The Covenant

Kaitlyn Richards, a powerful witch, reluctantly agrees to a limited blood bond with Holden Sumner, a vampire, so that together they can banish a cunning demon who enjoys slaughtering woman and feeds on their fear and desperation. Sumner has been tracking the demon for three-hundred years and is focused on revenge for the death of his beloved wife. When he and Kaitlyn first meet there is a spark of awareness between them that Sumner never expected, and he goes to extraordinary measures to help Kaitlyn recognize her own beauty and desirability. Kaitlyn is convinced the feelings she has developed for Sumner will dissipate once their task is accomplished.

This sensational story captured and held my attention throughout. The relationship between Kaitlyn and Sumner is never smooth, and I enjoyed the sexual tension they generate even as Kaitlyn fights valiantly against the growing attraction. The monster is also particularly creepy and well-drawn. Kaitlyn is a strong female protagonist who has some hang-ups and flaws that endeared her to me all the more. I would love to see this couple in another adventure and hope there will be a sequel.

Book Blurb for The Covenant

Kaitlyn Richards is a witch with powers beyond the norm. Her unique abilities make her one of the few people in the state of Florida qualified to be an S.E., or Supernatural Enforcer. As part of her duties she uses her home as a magical holding cell for creatures too strong to be contained in normal human jails.

Holden Sumner is a three-hundred-year-old vampire on a mission—he’s been stalking a serial-killing demon for centuries and he needs Kaitlyn’s help to kill it. The problem is, she won’t give him the time of night. But Sumner is determined to get under her skin.

Though Kaitlyn is reluctant to get involved with a vampire, she agrees to help Sumner search for the killer. But in order to drive the demon back to hell and stop the slaughter of innocents, she will have to bind herself more tightly than she ever thought possible to a man she doesn’t want to love.

She and Sumner must form a blood covenant…or die trying.

Night Owl Reviews May, 2011 4.25