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.
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'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 is a former college English teacher, personal trainer, advertising exec, maitre d' and runway model. She lives in Rockledge, Florida.