Love is Pain.
Only a few bloodsuckers left before I can be at peace, for the first time since I promised revenge against those who tore apart my family, and plundered my community. My confidence has grown with every cold body. I know the slick of blood on my hands, the taste of burned flesh. The give of skin and muscle as it's separated by steel. I'm finally beginning to feel whole, more powerful than I dreamed possible.
But Calder's broken, refusing to play the game, refusing to go down fighting. It's safer for me to keep my distance, away from the confusion his touch inspires. But given the choice between my safety, and his suffering, I'll choose his suffering any day.
I have too much to lose to risk falling in love now, especially with the man I swore to kill.
About the Author
USA Today bestseller Katie de Long lives in the Pacific northwest, realizing her dream of being a crazy cat-lady. As a kid, Katie flagged the fade-to-blacks in every adult book she encountered, and when she began writing, she vowed to use cutaways sparingly. After all, that's when the good stuff happens. And on a kindle, no one asks why there's so many bookmarks in her library.
For more information on Katie's work, visit delongkatie.com.