Book 5.5, #6.5, #7.5 & #10.5
Start with Raphael.
War has come to the North American vampires, and the most powerful Lord of them all, Raphael, could change the course of the war but at what price?
The Lord of the Midwest is dead, and the vampires of North America are gathering to choose his successor. The Vampire Council will be there to oversee the competition. But someone is determined to stop Raphael and his mate, Cyn, from ever reaching Chicago.
War is imminent, and a spy has infiltrated Raphael's estate. But his target is not Raphael; it's his sister, Alexandra, whose earlier duplicity nearly cost Cyn her life. Raphael and Cyn are determined to play the spy's game to discover who their enemy is. But once Raphael finds his sister, can he take the chance that she won't betray him again?
It was only a few months ago that Raphael lay helpless and dying, taken by treachery, while Cyn fought to save him. Unexpectedly, it was Nick who provided the key to his freedom. In exchange, he secured a promise that they would help him find and recover the same magical artifact that had been used to imprison Raphael. But when he calls on them to keep that promise, it will be Cyn who pays the price.