Thursday, February 19, 2009

[Review] - Grave Sins

Title: Grave Sins
Author: Jenna Maclaine
Series: Cin Craven
Genre: Historical Paranormal Romance
Year: 2009

Summary: In the arms of her lover Michael, Cin Craven has found satisfaction for her most primal longings, reaching heights of pleasure no mere human could ever imagine. She has also found a purpose for her unearthly powers. Cin is a member of The Righteous, a band of slayers that hunts down vampires who inflict evil upon the world.

With Michael by her side, Cin's latest mission brings her face-to-face with Marrakesh, a beautiful, half-mad vampire queen charged with slaughtering humans. If she's found guilty, Marrakesh will pay with her life. But Cin is convinced that someone - or something - far more ruthless is trying to steal the queen's throne.. It's a mission that will pit Michael and Cin against each other for the first time, awakening their darkest instincts and testing their love like never before.

Thoughts: This story takes place in 1828. It has been 13 years since the events in the first book (Wages of Sin) took place. Cin has grown into her position with The Righteous and as a vampire. In this installment feelings of jealousy arise, and relationships are tested. This story has action, romance and mystery, really a who dunnit story which I thoroughly enjoyed. I feel that Cin starts doubting herself a little but she comes back fierce and stronger then before. She makes a great heroine.

We are the Righteous
We are the hand of Justice
We are the sword of Vengeance
We are what evil Fears
~ The Righteous Motto
...but you are the last thing I think of before I sleep and the first thing I reach for when I wake. I want your love to warm me, your heart to inspire me, your humor to cheer me, and your beauty to tempt me....
~Michael to Cin

Score: 5 Stars

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Upcoming Releases:
Huntress- June 30, 2009
Strange Brew- July 7, 2009
Bound By Sin- TBA

**both anthology stories take place in Cin's World

You can view my review of the first book in the Cin Craven series H E R E


  1. I'm going to read this one soon. So glad you liked it, Anna :).

    That quote that Michael says is a good one!

  2. This sounds like a wonderful series Anna.

    I love vamps. That quote from Michael is, beautiful.

    Thank you

    By the way - I love the cover of this book.


  3. Thanks guys!

    Yeah I thought was a great quote. That's just a bit of the page. It's a lot longer.


  4. This series sounds really great, Anna. I love heroine centered stories. I'm definitely going to put this series on my wish list. Thanks. :)

    Yeah, put me in the "I love this book cover club" for this one, too. Really stunning.

  5. I'm in love with this cover. I've never read the series but this cover haunts me. Everytime I'm on Amazon, it comes up in my recommendations and now everyone is talking about it on the web. Maybe I should start listening...

    Great review Anna and I love the quote. I real life men would say that *sigh*.


  6. Thanks VFG.

    Isn't that the truth. :)

  7. Sounds cool! I sort of like when characters have a motto! Nice excerpt, too.



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