"a gritty, thrilling urban fantasy"

Daphne Urban is a very unique spy, who works with two other vampires in Team Darkwing. In their latest mission, Team Darkwing is charged with rescuing the daughters of members of New York High Society from terrorists. Meanwhile, Daphne struggles with her personal relationships with human, St. Julien "Fitz" Fitzmaurice, and her attraction to Darkwing's new recruit, Rogue.

IN THE BLOOD is a gritty, thrilling urban fantasy with a great tortured heroine. This book, told in first person, highlights Daphne's inner struggle to maintain strong human morals, while fighting her vampire nature. Although IN THE BLOOD, contains romantic elements, I would classify it as an urban fantasy, not a romance. Ms. Russe weaves an intriguing tale, which involved me in Daphne's life, and I hope to read the next book in the series soon.

Reviewed by Marlene Breakfield
Posted January 22, 2008


In the vampire underworld, the thirst for debauchery runs . . . IN THE BLOOD.

One is on the run. Another is dead. Now Team Darkwing is down to its original three: Daphne, Benny, and Cormac. Their latest assignment: Rescue the kidnapped daughters of New York’s elite. The terrorist captors demand diamonds—and access to a military secret vital to American safety. To round out the team, the threesome goes on the prowl for new blood in the dark, secret vampire underworld, where pleasure is the sole pursuit and no indulgence is denied. It is a realm of wild passions that Daphne, hoping for true love with her sexy human boyfriend, has shunned. But temptation is leading her into a risqué liaison he may never forgive. If she wants to save the abducted girls, she can’t get distracted because time is running out . . .

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In the Blood
(The Darkwing Chronicles: Book 4)
by Savannah Russe

NAL (Signet)
November 1, 2007
Available: November 6, 2007
ISBN #045122261X
EAN #9780451222619
304 pages
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Other Books by
Savannah Russe

Dark Nights, Dark Dreams
Under Darkness
Beneath the Skin
Past Redemption
Beyond The Pale

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