The Blue Veil by Diana Marik
A Seven Deadly Veils novella
Published: Diana Marik (January 3, 2017)
Diana Marik’s newest release in the Seven Deadly Veils series is a novella which has Remare contacting Miranda for assistance in locating missing valuable art which they suspected was stolen from Valadon’s archives. The two characters have sizzling chemistry which is showcased as they work together to track down the painting before Valadon returns from out of town. The characters are edgy and intriguing. The plot is suspenseful and sexy. You feel the struggle between the two as they fight their attraction to each other. I’m drawn into this series and am fascinated by this world of Vampires/Wares/Elementals that Ms. Marik has created (and I’m not a fan of the vampire genre!). I’m hooked to this addicting series. Eagerly waiting for book 2.
Continuing series. This novella follows book 1.
When one of High Lord Valadon’s rare paintings goes missing, his second in command, Remare enlists the help of Professor Miranda Crescent, an art authenticator and Elemental, to help locate the stolen work of art. Knowing the darker side of vampire politics, Miranda is reluctant to offer any assistance to the handsome vampire who once tried to kill her, no matter how sexy and alluring he may be. But when her former assistant and nephew to the High Lord, Nick Valadon, implores her return, she agrees. Their search will lead them to Nightworld, home of the Rogue vampires and a confrontation with Stryder, the dangerous leader of the Rogues. Together, Remare and Miranda will enter the dangerous world of underground auctions where only the very rich and powerful procure “lost” works of art. Making their search more difficult is the rising heat between the vampire and the Elemental, whose attraction may turn out to be more lethal than the adversaries they encounter.
The Seven Deadly Veils Vampire Book Series overview:
Lord Valadon tries to live peacefully among humans in post-war NYC However, his enemies within the Vampire Nation and in the dreaded hate group, the Human Order of Light, make life challenging for him. Good thing he has his allies near him. Remare, Valadon’s trusted second in command, is cunning and lethal at searching out his enemies. With the help of the Torian Guard, Remare will hunt down and destroy those who would harm his lord. Also helping Valadon to protect his territory from his enemies is the Black Star Clan, the local pack of werewolves. Their leader, the Were Queen Lizandra, is one of Lord Valadon’s most powerful allies. Her Weres will prove invaluable in defeating enemies from within, as well as outside threats to Valadon and his business empire, ValCorp.
However, the mysterious leader of the HOL, known simply as The Regent, will use his extensive resources to create a toxin that will potentially destroy the vampires. Wealthy and powerful, his family history is centuries old and dedicated to destroying the vampires. Even his closest collaborators don’t know his true identity, only that he will stop at nothing in eradicating the vampire race from the planet.
Into the complicated and dangerous world of vampire politics comes Miranda Crescent, a human with extraordinary gifts that only Elementals possess. With her burgeoning control over the elements, she will also help defend those that Valadon holds most precious. But Valadon’s greatest weakness is his growing love for her. He will be challenged to find ways to protect her from his enemies, often having to make sacrifices his own people are unaware of. Amidst the dangers and intrigues of the vampire world, Miranda will bring a soul deep love that Valadon can’t resist. However, her love is not solely for the dark lord, but for other members of his house. Her relationship with Valadon’s nephew is precious to her, as is her friendship with ValCorp’s physician, but her growing attraction to Valadon’s second, Remare may be what ultimately destroys ValCorp.
Can love survive the coming darkness?
Find out with each installment of the Seven Deadly Veils Vampire Series.
The Seven Deadly Veils Vampire Series
Book 1: Veil of Shadows (out now)
Novella: The Blue Veil (out now)
Book 2: Veil of Mists (March 2016)
Book 3: Veil of Darkness
Book 4: Veil of Secrets
Book 5: Veil of Death
Book 6: Veil of Blood
Book 7: The Final Veil 7: The Final Veil
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Diana Marik is the author of the romantic urban fantasy series, The Seven Deadly Veils. She grew up in New York City and has her MA in English literature from Hofstra University. A history buff, Diana loves discovering museums in whatever city she happens to be visiting. Her favorite spots to visit are in the American Southwest, but she considers New Orleans her home away from home. Diana is currently at work on her latest installment of the Seven Deadly Veils Vampire Series.