A delightful story suitable for young adults and those not so young any more. Stregoni Benefici (good vampires), a Dark Enchantress and her army of evil vampires, an incubus, an elven healer, an abusive father, portcrux devices (allow travel between worlds), a prophecy and a romance come together in this Grimms' Fairy Tale meets Twilight paranormal romance. Schulze utilizes imaginative changes to the vampire mythos to bring these characters and story to life.
Chrystine, an elf and healer, is a college student in love with her neighbor and best friend. She's been very careful to keep it on a friend basis at his request. She has also been physically abused by her father for the past two years since her mother died and he started drinking heavily.
Aaryn, the male lead and good vampire, is the intriguing guy across the street who became Chrystine's special friend several years ago when he came to her rescue. He's loved her since he met her but won't let her get close to him.
Now Aaryn tells Chrystine she is part of a prophecy ... he needs her help.
The author's writing style may seem a little different to those who typically read paranormal romances but since it has a decidedly young adult feel to it, it is easily overlooked.
This is a nice story that can "cleanse the palate" between the paranormal romances or urban fantasies you normally read.
I enjoyed this story so much. I think paranormal young adult, paranormal romance and vampire genre fans will like it as well.