Genevieve Taylor cracks spells for a living rendering them
harmless. Not the greatest job for a noble fae, but it
keeps her mind occupied, her secrets safe, and her blood far
away from vampires. At least until the father of Mister
October, the vampire model accused of killing his lover,
calls on Gen to search the body for spells and foul play.
Repeatedly denied access to the victim, Gen finds herself
slipping further and further into a mangled mess of
manipulation between the rival vampire lords. And with each
misstep, the secrets of her past and the dangerous double
life of her present come that much closer to being exposed.
If that happens, the best she could hope for would be the
loss of her job; at worst, she'll end up a blood-slave to a
This is a well-written book with a complex plot. Be prepared
to drop a lot of things on your mental shelf, knowing it
will come together in the end. I enjoyed my time in this
urban fantasy world. The brownie's magic is a perfect
reflection of her character, the vampire virus and its
consequences make sense and are consistent throughout the
story, and Gen is a strong heroine with enough flaws to be
real. A self-contained novel, there are things that can
easily be expanded on and explored in the upcoming novel
The Cold Kiss of Death, which I look forward to
Genevieve Taylor is a Sidhe, one of the noble fae, and
she's unusual, even in present-day London where celebrity
vampires, eccentric goblins and scheming lesser fae mix
freely with the human population. Genny is a rising star
at Spellcrackers.com, where she finds the M' in magic -
and that invariably leads to mischief, malice and - too
often - murder.
Spellcrackers.com is affiliated to the
Witch Council, whose ancient tenets prohibit any contact
with vampires. Genny also works as a volunteer at a clinic
which treats victims of vampire attacks.
Then there's her
extra-curricular activity, extracting vulnerable fae lured
by the local fang gangs. Genny certainly doesn't wants any
closer involvement with the vampire community. But when Mr
October, one of the hot calendar pin-up vamps, is accused
of violently murdering his girlfriend, Genny's called on
to repay an old debt and prove his innocence. And that
means consorting with some of the sexiest vamps in London!
THE SWEET SCENT OF BLOOD is the first book of
SPELLCRACKERS.COM, a sexy, sassy new series guaranteed to
spice up your reading life!