Possessed By An Immortal
Harlequin Nocturne, Jun 1 2014, $5.75
The killers target the witness Brianna Meadows who fears her luck may run out as she feels fortunate to have escaped her adversaries in Chicago and the Twin Cities, but prays she can take her ailing four year old son Jonathan to safety. Bob the fishing guide dumps mother and child in a remote wilderness during a storm before cowardly running from his passengers. Adesperate Bree notices a cabin with a light on and carrying Jonathan she heads there.
Dr. Mark Winspear’s vampire senses realize a human female is nearby. He reluctantly welcomes her and her child into his abode. Though attracted to each other, he wants nothing to do with her conflict and Bree prefers he stay out of it. When he learns who chases her, Mark has a powerful motive for involvement after what happened to his La Compagnie des Mortes leader Jack Anderson (see Possessed By A Warrior). Still both adults agree saving dying Jonathan’s life from his strange illness and taking the fight to kill their mutual enemy come before their needs to become better acquainted.
The second La Compagnie des Mortes romantic urban fantasy is an engaging thriller in which much of the focus is on the threat. Fast-paced, readers will appreciate Possessed By An Immortal; as the vampire and the mom in distress fall in love, but know their priorities.