A Mage. A Monster. A Mission. And a Melody That Binds
In a world blind to magic...
As magical and mundane worlds retwine, unawakened Mage and FBI agent, Clea Reese, must team up with the secretive and powerful James Larrimer to hunt her mentor’s killer and stop the forces of corruption from obtaining the elusive Chest of Bone, the ultimate source of otherworldly power.
None of the players are prepared for the fusion of Clea's and Larrimer's song, a wild and harmonic resonance which can bind one to the other.
With the lives of those they love at stake, drawn inexorably to one another, will deception and death destroy Clea's and Larrimer's song, or can they solve the mystery and defeat their enemies, the most powerful of which are their own conflicted natures?
"The word 'former' sucks. Former friend. Former lover. Former astronaut. Former anything implies that the past was better than the now.
I don't believe that. All you have is now, and maybe a few tomorrows...if you're lucky." —Clea Reese, Chapter 1, Chest of Bone
Chest of Bone is a mystery wrapped in paranormal romantic suspense, with a healthy dose of urban fantasy thrown in.
Much like Nalini Singh and Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs and Grace Draven—authors she adores—Vicki is passionate about the stories she tells, the worlds she builds, and the characters she draws.
I learned a lot about my craft and about myself writing Chest of Bone.
“Mom, c’mon!” Blake says.
“But do you see?” I say. “I just have to go meet him!”
“Mom.” Ben sighs, looks at his brother, rolls his eyes.