This is a lush, lusty story of vampires who long for each other and their temporary desires for human skin and blood. In Shadow of Life, humans and vampires co-mingle in their daily lives. Humans think they understand the vampires but cannot, and the vampires can barely control their outsized emotions. The vampires are not evil monsters, but their interests are not particularly aligned with human interests, either. A vampire occasionally needs to feed.
The novel follows the tale of a beautiful, powerful vampire over the centuries, revealing who has loved or betrayed her. She wants to end the misunderstandings and conflict between humans and vampires, but one unpredictable vampire has plans for death and chaos.
Erotic in some parts, but not explicit, this is a character-driven story about vampire relationships expressed through power, hate, and love. Fans of Anne Rice will feel right at home in this world!