"A story of vampires in the Old West as only Charlotte Boyett-Compo can tell!"
Cynyr Cree has not lived an easy life. Sold as a slave at a
young age, he was forced to work in the mines. He still
bears the scars of the whip all over his body. Of course,
that wasn't the worst that befell Cynyr. The worst thing
Cynyr lived through was the rape by the old priest. Just
when he was about to die, the Goddess Morrigunia came along
and made Cynyr into a Reaper. Years later, Cynyr now lives
on Terra, where Reapers destroy rogues. All men fear the
Reapers and rightly so. After all, they are basically
bounty hunters who kill the rogues they're after using a
laser whip. After taking care of one rogue in Exasla
Territory, Cynyr is on the way to his next assignment when
he hears a woman screaming. Since part of a Reaper's duties
are also to protect women and the peace, Cynyr goes to
investigate and finds a man about to rape a woman. After he
kills the man, he is shocked by the fact the woman shows no
fear of him at all. Once the job is finished, off he goes
to his next assignment.
Aingeal hasn't had an easy life either. After having grown
up in the south, when she wed, her husband decided to make
a new start out in the Territories. Then he had their
marriage annulled and "sold" Aingeal to the Jakotai for
some horses. Now Aingeal's life has become a living hell as
she's forced to submit to any brave her owner Otaktay
orders her to. No one would say that she was treated well,
being beaten constantly. She's run away from him before,
but he always managed to find her and bring her back. Now
she's run away again and she knows Otaktay will kill her if
he manages to find her again.
While Cynyr camps and has some meat cooking, he can smell
the woman he saved. Not only is she filthy, she's also
starving and he offers her food. The fact she isn't afraid
of him like everyone else is mystifies him. After she
cleans up, Cynyr is shocked by her appearance. She is
beautiful. Even though he knows better, Cynyr cannot stop
himself from making love with her. Reapers tend to be
loners and once they mate, they mate for life. Now that she
is his, he will give his life to protect her and care for
Will Cynyr be able to keep Aingeal safe from Otaktay? Will
he be able to leave her to take care of his assignments?
Will the High Council allow him to keep his mate?
WYNDRIVER SINNER is an intriguing mixture of vampires and
the Old West. Charlotte Boyett-Compo once again brings her
Reapers to vivid life in a totally unexpected setting. This
story has a bit of everything from danger to love. But
under it all, it is a story of acceptance for Cynyr and how
Aingeal not only loves him, but creates a life for him. As
with all of Charlotte Boyett-Compo's stories, this is one
you don't want to miss.
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted January 19, 2008
In the year 3478, Reaper Cynyr Cree has been sent to the western territories by the High Council as their executioner in taking out rogues. He's hot, tired, dusty and not in the best of moods when he happens upon a young woman being attacked. Dispatching the assailant with a careless flick of his laser whip, Cynyr doesn't give the woman a second thought until she follows him to his camp in search of food and protection.
Sold by her ex-husband for a brace of horses, Aingeal has known the hardships of being the property of a Jakotai brave intent on keeping her at all costs and she has run away. Being rescued by an infamous Reaper seems the only way she can escape her captivity and she's willing to do what it takes to stay with Cree.
Taking lives comes easy to Cynyr. Living one is another matter. Always keeping his distance from others, he is stunned to realize he doesn't want to let Aingeal leave him.
When a man named Cynyr decides to make a woman named Aingeal his own, no man will ever take her from him.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Sexual Content: Rated S-ensuous
Genre: Shape-shifter / Futuristic
Book Length: Novel