"a new name to add to your must read list, Vivi Anna!"

There has been a ritualistic murder in Necroplis and the Otherworld Crime Unit (OCU) has been called in to solve it. The head of the unit, Cain Valorian, realizes right away that this investigation is going to be different than any he has ever seen. The young woman that was murdered was human; Cain and his unit are not.

When it became known that lycanthropy and magic are real the government decided to make the Otherworld city, Necroplis. The city is well guarded behind a facade of a military base that does not show up on any map. Cain is ordered to work with a human, Eve Grant from the nearby San Antonio crime lab to help solve the case. Every member of the OCU has been wronged by a human before and therefore do not trust humans. Cain realizes that he needs Eve's help to solve the case and stop any turmoil between Necroplis and the humans.

Eve is scared and wondering why she volunteered to work this case as she is entering to meet the chief of OCU, a vampire. Once she sees Cain, she is instantly attracted to him and has carnal thoughts about him. She had read about the OCU before she came, but was not prepared for what it meant to meet and work with vampires, witches and a lycan. While Cain and Eve try to fight their growing attraction, Eve and the rest of the OCU team must learn to work together and trust one another in order to find the killer in time.

Fans of Laurell K. Hamilton (early work), Kim Harrison, and Charlaine Harris now have a new name to add to their must read list, Vivi Anna! She has composed a fabulous world in Blood Secrets with a smooth flowing story line, excellent primary and secondary characters, action and romance. After reading this book it will have you asking Vivi Anna to please write more about the OCU. I for one would love to read about Lyra (especially more about her grandmother) and Jace.

Reviewed by Catherine Smith
Posted February 14, 2007


A young human woman is found ritualistically murdered in a downtown Necropolis hotel. It is up to Caine Valorian, a 200-year-old vampire, and his Otherworld Crime Unit to solve the unusual crime, and quickly before the human press can jump onto the story and cause a panic. To add to their already tough case, a new member, Eve Grant, transfers to their lab at the request of the mayor. Not only is she green and eager to impress the boss, but she's human. The first human ever to work in an Otherworld unit. The mayor thought it would be great press especially now with the strange human murder.

Caine has his work cut out for him, especially with his unruly team who don't appreciate any help from a human. Not only is this the toughest case of his career, but he's unusually attracted to the new girl, which can only cause trouble for them all. However, as they sink deeper and deeper into the workings of the case, Caine and Eve become closer and closer. So close that neither of them can see past each other and at the real happenings behind the scenes. The more they poke and prod at the case, the more they realize that something is going on, that this murder is only one step toward a greater purpose. Someone in the Otherworld community is calling on dark forces, in a plot to wipe out the entire human population.

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Blood Secrets
(Valorian Chronicles: Book 1)
by Vivi Anna

Silhouette (Nocturne)
March 1, 2007
ISBN #0373617585
EAN #9780373617586
288 pages
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Dark Lies
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Hell Kat
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The Gift of Elan
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Prince Charming and His Ladies in Wanting
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