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Scions: Insurrection, by Patrice Michelle

This is the second novel in the paranormal romance “Scions” trilogy put out by Silhouette Nocturne. You can read my review of the first, Scions: Resurrection, here. The third and last, Scions: Revelation, comes out in the Fall.

Here’s the back cover blurb:

Humanity had reason to fear vampires. But they didn’t know about werewolves. Yet.
When Detective Kaitlyn McKinney responds to a call about a strange, burned body, she discovers something far more complicated—and dangerous.
Landon Rourke is a werewolf, exiled from his pack and dedicated to keeping a protective watch over Kaitlyn. A prophecy has said that his kind and vampires would one day come to a truce. But that day has yet to come.
Landon has his own past to deal with, too, involving Kaitie herself. A dark truth that has kept them apart for years. When Kaitlyn gets caught up in the battle between vampires and werewolves, the long-simmering attraction that she shares with Landon ignites. And in that attraction they find the secret that will bring them together…
Scions: A prophecy reveals hidden secrets and holds the key to fulfilling their ultimate desires.

In Scions: Resurrection, we learn that, unbeknownst to their human creators, the vampires in turn created the werewolves to satisfy their need to hunt. Obviously, werewolves resented the vampires control over their very existence, and took advantage to break free and hide when, at some point after the vampires rebelled, the latter started dying from consuming poisonous human blood. (The timeline is still fuzzy for me, by the way.)

During this period, Landon accidentally kills a human who was trying to kill one of his packmates, and has since felt deep guilt over the incident. Kaitlyn for her part has always felt a compulsion to follow in her father’s footsteps and so becomes a detective. What no one knows is that she has always had the ability to see dead people’s auras—or energy imprints—which has helped her in her career. (more…)

Dear Karen,

I’m Dianne Cull of Harlequin’s Internet and Digital team and I wanted to remind you and your readers that Nocturne Bites is launching on May 1st!

Readers can satisfy their craving for paranormal romance with these original short stories – only available in eBook format. Our launch title is Racing the Moon by Michele Hauf and for the month of May, most sites are offering the title at a special promotion price. I hope that you and your readers enjoy Nocturne Bites!

If you have any questions about our Bites or any of our other books drop me a line!


Dianne Cull

Internet & Digital Team

Harlequin Enterprises Ltd.

Needless to say, seeing as I’m allergic to paranormals, the news didn’t really interest me, but as you guys know, I’m all about sharing information. *g*