It?s a good thing Dru Anderson is fast. Because the sucker chasing her isn?t slowing down?and he won?t rest until he has tasted her blood and silenced her heart . . . Dru?s best friend, Graves, and her strange and handsome savior, Christophe, are ready to help her take on the ultimate evil. But will their battle for Dru?s heart get in the way of her survival?
Sixteen-year-old Dru's worst fears have come true - Sergej, the deadly nosferat, has kidnapped her best friend Graves and she must now go on a suicidal rescue mission to bring him back in one piece. That is, if she can put all of Christophe's training to good use, defeat her mother's traitor, Anna, once and for all, and manage to survive another day...
In the second novel in the Strange Angels series, Dru is neatly tucked away in a Schola that's more like a prison than a secret training facility. Except for one tiny detail... she's the only girl is totally surrounded by tons of cute boys. But a traitor in the Order wants Dru dead and she can't trust anyone except for Graves. Too bad he's being kept busy with a new crew of wulfen teens and doesn't have time for her. As she learns the truth about who she can and can't trust, Dru's only hope may be to save herself - although the one gift that makes her special is draining away, and she doesn't know how to get it back. Will Dru survive long enough to find out who is really after her? Or is she destined for the same fate as her murdered parents?
Nobody expected Dru Anderson to survive this long. Not Graves. Not Christophe. Not even Dru herself. She's battled killer zombies, jealous djamphirs, and bloodthirsty suckers straight out of her worst nightmares. But now that Dru has bloomed into a full-fledged svetocha - rare, beautiful, and toxic to all vampires - the worst is yet to come. Because getting out alive is going to cost more than she's ever imagined. And in the end, is survival really worth the sacrifice?
Thief, liar, assassin, whore. Tale-bearer, spy, extortionist, confidante, scandal-smoother. A knife in the dark, poison in a cup, a shield and a defense on the battlefield as well as in the glittering whirl of Court...This, then, is the Left Hand. The Left Hand does what must be done to cement the hold of the monarch on the realm, to protect the sovereign we swear fealty to - even at the cost of our own lives. Even at the cost of our honour. There is only one word never applied to the Left Hand, only one thing a Left Hand has never been...Traitor. Tristan d'Arcenne killed his King. Now he is faced with murder, betrayal, war, and the mistrust of his Queen. She should mistrust him, for there is nothing d'Arcenne will not do. The Bandit King approaches . . .
When the powerful patriarch of a Nebraska ranching family dies, his three sons discover he has left each of them an equal share of his ranch. As they struggle with a common bond to their larger-than-life father, their jealousy and mistrust threaten to destroy them all. "Powerful drama".--Los Angeles Times