On the heels of her first Guardians of Ascension novel, Roane quickly follows up with this next thrilling installment. In Roane’s universe, the war between vampires is both political and physical, layering the resulting danger. Roane is fast establishing herself as a major new force in paranormal romance.
After his sister is killed, enraged vampire warrior Marcus Amargi quits the Guardians and returns to Mortal Earth to build an empire. Ascended immortal Havily Morgan lives on Second Earth, but that has not stopped her from having impossibly realistic sexual dreams of Marcus. It turns out that they are not dreams, but part of a strange new talent Havily is developing. Whether they like it or not, Havily and Marcus are also undergoing the breh-hedden mate bonding. Vicious death vampire Eldon Crace has his sights set on Havily and her special blood, and he will stop at nothing to get her. (ST. MARTIN’S, May, 480 pp., $7.99)