Biting Cold: A Chicagoland Vampires Novel
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Sixth in the New York Times bestselling Chicagoland Vampires series
Turned into a vampire against her will, twenty-eight-year-old Merit found her way into the dark circle of Chicago’s vampire underground, where she learned there was more to supernaturals than met the eye—and more supernaturals than the public ever imagined.
And not all the secrets she learned were for sharing—among humans or inhumans.
Now Merit is on the hunt, charging across the stark American Midwest, tailing a rogue supernatural intent on stealing an ancient artifact that could unleash catastrophic evil on the world. But Merit is also the prey. An enemy of Chicagoland is hunting her, and he’ll stop at nothing to get the book for himself. No mercy allowed. No rules apply. No lives spared. The race is on.
seemed clear that Gabe was evaluating who Ethan was—whether he was still vampire, whether he was still good, whether he was still Ethan. Whether the magic had tainted him, changed him into something else, or damaged him irreparably. “The sorceress did a number,” Gabriel finally said. Ethan held out a hand for Gabriel, but Gabriel ignored it and wrapped Ethan in a bear hug that nearly lifted him off the ground. “And that’s but one of the weird things I’ve seen tonight,” I muttered. “It’s good
picked an easy answer; this wasn’t the time for complicated honesty. “He’s a monster. He’s something that doesn’t belong here, but he’s going to do a lot of damage until he’s gone. I’m a vampire, and I think I can stop him, but I need my sword.” Still nothing. The guy was stuck in a paralyzing panic, so I broke out the big gun. “I’m Caroline Merit,” I said. “Chuck Merit’s granddaughter.” His eyes cleared, understanding blossoming in his expression. Not for me, most likely, but for my
Chicago Houses.” “That is an unintended side effect.” It might not, of course, have any bearing on what the GP ultimately did. After all, they tended to ignore the cold, hard realities of what went on in Chicago. But it would certainly make them think twice before disbanding us. “How’s the public reacting?” I asked. “The usual mix. Some are celebrating; some are afraid. Some are convinced we are the harbingers of the apocalypse.” “Dominic’s wings can’t be much help with that.” They looked
Maleficium. At least for now. When they found out Mallory escaped again, they started making arrangements for a new location.” “Shouldn’t they have picked it up by now?” I wondered. She smirked. “You’re assuming they’re eager to carry it around. That is not the case. Baumgartner’s having to call in substantial favors just to get potential transporters to consider it. Too much risk. When someone finally volunteers, it will be a blind drop to protect their identity. Or supposedly.” Paige narrowed
sigil alight, Seth looked at me. I nodded, and it began. “Dominic!” he called out. “I will and summon you to appear!” The sigil brightened, the flame rising, but no angel appeared in the middle of it. “Seth?” “Low-grade materials,” he said. “We had to make do. We’re trying.” I blinked rain from my eyes, my breath steaming in the chill. “Try harder! Mallory can’t keep this up much longer!” She was already, I figured, seconds away from writhing on the ground and taking Ethan back to dark magic