Everything you thought you knew about vampires is wrong...
The vampire race is on the brink of extinction, and their fate now rests on the shoulders of an unlikely pair.
Ryan Callan might be a badass seventeen-year-old with a mouth as sharp as her sai, but surviving the loss of her parents has come at the cost of isolating herself from everyone—even her best friend, Crowned Prince Nickolai.
When Nickolai is sent to integrate with the humans, Ryan is tasked with watching over him and ensuring his safety. But when a rogue vampire threatens to reveal the existence of vampires to the world, Ryan and Nickolai must put aside their differences to keep their world a secret.
Now, thousands of human lives are at stake… and so is the entirety of vampire kind.
Vengeance has a name, and it’s Ryan Callan.
Drowning in a wave of grief and guilt, Ryan pushes herself to the limit to track down Maxim Smyrnoi and make him bleed. Used to going at it alone, she doesn’t want or need anyone getting in her way. She’s willing to do anything to capture her prey.
But Ryan finds herself caught up in not one, but two games of cat and mouse.
For every step closer to Maxim she gets, Crown Prince Nickolai and the Royal Guard are hot on her heels.
Can Ryan set aside her lust for revenge in order to find justice?
Or will her anger toward Nickolai and the rest of the Sanguine Court push her into a trap of her own making?
With Maxim taunting her at every turn, Ryan will have to be the epitome of an ice queen to not let the man get under her skin…
There can be no winners in this wicked game…
Having sacrificed herself to save Nickolai and Atticus, Ryan is firmly in rogue vampire Maxim’s clutches. Along with Edison, they learn exactly what the rogue considers hospitality and it doesn’t end with a five-star review. Ryan will need to use all her stubborn tendencies and survival instincts in order to thwart Maxim and get herself and Edison home safely.
But Maxim is determined to shatter Ryan’s rebellious spirit and mould her into his rogue queen, using his pet Fae to mess with Ryan’s head. Ryan may be tough, but Maxim knows exactly what or who to take away from Ryan in order for her to lose hope and bend to Maxim’s will.
Can Ryan stay sane enough to fight for her freedom or will the wicked game that Maxim is playing with her mind finally be the thing that breaks Ryan, once and for all?
When you play with fire, you’re bound to get burned.
Secrets have a funny way of sucker punching you when you least expect it. When circumstances beyond her control leave her with nowhere to turn, Ryan must put her trust in a race that vampires have hunted for centuries but that’s not easy for a girl who has been betrayed by her own kind.
Ryan is used to going it alone, but those she calls family won’t let her try and solve her problems by herself. Living within the Sanguine Court has always been about navigating the politics that come with being a royal vampire, but now, the stakes have never been higher.
There is a fine line between love and hate, live and death and one wrong move could blow up in their faces.
This isn’t about guts or glory; it’s survival of the fittest.
For the past year, Ryan Callan has opened her heart and allowed herself to care for others, only to have her worst fears come to life. Now, stuck in a position she never wanted, Ryan will need to summon every ounce of strength to face an epic fight for the crown, while battling her own personal demons.
Ryan has given everything for the crown; all her blood, sweat and tears, taking her to the edge of insanity and back again. Can she risk losing yet another part of herself to save those she has come to care for, or is this one fight that Ryan might not survive?
The stakes have never been higher…the battle for the Sanguine Crown is far from over.