|Chrysabelle has been a blood slave to her patron for years.
When he is killed, she is accused of his murder and the theft of a powerful artefact. She
flees to the human world and her aunt Maris, a Comarre who killed her patron to achieve
her freedom. While running from the murder charges, she stumbles across Malkom, a vampire
who has been declared anathema society. Chrysabelle enlists his help in stopping the evil,
power-hungry Tatiana from hunting her down and using the artefact to start a war between
humans and the supernatural.
Malkom is a tortured soul. Cast out of vampire society, he
is cursed to kill everyone he drinks from. Their names cover his body and their voices are
always in his mind, taunting him. He wants Chrysabelle but cant trust himself near
her angst and violent passion ensue (hes not the one sparkling btw). Working
together is the only way to get what they both want though. There are also a lot of fun
secondary characters vampires, shifters, ghosts, and demons.
A Comarre is a race of people born to be companion and blood slaves for vampires.
Theyre blonde, pale, wear white and are decorated with gold tattoos. They are
wealthy, collectively and individually, yet powerless. This contrast is intriguing yet
sad. The world building has been very well done. The book is set in 2060 and the world we
recognize has been changed a bit, with the power some countries have now very different in
Some revelations I did not see coming and were surprising. The ending was not what I
expected and many loose ends are still there, leading in to the next book. Its
sitting on my desk and I cant wait to start it. This series has everything; urban
fantasy, paranormal romance, a little sci fi, with a splash of mystery. Its very
well written, has great action scenes, and romantic tension between characters. The
sensual scenes never get too graphic, so its ok for teens to read, though the book
is aimed at adults.
The cover of this book is fabulous! If youre like me and judge books by the
cover, youll definitely pick this up. The art is by (Nekro) and Orbit has a page where you can download
the images for wallpaper.