Sylvie Durand has traveled an extremely
difficult road in her life to get to where she is today, as
owner and manager of Carpe Nocturne, a new club/bar in
town. It’s early days but so far Sylvie is able to keep
her bills paid and her personal life devoid of dating
On the run from the Excoluni, the
vampire version of police, Burke Langston stands accused of
several murders he didn’t commit. Burke is staking out
Carpe Nocturne in the hopes of finding the true killer.
Meanwhile, nearby are two officers of the Excoluni, brothers
Miko and Hadrian Dvorak searching for Burke to arrest him
before someone else dies.
Events rapidly unfold after a body is
found in Sylvie’s office at Carpe Nocturne. A stranger
approaches Sylvie and explains that the sudden appearance of
a brand mark on her back matches one on his body, marking
her as an Origo – a human woman with two vampire Masters.
They will hopefully soon find their third and undertake a
ritual to bind the three together. Sylvie thinks that Burke
is nuts until she meets Miko and sees that he too exhibits
the brand. All three lives are about to change forever plus
a vicious murderer is still on the loose and everything
points to Sylvie being the killer’s next target.
Carpe Nocturne reads as a fast paced murder
mystery and an emotional romance rolled up into one powerful
story. All three main characters are defined by the lives
they’ve led and the careers they’ve chosen. Carpe
Nocturne is vastly enjoyable and sexy as hell but
there are a few misses such as Sylvie’s agreeing to Burke, a
complete stranger, seeing her home after finding the body.
Even if she thinks Burke is hot, Sylvie is too street smart
to take chances like that. Little glitches in an otherwise
very hot and heavy whodunit that’s exciting from beginning
to end making Carpe Nocturne a very worthwhile
tale to read.