Embrace Me Darkly

Martini & Olive. (Dark Alliance, Bk. 1). Oct. 2022. 420p. ISBN 9781953572677. pap. $19.99. PARANORMAL ROMANCE
Sara Constantine suspects her father was murdered by a vampire. But she has no proof, and everyone knows vampires don’t exist. So, she turns to prosecuting human criminals instead. After winning a case, she meets Lucius Dragos, and the chemistry between them is undeniable. Then Lucius is revealed to be a vampire and accused of murder, and Sara is appointed prosecutor of supernatural creatures. Sara and Lucius are pitted against each other—prosecutor and defendant, monster and human—but they also cannot fight their mutual attraction.
VERDICT Originally published as When Blood Calls in the “Shadowkeepers” series by J.K. Beck (Julie Kenner), this title and others in the series have been extensively revised and released under the name Kira James. This book is a paranormal romance powerhouse with complex worldbuilding and engaging characters; a very promising start to a new series.
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