Dorina Basarab is a dhampir—half-human, half-vampire. Subject to uncontrollable rages, most dhampirs live very short, very violent lives. So far, Dory has managed to maintain her sanity by unleashing her anger on those demons and vampires who deserve killing.
Back home in
Brooklynafter the demise of her insane uncle Dracula, Dory’s hoping her life is about to calm down. But then she gets some visitors. A friend wants Dory’s help in finding a magical Fey relic, and the gorgeous vampire, Louis-Cesare, is desperate to find his former mistress Christine.
Dory and Louis-Cesare quickly discover that the same master vampire Christine is bound to is also rumored to be in possession of the relic. But when the master vampire turns up dead, they realize that there’s more at stake than a missing mistress. Someone is killing vampire Senate members, and if Dory and Louis-Cesare can’t stop the murderer, they may be next…
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Waiting on Wednesday: Death's Mistress
Karen Chance is another of my auto-buy authors, and while it's true that I haven't gotten to Curse the Dawn in the Cassie Palmer series yet (don't worry, I'm hanging my head in shame) I'm definitely looking forward to the second book in her other series starring half-vampire ass-kicking lady Dorina Basarab. According to Amazon it'll be released January 5, 2010, which a quick gander at a calender reveals to me is not all that far away, so it'll definitely make an appearance as a review here sometime next year. In the meantime, here's the summary that's posted on Karen Chance's official website, where, incidentally, you can also read a sample chapter: