by: Kathleen Collins
Released: October 2013
An estranged mate, a mangled body and a powerful demon who calls her by name…
As a Realm Walker for the Agency, Juliana Norris tracks deadly paranormal quarry using her unique ability to see magical signatures. She excels at her job, but her friends worry about her mysterious habit of dying in the line of duty without staying dead. That's only the first of her secrets.
Most people don't know Juliana became the mate of master vampire Thomas Kendrick before he abandoned her seven years ago. Most people don't know the horrors she endured at the hands of the vampire he left in command. Most people don't know her true parentage, or why a demon on a world-threatening rampage has taken a personal interest in her…
Even as Juliana pursues the demon, it goes after all she holds dear—including Thomas, who is back to claim her for his own. But if she can't reconcile her past and learn to trust herself again, she will lose him forever.
Juliana's heart broke when Thomas left, and she's spent the past seven years trying to forget him. So when he suddenly shows up expecting her to fall into his arms, she's shocked. Even though she's mad at him, she's still drawn to him, which in her line of work can be a deadly distraction. For some reason, she keeps coming back to life after she dies. Perhaps her parentage has something to do with it, but that's a secret she'll take to the grave. She's just trying to keep her head above water, but when Thomas comes back, she realizes how empty her life has been. But with demons chasing her, and Thomas being all caveman towards her, she's just hoping to get through the mission without dying again, or having her heart broken. I wanted to kick Thomas in the head for the reason he left for seven years, forcing Juliana to go through a horrible ordeal. Otherwise, it was a good story.
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