Two of my favorite genres combined into one book! Historical fiction and the paranormal meet in this great read! Megan Fox, a half-breed vampire, is tasked with going to Washington D.C. by General Robert E. Lee to try to stop the spread of the "disease" as they call it. There she unites with her brother, Cody, who is also a half-breed and meets Cole Granger, a Texan sheriff. Cody and Cole have teamed up with others who are also fighting the outbreak of vampirism. President Abraham Lincoln sends Cole and Megan to Harpers Ferry where he has seen a vision of a little drummer boy that must be put down and the final battle will ensue. Along the way they figure that someone close to the camp must be a traitor because the vampires seem to be attacking out of revenge not out of hunger.
Megan and Cole's attraction to each other is obvious. But the problem is trust. Cole isn't sure if he can trust her because she is part vampire and Megan isn't sure she can trust herself with Cole. It was easy to fall in love with these two characters and cheer for them. This book was just a great fantastic read!
Some great teasers from the book:
"I can ride anyway you want me to," she assured him. Cole stared at her, a brow slightly hiked, a small smile curling into his features. She flushed. "Any horse out there!" she said quickly, turning away from him. (Megan Fox speaking to Cole Granger)
"You must understand-I believe that this great nation is one under God. I believe that, God willing, I will win the election and that, in time, there will be peace." (President Abraham Lincoln speaking to Megan Fox)
"The world is an amazing place, full of hopes, dreams, ideals, indignation, wants and desires. And then people don't agree on what is right and what isn't, and suddenly, you're at war." (Cole Granger speaking to Megan Fox)
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Great twist, a war within the Civil War era