This dark, sexy supernatural fantasy has an inventive plot with a touch of humor. The worldbuilding and otherworldly creatures are well crafted, and twists keep readers guessing. The setting and the Australian colloquialisms make the story richer. The steamy scenes sizzle and will not disappoint.

The Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse is Death. She prefers to be called Fred, and she's in Australia to collect a life. Vampire Steven "Ven" Watkins thinks she's after his mortal brother, Patrick, and he'll do anything to protect him. Fred is attracted to Patrick and can't figure out why he can see her.

Meanwhile, the First Horseman, Pestilence, is about to bring on the apocalypse. Only Death, the vampire and his brother can stop it. But first Fred must convince Ven she's not after Patrick's life. (SAMHAINPUBLISHING.COM, dl $5.50)

Reviewed by: 
Gail Pruszkowski