Kiss of the Vampire is the first book in the Warriors of the Rift series by Cynthia Garner and a Paranormal Romance from Grand Central Publishing.
Warriors of the Rift
Once a generation, the rift between the paranormal world and the human world opens, allowing supernatural entities to cross. Vampire, demon, or shapeshifter, they can save the world-or send it spiraling into chaos.
Half-demon, half-human, Nix de la Fuente is accepted by neither and mistrusted by both. Determined to prove she's more human than not, she devotes herself to solving crimes between the world's mortals and its most unsavory undead. But her latest case brings her face to face with the one vampire she could never resist . . .
Called in to investigate a string of violent murders, special agent Tobias Caine isn't interested in rekindling his relationship with Nix. Yet one look and the vampire knows his need for her is as strong as ever. Once, their all-consuming passion nearly cost Nix her fragile hold on her humanity. Now, as their hunger for one another intensifies, exposing them to an unimaginable danger, it could cost them both their lives.
Nix de la Fuente is a liaison between the human world and The Council of Preternaturals - she investigates crimes between mortals and ED’s, extra dimensionals.
An extra dimensional is a being who has come through a rift and settled on Earth, displacing a human in the process and taking over their body. This has the humans in an uproar.
Now another rift is about to occur and humans are making noise - and bodies are turning up - vampire bodies.
Nix and her ex, vampire Tobias Caine, are looking into the latest murder and The Council wants answers now. But the more the two dig into the crimes, the less they like what they’ve found - and time is running out...
Kiss of the Vampire was a pretty good read - certainly a different take on the origins of the preternatural community.
I give Kiss of the Vampire 3 out of 5 stars.
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Forever (February 1, 2012)