"Baying for Blood" By Jeri Westerson: Review/Giveaway

Review by Lorie Lewis Ham 

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win either an ebook or audio book copy of Baying for Blood-winner's choice. 

Baying for Blood is the second Moonriser Werewolf Mystery by Jeri Westerson, which is a spin-off of her Booke of the Hidden Series. This series follows werewolf Jeff Chase who is still learning how to navigate life as a werewolf, while also running his tea and spice shop in Huntington Beach, California.

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Jeff is trying to figure out how to fix things with the only woman who can help him learn more about this new paranormal world—Lauren. She owns the local occult shop and is researching the supernatural for her masters. It doesn’t help that he has fallen in love with her, but she can’t get past his reputation of being a playboy. Hearing a howl in the middle of the night, Jeff goes to check it out and finds the body of the female werewolf that he had slept with. Feeling a sense of responsibility for her, he is determined to find her killer. Could it be the loser surfer gang, the Cutback Boys? Another werewolf? Or could there be a new, scarier threat in town—something Jeff has never encountered before? Could it be a vampire? Do those really exist?

To solve the murder, Jeff has to call on Lauren, the Voodoo “aunties”, and even the local werewolf pack—who he has had run-ins with. He also learns a dark secret about an old friend.

I enjoyed the first book in this series, Moonrisers, but this one was even better! I really like watching Jeff grow and learn how to better use his abilities, and continue to become a better man—not only for himself, but also because of his love for Lauren. I loved Woody’s part in this book—he owns the surf shop next door—and Jeff’s employees/slash friends who help him run the tea and spice shop are an interesting pair. Jeri always creates such fascinating and complex characters, combined with compelling plots full of twists and turns.

If you enjoy a mystery/paranormal combination as much as I do, do not miss this book! I highly recommend though that you start with Moonrisers, or better yet, get to know Jeff first in the Booke of the Hidden series. You won’t regret it!  

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  1. Jeri Westerson’s Crispin Guest Medieval Mystery series is a favorite, and this series with werewolves and mystery combines sounds stupendous! I’m in!


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