EMBRACE THE DARKNESS
Hugely talented Ivy is
back for round two in her captivating Guardians of Eternity trilogy. Powerful and enigmatic Viper was a show-stopper in book one, so having him take center stage is no surprise. Ivy creates such vivid and complex characters, their emotional struggles feel real even though their exploits are supernatural. A true gift to the genre!
Vampire clan leader Viper is used to getting what he wants; but that expectation gets tossed out the window when he purchases the rare Shalott demon assassin Shay at a slave auction.
While Shay was only recently released from her bond to a band of evil witches, a death curse still traps her, so she must accept the auction. Still, Shay plans to try to rescue herself. Viper and Shay's attraction to each other is instantly evident, but neither of them expects the interference of a dangerous third party who is determined to obtain Shay and her aphrodisiac blood by whatever means necessary. (ZEBRA, Nov., 352 pp., $6.99)