Lady Daniela had been away quite awhile - the memories of
OZ and her Outback land still haunted her; but she had
matured and come to take back what was rightfully hers.
She didn't count on meeting a bushman at Elle's Bar that
took her breathe away and made her crave nothing but him -
Devlin. For his part, Dev knew she was different and took
It is Daniela (Danny) and Devlin (Dev) against the Outback
and the vampires who took her land. Ian, the man her
mother married after Danny's father died. Mother later met
the sun as she never got over his passing. Lord Charles
Ruskin, Region Master and ruthless vamp himself is behind
Ian's deeds. His games are not for the faint hearted.
On the way to Thieve's Station, Danny is badly injured and
Dev struggles to save her and himself from falling more
deeply than he has. Danny feels it may be time to have a
third-marked servant after all, but the reason for the
marking isn't left to chance or to Dev to accept before he
is in a life-or-death battle for the station and Danny's
This is the third book in Joey W. Hill's vampire series and
I think the best yet. Danny is written as a waif who will
kill you without a second thought and Dev seems to call to
Hugh Jackman to play him. Not that this would ever be made
into a movie - 'waaaayyy to hot sex-wise.
Congratulations, Ms. Hill - you've done it again!
Reviewed by Nancy Eriksen
Posted October 4, 2009
He was a lost soul - until he found his mistress.
Lady Daniela has never taken a full human servant. At two hundred years, sheís always put it off, having a bachelorís attitude toward bonding with another, even an inferior human. However, on her return to her sheep station in Western Australia in 1953, she meets Dev, a war veteran and laconic bushman, who has the talents to help her reclaim her station from her motherís lover, who usurped her position there forty years before.
But after she takes care of that nasty bit of business, sheís also intending to rid Western Australia of a corrupt Region Master who is 500 years old and therefore over twice her age and strength. While a full human servant, particularly one with Devís unique talents, can augment her skills and resources, the more she gets to know him, the more reluctant she is to bind him to her in a way that might get him killed. But Dev has his own thoughts on the matter, and she will soon find itís easier for a vampire to survive in the desert sun than for her to survive without him by her side.
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Erotic
Theme(s): Vampire, BDSM