Title: Venom & Vanilla
Author: Shannon Mayer
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by: Shakera
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal
Date of Release: November 1, 2016
Format: Kindle (NetGalley)
Welcome to Seattle, where nothing in this world is as it seems, and the Greek gods aren’t dead. They’re just in hiding, and some in plain sight. There’s a deadly virus going around. It’s the type of virus that only a supernatural person can pass on. It’s been said there is no coming back from that virus. Once you’re, sick you die. But what if there’s a cure? What if you can become whatever you wanted to be and better? Be forewarned. It comes at a pretty high price, and one you must be willing to pay.
Alena owns a successful bakery in Seattle until she becomes infected with the deadly virus. She’s offered an opportunity to receive the cure but is she strong enough to take it? Hey, when Merlin shows up with a cure, you don’t turn it down! But like everything that is too good to be true, there’s a catch. You have to give up your old life and become a supernatural. Drama and action ensue. It’s all good until a goddess wants you dead because of your heritage! Alena must defeat Achilles and save her brother, if she wants to save the human race. Can she learn to adjust and accept who she is now to do this or will she revert back to being subservient?
The story was interesting. It started off a bit slow, but if you can get through the first couple of chapters it picks up. The writing was good and entertaining. It was a nice piece of fluff and an easy read. There are humorous moments and moments where you ask yourself, “But why?” I have no regrets and I plan on reading the next one!