The afterlife bites. Hard. Prime Vampires, shapeshifting spider witches, necromancers, vampire game police, zombies, even the head of a government task force on terrorism are all dying to get their hands on body-jumping spirit Tamsin West as she hunts the gang of Soul Eaters who doomed her to dust.
After sacrificing herself to save her lover, the Fae Hunter, Drake, Tamsin has finally located a new body: a young Faerie witch murdered by magic. Unfortunately, the girl's coven believes Tamsin responsible for their sister's death. If she doesn't want to end up right back as a swirl of spiritual dust, she better find the real killers. Fast.
That's not her only problem. Tamsin owes a blood debt to Prince Duprey, the most powerful elemental Prime Vampire in Chicago and he's looking to collect. 'All the world's a stage and the men and women merely players' is more than just a cliché to these vampires. To keep the boredom of immortality at bay, Primes indulge in complex role-playing games that turn our world into a living game board.
Her enemy, the Soul Eater Bartholomew Knightly, has himself become a playing piece of Duprey's opponent. The Prince believes Tamsin can give him the winning edge in the current level. Too bad the other side thinks the same thing about her boyfriend.
If Tamsin wants to get her hands on Knightly and just maybe put body and soul back together, she and Drake will have to play by vampire rules.
The lovers are forced onto opposite sides of the magical mayhem by unbreakable supernatural bargains. As Primes battle hand-to-hand and spell-to-spell in a collapsing hospital, the two must make impossible choices to survive a curse that could destroy them both.
About the Author
Hey, how's it going? I am from San Francisco, California and in my other life (and identity) I am an international journalist writing on technology, pop culture,emerging trends, and travel in Asia. I call Tokyo, Vienna, London and L.A. home. I've been lucky. My work has given me the opportunity to experience some of the most exciting cities and cultures on the planet! Admittedly I haven't led a normal sort of life on the road and being an international vagabond isn't all champagne and fun, believe me. I've learned a lot about survival. About coping in strange places. Being the outsider and never having that cloak of anonymity to throw on and hide behind. Those feelings of being on the outside looking in is something I try to recreate in my characters. Wanting to belong and wanting to be left alone all jumbled together in a mix that never seems to make sense. Mythology and the supernatural fuel my interest in the fiction I write and what I read. Japan in particular has a vast history of Yokai -- supernatural creatures -- that is still very much alive in the culture. So many anime and manga stories and the movies, games and books they inspire are fueled by this hidden world. I've been traveling around the Japanese countryside in my free time this year, exploring ghost and demon lore and writing about it in my blog, Haunted Japan. It's become a rich source of inspiration for several novels I'm developing now. Working is not really work since I am writing all the time and that is what I want to do more than anything. Life is best enjoyed being with my kids who are killer smart and funny, or hanging out watching my friend K drink Chocolate Martinis, C play Boy Drama Bingo, J laughing so loudly heads turn, and H flirting like mad from behind her Dolce and Gabbana dark glasses! I love traveling, champagne, hanging out with my kids, espresso at sidewalk cafes, people watching, really fast express trains, and laughing like crazy – though not always in that order.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I liked that the author did not spend too much time repeating what happened in the last book. We know it is the second book and remember what happened in book one. You miss a lot if you try to read this without having read the first book. There was either bad formatting or editing in my book...missed a page or sentences at one point. Still could get past that and I liked the characters. I hope they are all in the next book. It was about 200 pages.