*a dark paranormal romance with an urban fantasy flair featuring a vampire tracker and the Dresdan she’s been assigned to execute*
Her blood, his addiction…
They were never meant to touch …
A vampire rebel …
Vicq is one of the Dresdan–the oldest, most ruthless species of vampire. Scarred by the deaths of everyone he once cared about, he holds himself aloof, impenetrable walls around his heart.
His mortal enemy …
Elaina hunts vampires for District 5, an underground group with its own shadowy agenda. A seasoned veteran and elite tracker, she has no time for relationships.
An instant addiction …
Brought together by betrayal, Vicq and Elaina find a passion that breaks all the rules. Now they’re both being hunted–and their forbidden love could be the only thing keeping them alive long enough to learn the truth.
Everything they know is wrong … except each other.
Her enemy, her lover …
When District 5 betrayed her, Elaina went into hiding. Now the elite vampire tracker is on a mission to expose the truth about the underground group–before they can kill her. She needs the vampire who saved her life … whose touch awakens a hunger like nothing she’s ever known.
His executioner, his salvation …
Vicq is under a death sentence from the powerful Dresdan Court for helping a vampire tracker–the woman whose blood satisfies his deepest needs. Elaina has become his reason for existing … he just has to survive long enough to prove it.
Their destinies are joined …
Elaina and Vicq must defeat those who would destroy them … and fight for their right to be together. With danger on every side, can their love survive?
They’d sacrifice everything to save each other.
A brutal awakening…
Now that Elaina knows the truth about District 5, her motives have shifted. But the elite ex-vampire tracker uncovered more truth than she was prepared to know. No matter what it takes, she’ll sort out the mess. Even if it means compromising her safety, she’ll make it her life mission to strike down any foe who gets in the way of her freedom.
A connection to the past…
Vicq’s days are numbered, but he’s always been skilled in the art of evading capture. He’ll let his guards down and open his heart for one woman only—Elaina. His past has always had a way of catching up to him, but if he wants a peaceful life with the woman he loves, he’ll have to face his demons instead of running from them.
Their bond will be tested…
Elaina and Vicq know where their loyalties lie—with each other. But there’s a fine line between love and the will to live. They’ll be forced to make a choice that will change their eternal future.
THE DRESDAN COURT
Dresdan: an ancient race of vampires whose origins date back to 2 BC. The most deadly and ruthless of all vampire species.
Master: Head vampire that leads his race or coven. Possesses great knowledge, experience, and power.
Superior: High ranking member of the Dresdan Court. Assists the Master in his duties. Possesses great knowledge, experience, and power.
Soldier: Carries out the duties of the Master and the Superior(s). Possesses experience and power based on the number of blood kills and age.
Fledgling: A young vampire who is immature and inexperienced in his abilities and powers. They can later become soldier but must earn that ranking through years of service and sacrifice.
Donor: A human whose only purpose is to serve the needs of a specific Dresdan indefinitely or for an undetermined period of time.
Blood Slave: A human whose only purpose is to serve the needs of the Dresdan.
Coven: A circle of vampires. Usually 13 or more.
DISTRICT 5 INC.
District 5: an underground secret organization whose mission is to create a new species of human (hybrid between vampire and human DNA).
Host: A human capable of sustaining the vampire agent without a complete transformation or dying (aka, human in stasis).
Recruiter: Employed by District 5 to recruit those who will sign a lifelong employment contract to serve the mission of the organization.
Tracker: Employed by District 5 to hunt down, capture, and/or execute the Dresdan.
the Five: A mark emblazoned in the flesh of District 5 members who’ve pledged their life to serve the mission of the organization. It usually appears on their necks, arms, or shoulders.