Blood Secrets

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Blood Secrets

Valorian Chronicles - Book 1 - (Silhouette Nocturne #11)

Welcome to Necropolis, home of the undead, the Otherworld. Hidden behind a military base, just out of San Antonio, is the home to vampires, werewolves, witches, and otherworld species. Only the police and a select few humans living in San Antonio know of Necropolis and they are sworn to secrecy. In this city of vampires, crime still exists. With the help of Caine Valorian and his Otherworld Crime Unit, they try to keep the world safe.

Caine Valorian is a vampire who heads the Crime Unit. Caine's latest case is of a murdered human in the Otherworld. The woman appears to have been murdered by a vampire and there are odd symbols at the crime scene. How did this human end up dead in Necropolis? Who is she and what was she doing in the home of the undead?

Eve Grant is a crime investigator from San Antonio. She's a human who has never met or been around Otherworld people before. She volunteers to help the Otherworld Crime Unit solve their case of the murdered human woman. But things aren't so easy for her, being human in a vampire world. Humans have a distinct scent and there is no hiding what she really is from the vampires. It's a dangerous place to be, but Eve is determined to solve this case even if it puts her life in jeopardy.

Eve joins Caine's Crime Unit and works side by side with him to solve the case. The only problem besides her safety is that there is an intense animal like attractive between the two of them. Eve can't become involved with Caine because he is her superior on this case. Also there's the obvious problem of vampires and humans being a dangerous concoction when being intimate. How will Eve solve this case when Caine's vampire charm is calling to all of her wants and needs? Will she be able to put her feelings aside and find the killer?

One by one, more people are murdered and they realize that they have a serial killer on their hands. The Crime Unit works together using their skills to find this killer. Will they find him before it is too late or will he take another human life and forever change the two worlds?

BLOOD SECRETS is the first book in a new series called The Valorian Chronicles. The imagination and world that Vivi Anna has built within the pages of this book is amazing and extremely unique. The characters of all different species each bring something special to the story. I adored the idea of a book that is akin to CSI meets vampires. The investigation and mystery aspect of the story is written very well. There's mystery, intensity, romance, sexy vampires, and flawless nicely flowing writing! I flew through this book in a day and a half and can't wait to read the second book in the series called Dark Lies! This is a fantastic book and I can't recommend it enough!


Book Blurb for Blood Secrets

A young human woman is found ritualistically murdered in a downtown Necropolis hotel. It is up to Caine Valorian, a 200-year-old vampire, and his Otherworld Crime Unit to solve the unusual crime, and quickly before the human press can jump onto the story and cause a panic. To add to their already tough case, a new member, Eve Grant, transfers to their lab at the request of the mayor. Not only is she green and eager to impress the boss, but she's human. The first human ever to work in an Otherworld unit. The mayor thought it would be great press especially now with the strange human murder.

Caine has his work cut out for him, especially with his unruly team who don't appreciate any help from a human. Not only is this the toughest case of his career, but he's unusually attracted to the new girl, which can only cause trouble for them all. However, as they sink deeper and deeper into the workings of the case, Caine and Eve become closer and closer. So close that neither of them can see past each other and at the real happenings behind the scenes. The more they poke and prod at the case, the more they realize that something is going on, that this murder is only one step toward a greater purpose. Someone in the Otherworld community is calling on dark forces, in a plot to wipe out the entire human population.


Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2007 5.00