Queen Shifter, Lily Ruckler, has found solace in brutal warfare. Her bloodied fists and bared fangs fill the holes left in her memory, the blank spaces that leave her soul aching and empty. Her only pleasure is in blood; her only salvation is the relationship she has with her infant child, the baby of unknown origins who brings her solace and stability.
When Elder Harcourt summons Lily and her protector Antonio back to the United States, Lily thinks nothing unusual about the change of location. But a standard reconnaissance mission leaves her trapped inside King Zeller's private quarters, and at his mercy. Surprise attraction rapidly turns to a battle of wills and an intense power struggle that leaves no clear victor but plenty of resentment.
They are not allowed to nurse their wounds. In order to win the war against the Commoners, the King Vampire and Queen Shifter must work together. It should be easy. The war is turning, the battle is deadly, and both Lily and Ezra love the cold cleanliness of combat.
But their chance meeting has led to more than an unlikely alliance. Secrets have a way of surfacing, especially on a torn-up battlefield, and Lily and Ezra are about to re-learn all they cannot remember. If they can't control their emotions and responses, it will be to their own ruin and the destruction of everything around them.
Review by J. Hooligan
Scarlett Dawn has a way of writing characters that make you want to kick them but, at the same time, you can't help but be absolutely in love with them. One moment you're happy, everything is going great, next your heart is on the floor being jumped upon by a devilishly shmexy vampire.
Expect lots of drama. I clutched my kindle for dear life during some parts. Also, there's a good deal of laughing and I'm pretty sure I covered my eyes at one point because my cheeks were definitely bright pink.
As much as I enjoy the relationship between Lily and Ezra, because it is oh my holy crap awesome, I would have liked to see more on what is going on around them. It's such an awesome world that she created, and I want to be fully immersed in it.
This has nothing do to with my rating, but I wanted to say it anyway. This book doesn't have nearly enough Pearl for my satisfaction. *shifty eyes* I think she needs her own book. At least a novella! She's fantastic and should be treated as such!
There's much more about this world you learn in this book, but there is still so much left to learn. I cannot wait for the next book!
About the Author
Scarlett Dawn is drawn to all things quirky and off-beat. She believes there are no boundaries for an imaginative soul. Her love of the written word started at an early age, when her grandmother would take her to bookstores every weekend. Dreams came alive within the books she found there, and now, she is thrilled to share her stories with others who have fallen under the spell of taking fantastical journeys. Scarlett resides in the Midwest with her husband, three children, and two dogs.