Book Reviews

Blood Omen: An Infinite Arcana Novella (The Beacon Hill Sorcerer 5.5) by Sheena Jolie

Genre Gay / Urban Fantasy / Elves/Fairies/Sidhe / Magic / Vampires / Wizards/Witches/Sorcerers / Romance / Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 09-May-2024

Book Blurb

Remi has been doing the same job for the last two thousand years: specialist courier of valuable magical objects and sensitive information. Sent on a mission to get a powerful talisman to the City Master of the Boston Bloodclan, Remi ends up with an unexpected complication: Celyn, a beautiful fae college student who was in the right place at the wrong time.

Celyn was instantly attracted to the sexy vampire when they met by chance at a pub. Thinking he was about to experience the best hook-up of his life, Celyn never expected to end up running across the streets of Budapest with Remi while the High Council of Sorcery was trying to kill them.

Dodging spells and holing up in secret lairs, Remi and Celyn find something even rarer than the object Remi carries: a chance at true love.

Author's Note: Reading order is not essential, and for reference, this novella of 22k words takes place after LOVE SPRINGS ETERNAL in the BHS timeline. Features extended character cameos from BHS regulars. Previously released through Prolific Works in 2022. No changes to the text have been made. Sheena Jolie is the new pen name of the author formerly known as SJ Himes.

Book Review

A fun and exciting novella that bridges the ‘Infinite Arcana’ universe and ‘The Beacon Hill Sorcerer’ series. Introducing Remi, a centuries old vampire with some unique powers, and Celyn, a delightful fae along for the ride, ‘Blood Omen’ was adventure and heat from the very beginning.


Remi works for his sire, a very powerful vampire who is also a cousin, so to speak, of Constantine, the City Master of the Boston Bloodclan. Remi acquires items, smuggles information, and generally is a player on the chessboard between the vampires and the High Council of Sorcery. Yes, the council that has gone completely out of their minds and is attempting to destroy powerful sorcerers by any means necessary. Celyn just happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong, or maybe right, time. Being hunted by council enforcers while dealing with their overpowering attraction made for an exciting read.


I would have loved more information on Celyn, to be honest, and perhaps more of them safe and together in Boston. But I fully expect to see them both in the next ‘Beacon Hill Sorcerer’ book, so I’ll forgive the author. For now.




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 85 pages/22K words
Heat Level
Publication Date 13-January-2023
Price $2.99 ebook
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