Samskaras (Love and Light Series, Book 2)
by Melissa Lummis
Published: June 6, 2013
Publisher: Self Published
Length: 341 pages
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy
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As the second book in the Love and Light series, Samskaras was a terrific follow-up book. I read and enjoyed Enlightened so figured that it was a safe bet I would enjoy this one as well. I love Melissa (and her hair!) and her outlook on life. I had a small problem though because (yes, showing my ignorance) I had no idea what the word Samskaras meant. So I looked it up. Turns out that samskaras is plural of sam·ska·ra, a noun referring to a purificatory ceremony or rite marking a major event in one’s life or deep impressions that comes from our past experiences and that we accumulate from our ongoing life experiences. Seems like Samskaras is the perfect title for this book. 😉
Enlightened set the stage for the events of this book. In it, we learned of the failed assassination attempt on the Vampire named Wolf by the evil Vampire named Modore. He wanted desperately to gain control on the Light Walker (Loti). In Book 2, Samskaras, everything goes downhill and fast. Modore now wants to bond with Loti to gain immortality and increase his powers ten fold… a very bad idea. In trying to make things better, Loti’s mate Wolf join some dark forces from his past and things go from bad to worse. By this point in the book, I was exhausted! Emotional Rollercoaster Central! It was a serious page-turner and the ending left me smiling and wanting more. I cannot wait to see where Melissa takes us from here!
Should you read this as a stand alone novel or read Enlightened first? Do your self a favor and read Enlightened first. It gives you background in a way that will make Samskaras much more fulfilling. All lovers of magic, witches, Vamps, and stories about Good and Evil are sure to devour this book!
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