An Otherworld Novella, prequel to the series. Published January 12, 2012. But earlier a part of the anthology Inked, which I still have not read, although it is on my shelves.
Camille D’Artigo, a wicked-good witch and an Otherworld supernatural agent, is on the trail of a sadistic serial killer, when an unexpected—and dangerously seductive—ally comes to her aid, setting in motion a magical ritual that may end up binding them together, body and soul. In this prequel, readers learn how Camille and Trillian first fell in love.
Camille, Menolly and Delilah are working for the Y’Elestrial Intelligence Agency, but due to them being half human and half Fae, they are not much liked by their collegues and bosses, and keep getting the most difficult and dangerous assignments.
Camille’s boss is setting her up for a big fall, tipping of the murderer she is after, about her. And he won’t help her, unless she sleeps with him, which she has no intention of doing. So she sets out to catch the man on her own, which is way too dangerous.
Unexpectedly, she meets up with Trillian, a Svartan Fae, a race despised by her own people, and her father. But the attraction between them is undeniable, and she likes him. He saves her life, and helps her finding her suspect. Things between them go very fast from there….
As all of Yasmine Galenorn’s work, I was captivated by this short story. Camille has always been my favourite of the sisters, and it was a fun peak in their world before they were sent to Earth. Lots of other paranormal creatures are mentioned. But of course, it is al about Camille and Trillian, and I loved it.
Heroine: Camille d’Artigo
Secondary characters: bad guys, sisters and friend of Trillian
Romance: very good
Plot: good, surprising
Writingstyle: awesome as always
Summary: A great novella, and you can read it anytime in the series.