First, a quick update on this week: I have another interview for you on Monday!  This time it is with Elizabeth Bear, one of my favorite authors ever.  I’m also working on a review of her novel Dust, so I’m hoping to have that up sometime over the next few days as well.  I hope everyone enjoyed the interview with Freda Warrington (Part One | Part Two). I had a lot of fun learning more about her and am really looking forward to picking up some of her other books now.

This week I received one review copy in the mail and would like some advice from those of you familiar with the series.

Green-Eyed DemonGreen-Eyed Demon by Jaye Wells

The third book in the Sabina Kane series will be released on March 1 according to the author’s website, but Amazon has it available starting February 22 (so I imagine they’ll be shipping it then).  You can read the first chapter on the publisher’s website.  The first two books in the series are Red- Headed Stepchild and The Mage in Black.

The clock is ticking for Sabina Kane. Her sister has been kidnapped by her grandmother, the Dark Races are on the brink of war, and a mysterious order is manipulating everyone behind the scenes.

Working on information provided by an unlikely ally, Sabina and her trusty sidekicks–a sexy mage named Adam Lazarus and Giguhl, a Mischief demon–head to New Orleans to begin the hunt for her sister. Once there, they must contend with belligerent werewolves, magic-wielding vampires and–perhaps most frightening of all–humans.

But as much as Sabina is focused on surviving the present, the past won’t be ignored. Before she can save those she cares about most, she must save herself from the ghosts of her past.

For the advice part: I’ve received the second and third books in this series as review copies, but I do not own the first.  For those of you who’ve read the series, is it worth reading the first book?  Since I have two books in the series now, it seems like a shame not to read them, but I’m also not sure if I want to pick up the first book or not.  There’s already a lot of books out there to read, after all.  So if you’ve read these books, what did you think of them?