By J.R. Ward
“In the shadaws of the night in Caldwell, New York, a deadly turf war rages between vampires and their slayers.”
Ward’s writing has the erotic quality that I remember from reading Anne Rice’s writings. Only in this case the vampires are the good guys, while in Rice’s books the vampires are something else.
Zsadist, a warrior, was formerly kidnapped (vampnapped???) as a young child. He became a blood slave to a female member of his own race. He has been unable to overcome what had been done to him in his early youth.
Bella is captured by the Lessers (slayers of vampires). And the plot continues from there.
I was entranced in Zsadist and his suffering. Bella was also strong enough to be a part of his life. The writing was good, the plot was good, and the characterization was good. I read it twice.
This book gets 4 stars.