“Loving the Wolf”
Lara travels north from the relative
safety of the Dome City toward unknown people and a harsh
landscape searching for her younger brother Jack. Nuclear
war has spawned different mutations in some humans including
lupi. One lupi in particular fascinates Lara and the
feeling is mutual. Will can’t seem to get this one human
female out of his head long enough to rejoin the pack and
reclaim his title as leader of the lupi. When Will admits to
Lara that he knows where Jack is the two use the search as
the reason to stay together because neither is willing to
admit to growing desires.
“Loving the Vampire”
April can’t believe that Jack followed
her north after she dumped him. It’s ironic that she’s now
helping her first ex-lover Will and his mate Lara, Jack’s
sister to get a human and lupi Council started in this
godforsaken place. The only people who don’t want things to
get better are the vampires but then they thrive on chaos.
The two species are supposed to hate each other but once
April meets Max, all bets are off. They can pretend to hate
each other all they want but magic happens between them and
there’s no going back for April and Max.
“Loving the Human”
Katia has been a vampire since the
world went to hell; all that’s left is cynicism and a weary
boredom. She feels that nothing can interest her these days
but then she meets David, the lupi leader’s human brother.
David is a loner as well and feels he’s found a kindred soul
in Katia whether she believes it or not. Maybe Will’s newly
formed Council and their plans for the future means that a
human and a vampire have a chance together. Of course,
convincing Katia may prove more difficult than getting all
the groups working together but David knows in his heart
that this challenge of a lifetime is worth any price.
Wildly imaginative and wholly
entertaining, City of the Damned is sure to
please. Three smaller stories all written by talented
author Marie Treanor blend and mix together into one sure
fire indulgence with characters strutting their stuff
throughout the collection. Readers do need to accept that
coincidences fall over each other as far as family
relationships are explained but it makes the stories flow
into each other comfortably. City of the Damned)
is creative science fiction with a strong emphasis on great
characters, carnal encounters and an enjoyable plotline.
City of the Damned is a fun, guilty pleasure!