- Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Forever (November 25, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0446618934
I didn’t read the first book of this series. I don’t believe there was too much back story that I missed in the first book.
This story centers around forensic anthropologist Dr. Vivan Cairn. She’s on a sabbatical at the moment, which is excellent considering what’s about to happen to her life.
She starts having these episodes of losing large amounts of time with no explanation of where or what she was doing. One morning, after coming to realizing she just lost 12 hours of the night, her door bell rings.
Dain Hawkins is standing on her porch, along with two other men at the car. He asks her to look at a bone that he has brought along. She takes him to her basement where she does her investigating, and at the moment, she’s been investigating little red pouches filled with bones, hair, skin, and dirt.
Vivian is also “suffering” from bouts of massive waves of lust. She gets one while Dain is in her basement. She asks him to fetch her a glass of water. While he’s gone a Demon appears in her basement. Vivian thinks she’s halluciating but Dain comes flying down the stairs to save her. All the while her house is being torched by hybrids.
Dain helps her upstairs and outside to the SUV where he locks her in with wards….because he’s a sorcerer!
He too was bombarded with lust while being near Viv. When discussing what to do with her with his backup he gets all feral and demands that he take her home with him.
All the while there are strange murders going on in town. Men with ther bellys opened wide and pieces of them missing.
Viv and Dain have a close call of lust on the balcony. He stops because of a feeling of a strong demon nearby and runs off to see whats going on. All the while Viv is left behind on edge thinking, again, that no one stays, they always leave her.
AND a lot more happens! I seem to be dragging this summary out so much! Sorry!
The story is extremely well written. There’s a lot going on but the author does very well with keeping the reader informed and never confused. If anything we know what’s going on before Vivian and Dain do. The passion involved in the story is heartwarming. Dain is such a sweety and Vivian is a strong women.
I hope to get my hands on the first book. I asked the publisher to send me a copy so I’ll wait and see if they send it before ordering it on my Kindle.
You can pre-order this on Amazon.com for $6.99.