This Crimson Debt (Paperback)
Sensible, level-headed Grace Kelly Cordero is careening headlong towards a quarter-life crisis. Her boyfriend has dumped her, she's stuck in the suburbs, and her beautiful best friend is a chaotic disaster.
Waking up in a stranger's apartment with fangs and no heartbeat after a New Year's Eve party gone wrong was not part of her five-year plan.
Thrust into the care of Harold Laing, a secretive, centuries-old vampire with kind eyes that hide a horrible array of past sins, Grace struggles to reconcile her monstrous bloodlust and nocturnal existence against the battered shreds of her faith and her humanity.
It's bad enough that she can't go out in the sun, blood tastes terrible, and all her newfound heightened senses are overwhelming, but when Grace and Harold discover that the fiend who attacked her on New Year's Eve has a new target in his crosshairs, it's a race against time to save Grace's best friend Becca from the same fate.
Grace and Harold need each other more than they want to admit. But if the bloom of their growing attraction is going to survive the night, they'll have to discover reasons to keep going, when all the things they thought they were living for are torn away from them.
With every passing sunrise, the nights are growing shorter, and Grace is running out of darkness. Lurking behind every potential ally and foe, The Community watches-and their intervention might lead to Grace's doom.