I must admit, this was my first foray into a Mary Abshire novel. To put it mildly, the novel was fantastic. I honestly had a difficult time putting it down, much to my husband’s chagrin. The story started off on a roller coaster pace and never once slowed down at all. There were so many twists and turns, at times it was a tad challenging to keep up. But it was a fun challenge. The characters, especially Riker, were especially intriguing. I mean, what girl doesn’t adore a brooding, gorgeous (not sparkly) vampire with a heart of gold? I know I do. I certainly hope there are more books in this vein to follow, no pun intended. This is a novel that both new readers and current fans will love, just as much as I did.
Katie Dillinger’s life just turned totally upside down. The love of her life, Kyle, a centuries-old vampire, was just destroyed, and Katie was the one to discover what was left of his ruined body. Her one thought is why? Who would do this? She has no idea as to the who or why. Before long, her thoughts have turned to revenge. She has determined to find those responsible for his death, and to avenge him. But to do that, she will need help. Before Kyle was destroyed, he instructed Katie to call a friend of his if anything ever happened to him. Katie did, and before a full day had passed, Riker was in town. Riker is all attitude and bad boy good looks. Not to mention fangs, and a prophecy, which seems to involve Katie saving the world. As if. But anyway, he has the brains and the brawn to help. As the vampires responsible for Kyle’s death invade the town and start making life miserable for Katie’s friends, Katie and Riker must find a way to stop them, and then maybe save the world. Maybe.
Vengeance comes with a price.
Grief stricken Katie Dillinger is on a mission to claim revenge for the death of her lover. In a race against time to find the murderer, Katie reaches out to Riker, a man listed as her boyfriend’s emergency contact. The cold-hearted man comes to Katie’s aid, but she doesn’t completely trust him. To keep her friends safe, she insists they leave town immediately. But her efforts come too late. A friend disappears and a clear message is left in the wake: surrender or more people will die.
Katie’s world is turned upside down when she discovers Riker has vowed to protect her. She’s involved in a prophecy, one which her lover had been preparing her for before his murder. All the combat training he gave her suddenly makes sense, and as Katie fights to keep her friends alive, she’s forced to prioritize. Revenge now, saving mankind next.
CONTENT WARNING: Violence, Language
A Lyrical Press Urban Fantasy