"Augustine lives the perfect life in the Haven city of New Orleans. He rarely works a real job, spends most of his nights with a different human woman, and resides in a spectacular Garden District mansion paid for by retired movie star Olivia Goodwin, who has come to think of him as an adopted son, providing him room and board and whatever else he needs. But when Augustine returns home to find Olivia's been attacked by vampires, he knows his idyllic life has comes to an end. It's time for revenge -- andto take up the mantle of the city's Guardian. "-- - (Baker & Taylor)
New Orleans playboy Augustine finds his life turned upside down when he discovers his female benefactor has been attacked by vampires. Original. 20,000 first printing. - (Baker & Taylor)
New Orleans playboy Augustine finds his life turned upside down when he discovers his female benefactor has been murdered by vampires, and he teams up with the deceased woman's daughter Harlow to find the killers. - (Baker & Taylor)
Library Journal Reviews
Augustine lives the good life in New Orleans, a Haven city where all fae creatures can safely coexist with humans. Regarded as a surrogate son by retired movie starlet Olivia, Augustine doesn't need to work and can focus all his energies on picking up women—not that he needs to put much energy into it. Olivia's daughter, Harlow, has come to New Orleans to ask her mother for money—she's in a legal jam—and to convince her to finally reveal her father's identity. Unfortunately, soon after Harlow's arrival, Olivia is killed by vampires in her own home, leaving Augustine grief-stricken and Harlow bereft of answers. The two work together to locate the killers while finding themselves attracted to each other. VERDICT Painter is the author of the Comarré books (Last Blood), which cross over with this new series but with less angst. Those who enjoy romantic urban fantasy authors like Ilona Andrews and Patricia Briggs might want to try this Southern charmer.
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