In the darkness, demons come out to play . . .
and someone must bring their sins to light.
Part vampire, part werewolf, Riley Jenson knows what can happen when vamps don't play well with others. But she's never seen anything like this: a series of brutal murders surrounding the latest hot spot for vampire-human hookups—and the victims aren't just killed, they're beheaded. Now Riley is launching into action, toying with a seductive—and highly suspicious—club owner, and finding herself in the middle of another mystery: women being killed one by one, without a trace of violence.
For Riley, solving multiple cases—in a world going mad with human and vampire passions—would have been tough enough. Instead she has two jealous lovers on her hands: Kye Murphy, the amber-eyed werewolf who makes Riley's wolf blood howl—and Quinn, the cool, elegant vamp who has over a thousand years' experience at fulfilling women’s desires. While she's busy juggling these two sexy beasts, Riley's detective work takes a stunningly violent turn. Finding a murderer is now a matter of life and death. Especially since the killer has long since found her . . .
Some nights never end.
Some desires never die. . . .
Shape-shifting werewolf and vampire Riley Jenson is through with death—causing it, solving it, surviving it. Her soul mate, Kye Murphy, is dead—and at Riley’s own hands. Not even the seductive embrace of her vampire lover, Quinn, can fully ease her mind, for she has begun questioning everything that makes her Riley—including her job at the Directorate.
Now, the ritualistically slain bodies of ex-cons have started turning up. Reluctantly, Riley takes the case, but something even worse is waiting in the wings. A vicious enemy from her past is determined to strip Riley of everything that gives her life any meaning: her lover, her brother—and even her own identity. Can Riley survive this ultimate assault? All she knows is, she must fight one last time to find answers, before everything goes dark forever.
I loved reading these books! This series has been fantastic since the beginning, and while I'm sad to say goodbye, well, there's still the Dark Angel series with Risa all grown up and her Aunt Riley! So yeah for that! And yeah, these books were just so fantastic to read!
Both of these books deal with Kye, her soul mate. In different ways, because in the first, he's all about control, to the point of threatening her loved ones. And the second, because she killed him and was dealing with all the emotions there, of another lost dream, that loss of connection, and the guilt of Kade's death. Yeah.
But there were also other things going on, she's a guardian, and yeah, while these bad guys aren't as hard to beat on a skill level as a god, well, one's her soul mate and the other is someone who basically destroyed her and Rhoan's childhood. So she needed the strength that she got facing down those previous bad guys!
There was such a fantastic end, with the marriage, and the twins! I kinda hope that it's a girl and boy like Riley and Rhoan, because that would be just so sweet! I wish that we could've seen Riley as not a guardian again, just for a bit besides that ending, but yeah, great end to the series!
Absolutely loved these books, and I can't wait to start the Dark Angels series!
Author: Keri Arthur
Series: Riley Jensen Guardian #8, 9
Read: February 17th, 17th, 2017
Reason Why: Loving this series and this author, and they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Books! And Moon Sworn is a End of Series 2017 Book!
Published: October 27th 2009, May 25th 2010
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