Wow – that is almost exactly how I pictured Dante. Nice to see him on the cover. Oh yeah, and Heather’s there too 😉 It’s a GREAT cover and definitely needs to be featured today. Etched in Bone release date February 22nd 2011
It was Saturday morning, and I was up much too early considering how late I had gotten to bed, but my excitement for the book fair was enough to keep me wide awake and ready to go.
I arrived right on time, and couldn’t wait to seek out my favorite authors. As I walked into the large ballroom, setup with rows upon rows of tables, fully loaded with books, and an author behind each pile, I felt like a kid in a candy store.
Suddenly, that overwhelming feeling took hold of me again, as I turned in circles trying to decide where to head to first. All authors were seated in alphabetical order, and the public was even provided an author seating plan to help us find our favorites faster, but my mind literally went blank! Who was I looking for again? My absolute favorites that I knew by heart (including all of their titles) escaped me, as I realized I couldn’t even put two words together (this happens to me everytime I walk into a bookstore, too!)
About the series:
HIS NAME IS DANTE.
Dark. Talented. Beautiful. Star of the rock band Inferno. Rumored owner of the hot New Orleans nightspot Club Hell. Born of the Blood, then broken by an evil beyond imagination.
HIS PAST IS A MYSTERY.
F.B.I. Special Agent Heather Wallace has been tracking a sadistic serial murderer known as the Cross Country Killer, and the trail has led her to New Orleans, Club Hell, and Dante. But the dangerously attractive musician not only resists her investigation, he claims to be “nightkind”: in other words, a vampire. Digging into his past for answers reveals little. A juvenile record a mile long. No social security number. No known birth date. In and out of foster homes for most of his life before being taken in by a man named Lucien DeNoir, who appears to guard mysteries of his own.
In the Blood (The Maker’s Song Book 2)
Upon concluding this book, I felt slightly melancholy, knowing that it would be at least a year before I could continue this gripping story. There are so many separate stories that all combine and revolve around one sole, yet very important Vampire.
The second installment of the series continues with a more in-depth look into Dante’s horrible childhood, his fragile spirit, and his own personal angst. As a born vampire, his childhood consisted of living in an FBI controlled experiment that psychologically induced “kidnapped” children into becoming psychopaths and serial killers (at the hands of a rogue FBI division, headed by a Vampire and evil psychiatrist) via the means of torture, beatings, taking the toys and killing the loved ones that these particular children loved.
A Rush of Wings: Book One of The Maker’s Song
Wow! I have just finished the book, and it was an exhausting but exhilarating trip. Thank goodness I already have the second book in the series. It brings me some comfort in knowing I still have more time with these interesting characters. I’ve just got to know what’s coming next!
This book was a definite change of pace in reading material. Although it does have a “romantic” subplot, I would not consider this a romance novel (at least not like the ones I’ve been reading). The core of the story delves into twists and turns of all sorts. It basically played out like an action movie. Tons of unrelenting danger from the get-go. So much so, that I NEEDED to put the book down every once in awhile for a breather. On occasion, my impatience got the best of me, and when I realized we were about to embark on yet another struggle/battle, I would take a break.