Salvation, Innocent Monsters #1 by Stella Rainbow

"I.. was totally blown away by this book!" - Angel read Salvation by Stella Rainbow.

From the blurb:

A wendigo afraid of hurting people. A vampire who who revels in his bloodlust.


Nothing was worse than getting turned into a monster by the one person who was never supposed to harm you. I couldn't remember a time when I hadn't been a monster, and I'd given up hope of ever being anything else.

Then Valerio showed up, and he told me things could be different. That he knew what real monsters looked like, and I could help him hunt them down.


I'd never met a monster who was less monster-like than Dell. So what if he needed to eat human flesh to survive? I could offer him a five-course meal and clean the world of some filth in one go.

I was determined to show him how different he was from true monsters, if only so he'd stop starving himself. He was kind and innocent, the complete opposite of what monsters were.

Salvation is an MM monster x supernatural romance featuring a wendigo who hates what he is until his mate shows him otherwise, a vampire who revels in his bloodlust, and a romance that is slow to spark, but blazing once it's lit.

Warning: Blood and gore with a side of tooth-rotting sweetness!

All the books in the Innocent Monsters series can be read as standalones and are not inter-connected. Check out Stella's Lords of Otherworld series to get a peek at all the monsters you'll be meeting in this series!

Angel's Review:

This might sound like an odd review but bear with me.

This is the first time ever I have felt a tad bit nauseous from reading a book, and here's why. This book is unbelievably detailed, extremely so. And since Dell is a Wendigo, it made for some gruesome scenes. So, if blood and gore is something that triggers you, proceed with caution. 

Having said that, I loved reading this book. I know what you must be thinking, "you just said this made you feel nauseous, but you loved it?" Yes, that's exactly what I'm saying. When an author writes a book with detailed descriptions of not only the backgrounds and scenes, but also the characters I can almost visualize what is happening in my head. And when an author can write something THAT well, it's automatically a 5 star review. So yes, while I wasn't expecting how gory this book was, I loved the characters. Dell may be a Wendigo but his character is so sweet, and so caring. He doesn't want to hurt any innocent people, so he starves himself. Then Valerio walks into his life, and makes him an offer he can't refuse. 

Valerio is a vampire, he's been one for a long time, and Dell intrigued him. Val has been watching the wendigo for a long time, and has noticed that Dell is starving himself. So Val comes up with an arrangement, they'll only feed on the vile humans who deserve to be punished. Val wasn't expecting to fall for the sweet wendigo, nor was he expecting them to be... Mates.

As mentioned above, this book was very well written, and has phenomenal characters! Dell and Val were terrific together and I enjoyed the aspect of them only feeding on the awful people in this world. Val was good for Dell and helped him for the better. The mates aspect was really well done, it didn't happen right away, it was a bit of a slow burn. It was so good! And.. can I just say.. I loved that Val rescued a certain three legged fiend. 

And what they named him?? Baz? After the books that brought these two men together was just a wholesome moment!

I'm really excited to read who's story is next. 

Rating: 5 Stars

Salvation is available to buy as an ebook, paperback, or to read with Kindle Unlimited subscription.