☆☆➹⁀☆ 5 stars ☆➹⁀☆☆
What It’s About:
Powerful vampire, Quintus Tullius, returns to New Orleans after a demon attacks. Elusive and lethal, he conceals his true powers from all others, wielding his strength over the centuries
as he sees fit. When he’s healed by an attractive stranger, he quickly realizes her altruistic actions are driven by more than kindness, and she is not who she appears to be. Unsure if he can trust the dangerous beauty, he swears to protect her, captivated by the one creature he’d never expected to flame his desire.
Gabriella Savoie has been on the run since she was thirteen years old. Determined to survive, she practices a unique blend of magick to hide from the coven who seeks her death. Desperate, she leads a treacherous existence in underground clubs, selling her mystical blood to vampires to survive. Drawn to the one person who can save her, she spirals into an erotic journey, exploring her hidden fantasies within the arms of the seductive vampire.
From Louisiana to New York, their perilous adventure leads them to discover ancient secrets, searching for the artifact that will set her beast free. As Gabriella accepts her fate, will she sacrifice her magick to be with the vampire who is her true mate? Will Quintus trust her and reveal his powers, acknowledging the unexpected bond to a woman who isn’t human? And will he be able to save her, thwarting the impending evil that descends on Big Easy?
Kym Grosso’s Immortals of New Orleans series resumes with Quintus. While each book technically can be read as a standalone, there are cross-over characters and references to prior books.
I’ve been intrigued by mentions of the powerful and ancient vampire, Quintus Tullius, in previous books in the series. His story does not disappoint! In book nine of the series, readers follow along a dangerous path with Quintus (vampire), Hunter (shifter), and Gabriella (witch-shifter hybrid). Gabriella is a delightful new character who saves Quintus with the ultimate goal of garnering his assistance in a pesky matter. That pesky matter happens to be one of the most powerful witches on the east coast. Demons, Fae, and Jiangshi are enlisted by one side or the other in their battle.
Ms. Grosso continues to develop engaging characters that paranormal readers can love or loathe. In Quintus, the plot is strong and the perfect pace allows for tension to mount as the story reaches its crescendo. The denouement is bittersweet, and as usual, the author’s epilogue contains a delicious segue to the next story in her series.
About the author: Kym Grosso is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the erotic paranormal series, The Immortals of New Orleans, and the contemporary erotic suspense series, Club Altura. In addition to romance novels, Kym has written and published several articles about autism, and is passionate about autism advocacy. She is also a contributing essay author in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum.
She holds a bachelor’s degree from West Chester University and a MBA from Widener University. In a previous life, she was employed as a speech therapist, a health care consultant, and a product manager for a software company. In 2012, Kym published her first novel and today, is a full time indie romance author. She recently moved to southern California where she can write while listening to the roar of the ocean.
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