Five days before Samhain, when evil witch Matlyn intends to use the one remaining bloodstone to wreak havoc on the world and dominate other preternaturals, the only hope is for the triad to find the stone in time. Only problem is, where’s the triad?
White tiger shifter Regina has been undercover in Matlyn’s world to find the other triads and capture the other bloodstones, but this last threesome is eluding her and her Elders have given her no clues. While undercover, she has unexpectedly fallen in love with the dark faerie Jessup, who indulges all her appetites—even for a little light spanking when it’s called for. It isn’t until Matlyn calls in rival dark faery Notus in to break up Regina and Jessup that they learn he is the third, and they themselves are the triad.
An interesting setting in Bavaria and author Melinda Barron’s always-smooth prose move this short novel along through backstabs and double-crosses and a mystery about the naming of certain dark faeries’ anatomical parts. Very light BDSM play and m/m/f ménage will keep the readers of erotica happy while the urban fantasy fans will enjoy the triad’s adventures both public and private.