Shayne’s readers will have everything they’ve come to expect from this author with a wonderfully complicated couple, the reappearance of an old enemy and visitations from characters of books past. The plot is complex and entertaining, and the couple is dark and sensual. Readers will feel as if they can touch the connection sizzling between the duo. This story will have readers on the edge of their seats and begging for more.
The fate of the vampires of America rests with Bridget Poe. A quarter vampire and fiercely loyal to those she considers family, she’ll stop at nothing to see them safe, even if it means denying her heart. To fulfill an old prophecy, she will need to defeat Utanapishtim, the first immortal. Imprisoned centuries ago and released by Bridget’s twin brother, he believes he must destroy the entire vampire race to survive. When they are forced together by fate, Bridget’s attraction to Utanapishtim could be her undoing. Utanapishtim wants to believe Bridget’s claim that he may not have been brought back to destroy her brethren. As a threat from an old enemy forces them to work together, Bridget and Utanapishtim will learn they cannot outrun destiny and will have to decide if they trust each other enough to stop the eradication of everything they hold dear. (MIRA, Oct., 394 pp., $ 7.99)