MIA Case Files: Blood Relations
Publisher: Loose Id
Cover: Croco Designs
Series: MIA Case Files – Book 2
Release Date: October 26, 2010
Although Adam & Carmichael both appear in this sequel to Wolfsbane, Blood Relations is the story of one of Carmichael’s colleagues, Cooper Wallace.
Agent Cooper Wallace doesn’t expect meet the love of his life while hunting an Umbrae-possessed vampire. Nor does he expect a scorching one night stand to lead to a lasting relationship. Meeting Frazer Nyland changes a lot of Cooper’s expectations, though. Unfortunately, Cooper also doesn’t expect his investigation of missing men to lead him to Frazer’s home town and the discovery that the disappearances can all be connected to Frazer.
The police suspect Frazer is a serial killer. Cooper’s agency suspects Frazer is a vicious, bloodthirsty vampire. Cooper is determined to prove them wrong, despite an obsessive cop who’ll stop at nothing to take Frazer down. But the clues mount up, and Cooper begins to believe Frazer might be the vampire. The realization comes too late, because Cooper’s already done the unforgivable – he’s fallen in love with an Umbrae.
If Cooper does his job and closes the Umbrae’s portal, at best, he will destroy Frazer’s memories of their love. At worst, Cooper’s action will kill Frazer. Can Cooper do what’s right and save the lives of nameless, faceless innocents if the price is the death of the man he loves?
MIA Case Files revolves around the agents of MIA who investigate and contain paranormal activity arising from portals opening from other worlds.
Excerpt -- WARNING: Content may be explicit, sexual or offensive. Read at your own risk, and only if you are over 18
“Looks like we’re going in. Tomorrow, likely. Local law enforcement found a body. Between that, Carmichael’s gut, and the disappearances twigging our search algorithm, it’s a safe bet the portal’s located in Brinton somewhere.”
Cooper nodded. At least Brinton was big enough they wouldn’t stand out like sore thumbs. Undercover work was a bitch in tiny towns, like the one Adam came from.
“Got a list of possible locations?”
“Yep.” Adam waved the sheets he’d taken off the printer.
That was another benefit of not going into an extremely small town. The more inhabitants, the greater potential number of unusual occurrences, resulting in more blogs, tweets, or other online reports. Increased Internet chatter meant MIA noticed sooner. With any luck, they’d have this portal found and shut down before Friday. Canceling his weekend date with Frazer would be too disappointing.
“Ugh. That many? I assume there’s more possibles.”
Adam nodded and gave him a rueful look. Yeah, Coop didn’t want to know how many places they might have to search. Hopefully once they got there, they’d find something to narrow down their target area. It was one advantage to being able to sense the portals.
“Gonna call the new man? Maybe we can crash at his place,” Adam said.
What? He didn’t want Frazer involved in their investigation in any way. It was way too dangerous, as Adam should bloody well know.
But then he caught a glimpse of Adam’s teasing smile. Cooper should have known better. Adam lived with an overprotective field agent; he had to know Cooper would feel the same after having known Frazer a few days.
“Very fucking funny.”
“Seriously, though, where do you want to stay? We could try and get a hotel not too close to his place, reduce the risk of accidentally running into him on the job. Or we could get a hotel real close, and you can sneak out at night.” Adam’s smile became more devilish.
Shit. Cooper hadn’t thought of that. Running into Frazer wasn’t a good idea on so many levels. Coop was a little afraid of Adam meeting his new lover. He didn’t want Adam to pity him for panting after a guy so clearly out of his league. Coop might have a master’s degree, but that didn’t make him any smarter than Frazer, and it sure as hell didn’t make him as hot as Frazer. Nothing more pathetic than a smart guy too stupid to know when he’s in over his head.
And there was the simple matter of telling the truth. Or not, in this case. There was no way he could explain to Frazer exactly what he was doing in Brinton. Given his lover’s recent experience with his client and discovering that his ex-boyfriend had started such an appalling rumor about him, Coop imagined Frazer might not easily forgive a breach of trust.
Wait. Cooper wanted to smack himself. None of that fucking mattered, not one bit. Clearly, since meeting Frazer, his groin had diverted blood vitally needed by his brain too many times.
Adam looked at him, waiting. How the hell was he going to admit this?
“Well?” Adam asked.
“Pick something near the city center.” Cooper fumbled with the papers on his desk.
“Jeez, Coop. You don’t know where he lives, do you?”
3 Stars from The Romance Reviews! “This continues a good series.”
Received 5 Nymphs rating at Literary Nymphs Reviews! …”K.C. Burn combines action, suspense, and a fair amount of drama to create a fantastic sequel to Wolfsbane.“
Received 4 Stars at Sensual Reads! … “The plot was amazing with lots of action and some very hot, delicious sex scenes.”
Received 4 Stars from Just Erotic Romance Reviews Newsletter … “It has a great plot, wonderful humor, really hot sex scenes (yes, really), and intensively deep characters.”
Received 5 Cups rating at Coffee Time Romance! …”The sex is of course blistering hot, but the angst-filled emotions are what make it just that much more drool-worthy.“
Received 4 Stars at Jessewave! “Secret agents battling paranormal beings – tall, dark and handsome meeting sweet, spicy blond – lots of hot, graphic sex – love against all odds and a satisfying HEA – this is a storybook paranormal m/m romance and, in addition to that, a very entertaining read.”
3.5 Delightful Divas at Dark Divas Reviews: “As a fan of any type of vampire novels, Blood Relations was a treat.“