cover image Souljacker: A Lily Bound Novel

Souljacker: A Lily Bound Novel

Yasmine Galenorn. Diversion, $14.99 trade paper (268p) ISBN 978-1-68230-701-4

Galenorn (the Otherworld series) launches the Lily Bound paranormal romance series with a murder mystery that crackles and sizzles. In this parallel present, humans know about supernatural entities but don’t trust them or accept them in human society. Lily is a 600-year-old succubus, a member of the Fae Winter Court in Seattle. She satisfies her need to feed on chi energy by providing sexual services for money. She has a few close friends in the supernatural community but is rather solitary by nature. All of that changes when someone kills a client in Lily’s one-woman brothel and escapes without being seen. The dead man is a weretiger, and a leading figure in the were community. Suddenly Lily needs to defend herself against political repercussions. She’s also trying to keep her friends safe from a vampire predator known as the Souljacker. Help comes from an unlikely source: a chaos demon named Archer who manages to connect with a protected part of Lily’s soul. Ostensibly the story centers on the search for the killer, but it goes much deeper, laying the foundation for what promises to be an insightful exploration of Lily’s process of personal change while giving readers a peek at a political chess game. The characters leap to life, carrying readers along on a journey through a world much like this one but with a dangerous allure. Agent: Meredith Bernstein, Meredith Bernstein Literary Agency. (Mar.)