Author: Jess Haines
Shiarra Waynest is a PI for the mortals of the world. A job that was only sometimes dangerous. But Shia's financial situation is dwindling and she agrees to a job that puts her in work for a powerful mage who's wanting information on the towns most powerful and oldest vampire, Alec Royce.
The mage, who's a member of "The Circle", requests that Shia make friends with Alec in hope of gaining information on an ancient artifact that she believes Mr. Royce to be in possession of. If he does have it, then The Circle can move and try to take it from him...if not, then they need to know that too. Only when Shia meets Mr. Royce does she realize what she's gotten herself into. Sexy vampire or not, he could kill her in an instant. And now that the crazy human activists have seen her coming in and out of Alec's restaurants and clubs they are after Shia as well, to recruit her as an assassin.
Learning bit by bit as she comes along on her journey she realizes she is in WAY over her head and has to determine who exactly can be trusted....or who should be shot. Oh....and there's always a little bit of romance involved.
Pretty fun read. It looks like the next book in the series just came out with another one due out in July 2011.