For the Blood of a Crow (Red Dead Mayhem, #2) by T.S. Joyce

For the Blood of a Crow (Red Dead Mayhem, #2)

Bailey Wulfe has her blinders on, her focus straight forward, tromping through life to the future that has been planned for her since she was Turned. She’s been promised to a high-ranking wolf in her Clan, but one chance encounter with a familiar face and she’s questioning everything she’s ever wanted. The boy she knew as a child has turned into a monstrous man. And from the looks of Rike, his bloodline will be the death of him and everyone...

Details For the Blood of a Crow (Red Dead Mayhem, #2)

TitleFor the Blood of a Crow (Red Dead Mayhem, #2)
Release DateJun 12th, 2018
PublisherWicked Willow Press
GenreRomance, Paranormal Romance, Paranormal, Shapeshifters, Fantasy

Reviews For the Blood of a Crow (Red Dead Mayhem, #2)

  • Marsha Spohn
    Reviewed at Shifter HavenTHIS…this… this is why I read, no devour the sub-genre of Paranormal Romance aka Shifter Romance. This story is why I will read every book written by T. S. Joyce – I’ll even read her grocery lists, because she gives me absolutely everything I look for in a shifter romance. And if you haven’t discovered her by now… what the heck are you waiting for?Rike is the Second in the Red Dead Mayhem crew. His past is fil...
  • Maria11
    Sweet readSweet story of redemption and love. Rike was sweet and strong and Bailey was the perfect woman for him. Want to see if we get Ethan’s story next.
  • Marishka
    Safety- (view spoiler)[* They were handfasted as teenagers. They were besties and loved each other. They were bonded. He was 15. * Something bad happened and his crow blocked his past to protect Bailey. He had no memories of her. He doesn't have much memories of anything before the age of 16. " I don’t remember much before then. I don’t know why. My animal hides everything from me. I used to hate it and lie in my bed at nights trying so hard ...
  • Monica
    Holy crap this threw me for a loop! Anyone else? Wow this was really something and I totally loved it. I love when she throws us a curve ball. There might be a spoiler or 2 so be warned! Bailey and Rike know each other. They were married....or hand-fasted more specifically. Years ago. Rike's Dad was a terrible dude. He did so many things to so many people. A killer. It was assumed his sons Ethan and Rike were the same. Bailey knew different thoug...
  • Beth Fuller
    These Crows are Awesome!Awesome book! I can never decide which one of T. S. Joyce books is my favorite... this one has just added to that dilemma. Such a rich and layered world she has created. All connected but each able to stand on its own. The crows are magnificent and such an unlikely group of big, beastly monsters. Love, love, love them! Riker is a softie with a wicked dark underside and Bailey is a perfect balance. The females in this world...
  • Lolita Nettles
    It's really hard for most series to get even better It's really hard for most series to get even better with each addition but T. S. Joyce makes it look easy. This book left me raw from all the feelings. I cried, I laughed so hard but even more deeply it left me feeling hopeful. I cried thinking about all that Rike had endured and the pain of it all coming back. I wish I could have given it more stars! This book truly had everything you could ask...
  • Tiblu
    I liked it.....I dint have much to say here....My favorite of the series soo far is what I’d call its “cousin” series ,with Hairpin,Peacemaker/Warmaker etc. was Ten’s story ,and while I haven’t connected with Ramsey or Rike like I did Ten, I think this I a good series and would definitely recommend it....Looking forward to Ethan and especially what kind of animal he attracts,with squirrels and Moose’s and wolves O my :)
  • Diane Lloyd Kliebenstein
    Shifter world out of focusIt seems as if I started reading this book in the middle. Things like history and relationships are existing, but not explained. Actions are taken, but without clear reasons. Consequences are hazy at best, and the one underlying driving force from the first Crow book: who bugged the clubhouse? seems to be a very weak one. Who cares who bugged them? I want to know how all these people/animals can inter-relate. Were-squirr...
  • Mary Lee
    Not much to itUrghhhh, seriously? Well,we didn't get much story again and as if that weren't enough we didn't get much romance as this relationship started and was completed when they were teens. So we didn't get to see them fall in love. It was a one night stand the day after they saw each other again that morphed straight into forever after. There was no build-up. We got a bit of conflict with the wulfs, but even that made no sense and was over...
    Stars Aligning!!!Brandon "Rike" Blackwood, the second-in-command of the Red Dead Mayhem Clan just wanted one thing to go right. After his bother Ethan's treachery, his clan suffered a major hit. His Alpha Ramsey was in transition after losing half his Crows.While all that was going on, his clan was coming out to the public about them being shifters. His bloodline is killig him from the inside, then his life took a 180 turm when a she-wolf walked ...
  • Sherill
    HEART-MELTING - FIERY PASSIONFOR THE BLOOD OF THE CROW - This story had my undivided attention until the blissful happily ever after. Inside; humor, action, gripping suspense, moments that tug your heartstrings, horrific danger, life-threatening moments and romance that sizzles.Rike a powerful crow shifter has bone-chilling memories that haunt him. A feisty wolf beauty from his past re-enters his life. Rike has no memory of the past she mentions ...
  • Stephanie
    It was okay.What I liked - As is usual of T.S. Joyce books, the characters were great and hilarious. The humor in these books is perfect. The makeshift family thing is what makes these books, including this one, as good as they are. The solidarity, friendships, and love are strong and overwhelming and amazing.What I didn't like - Samuel being a blatant unrepentant cheater, though I know he's not the main male character in this book. The way it ha...
  • Kathy Wideman
    This is the second book in this series and they should be read in order. Rike is second of the Red Dead Mayhem. The clan is still recovering from near destruction. Rike is being poisoned from the inside out after his brother betrayed the clan and coming out to the public isn’t helping. He needs just one day turns out today isn’t going to be that day. Bailey has been living her life with blinders on. After running into the boy from her childho...
  • kookyquinn
    I rarely like second chance romances so that's probably part of the reason I didn't enjoy this one as much as I normally do with TS Joyce. The reason these two split was totally understandable and I got it but I just never connected with them.I also wanted more back story on where Rike had been, what he'd gone through etc and more about Bailey with her "betrothed/friend with benefits". Like... was she banging him after she found out he was cheati...
  • Sandrabowers
    So, I didn't much like the first book, but I hoped it was just me and that I was missing something, but these new books just don't feel right. It's like she's lost something in her writing and is mad at the world. These characters just aren't three dimensional. Maybe she's rushing them out, maybe she needs to go back and read her earlier stuff when things were funnier. I'm going to give the rest of this series a pass and catch the next one, but i...
  • Nikki
    For the Blood of a Crow by TS Joyce is the second book in the Red Dead Mayhem Crew and is a 5 star read. I love everything that T writes, her books are automatic one click before I even read the blurb. Rike and Bailey have a past but Bailey is the only one who remembers it, but once they meet again it all starts to come back to Rike and part of him want to run to keep protecting her, but love has a way of keeping you where you need to be. Another...
  • Charlotte
    I think this is probably for adult trades due to a few explicit sex scenes.I also read book 1 in this series and I liked it, this one has somehow gotten better. Rike is has such a damaged soul, but his animal won't let him remember why until she literally runs into him.Bailey new she shouldn't have worked the catering job at the Red Dead Mayhem club house. She bounced right off his chest and then acted like he didn't even know her!This story was ...
  • Chloe
    God, this book was amazing just truly beautiful. I couldn’t find a single thing wrong with this book because it was beautifully written and it just gives you all those feels. I thought Kane’s book would also remain my favourite, but Rike is now my favourite. The characters are all so relatable and easy to love and the humour is always spot on in these books. T.S Joyce always manages to make you feel the emotions between the characters just fr...
  • Karen
    MayhrmThis KU library selection is a great addition to the Red Dead Mayhem series. I've found that Joyce's books are almost impossible to put down once started, and this was no exception. After an attempted coup, Rike is now Ramsey's second. At a "coming out" event with the press, Rike encounters a young woman who claims to be his former wife. He doesn't remember her or being married, especially to a wolf. But then his memories begin to return. H...
  • Sherry Koch
    When I start reading a book from T.S. Joyce I can't put it down until I reach the end. That's saying a lot. The stories T. weaves are wonderful and beautiful. The hero thinks he's broken and the strong heroine knows her man isn't perfect and loves him anyway. I adore the relationships the characters build with each other, they are meaningful and carry through several stories. I highly recommend this book to everyone that realizes that no one is p...
  • Jamie McTavish
    Broken pieces can always be put back together to make something stronger.The best thing about T.S Joyce's words is on one level or another they resonate with her readers. For the blood of a crow is yet another example of that.Sometimes the brain (or in this case, the crow) knows exactly what it needs to do to protect not only itself but others. Rike may not remember his childhood & early teenage years, but Bailey does and through the turmoil of e...
  • Patricia Smith
    AmazingAmazing series! This book took me on a rollercoaster ride. I laughed , cried, sad tears, happy tears, laughed some more. This is a story of two people walking through life empty, accepting mediocre as what life is meant for them, until they reunite, and find they still have a shot at happy. I love all the series written by this phenomenal author. Down to earth characters you would have as friends. Have an adventure and read one of her boo...
  • Rebecca
    She did it again!!!!!For the blood of a crow was just an amazing story. It's about love and redemption and find your way back home where your heart belongs. The love Like and Bailey have for each other is so beautiful. We also can not forget how tough they are and they will battle to the death for each other. They will always be there to keep each other safe and steady. Great job alpha.
  • Jacqualine Walker
    Adding this to my favoritesI loved Rike's story. I didn't know what to expect but I'm glad I took a chance on it. No matter how much time passes, you never forget your first love. Rike is the epitome of tortured and not with a good heart. I enjoyed watching his story unfold to his HEA. This is book two in the Red Dead Mayhem series. If you haven't read the first one, I suggest you do before reading this one.
  • Raveen Vann
    So amazingly good.Wow as always this is yet another great book in this series. It's the second book and is Rikes story. I really do love him and Bailey. These books always leave you happy and already wanting the next book. Rike is definitely great and very protective of Bailey. This story was emotional as he had to remember painful things from his past to be the man Bailey needed him to be. Absolutely truly job well done on this story.
  • Heidi Nininger
    For the Blood of a CrowT. S. Joyce is one of my favorite authors. She puts everything in her books ... humor, raw feelings from desperation to being on top of the world, to shifters finding their fated mates whatever the trials and tribulations they have to go through. I love whole series from this small town and the various shifter clans involved. Anyone who enjoys reading shifter stories should read all her books.
  • Niki
    Ugly crying over hereI don’t even really know what to say. Rike is so so so broken, and doesn’t even know just how broken he is, until he meets Bailey and starts remembering all he’s forgotten. And Bailey, she’s broken too, though she doesn’t even know it. The two together heal each other, and help create something really good between three clans. It’s a great story, one I’ll definitely reread.
  • Winsome Edwards9
    Loved it!!!Wow!!!! Awesome read, this brought me to tears. Rike a big Bahamian of a man finding his lost love..sniff, sniff. Love a good love story and this was that love story. Just loved how things turned out for Rike and Bailey..for a minute there I thought Bailey's so called father would show up..but that was wishful thinking on my part, so on to the next member of the Bad Red Dead Mayhem crew..big fan Winzie19💞☺.
  • Ame Eggers
    Rike's story needs more than 5 stars!I wasn't sure what to think about this character from the other books...he was pretty mysterious but so loyal to his clan. His story was just phenomenal!!! The buried memories....the heart beneath....I cannot get enough of these Crows!!!! I loved Bailey...small...tough as nails...fitting right in with the Outlaws....this series just keeps getting better
  • Cynthia L. Turner
    Brandon (Rike)and BaileyWhat a compelling novel! Rike doesn't remember his mate Bailey but she never forgot him! Rike has become second in command to Ramsey in The Red Dead Mayhem Crew and finally reconnaissance with Bailey. This novel can be read as a standalone book but is part of The Red Dead Mayhem Crew series. Time and Bailey do get their HEA but the journey is quite the ride!