Title: Blood Relic (Paranormal Peacekeepers #3)
Author: Lucretia Stanhope
When a string of dead witches points to the
illegal practice of making relics that eternally drip with magic blood, Alice
is called to go deep into the vampire underground. The mission plants her as the
lead on a military targeting squad, serving a branch of the PPK she despises.
To reject the task means the blood of witches on her hands. To succeed means
her and Amarok will never be simple ambassadors again – if they ever were.
With her and Amarok one step closer to serving the military division of the PPK, she finds comfort in her new, albeit temporary, partnership with the vampire Matthias. While balancing their own evolving relationship, Matthias prepares her for what she will see in the blood dens.
Once she steps into the seedy world where ruthless vampires pay to play with magic blood it is quickly clear that everyone underestimated the vampires’ cravings. Can the power she keeps hidden from her keepers save her life without changing it into a life of service not worth living?
I think the best part of Miss Stanhope’s writing is the way that she is always able to brings scenes and characters to life. From the very first page onward, we’re drawn into the world with the author’s brilliant storytelling. Alice is a formidable witch, and I loved the way that she walks the line between good and evil to do what’s right. It’s not very often that you read about a witch who uses both white and black magic to accomplish her goals. The adventure she goes on with her vampire friend added a cute little romantic undertone to this otherwise dark and powerful journey. Fantastic work as always!