Author: Jaye Roycraft
Publisher: ImaJinn Books
Never ask Doctor Death to make a house call. Shelby Cort has fled a big-city police department for sanity and quiet as the sheriff of a small Michigan township. When dead bodies start to pop up in unlikely places and the killings go unsolved, Shelby comes under attack from the town officials, the media, and even her own co-workers. She finds an ally in the exotic and sexy new ME. But what Shelby doesn't know may cost her her life. The cool, collected Dr. Ricard de Chaux, who has been filling Shelby's off-duty time with longing and passion, is actually Doctor Death, the new Overlord of the local undead. His top priority is to protect his new charges, even if that means hiding the fact that the killer isn't human. Doctor Death, reluctantly working his way back into human society after years of seclusion, hides one piece of evidence after another. When the killer goes after Shelby and all of Ric's secrets are on the line, where will his allegiance fall? Jaye Roycraft, a former Milwaukee police officer, has incorporated her police procedural knowledge and experience into her books, beginning with her debut novel Rainscape, a combination of romance, mystery, and science fiction. Rainscape was followed by the vampire romance series Double Image, Afterimage, Shadow Image, and Immortal Image and the hard-edged vampire series Half Past Hell and Hell's Warrior. Jaye has presented workshops both online and at conferences, has been a contest judge, and has been a featured panelist at Dragon*Con.