I am a firm fan of this author, and I read and enjoyed the previous novel in this series, UNDER HIS WINGS. Bastien is a former hyppogryph and healer who became transformed into a form of vampire after having his life saved by Sinéad a cruxim, a vampire hunter. Bastien who is still trying to recover from the devestation of being transformed into a form of creature he abhors wants revenge on Sinéad, but finding out that saving his life has robbed her of her immortality and rendered her a vulnerable human, changes his outlook. Together they try to find the means to save them both and stop the vampires who are crippling the vampire hunters preying on humans. I loved this book and enjoyed it even more than the previous book. As always Ms. Simone teams sizzling sensuality, breath stealing action and adventure with wonderful world building.
A brutal attack left Bastien Sarris for dead. But a chance encounter with a mysterious female drags him back from the brink of death—and transforms the hippogryph healer into a monster he doesn’t recognize. Now a terrible hunger consumes him—one that is becoming impossible to satisfy. Desperate for a cure, he hunts the cruxim who cursed him to a hellish existence. But the petite warrior ignites a fierce desire for her body that overwhelms the sweet call of blood.
For three hundred years Sinéad lived and hunted as a cruxim—a winged vampire hunter. But one sacrificial act stripped her immortality, leaving her human, vulnerable and unprepared for the reappearance of Bastien in her life. The hippogryph is harder and colder than she remembers…and he triggers an onslaught of need within her that is as powerful as it is unfamiliar. She craves his kiss, his touch. Yet even as she surrenders to this newfound passion, she faces a crucial decision—betray the man she’s come to love and regain her immortality, or save Bastien and condemn herself to a human life and death.
A Romantica® paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave