I loved this book. Susan Squires is a wonderful author with a new twist on the vampire story. She is very good at grabbing you in the first paragraph, or in some cases the first sentence, and taking you for the ride of your life and not letting you go until the very end. This book gave me some long nights as I could not stop reading; it was always one more chapter, one more chapter. With this book there is a teaser at the end for her next book and I don't think she can write fast enough for me. I am already hooked on the next one.
This book is a definite wonderful and permanent addition to my keeper bookshelf. I think Susan Squires just keeps getting better and better. I will definitely recommend this book to anyone into romance with a side of paranormal thrown in for excitement.
Kate Malone makes her living reading Tarot cards and fleecing society's elite. With no prospect of independence, her own fate looks bleak. But Kate's fortunes change when she steals a magnificent emerald-and is soon confronted by a mysterious stranger. Kate is sure that the striking gentleman's attention is a ruse to retrieve the gem. But his presence awakens her to passions she never dreamed of.and to powers she never knew she possessed.
Gian Urbano is bound by honor to retrieve the mystical stone that can drain a vampire's power-and drive humans to madness. The willful, stunning Kate has no idea of the emerald's dark magic, or the lengths Gian's enemies will go to retrieve it. But soon Gian discovers in Kate a desire more compelling than duty-one that could save them both, or lead them to their downfall.
Stands Alone: yes