The story of a young heiress's initiation into the dark society of the Chicagoland Vampires continues...
Ten months after vampires revealed their existence to the mortals of Chicago, they're enjoying a celebrity status usually reserved for the Hollywood elite. But should people learn... read more
Vampires in Chicago!
You'd think a headline like that would have made the fine citizens of the Windy City to take up arms against us bloodsucking fiends. Instead, ten months later, we're enjoying celebrity status and fending off the paparazzi, who are only slightly less dangerous than... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Vampires in Chicago!
You'd think a headline like that would have made the fine citizens of the Windy City to take up arms against us bloodsucking fiends. Instead, ten months later, we're enjoying celebrity status and fending off the paparazzi, who are only slightly less dangerous than angry stake-wielding slayers. Don't get me wrong: Joe Public isn't exactly thrilled to be living side by side with the undead, but at least they haven't stormed the castle.... not yet.....
But it might just be a matter of time. There's a first-time reporter sniffing around vampire society, and if he uncovers the Raves - mass feeding parties, where vampires drink themselves silly - we could be in trouble. The fact that it's majorly frowned upon by the vamp society won't make a difference to that kind of a headline, or to a new reporter who's out to impress his family.
So now my 'master' - the centuries old yet gorgeously well-preserved Ethan Sullivan - wants me to reconnect with my own upper-class family and act as liaison between humans and vampires......and use the opportunity to keep the less savoury aspects of vamp existence out of the media spotlight. Tough job, when it seems someone doesn't want vamps and humans to play nicely - someone with a serious, ancient grudge....
“'Some people like wine. Some like cars. Some,' I said, tugging at the hem of his undoubtedly designer T-shirt, 'like fantastically expensive clothes. I like chocolate.'”Merit
“I’d solved one mystery. Might as well see what other trouble I could get into.”Merit
“There is nothing we want quite as much as the thing we know we can’t have.”Highlighted by 31 Kindle customers
“Bloodred,” she suddenly said, her voice barely audible, ee rily gravelly, “in the rise of the moon. And like the moon, they will rise and they will fall, these White City kings, and she will triumph. She will triumph, until he comes. Until he comes.”Highlighted by 25 Kindle customers
“I died for beauty, but was scarce adjusted in the tomb, when one who died for truth was lain in an adjoining room. He questioned softly why I failed? ‘For beauty,’ I replied. ‘And I for truth—the two are one. We brethren are.’ ”Highlighted by 23 Kindle customers
It’s stupid, I know. I have this thing, this idea. This bullshit ‘Mr. Darcy’ idea, about the one that changes his mind. That comes back for me. And I’ll look up some night, and he’ll be there in front of me. And he’ll stare at me and say, ‘It was you. It was always you.’ ”Highlighted by 18 Kindle customers
“The acronym for the Order of sorcerers is ‘U-ASS’?”Highlighted by 17 Kindle customers
YOU CAN TELL A LOT BY THE SIZE OF A MAN’S LIBRARYHighlighted by 13 Kindle customers
“No need for formalities, Kitten. We’re practically family, you and I, the drama notwithstanding.” He leaned back, brow knitted, and gazed into my eyes. I had the sense he was looking through me, past me, into some future I couldn’t discern. The air tingled, magic flowing around us. “We lose them, don’t we, always?”Highlighted by 13 Kindle customers
“But I’ll admit that he’s kind of offensively delicious.” “Like salt-and-vinegar potato chips.”Highlighted by 8 Kindle customers
“We had no idea you were some kind of freaky super vampire.” “Said the woman who can shoot fireballs from her palms.”Highlighted by 6 Kindle customers
The ability to glamour a human—to bring a human under the vampire’s control—was an indicator of a vampire’s psychic power, which was one of the three measures of a vampire’s strength, Strat (alliances) and Phys (physical strength) being the other two.Highlighted by 5 Kindle customers
Chapter 1: Movin' out
Chapter 2: Home is Where the Heart is... not necessarily where you sleep
Chapter 3: America's Next Top Monster
Chapter 4: The Pre-party Planning Committee
Chapter 5: Talkin' 'Bout Freedom
Chapter 6: The Return of the Prince
Chapter 7: The Belle of the Ball
Chapter 8: Papa Don't Preach
Chapter 9: The Secret Garden's Secrets
Chapter 10: You Can Tell a Lot by the Size of a Man's Library
Chapter 11: In Which Our Heroine is Sent to the Principal's Office
Chapter 12: Merit's Deep, Dark (72% cocoa) Secret
Chapter 13: They'll Eat You Alive
Chapter 14: The Center Cannot Hold
Chapter 15: I Could Have Danced All Night
Chapter 16: An Offer They Can't Refuse
Chapter 17: Love Bites
Chapter 18: In the Stacks
Chapter 19: Crying Wolf
Chapter 20: The Runt of the Litter
Chapter 21: You Give Bite a Bad Name
Chapter 22: Give Peace a Chance
Chapter 23: Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Chapter 24: Ch... ch... ch... ch... changes
Chapter 25: The King and I
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