"Psi-power and love grow as Nikki & Michael face danger"

Michael Kelly is a vampire and he works for The Damask Circle; two things he feels obstruct his relationship with Nikki. Private Investigator Nikki James is Michael's true love and became linked to him for life when he gave her his blood to save her life. Because of her Psi-powers and his blood bond, she now has unknown powers of her own.

Michael arrives home after an assignment for the Damask Circle anticipating time with his true love; instead he finds that Nikki has gone to help her former partner Jake. Michael joins her in San Francisco and together they learn that the killer is a vampire out to settle some old scores from his high school days. The wife of Jake's old friend and Jake's wife are among those who knew the killer in his human days.

CHASING THE SHADOWS is the third in this vampire series (Nikki & Michael) which dovetails nicely with Ms. Arthur's other paranormal series, The Damask Circle. All are 'stand alone' stories but the enjoyment of the book improves if you have read all the series and can fully appreciate the development of the characters and relationship of Nikki and Michael. The relationship between Nikki and Michael develops further as he helps heal the horror she has to face with his love and understanding. Full of action and suspense, the story unfolds with some unexpected turns. Nikki will learn what Michael already knows, grief and death are as much a part of living as love and supernatural powers cannot change that fact of life. Who will live and who will die? And what new powers will Nikki become aware of as this case develops?

I am looking forward to the next adventure with Nikki and Michael and until then will be happy to read of the adventures of other Damask Circle, the worldwide group of paranormal protectors.

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Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted January 12, 2003


Nikki James is in San Francisco at the request of her partner and best friend, Jake. The wife of Jake's old friend is missing, and Jake intends to find her—whatever the cost. While the authorities believe the kidnappings are the work of a sick mind, Nikki knows it is something much worse. Vampires. Six of them. And they know who she is, and why she's there.

Michael Kelly has just returned from a vampire hunting expedition in his homeland and wants to spend some much- needed relaxation time with Nikki. But when he discovers she's gone to San Francisco to pursue the vampire gang currently terrorizing the city, he has no choice except to follow. Not only to keep her safe from the gang, but because he fears the psychic talents she's beginning to develop. Abilities she should not have and cannot control.

The chase takes them through the sewers and tunnels of San Francisco. As the body count begins to rise, so, too, does the danger. Michael isn't the only one aware of Nikki's new abilities, and she becomes a target. But Nikki has no intention of obeying Michael's demands that she leave. She's tired of playing it safe and wants him to realize it's all or nothing. She's either a full partner in his life, or she's out.

But nothing prepares her for the price she has to pay for her stubbornness—the life of someone she loves.

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Chasing The Shadows
(Nikki & Michael series: Book 3)
by Keri Arthur

Imajinn Books
November 1, 2002
Available: November 1, 2002
ISBN #1893896846
EAN #9781893896840
248 pages
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