Mass Market Paperbound
416 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 0.9 in
June 30, 2009
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1416531645
ISBN - 13: 9781416531647
About the Book
In the latest spellbinding installment of Showalter's series, seductive warrior Devyn has the answers streetwise fighter Bride McKells craves, and he can take her to the dark underground of her people. But Bride's blood may hold the key to saving Devyn's friends, so he's reluctant to let her go. Original.
Read from the Book
CHAPTER 1 Bride McKells meandered along the crowded street in the pulsing heart of New Chicago, moonlight and multihued shop lights blending together to create a sparkling canvas of dream and shadow. Chaos and calm. Red brick buildings stretched at her sides, each fairly new, no clear, breakable glass or blink-and-it's-inflames wood in sight. A shame. She loved peeking into shops and imagining owning whatever was being sold just as much as she loved the smell of pine. Neither of which she would be enjoying anytime soon. Windows were now made of dark "shield armor," and wood was scarce. After the human-alien war, everything had had to be rebuilt for strength and durability, even while resources had been limited, the world a shell of its former self. Good-bye extraneous use of pretty glass and sweetly fragranced timber. Now, almost eighty years later -- eighty years in which Bride had barely aged -- everything was comprised of unattractive, dirt-scented stone. Not a bad smell, but when paired with the reeking public...Ugh. Every day it worsened. Perfumes and body odor, flowery laundry soaps and car exhaust. And food. Oh, God, the food, the spices. Her too-sensitive nose wrinkled in distaste. McBean burgers, fried chicken, and the ever-popular syn-milk...the list could go on and on. Mind on the task at hand, or you'll puke. Already bile rose in her throat, burning. Deep breath in, hold...hold...deep breath out. Men and women, both human and nonhuman, bustled in every
From the Publisher
New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter’s latest paranormal novel features the return of her sexy breed of alien huntresses.
Devyn is a warrior, and an unrepentant collector of women, able to charm anyone. Anyone except Bride McKells. Uneducated in the ways of the vampire, Bride is not even sure if other vampires exist. Seductive Devyn has the answers she craves, and he can take her to the dark underground of her people. But Bride’s blood might hold the key to saving Devyn’s friends, so he’s loathe to let her go. Especially when he begins to crave her more than he’s ever craved another. Together they enter the seedy world of slave auctions, battle a powerful alien queen whose diseased blood turns humans into cannibals, and discover a passion unlike any other. But in the end, Bride must choose between the man she’s come to love and the family she’s always longed for.
About the Author
Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of thirteen books, with eleven more on the way in a thrilling blend of genres: breathtaking paranormal and contemporary romances, cutting edge young adult novels, and stunning urban fantasy.