Hunting Daylight

Hunting Daylight

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by Piper Maitland
     
 

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Out of the shadows…

For more than a decade, Caro Barrett has had doubts about the death of her husband, who disappeared while looking for a tribe of day-walking vampires in an African rainforest. Now, their daughter is struggling through her teenage years without a father. Waiting in the wings is an ancient vampire ready to possess Caro’s

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Out of the shadows…

For more than a decade, Caro Barrett has had doubts about the death of her husband, who disappeared while looking for a tribe of day-walking vampires in an African rainforest. Now, their daughter is struggling through her teenage years without a father. Waiting in the wings is an ancient vampire ready to possess Caro’s heart—and to protect them both from harm. And, with her husband declared legally dead, Caro feels it is finally time to move on…

A hemisphere away in a windowless compound, an Ottoman vampire lies dying from a rare blood disease, which has made him vulnerable to the faintest bit of light. Yet he is determined to vanquish its power over him—to feel the sun on his face one last time. And in Caro’s darkest fears he will be lifted into the light of day…

Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
Half-vampire Carol Barrett faces familiar-seeming perils as well as romance in the second of a series of paranormal thrillers. Caro's vampire biochemist husband, Jude, vanished in the jungles of Gabon after accepting a dubious commission from the pharmaceutical corporation Al-Dîn. Caro now raises their daughter Vivi alone, hiding her from the vampire cabal that believes that Vivi is the prophesied child who signals the end of their race. As Caro slowly accepts that she will not see her husband again, she allows herself to fall in love with Raphael, an ancient vampire playboy. Meanwhile, Al-Dîn's operatives embark on a murderous search for Vivi, whose genome could hold the key to permitting vampires to withstand the sun. Maitland knows how to write tight action and steamy sex scenes, as well as vividly describe exotic locations. She's also got some definite insight into the mind of the teenage girl. Sadly, though, Book 2 of this series (Acquainted with the Night, 2011) seems remarkably like a retread of Book 1, just with different players. In both novels, Caro moves beyond her tragic romantic past to seize love and have transcendental sex. She also spends each volume on the run from a pharmaceutical company that employs vampires who are so selfishly, uncontrollably violent that they murder people essential to fulfilling their or their employer's goals. It's refreshing to encounter vampire antagonists who are simply nasty, as opposed to magnetically attractive in a sinister way; however, most of them behave so shortsightedly and short-temperedly it's incomprehensible how they manage to survive their decades of undeath, let alone accomplish anything of substance. Above the common run of vampire fiction, but not all that it could be.
Library Journal
After Caro Barrett's husband is officially declared dead, she prepares to get on with her life and considers accepting the protection of an ancient vampire who can use his powers on her behalf. Danger to her and her child, however, lurks half a world away, in the form of a dying Ottoman vampire in the sequel to Acquainted With the Night.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425250693
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
02/05/2013
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
1,027,295
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Praise for Acquainted with the Night:

“Vampires and nonstop sex.”—Diana Gabaldon, New York Times bestselling author

“Edge-of-your-seat, otherworldly suspense.”—Lori Wilde, New York Times bestselling author

“This book is fantastic. A perfect blend of Dan Brown’s religious intrigue, Michael Crichton’s scientific thriller, and Anne Rice’s vampire novels.”—Portland Book Review

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