The Dead Don’t Drink at Lafitte’s by Seana Kelly

(Sam Quinn #2)

The Dead Don't Drink at Lafitte's

Published: April 13th 2021

Publisher: Independent

My Rating: 5 stars

Blurb:

I’m Sam Quinn, the werewolf book nerd owner of the Slaughtered Lamb Bookstore and Bar. Things have been busy lately. While the near-constant attempts on my life have ceased, I now have a vampire gentleman caller. I’ve been living with Clive and the rest of his vampires for a few weeks while the Slaughtered Lamb is being rebuilt. It’s going about as well as you’d expect.

My mother was a wicche and long dormant abilities are starting to make themselves known. If I’d had a choice, necromancy wouldn’t have been my top pick, but it’s starting to come in handy. A ghost warns me someone is coming to kill Clive. When I rush back to the nocturne, I find vamps from New Orleans readying an attack. One of the benefits of vampires looking down on werewolves is no one expects much of me. They don’t expect it right up until I take their heads.

Now, Clive and I are setting out for New Orleans to take the fight back to the source. Vampires are masters of the long game. Revenge plots are often decades, if not centuries, in the making. We came expecting one enemy, but quickly learn we have darker forces scheming against us. Good thing I’m the secret weapon they never see coming.

My Review:

This is the second book in the Sam Quinn series and it is another 5 star read. The universe is slowly expanding with new and exciting characters while still allowing the main characters to evolve. Sam is discovering her new abilities.

Ms Kelly does a masterful job at creating a character who has experienced torture and refuses to allow it to define her. Sam has many reasons to live in fear but she refuses to hide away, instead she embraces her new life and the people who are there for her.

This is an amazing series with a stellar cast of characters. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next in the series.

I received an arc of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. *Blurb and cover image via Goodreads.

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