Accused of betraying the Bloodhound Guild, Archer's only chance to regain the trust of his fellow hounds is to earn it--one dangerous job at a time. Crystal Springs may be the worst yet. The town has been deserted by all but the poor and the desperate, yet the vampires stalking the edges of the settlement haven't closed in for the kill. Question is, why?
Grace Linwood, professional liar, has been hiding under the guise of a border schoolteacher for so long, she's almost fallen for her own con. The frontier was supposed to be her chance at a respectable life, but now the cowardly part of her wants to flee. When Archer catches her considering a run for safety, she knows it's only a matter of time before he sees through her charade.
They become reluctant allies in the quest to uncover the mysteries of Crystal Springs, but every unraveled knot ties them closer together. They both know their pasts are too shattered to hope for a future--until their investigation uncovers a secret. One that could make betraying the Guild their only path to redemption.
Warning: Contains a partly reformed con-artist heroine with a bruised heart and a mostly retired bank-robbing hero with a weary soul. Also included: vampire schemes, mad scientist plots, an alarming amount of dirty talk and some borderline-criminal bedroom antics in an alternate Wild West.
ebook, 137 pages
Published July 3rd 2012 by Samhain Publishing Ltd.
series Bloodhounds #3
I received a copy of this book from the author for review.
I LOVE the tortured hero. And dang - these bloodhounds? They are tortured to the max!!! These books are cross between steampunk/westerns/romances/paranormal and are ALL Moira Rogers. The team of Bree and Donna (the two ladies who make up Moira Rogers) have this unique talent of creating these amazing stories that are completely their own. How on earth do you categorize this??
This series/story reminds me so much of Firefly - every time I finish a new addition to the series I need to watch me some Mal... This is NOT a bad thing!
Anyways, the story...lol
The whole story is completely action packed, page turn after page turn. This is a series that I think should be read in order, and the reason I say that is because the story is built and expanded with ever new release. You CAN read on its own, but I feel that for a more worthwhile experience, you really need to read them in order.
P.S. Have you read the Keeping Company With Bloodhounds: An Instructive Guide?