Donja Bellanger, suffering after the death of her father, finds herself in dire straits when her mom takes a new husband. Forced not only to move to a strange city but to share a room with her glamorous, new stepsister, Makayla Hampton, her life spirals out of control.
Makayla lures her from goth to glam, straight into an exclusive club, not only for wealthy elites but Immortal Descendants. Donja crosses paths with Torin Mancini and he’s too damn handsome to be real.
Torin, who has concealed his identity as a powerful ancient spirit for eight hundred years, sets his eyes on Donja; there’s something about her blood, something he can’t walk away from. He’s not alone. A deadly predator has picked up her scent.
Stalked, she reaches out to Torin, but the lure of her blood has him on edge. As Torin battles his heart desires and feelings he thought buried and gone, one thing is clear: they have as much, if not more to fear of each other than the predator who would have her life.
Is love enough? Can she accept him for what he is and better yet, can he control his hungry, hungry eyes?
A beautiful love story with relentless action, elite battles and steamy moments… unforgettable!
“A fantasy novel, a vampire saga and a crime investigation.”
This is a fantasy novel, and if I try to categorize it, the best description would be that it is a vampire saga with a mix of a crime novel. Somehow, the book didn’t quite turn out as I expected since I found the combination of characters and event a bit weird. There are (sort of) four main characters, the cops Torin Mancini and Gage Leblanc, and the stepsisters Donja Bellanger and Makayla Hampton who tie the knot of step-sisterhood as Donja’s mom Lisa and Makayla’s dad, Carson tie the knot of marriage. Close to the wedding, someone starts raping, killing and drinking the blood of young Chippewa women. Victims amount with a rapid pace and Torin and Gage need to solve the cases fast. But Torin and Gage are not just plain mortals, they are predators with eternal lives and solving the case turns into a personal battle. The goth Donja and the class queen Makayla, on the other hand, develop an unusual friendship, finding a common ground in the goth-glam style despite the differences.
The line of the story would be attractive for readers who are fans of the vampire eroticism because Donja and Torin have a fated meeting and get into that “desirous, beastly, oh-I-want-you-so-much-I-need-to-drink-your-blood, from-here-to-eternity” feelings. There is a pretty violent, coarse language and dialogue, which somehow didn’t seem to fit into the almost teen-like idea behind the book. That was my issue – some trimming of the events and characters might do the work.