Chris Marie Green brings you an urban fantasy romance that's full of paranormal thrills, action, and star-crossed love! Two monster hunters fight their sizzling attraction while one bloodthirsty phantom leaves a trail of death in New Orleans... Can love survive till the sun rises?
*This novel is approximately 51,000 words, and a brief excerpt is added at the end.*
A Bad Girl Trying To Do Good
Lilly Meratoliage used to be a villain--a ruthless guard for a power-hungry family who worshipped monsters. Burned in a fire as punishment after a failed mission, she was left scarred and desolate. Now, healed by a bayou witch who has given Lilly a pair of white magic boots, Lilly is ready for redemption, charged with tracking down a phantom who has already killed twice and is aiming to add to his list. It's just too bad those charmed boots must feed off Lilly, robbing her of her short-term memory every night in order to keep them both strong. And it's too bad that she'll need to work side-by-side with a man who has already betrayed her...
A Tormented Hero Who Can't Let Go of the Past
Psychic Philippe Angier is haunted by visions of these paranormal killings that have darkened his hometown of New Orleans, and he wants to catch up with this murderer who seems as if he's stepped out of the past to challenge his victims to bloody duels. But to catch a phantom, Philippe needs Lilly's stealth and fighting skills. What he doesn't need is the attraction he still feels for her, even though he once deceived her during a previous adventure.
But charming Philippe is winning Lilly over hour by ticking hour, even if those boots are going to erase her memory again at sunrise, turning him into just another stranger...
Will the magic and the phantom beat them before the sun comes up or will star-crossed love win out?
Author's Note: This urban fantasy romance is approximately 51,000 words, and a brief excerpt from a Lilly Meratoliage prequel (from MONSTER HUNTERS) is added at the end. SHADOWS TILL SUNRISE is the first full-length Lilly Meratoliage novel, but you can enjoy Lilly's previous adventures as a kick-ass villain in some of the Vampire Babylon series, along with the novella "Raising the Darkness" (included in the following excerpt from MONSTER HUNTERS), and in the KICKING IT anthology (in the novelette "The Girl with No Name"). In other words, if you want the full Lilly experience, this is the order in which you would read:
*A DROP OF RED, Vampire Babylon, Book Four
*THE PATH OF RAZORS, Vampire Babylon, Book Five
*DEEP IN THE WOODS, Vampire Babylon, Book Six
*"Raising the Darkness," included in the MONSTER HUNTERS collection or available in print in its own compilation called RAISING THE DARKNESS
*"The Girl with No Name," included in the KICKING IT anthology
*SHADOWS TILL SUNRISE
By the way, SHADOWS TILL SUNRISE itself is available in print if you'd like it to be on your keeper shelf!
I hope you enjoy this spin-off. Lilly is great fun to write, and I have a thing for Philippe Angier. I've always liked pirates, whether they just have the attitude or they're the real thing.
About the Author
She tries her best to avoid international incidents whenever she takes a break from her first love, writing, and cheats on it with her other true love—traveling. She has an alter ego named Christine Cody, who wrote the dark fantasy Bloodlands trilogy.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Lilly has a problem. She wakes every morning with no memory of who she is. This is actually a good thing for the reader as we find out together why this is and what mysteries lie in her past. There is action, adventure, danger, magic, mystery, and a bit of romance. And while this is a spin-off of the fantastic Vampire Babylon series this novel stands well on its own. I look forward to following Lilly as she learns and grows. If this series is anything like Vampire Babylon we are in for a heck of a ride.
Shadows Till Sunrise: A Lilly Meratoliage Novel (Volume 1) by Chris Marie Green This is a Vampire Babylon spin-off (a Lilly Meratoliage urban fantasy romance) Received an author's copy for review Awesome new series by Chris Marie Green featuring Lilly Meratoliage from the Vampires of Babylon series. When last we say Lilly she was burned and her mouth was in a frozen scream. Now we find her in New Orleans, aided by a White Witch Amari and a psychic Philippe Angier. This story grips you from the beginning. Yes she is still running from and hunting the Meratoliage when the find her but there are other paranormal activities that are included in this book. Lilly after she ran away from her "family" she met Amari. She fashioned a pair of vine boots for Lilly that became a part of her body. Theses boots "transformed" Lilly into a beautiful young woman who had no burns or scars. The side affect? Every night when Lilly slept the boots "healed" her and when she awoke the next night she had no memory of the day before. Not long after Phillipe met Lilly he attempted to turn her over to her family for the money. To say he had a change of heart is an understatement. He cares deeply for Lilly and is hurt that when she has her deep healing sleep she does not remember him. Together they investigate a "phantom" who killed a couple, the woman tied to a tree and the man with a with saber. If you love suspense, mystery, and a very well written story, then this is the book for you. I personally hope Chris writs more adventures of Lilly Meratoliage.