This book is an amazing and unique journey into a world where vampires are out in the open, running the mob and drug trade and giving a whole new meaning to customers for life! Livia, the Queen of the night, and her longtime lover, Isabelle, have been together for a very long time. They were peasants in Hungary when the Turks invaded and have been together ever since. They are strongly opposed to the drug trade and are fierce adversaries of the present regime.
There is a myth among the vampires that there is that one person out there that is the key to their salvation and from the moment Josef Staganov is born Livia knows that he is the one for her. She spends most of his life watching over him. She is so incredibly impressed by his strong sense of right and wrong and his continual search for justice. She decides it is time to make her presence known and claim him when he takes one too many risks with his life. He has become addicted to a new super powerful strand of heroine while undercover on a mission of his own and she is drawn to help even though her love, Izzy, is strongly opposed to bringing him into their family. Josef carries a secret that he is not aware of and he will need Livia’s love and Izzy’s strength to make it to the other side!
Sascha Illyvich gives an intense and thoroughly enthralling look at the seedy dark ugly side of the vampire run drug trade and the horrific violence that results when a mob boss that is also an ancient vampire must be overthrown! He pays incredible attention to detail and builds a plot that is a white
knuckle page turner that will leave you breathing hard and praying that our heroes can pull their butts out the fire one more time. All of the violence is perfectly balanced with the incredible love story that builds between Josef and Livia and the look into a lifetime of love that has been shared by Livia and Izzy. To say that their love is explosive, all-encompassing and STEAMY is only touching the surface.
I am completely hooked by Sascha Illyvich! Thank you for introducing me to your supernatural world, I await more with baited breath!