A rebel vampire, a red-haired devil, and a sassy heroine battle to save the world—or tear it apart.
Light, a bad boy vampire of the Blood Lifer world, has been hiding in the shadows of paranormal London since Victorian times. His only company? A savage Elizabethan Blood lifer. And he’s keeping a secret from her that breaks every rule.
London, 1960s. When a seductive human singer tempts Light with a forbidden romance, their worlds collide. At the same time, Light discovers his ruthless family’s horrifying experiments. Now he’s torn between slaying the humans he was raised to fear, or saving them.
But an effort to play the hero could spell the end…for both species.
WINNER OF SILVER AWARD IN WISHING SHELF BOOK AWARDS.
Shortlisted for International Rubery Book Award.
Winner in the 2017 IAN Book of the Year Awards: awarded Finalist.
Quotes from Book:
It made me feel like loving Ruby would be the death of me, even as I lived for being close to her. We relished breathing the same air. Draining the same First Lifers. Shagging and hurting, until we knew each other’s bodies the same as our own. All was nothing outside our love. It smashed on us. Broke on us. We savaged it. Together we screamed at the world and when we had the world by the throat, the world screamed back.
‘You’re fair coming onto me?’ You stepped back, eyeing the exit.
‘I’m not into the whole Rockers scene,’ you zigzagged your finger from my jacket to my scuffed motorcycle boots.
I hurled down my ciggie, grinding it into the carpet. ‘That wasn’t… As if I’d… And you know what? You were off coming into the third verse.’
Your peepers were hard now: definite hit nerve. Yeah, bloody genius I was. I’d just risen in the rankings from insignificant to loathed. You crossed your arms, and I mirrored you.
‘You ever tried not being a total prat?’
‘Once. Didn’t stick.’
There’s always something worse than dying, and there’s always someone in First or Blood Life, who’ll find a way to inflict it. When I flicked my lighter, the flame jumped. For a moment, I was mesmerised. Then I bent down and lit the boiling flood…
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