Veiled Truth

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Veiled Truth

Valorian Chronicles - Book Three - Silhouette Nocturne Series #50

Veiled Truth is Vivi Anna’s third book in the Valorian Chronicles Series that features an assortment of vampires, werewolves and witches. All Otherworld people live in the city of Necropolis away from any human contact. Together a team of Others solve cases at the Otherworld Crime Unit (OCU) that are usually supernatural in nature. The latest case is deciphering the symbols that are being left at crime scenes.
 
Lyra Magice is a witch who works for the OCU to solve mystical cases. The answers to the case might be in the four thousand year old book that one man possesses. But this man is Theron LeNoir, the same dhampir (half vamp- half witch) that Lyra once thought she could have a relationship with. She hasn’t seen Theron in five years ever since she decided she wouldn’t become another notch on his bed post, she has more dignity then that.
 Theron is arrogant, rich, and egotistical, not Lyra’s idea of her dream man. Without any other choice, Lyra calls on Theron for permission to borrow his book. When he flatly refuses, Lyra takes it upon herself to use a little magic and haul ass out of there with the book.
 
When Theron shows up at the OCU to retrieve his stolen book, Lyra is in for a surprise. Caine welcomes Theron onto the case to help decode the meaning behind the symbols. Working with Theron will drive Lyra insane and she doesn’t appreciate her body’s response every time he walks into the room. Theron is gorgeous and one look from him sends chills up Lyra’s back.
 
How will she work alongside this obnoxious man who sees women as nothing more then a good time in bed? Will Lyra and Theron be able to decipher the symbols before it’s too late? Why is Theron so secretive and what is he hiding?
As the case progresses, Theron realizes the answers to the puzzle and discovers that Lyra’s life is in danger. But Theron can’t reveal what he knows because that would also reveal his darkest secrets. What will happen to Lyra? Will she become another body in the morgue or will her team come to her rescue just in time?
 
Veiled Truth is a thrilling fast read that I inhaled in two sittings. The romance is sexy, the suspense is electrifying, and a touch of magic makes this a very fun read! I enjoyed seeing all of my favorite characters from previous books back and getting to know more about Lyra Magice.
 
 Vivi Anna never disappoints and I can’t wait to read her next Valorian Chronicles book. If you haven’t read this series yet, I recommend reading them in order starting with Blood Secrets, Dark Lies, and then Veiled Truth. I guarantee you will adore this series and become as addicted as I am! Overall, Veiled Truth is pure reading enjoyment from start to finish and I can’t recommend it enough.

Book Blurb for Veiled Truth

Five years ago, virginal Lyra Magice had fled powerful dhampir Theron LeNoir's advances. But now an ancient text the dhampir possesses holds the key to solving murders that have plagued Necropolis. When another body is found and evidence points to the Mistress of the city, duty dictates that Lyra work with Theron—a man she regards as haughty, arrogant and immoral—to translate the symbols left at the crime scenes. But with their forced alliance comes darkly sensual dreams that leave her feeling wanton and achy….

Unwilling to reveal his dark past, the dhampir soon discovers that Lyra—a witch of great power—is to be the sacrificial virgin in a demonic scheme to open a portal to hell itself. Salvation will come only if Theron can win Lyra's trust—and her heart.


Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2008 5.00