Blood Bytes

Tess Monterey is a good cop. Just because her personal life hasn’t worked out the way she thought it would doesn’t mean she can’t do her job and do it well. Her partner, and ex-lover, is a good cop too but Tess just can’t seem to put that part of her life behind her. But this new case may change that. Prime suspect and hot hunk to die for Devante Matiero pushes her buttons like no man ever has even if he is one of the top immortal escorts.

This is a story that will push you and pull you and grab you and drag you along and just when you think you’ve figured it out, twists up and changes in a way you hadn’t imagined. Ms. Phelan takes her readers on long, hot, hard ride and then just when you think she’s going to let you go, she grabs you once again and delivers another rush of excitement. This is one you won’t be able to put down until it’s done and then you’ll be sorry it’s over.

Book Blurb for Blood Bytes

Blush sensuality level: This is a suggestive romance (love scenes are not graphic).

It's New York City, way way in the future and many things have changed — like the legalization of sex for hire and the popularity of the undead in the world's oldest profession. Conversely, the unreliability of males, immortal or human, remains a constant, or at least that's what Detective Tess Monterey has deduced after a particularly painful breakup with her partner and secret lover.

While investigating an apparent sex slaying, the trail leads to Blood Bytes — the city's only online vampire agency, and its most sought-after supernatural stud, Devante Matiero. The last person to see the victim alive, Matiero quickly rises to the top of Tess' most wanted list — in more ways than one.

Tess wades through a series of suspects and clues, along with her own distracting desires, desperately trying to close the case while holding onto her new-found stay-away-from-love conviction. But as she is destined to discover, things are not always as they appear. And not all good intentions pave the road to hell — some actually overlay the way to heaven.

Reader Advisory: Contains light bondage scenes. 

Night Owl Reviews Dec, 2010 4.50