In the kingdom of night, Isabel rules. But there are hearts she cannot control. Her love affair with her courtly painter, Ankit, is legendary, as is her love of tapestries.
Arrow’s talented hands have created a tapestry so beautiful that Isabel will destroy her entire world to possess it. And Ankit, who now makes her living as a tattoo artist in San Francisco, has left a tattoo on Arrow that has the power to undo them all – “For this night, and for our next. Los Angeles 12, 21, MMXII”. The next line, even thinner, “Franklin, Lief, Jameson’s Nail”. The third line, minuscule. “Marquise, Ruby”.
The vicious corners of this vampire lesbian love triangle cut deep, as each struggles to fulfill her desires for eternal love, for revenge, and a for new beginning.
From Kirkus Reviews: "Love and deceit rule in a shadowy kingdom populated by lesbian vampires who live on the fringes of society.
Once a year, vampiric Queen Isabel and her lover, Ankit, meet at the Masquerade Ball. As Lycka's debut opens, the two lovers have picked up a third: an innocent, human woman named Arrow. Drained and left for dead, she manages to ingest just enough vampire blood to survive.
The ending brings together all the plotlines with signs of Lycka's impressive writing chops."
Madeleine Lycka was born in mid-Michigan. She has been writing since age eight, and resided in San Francisco since the big quake of '89. She graduated with honors from San Francisco State University. When not writing or working for a living, she is reading fiction or getting tattooed. This is her first novel.