There is something evil in old New Orleans.
For years runaway slaves have disappeared into the murky bayous never to be seen again. Most people assumed they succeeded at their bid for freedom, but that was not the case. Nestled in a prosperous plantation on the Mississippi River, Madam Marie Tulane harbors a terrible secret.
Tierney King is a young Irish immigrant working as an indentured servant with the rest of her small, close-knit family. When her home becomes too dangerous for her to remain, she is thrust into a precarious situation, but things look up when the mysterious Madam takes her in with the promise of a new life.
A prominent doctor studying psychiatric disturbances in women, Elijah Stone is at the top of his game. There is nothing that can dislodge him from the top of society where he has the pick of women and men for his pleasure, until he is noticed by the Madam and taken for her own. Now, together with Tierney and a group of misfit vampires, he will have to fight to regain his freedom.
Can they escape the Madam’s lethal hold, or will they spend their days as blood slaves of her court until the end of time?
Before humans ever discovered fire, a bond was forged between the Succubi and Incubi that burned hotter than any flame. When they found their true mate, the need to feed from humans would be forever replaced by the one who completed their soul.
My parents were fated mates – two who should have completed each other beyond eternity. Fate is fickle, though. That eternal bond ended and took my parents with it, victims of their own natures. When an Incubus comes to seal our bond, I wanted no part of it – determined not to fall the way my parents had. When two more appear to claim their right as my mates, it becomes harder to ignore the instinct to be theirs.
Maybe I didn’t have to choose, but just as I start to give in to their desires, someone begins killing the humans who’d sustained me in the past. As the Incubi accuse one another in a play to be my only mate, the end of my eternity draws closer than ever. I do know this for certain, I need to uncover the truth before the next victim is me.
“We’ve all got the power in our hands to kill, but most people are afraid to use it. The ones who aren’t afraid, control life itself.”– Richard Ramirez, The Night Stalker