Synopses & Reviews
Born into a life of secrets and service, Chrysabelle's body bears the telltale marks of a comarré—a special race of humans bred to feed vampire nobility. When her patron is murdered, she becomes the prime suspect, which sends her running into the mortal world…and into the arms of Malkolm, an outcast vampire cursed to kill every being from whom he drinks.
Now, Chrysabelle and Malkolm must work together to stop a plot to merge the mortal and supernatural worlds. If they fail, a chaos unlike anything anyone has ever seen will threaten to reign.
"Prophecy, curses, and devilish machination combine for a spellbinding debut of dark romance and pulse-pounding adventure." ---Library Journal Starred Review
Chrysabelle, a comarré, and Malkolm, an outcast vampire, must work together to stop a plot to merge the mortal and supernatural worlds, in the first book of an exciting new series by Kristen Painter.
About the Author
Kristen Painter's writing resume boasts multiple Golden Heart nominations. The cofounder of the award winning site, Romance Divas, she is the past vice president and webmaster of two RWA chapters: Chesapeake Romance Writers (CRW) and SpacecoasT Authors of Romance (STAR). She is the author of several novels, including Dark Kiss of the Reaper, All Fired Up, The Perfect Dish, and the House of Comarré series. A former English teacher, Kristen has also worked in fashion for Christian Dior and as a maitre'd for Wolfgang Puck. She lives in Florida. Abby Craden works in all aspects of voice-over and can be heard in numerous commercials, animation, video games, and audiobooks. AudioFile magazine has awarded her an Earphones Award as well as named her One of 2012's Best Voices. Abby is an award-winning stage actress and a resident artist with the prestigious theaters A Noise Within and the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum in Los Angeles. She also works in film and can be seen in the Emmy Award-winning documentary Bloody Thursday. Abby hails from the East Coast and currently lives in Los Angeles.