Blood Cursed-Erica Hayes

Blood Cursed

Erica Hayes

St. Martin’s, Aug 2 2011, $7.99

ISBN: 9780312624712

 

At the Unseeling Court nightclub in Melbourne, Jasper the dark fae pimps his girlfriend Emmy to the vampires.  The Undead pay exorbitant amounts of money to taste the nectar of bloodfairy juice.  The bloodwhore and her pimp rob the dazed bloodsucker.  However, Emmy is emotionally hurt when she sees Jasper kissing ardently another female fae.

 

Glassfairy Diamond the gangster takes Ember under his wings as she has something he wants.  Ember stole crystals from Kane who demands their return with a catch; whoever does so must enter hell to do so, but not entering hell would prove worse.  Diamond knows Ember is an expendable pawn in a gangland war, but he loves her.  Ember distrusts Diamond especially since she loves him, but if she wants to live he is her only chance.

 

This is an interesting Australian urban romantic fantasy in which the world of Erica Hayes is a dark, gloomy and bloody as the readers tours this alternate Melbourne mob underground.  The story line is fast-paced even with a need to adapt to the butchered “speechified” way Diamond talks.  Fans will enjoy the latest exhilarating Shadowfae Chronicles (see Poison Kissed, Shadowfae and Shadowglass).

 

Harriet Klausner

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