The story goes like this – A few years ago, Lauren Dane decided to quit her job and stay home with her brand new second child. As a result, she had lots of conversations in a sing-song voice but no real outlet for adult thoughts and words. While on bed-rest with her pregnancy with the tiny monster, Lauren had plenty of down time so her husband brought home a second hand laptop and she decided to “give that writing thing a serious go.”
Lauren had no idea how fabulously wonderful it would feel to actually make a go of her writing and she’s thankful every day people actually want to read what she writes! She’s well aware of her good fortune and loves every moment of it, even when she has to edit and put Barbie’s dresses back on over and over again. She still hasn’t managed to figure out how to shut out the sound of the Backyardigans so she can write a love scene, though.
Goddess with a Blade by Lauren Dane
Armed with a blessed blade and blood from a goddess, Rowan Summerwaite’s got a divine mission. Embodying a Vampire’s worst nightmare is a big job, but someone’s got to do it. Her employer, The Hunter Corporation, has assigned her to hold the Vampire population in Las Vegas to the letter of law laid out in their treaty.
Rowan is no ordinary Hunter, she was raised as a foster-daughter to the First, the oldest known Vampire and the leader of their kind. The Vampires fear and loathe her and she finds it rather helpful and amusing to use that to keep them in line.
Sadly, they’re not always in line and she has to be the one to put them back into place. Freshly returned from nearly a year of dealing with the fall-out of her execution of the prior Scion in Las Vegas (all cleared now, honest!), Rowan is given evidence of a Vampire not only breaking the treaty by killing humans, but the killings bear the distinct marks of a serial killer.
But there’s a new Scion in Las Vegas and Clive Stewart presents a bigger threat to Rowan than she’d imagined. And one more delicious and forbidden than she can resist…
Coming in 2010 from Carina Press!