I’m not cut out to rule. Instead I’ve been hiding out in the Valley. Life is pretty good here, with food in my belly and a warm bed to sleep. If I didn’t get harassed constantly by Ryker, the man who wants my magic, it might be good enough to lull me into thinking life could continue on like this forever.

UntiI I get a message from Bones, the monster who owns my soul…

My Review:

Full Blood
Wyrd Blood-The Wilds book 2
Donna Augustine

Book two in Augustine’s Wyrd Blood series picks up right where book one leaves off with a lot of questions, uncontrollable magic and fragile relationships. The focus turns more urban fantasy in this installation keeping a moderate pace moving a bit slower than book one as the author builds toward the finale, dropping critical hints and filling in some story blanks. Readers learn more about the stars Bugs and Ryker and get to know the secondary characters a bit better too while the tension increases and a possible new villain is introduced. Bugs really starts to mature in book two and her compassionate side also becomes more evident. Fans will leave knowing more than they did and wanting book three with a passion. Series must be read in order.

Series Recap:
It’s 910 AC-After the change when magic was unleashed on an unsuspecting world and forever changed it and not for the better. Bugs has been able to keep her ragtag pseudo family alive if not well in the Ruined City but lately something’s not right and they’ll all die unless she can get better so against her better wishes they all go to the country of Valley under Ryker’s protection.

Bugs and her crew from the Ruined City have been guests of Ryker, aka The Cursed King and leader of the country of Valley.  She needs his help to learn to control her magic if they’re ever to defeat their common enemy. Unfortunately their being in close proximity ignites a powerful but unwanted desire and she’d rather die a virgin than be just another of his playthings. But they’ll have to deal with their personal issues later, they’ve got bigger problems when their enemy, The Debt Collector is ready to call in all his marks and it’s her soul that’s on the line ­– worse, he’s not the only one out to get her.

My Thanks to Donna for providing a copy
in exchange for an honest review
Book 1
also free on Kindle Unlimited

About The Author:
Donna Augustine’s lifelong ambition was to become the crazy cat lady. Unfortunately, when family allergies cut short her dream of living in a house full of furries, she turned her ambitions toward writing. Combining her love of fantasy, scifi, horror and romance, she tries to string together interesting twists on urban fantasy.A native of New Jersey, when she isn’t writing or over dosing on caffeine, she can occasionally be spotted in disguise at the local dog park.