Publisher: Bookouture (November 7th 2012)
Source: Publisher, via Netgalley
For vengeance - would you trust a vampire?
For justice - could you betray your family?
For love - are you ready to question everything you believe in?
Gifted with the ability to read the shadows of 'third species' beings, Caitlin Parish is the Vampire Control Unit's most powerful agent. Despite that, her mission to hunt down Kane Malloy - a master vampire - comes with a death wish. Many have tried, but few have survived. For Caitlin, tracking Kane is about more than just professional reputation. With her parents both mysteriously killed 7 years apart to the day, Caitlin knows that without Kane's help she is next. She has four days to make a deal with the wicked, the irresistible, the treacherous Kane Malloy. The vampire who despises everything she stands for. Or die.
Although the lead characters in Blood Shadows, Caitlin and Kane, couldn't be more different from each other, the fiery chemistry between them cannot be denied. As their professional relationship develops at a nice steady pace, their lust for each other blazes out of control. This side of the story is very well written and I didn't find myself cringing at any of the sex scenes, as I have whilst reading certain other books.
I like the darkness of Kane. He's what I call a proper vampire - he's not your wishy washy kind of vamp. Caitlin complements him completely and she's a believable, likeable character. Both are well written and made it difficult to put this book down.
The story is interesting and enticing, making a great start to the Blackthorn series. I'll definitely be reading more of this series.