By Michelle Rowen
Copyright July 2011
Published Berkeley Sensation/Paranormal Romance
For those who feast on blood, Jillian Conrad is a fatal attraction. After being injected with a poison that made her blood both irresistible and deadly to vampires, she was used as a pawn to assassinate the vampire king. Now the vampires want her eliminated. So is the infant daughter of the dead king. If Jillian doesn’t stand in the way of her death, then everyone, living or dead, is in great peril.
But an even greater danger is rising. The Amarantos, a secret society of vampires, is seeking the infant daughter of the slain king to complete the vampire’s quest for true immortality. And if they succeed, no one, living or undead, will escape the darkness.
Jillian is hanging out in a Vamp bar named “Ravenous” waiting for her friend Noah to show up with some information she needs. She’s been in the bar for an hour and a half and is getting nervous about Noah’s failure to appear. She sees a young woman being stupid and doing a come on to a vamp in the bar and decides to intervene to save the young woman’s life.
Jillian is not one to usually get involved in other’s problems or actions, she just knows if she doesn’t the girl will die. She past the Vamp and lets him catch her scent. She walks out of the bar knowing that he is going to follow her outside. When the vamp approaches her he tried to talk her into joining him and get to know each other. Knowing she only wanted to get him away from the girl in the bar, she says no and starts to walk away. Pissed off he grabs her by the throat and tosses her to a confederate that appeared behind her.
Yeap, Jillian’s in trouble again, and there’s no one around to help at this point. Her friend Noah is still a no show and she’s going to have to deal with two vamps on her own.
Bloodlust is the second book in this new series by Michelle Rowen about a young woman who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. She is thrust into a world that she never believed existed and made a major player against her will. I read through Nightshade (book 1) in one evening and kept my eyes open for the arrival of this book to continue the story. I recommend it highly to anyone who loves Vamp stories with a heroine who grows into her role quickly and energetically.
FTC Full Disclosure: I received this book as a gift from the author who asked nothing in return other then my enjoyment of the story.