Vampire Eleisha Clevon has learned a way to draw blood from her victims without killing them-and she wants to share this knowledge with like- minded vampires and forge a united front against Julian Ashton, a vampire who preys on his own kind.
Now, she has found a possible ally in the enigmatic Rose de Spenser-but never expects the revelations Rose has to share about Eleisha's own vampire origins...
Vampires continue to feud in the flashback-laced sequel to 2008's Blood Memories. Eleisha Clevon, one of the few survivors of Julian Ashton's serial destruction of his fellow vampires, seeks to gather others like her so she can spread the knowledge of feeding without killing through psychic memory manipulation. Joining her are Philip, a once-feral vampire reluctantly converted to her cause, and telepathic human Wade. When they meet up with reclusive vampire Rose de Spenser and her ghostly cousin Seamus, Eleisha urges a move to a safe haven in Portland, Ore., as the paranoid Julian wants them all dead. Hendee smartly handles unusual concepts like the vampires' unique supernatural powers and Julian's drive to destroy his own race, but stilted language, uneven characterization and a choppy narrative style prevent this tale from standing out in its overcrowded field.