The urban fantasy genre just got richer by the addition of the talented Drake. Hitting the ground running, Drake quickly establishes a dark tone for her high-stakes first-person series, Dark Days. Mira's cat-and-mouse dance with natural enemy Danaus generates sparks. Add this debut to your must-read pile!
Centuries-old vampire Mira has a special gift that makes her different from all other nightwalkers; she has the ability to control fire. She breaks away from the vampire elders and settles in America after her torture by the naturi, an elven race bent on eliminating humans and nightwalkers.
When the vampire slayer Danaus comes into her territory, Mira senses he's not a typical human. While Danaus is intent on eventually killing Mira, right now he offers a truce. They have a common foe, the naturi, who are trying to break the seal that keeps them from this world. And as the old saying goes, the enemy of my enemy is my friend. (EOS, Aug., 384 pp., $7.99)