Publisher Description

Liana Linacre thought she was in love, but what began as her fantasy romance ended with a curse that threatens her life and everything she loves. Orphaned and alone, she barely escapes the dark forces that want her soul, 

Corban Alexander belongs to an ancient order of vampire hunters and wants to kill everyone who is demon-touched. He knows that the creatures who want Liana dead will find her again before long.

Liana must fight if she wants to live, while Corban must decide if he can love a girl who made the one mistake he believes is unforgivable. 

No one, mortal or immortal, has ever won against the evil that plagues Liana, but if she and Corban can work together, they might just defy the laws of the universe.

“This is not your typical vampire novel.  For one thing, no sparklies!  For another, it has both lots of humor and moral seriousness at the same time.  The characters are very human––even when they’re not––and real, high stakes are combined with exploding prairie-dog colonies.  The scenes in Taos have vivid New Mexican local color, including the complex historical tapestry of my home state.  Heartily recommended!”

––S.M. Stirling, New York Times Bestselling author of Black Chamber

Young Adult
June 4
Emily Mah
WorkHorse Productions, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Robin24d ,

Promising start to a new series ...

The characters in this book drew me in and now I am hooked and want to see how their story develops. Initially I thought the book was a little slow and wasn’t going to keep my interest and some parts I expected some conflict and it seemed to be a quick resolution so a bit anti-climatic but the characters - they got to me and now I want to read the next book to see how their story develops :). A promising start to this new series ...

Evieo17 ,


This was a very interesting read. I did like some parts but there were parts that dragged. The ending left me hanging to I’m anxiously waiting to read book 2.

7mamafoofoo3 ,

Great new story

Liana was a nerdy girl at a boarding school until she wasn’t. After being tricked into letting a vampire use her she was left in between being human and vampire. Then her father was murdered and she went to her aunts to live. She met Corban, who introduced himself as a vampire hunter.
Liana and Corban fight her sire and the sire of her sire. The obstacles they faced were many including her feelings for him. But when the unexpected happens what will they do? Great story with interesting and strong characters.

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