Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Blog Tour 'Deadman Walking' by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Today I’m excited to be a part of the Blog Tour of ‘Deadman Walking’ by Sherrilyn Kenyon. This is a Paranormal Romance novel and the first book in a new series!

About the Book:

Deadmen tell their tales . . .

To catch evil, it takes evil. Enter Devyl Bane―an ancient dark warlord returned to the human realm as one of the most notorious pirates in the New World. A man of many secrets, Bane makes a pact with Thorn―an immortal charged with securing the worst creations the ancient gods ever released into our world. Those powers have been imprisoned for eons behind enchanted gates . . . gates that are beginning to buckle. At Thorn’s behest, Bane takes command of a crew of Deadmen and, together, they are humanity’s last hope to restore the gates and return the damned to their hell realms.

But things are never so simple. And one of Bane’s biggest problems is the ship they sail upon. For the Sea Witch isn’t just a vessel, she’s also a woman born of an ancient people he wronged and who in turn wronged him during a centuries long war between their two races―a woman who is also sister to their primary target. Now Marcelina, the Sea Witch, must choose. Either she remains loyal to her evil sister and almost extinct race against Bane and his cause, and watches humanity fall, or she puts faith in an enemy who has already betrayed her. Her people over the totality of humanity―let’s hope Bane can sway her favor.

The Facts:

Publication Date:
May 9th, 2017
Deadman’s Cross #1
Paranormal Romance
Hardcover, Paperback
Available at:

My Review:

Over the last view years I’ve read three books by Sherrilyn Kenyon. And although I haven’t been swept away by her stories I did enjoy all three of them. So when I was approached to read this first book in her new Deadman’s Cross series I was definitely interested. Even more when I read that this book was about pirates, definitely something that sparked my interest.

In ‘Deadman Walking’ we meet Devyl Bane, an ancient dark warlord who now is one of the most notorious pirates. Although he is supposedly very evil, it’s clear early on that there is much more about this Devyl than we first get to see. And that becomes more clear when we meet Marcelina, a Sea Witch that is forced to life with Devyl due to a binding spell. Although they have enough trouble and history between the two of them, together with their unusual crew they are humanity’s last hope to restore the gates of hell.

In the beginning I found myself being very intrigued by this read. There was so much going on, and I loved the whole pirates part. And Devyl was definitely a character I enjoyed reading about. He was very evil, aggressive and grumpy, but I just knew there was so much more about him. And I loved getting to know him and his weird crew of witches, mermaids and other creatures.

Half way through the book things got a little more confusing. Throughout the book a lot of different creatures started appearing, with their different histories and abilities. And there were a lot of different names. And as I’ve told in earlier reviews, I’m really bad in keeping names a part. And in this book there were so many that I couldn’t follow it all the time.

And then there was the world building, there was a lot to keep track of. And to me it was honestly a little too much. Especially near the end when things got very intense and thrilling.. I just didn’t understand what was going on with all those different worlds and appearing characters. Maybe it’s because I haven’t read many of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s books where some of the worlds are already explained, but it got too confusing.

Near the end there was something happening in the book with one of the other characters, which I really hope will be the subject of the next book in the series. I really want to see what will happen with that character!
I found the romance part in this book a little mellow, but I have high hopes for the romance with that character!!

Overall this was definitely a fun start of a new series. I really would have loved some more explaining of the worlds and the different characters though. A glossary of terms at the end or the beginning would have been perfect. But still, I definitely want to read the next book in this series.

My Rating:

The Tour:

About the Author:

New York Times and international bestselling author Sherrilyn Kenyon is a regular at the #1 spot. With legions of fans known as Menyons (thousands of whom proudly sport tattoos from her series and who travel from all over the world to attend her appearances), her books are always snatched up as soon as they appear on store shelves. Since 2004, she had placed more than 80 novels on the New York Times list in all formats including manga and graphic novels. Her current series are: Dark-Hunter, Chronicles of Nick and The League, and her books are available in over 100 countries where eager fans impatiently wait for the next release. Her Chronicles of Nick and Dark-Hunter series are soon to be major motion pictures while Dark-Hunter is also being developed as a television series.

For more information about Sherrilyn Kenyon please visit her website. Or visit her on Twitter and Facebook.

I received this book from the Little, Brown Book Group in exchange for my honest review.



  1. I love the concept of this book! Sorry to hear it got a bit confusing, though. Sounds complex. I have a hard time keep things straight. I have to go back and reread a lot!
    By the way, I nominated you for the Mid-Year Freakout book tag! No obligation, but if your interested in participating the post is here

    1. This book definitely has a great concept. And I did enjoy it, but those names.. Sigh.. There are so many.
      Thanks for nominating me.. That looks like a lot of fun! ;)


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