Alabaster Nights by Elle J Rossi is the first novella in the Josie Hawk Chronicles although it was published after Crimson Beat, which was originally published in the Celtic Tapestry anthology but is now available as a stand alone e-book.
I adore Huntress Josie Hawk and vampire Keller - I mean really, who doesn't love a guy with an Irish accent?? - and their relationship is fascinating. So I was very excited when Elle decided to write a novella showing how Josie and Keller first met and give us a glimpse into Keller's mind.
Josie is my favorite kind of female character - she's tough, she's sarcastic, she's smart, but she's also kind and protective of those she sees as hers, in this case all the humans in Nashville. In Alabaster Nights, Josie isn't sure what to make of Keller even as he falls hard and fast for her. The dichotomy of the two characters thoughts is compelling and makes for a fun read.
After reading Crimson Beat, I had a lot of questions about Keller but many of them are answered in Alabaster Nights. Seeing his struggle with the darkness inside him and his reaction to Josie show why he does what he does in Crimson Beat.
If you enjoy the Kate Daniels series, I highly recommend the Josie Hawk Chronicles. I suggest reading Alabaster Nights and then Crimson Beat despite the publication order.
In Nashville, Blood equals Power.
Will one taste of Josie Hawk cost Keller everything?