The Chosen. (February 1997.)
She stalks the lonely back alleys of Boston, the deserted industrial docks of the harbor, seeking revenge on the vampires who killed her mother. Rashel Jordan knows where they live. But they don’t know yet that the black-haired, green-eyed girl is as deadly as she is beautiful, killing the Night People one by one. Armed with a wooden stake, martial arts, and the will to resist a vampire’s mind control, she is safe as long as her true identity remains a secret. But when she rescues Daphne Childs from certain death, she’s suddenly swept into the Night World Slave Trade, gateway to the vampires’ secret enclave. Here Quinn is the gatekeeper...dark, dangerous, irresistible. He decides who is chosen. He holds the keys to the realm Rashel is desperate to enter. She looks into his eyes, stunned, to see her soulmate – a vampire whose entire world she has vowed to destroy...
Old and new European editions:
Rashel kills vampires. Quinn traps human girls and feeds on their blood. He’s a Night World ringleader. And her soulmate. Love and loathing tear at Rashel’s heart. Revenge is sweet. But love is sweeter. Quinn’s a killer. But she can’t live without him...
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