This is the third installment of Ms. Garner's Warriors of the Rift series. Heart of the Demon is a great new look into how vampires, werewolves, fey, and all the other paranormals came to be on Earth. Ms. Garner mixes urban fantasy and romance to bring to life to a wonderful new world.
Every seventy-five years a rift opens between Earth and another dimension. The criminals of that world are sent to earth. Since they have no bodies of their own anymore they inhabit the bodies of humans. The human will then become whatever species that the criminal was. They are ruled by a council made up of one of each paranormal species. There is a group of preternaturals who do not want to follow the rules the council has set up. They have built a machine that will keep to rift open longer and enable other like-mined preternaturals to come to Earth. Their goal is to take over. It is up to two people to find this machine and put a stop to their plans.
O’Brien is a fey and a con artist. When she came to earth she bonded with an Irish Queen. She made Keira want to be a better person. Since then she has stopped puling cons. Her boyfriend talks her into helping him pull one last con and the mark ends up killing himself. A member of the council uses this information to blackmail Keira into going undercover in this rouge group and finding where they are hiding the rift machine, she has no choice but to agree.
Finn Evnissyen, enforcer for the Demons, is asked by his father, the leader of the demons, to go undercover, find the machine, and disband it before they can use it. He makes a deal with his father. He will do this if after it is done he can stop being the enforcer and live his life as he wants. He is shocked to see Keira at the meetings. They had a very short but intense affair a while back and he has never forgotten her. Keira and Finn are unaware that they are working towards the same goal but being backed by different people. Will they be able to trust each other and work together to stop a madman?
Warriors of the Rift
Once a generation, the rift between the paranormal world and the human world opens, allowing supernatural entities to cross. Vampire, demon, or shapeshifter, they can save the world-or send it spiraling into chaos.
The next opening of the rift is coming-and its consequences will be deadly. A rogue group of human-hating preternaturals is planning an apocalyptic attack, but the Council of Preternaturals may have found the key to saving the world: Keira O'Brien, a fey with a long criminal record, whose empathic abilities once made her the queen of con artists. If she successfully infiltrates the dangerous faction, the sins of her past will be forgiven.
Keira isn't the only agent working against the rogue prets. Finn Evnissyen, a powerful demon with a dark lineage, is a hired assassin looking for a way out. If he stops the threat, he will finally earn his freedom. As the rift fast approaches, and danger escalates, Finn and Keira must discover if they're on the same side-or sleeping with the enemy . . .