Two years ago, Gray James jilted Carolyn Mathers at the altar, disappearing without a trace. Carolyn’s fruitless search for answers cost her her badge; now she's a P.I. and trying hard to get on with her life. A chance encounter reveals that Gray is still alive, a changed man with dangerous secrets he refuses to share. The harder he pushes her away, the more determined Carolyn is to find out what happened to him.
Gray never stopped loving Carolyn, but the fateful night of his bachelor party changed his life forever. He would do anything to shield her from the world he now inhabits, a world where Killers hunt the night and Guardians hunt the Killers—and he tries to walk a third path, refusing to become one or the other. But when a serial killer called the Broad Street Banger seems to be targeting Carolyn, Gray risks everything to keep her safe—even as the Guardians consider him the prime suspect.
Caught in an escalating game of cat and mouse, Gray and Carolyn must forget the passion they once knew if they ever hope to evade the Guardians and find the real killer.
Jules Gerard has always thought the vampire who betrayed and turned him was dead. But when he discovers that Ian Squires may still be alive and killing in Baltimore, Jules’s long-dormant thirst for vengeance is reawakened.
After Hannah Moore’s fateful encounter with the Broad Street Banger, the petite PI has vowed to keep as far away from the Guardians of the Night as possible. But when her best friend and former business partner asks her to help save Jules from himself, Hannah reluctantly agrees to track Jules down and convince him to return to the Guardians.
Jules doesn’t want help from anybody, much less a stubborn, bossy mortal who doesn’t seem to realize how much danger they’re really in. Unfortunately, he soon discovers that Ian is far too powerful to take on alone.
Caught in a deadly game that quickly spirals beyond his control, Jules must choose: Vengeance or love? Damnation or redemption?
"Dark, magical and deliciously brooding, just how I like them!" Gena Showalter, author of The Nymph King
"Black hits a note-perfect combination of romance, vengeance and passion. Her best book to date!" Romantic Times Bookclub Magazine, 4 1/2 star Top Pick
The baddest of the bad boys . . .
Gabriel is a five-hundred-year-old vampire with the soul of a Killer. He has defeated his mother in a battle for the territory of Baltimore, and vowed to take vengeance upon his father, the Master of Philadelphia, for a centuries-old betrayal.
Jezebel, Gabriel's new fledgling, is a soul as scarred as his own, yet Gabriel finds that the ice around his heart slowly melts when she is near. But one of Gabriel's ancient enemies has targeted her--and if Gabriel wants to save her, he will have to abandon his plans for revenge and join forces with his father.
The question is not whether or not Gabriel can redeem himself from his past, but whether he can ever forgive himself.
Unlike the Guardians of the Night, Drake feeds on human blood, choosing victims who deserve to die. He also works with the Guardians to protect humans from other Killers.When Gabriel, the leader of the Baltimore Guardians, mysteriously disappears, Drake finds himself in charge of a small band of inexperienced fledgling vampires. But then a delegation of European Killers arrives in Baltimore hunting for Gabriel, and Drake must call on all the savagery of his sordid past to keep the Guardians in line—and to protect them from the delegation.
Forced to confront a past he has tried so hard to outrun, Drake risks losing his humanity once and for all. His only hope is Faith, the French Seigneur’s concubine, who desperately needs his help to rescue her human sister from the Seigneur’s clutches. Will Drake be saved by love, or will he lose everything and become a Killer without a conscience?