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Tracey O'Hara

Tracey O'HaraTracey O’Hara grew up reading Stephen King, Raymond E. Feist, and J.R.R. Tolkien, where she developed her taste for adventure and the paranormal thriller. When she’s not writing, reading, or listening to heavy metal, she spends time with her husband, two sons, and three cats. She lives in Australia. Her debut novel, Night’s Cold Kiss, was shortlisted in the Best Horror Novel category at the 2009 Aurealis Awards (Australia) and won the Novel with Romantic Elements category at the Romance Writer’s of Australia 2009 awards. Learn more at Tracey O’Hara’s website.
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Dark Brethren

Dark Brethren — (2009-2015) Publisher: For centuries war raged between the humans and Aeternus vampires — until courageous efforts on both sides forged a fragile peace. But the rogue Necrodreniacs will never be controlled — addicted as they are to the death-high… and bloody chaos. Since witnessing the murder of her mother, Antoinette Petrescu has burned with fiery hatred for the vampire race — even for Christian Laroque, the noble, dangerously handsome Aeternus who rescued her. Now an elite Venator, Antoinette must reluctantly accept Christian’s help to achieve her vengeance — even as he plots to use the beautiful, unsuspecting warrior as bait to draw out the bloodthirsty dreniacs.

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Night’s Cold Kiss: Several things to cheer for

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Night's Cold Kiss by Tracey O'Hara

I have a love-hate relationship with vampires. There have been vampire novels that I've absolutely adored. There have been others that have flown from my hand into the wall with frightening velocity. Mostly, I just wish there weren't so darn many vampire novels. My favorite urban fantasies, lately, have been the ones where there aren't any vampires, or the ones where vampires play a very minor role. When an urban fantasy does feature vampires, my favorite aspects of the book tend to be the places where the author departs from the standard vampire "canon."

Which means that there were several things to cheer for in Night's Cold Kiss.

At first glance, Night's Cold Kiss is quite similar to other vampire-themed novels on the market. The heroine is a butt-kicking vampire hunter, drive... Read More

Death’s Sweet Embrace: Doesn’t really stand out

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Death’s Sweet Embrace by Tracey O'Hara

Death’s Sweet Embrace is the second novel in Tracey O’Hara’s Dark Brethren series and the follow-up to 2009’s Night’s Cold Kiss. Here, O’Hara focuses more on the shapeshifters of her world than on the vampires, and introduces readers to the Dark Brethren themselves, a creepy faux-angelic race that once enslaved all parahumans and wants to regain its supremacy.

The central plot deals with a serial killer who preys on shapeshifters and whose grisly crimes may be connected to the Dark Brethren. Kitt Jordan, a werecat doctor who had a small role in Night’s Cold Kiss, becomes involved with the hunt for the killer while trying to wrestle with romantic and family issues. Years ago, s... Read More