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Violet Tendencies

by Jaye Wells

Publication Date—Apr 18, 2011

Former assassin Sabina Kane heads to Los Angeles to find her kidnapped sister. Helping her on the mission are her hot mage partner, her Mischief demon minion, and a Vanity demon named Valva. The problem? She’s got to figure out how to find her sister without letting her enemies know she’s back in town. But when Sabina seeks out an old ally — a vampire strip club owner named Fang — for help, Sabina learns the hard way that Vanity demons don’t know the meaning of the phrase “low profile.”

Word count: 7,500


The Tit Crypt hadn’t changed much over the years. The neon sign over the mausoleum-shaped building still featured a pair of breasts that throbbed with each blink of the lights. Letters under the enormous glowing rack warned passers-by this club was strictly members only. It didn’t mention all the members were vampires. “So, Sabina,” Adam said, “Your friend isn’t exactly into subtlety, is he?” “With a name like ‘Fang’ was there any doubt?” I hefted a duffle bag onto my shoulder. Adam clenched the twin to my bag in his right hand. “Okay,” I said, “Everyone play it cool in there.” “Please,” a voice came from inside the bag I held. “My middle name is ‘Cool.'” A female voice from Adam’s bag responded, “You said your middle name was ‘Hung.'” “Whatever,” I said. “Just remember to keep a low profile, okay? We don’t want the Dominae to know we’re in town yet. Just about the only thing we have going for us right now is the element of surprise.”

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