An Arcadia Trust Novel

Abandoned by his werewolf lover, the only thing Reylan wants is to return to his vampire life of blood and beautiful boys. It’s a solid plan, until his first meal as a single man tries to kill him.

Hoping to free his young would-be assassin from the religious zealots that sent him, Reylan enlists the help of Iain Grieg, a charismatic priest with unsettling knowledge of the night’s secrets.

Surrounded by conflicting agendas and an army fuelled by hate, Reylan fights to secure his future, if he can only trust the mysterious priest and bury the ghosts of the past.

"I love this world and these characters. The magic and mystery that is all around is fantastical in so many ways. It’s a terrific story for the lover of paranormal, horror, and complex plots." - Meredith, Diverse Reader

A wickedly subversive wit.

Jeffrey Round - Winner, 2013 Lambda Award for Gay Mystery

Christian Baines has struck gold with his debut novel.

The Novel Approach Reviews

A writer with a bold original vision, not beholden to the limits of conventional genre tropes.

Michael Rowe, author of Enter, Night and Wild Fell

I'd pass (Puppet Boy) along to friends and mortal enemies alike.

Redfern Jon Barrett, Author of The Giddy Death of the Gays and the Strange Demise of Straights


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