Expected publication: June 3rd 2014 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
She wants out
Party girl Alexia Blackburn is only hanging around the vampire compound until her best friend—the queen—has her baby. After that, nothing is going to stop Alexia from getting back to daylight, safety, and feeling like a normal human being. But leaving the vampire world has one big catch...
He needs her to stay
Head of vampire security Lee Goram has hated and distrusted humans for centuries. Feeding on vampire blood has kept him strong...but now it's killing him—and he's horrified to discover that Alexia may hold the key to his cure. He'd rather die defending his king than admit his weakness, but time is running out for the great vampire warrior...
*sigh* Once again, a beautiful thing is coming to an end. One of my favorite series, Chronicles of Yavn, is ending. I am sad, but also satisfied because. Elizabeth Staab concluded the series with the best book yet! Lee gave me some problems at first and I thought I might have to get out my cast iron attitude adjuster.
But Lexi straightened him out all by herself. Lexi was quite the complicated heroine. On the surface, she was a hard partying girl. But she was actually self medicating, and was one of the most loyal, compassionate characters in the series. Lexi was deep, fierce, and not afraid to stand up to a pushy, rigid, and sometimes too closed off vampire.
Of course underneath all the sniping and nasty looks, there is a consuming attraction, that both Lexi and Lee fight with their entire beings. But circumstances, evil plots, enemies from the grave, and just a plethora of nastiness force them together and voila, fantasies become reality and it's much harder to walk away from.
Since this is an ARC review, I am being very, very mindful of not giving anything away, because there are lots of twists and answers to questions from the first two books. Suffice it to say that Ms. Staab does a spectacular job on the final book and if she decides to revisit this world, I will be among her loudest and most ardent supporters. Even if you haven't availed yourself to the other books, you could still fall in love with Lee and Lexi's story. But it would kind of be like eating the cake without the frosting. The cake is very good, but with the frosting, it is simply ORGASMIC. You have proven yourself worthy, Elisabeth Staab, and may take your bow! Bravissima!
Elisabeth Staab still lives with her nose in a book and at least one foot in an imaginary world. She believes that all kinds of safe and sane love should be celebrated but she adores the fantasy-filled realm of paranormal romance the best. She lives in the Washington DC area with her family and one big scaredy cat, where she loves to spend time with good friends, go dancing, collect wacky coffee mugs from which to drink her favorite beverage, and sing off-key in her kitchen (when she isn’t making characters fall in love, that is).
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