An exciting new supernatural series, featuring our world, but not as we know it.
Born into a life of secrets and service, Chrysabelle's body bears the telltale marks of a comarre - a special race of humans bred to feed vampire nobility and control their hungers. When her patron is murdered, she becomes the prime suspect, which sends her running into the darkness of the mortal world . . . and into the arms of Malkolm, an outcast vampire cursed to kill every being from whom he drinks.
Chrysabelle's secrets, though, are about to put her life - and those around her - in even greater jeopardy. She possesses a powerful ring, the key to unlocking an ancient prophecy destined to merge the mortal and supernatural worlds. A chaos unlike anything anyone has ever seen threatens to reign unless she and Malkolm can stop the noble vampire behind the merciless plot.
'Painter scores with this one. Passion and murder, vampires and courtesans - original and un-put-downable. Do yourself a favor and read this one' Patricia Briggs, New York Times bestselling author
'Breathtaking prose, enthralling storytelling, a rare find. Painter is a major talent!' Gena Showalter, NYT Bestselling Author
'A world full of rich potential. Excellent!' P.C. Cast, NYT Bestselling Author
'Kristen Painter brings a sultry new voice to the vampire genre, one that beckons with quiet passion and intrigue' L.A. Banks, New York Times bestselling author of The Vampire Huntress Legends series
Kristen Painter likes to balance her obsessions with shoes and cats by making the lives of her characters miserable and surprising her readers with interesting twists. She currently writes award-winning urban fantasy for Orbit Books. The former college English teacher can often be found on twitter @Kristen_Painter, Facebook at www.facebook.com/KristenPainterAuthor where she loves to interact with her readers and on her blog, http://kristenpainter.com/blog/.