Cin Craven is a witch who is also now a
vampire and is part of the justice group known as The
Righteous. She is known as the Red Witch of The Righteous –
one that no one wants to get on the wrong side of. Cin
lives, fights and travels with her consort, Michael and the
other couple, Devlin and Justine, who make up their group.
While taking one of her rare vacations
and visiting her family, Cin and Michael get a visitor who
sends The Righteous on a mission to see if one of the queens
has gone mad. Once there, Cin knows that what is happening
has nothing to do with madness and lots to do with magic and
mind tampering. Now she just has to convince the rest of
The Righteous, the people around the queen and most
importantly the vampire sent by the High King to make a
report on Cin herself. Oh and capture the bad guys of
All in the day of a hard working
vampiric witch, but things are going wrong and the results
are getting deadly. Things are moving very quickly and not
always on the side of good. On top of that Michael is
acting strangely and Cin is beginning to wonder if she will
lose the man she loves before they can go home.
I’m going to start off by saying that
historicals are not my normal subgenre of choice, but there
was something in the blurb for Grave Sins that
made me pick it up. It was a great decision. Cin, Michael,
Justine and Devlin, more commonly known as The Righteous,
are off on another mission. This time they have to
determine if a queen has gone insane or is just murderous.
I could instantly feel the deep love between the two couples
and the friendship that lets them do their jobs. There were
times when I was afraid that Cin and Michael would not make
it together by the end, but I was surprised and happy to
find the depths of what they feel for each other. The
suspense, humor, mystery and kicking action grabbed my
attention and did not want to let it go. Yes the plot is
set in historical times, but the focus is more on whom the
characters are and what they do than when they are living.
Grave Sins is a suspenseful and fun paranormal
that you won’t want to put down. A serious keeper.
While this is the second book in the
series, it can be read as a stand alone, which I did.
However if you are anything like me, you will be headed back
to the bookstore to find the first book, Wages of Sin.
I will be waiting and watching for the next adventure of Cin
and her friends.