“Not a love story…a dark spiral into blackness.”
“If you’ve read Shades of Gray, you know how this has to end.”
The prequel to Shades of Gray tells the story of Patrick and Michael, how they got tangled into Claudius’ web, and their valiant fight to escape.
When Patrick’s missing brother Michael returns, he brings with him a world of darkness. Turned into a vampire against his will, Michael is the coven’s whipping boy. When Patrick tries to help, he’s claimed as a slave who spends his weekends preparing victims, scooping ashes, and falling prey to the vampire’s twisted desires.
There’s only so much hell he can take, and when vampires from a warring coven offer sanctuary in exchange for cooperation, Patrick quickly agrees. What he expected to be a few months drags out into a long smear of nightmares, and though he fights for hope and freedom, the cost of victory may be more than he bargained for.
About the Author
Joleene Naylor is the author of the glitter-less Amaranthine series, a world where vampires aren’t for children. As a compliment to the novel series, she has also written several short stories, including the Vampire Morsels collection, and an Amaranthine Encyclopedia. In what little time is left she watches anime and updates her blogs, all from a crooked Victorian house in Villisca, Iowa. Between her husband and her pets, she is never lonely, and should she ever disappear one might look for her on a beach in Tahiti, sipping a tropical drink and wearing a disguise. Ramblings from the Darkness at www.JoleeneNaylor.com You never know what you’ll find in the shadows…..
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Joleene Naylor has done it again! This is a prequal to the amazingly written Amaranthine Series and it does not disappoint. It will keep you up at night reading and on the edge of your seat, if you like your vampires non-sparkly and violent get this entire series! I was looking forward to Patrick's story and this was beyond what I imagined it to be! Naylor has a way of writing that makes the reader feel they are right in the middle of the story, I wound up feeling bad for Patrick and wanting a better ending for him but if you've read the Amaranthine Series you know this is the catalyst that starts it all! This is a book I could really sink my teeth into!
This is a prequel story. If you are looking for a happy ending or a feel good story this isn't it but if you want a well written compelling story get this book. This is one of those books that you stay up all night reading