Charles Vaughan has always had great taste in women, and the Vampire Court's newest investigator, Alice Worth, looks very tasty indeed.

Find out how Charles first met Alice in this thrilling prequel to Heart of Malice!


After an epidemic of attacks by newly risen vampires terrorizes the city, authorities pressure Charles Vaughan and the Vampire Court to determine who is responsible. Complicating matters, a local businessman hires infamous bounty hunter Jack Justice to find and execute the rogues after his sister is attacked. Justice and his entourage turn the city and the investigation into a three-ring circus of media attention, vamp-hunter groupies, and self-appointed “deputy” vamp hunters.

When mage symbology is found on a captured rogue vamp, Charles enlists the help of veteran mage private investigator Mark Dunlap to figure out what involvement mages have in the attacks. Dunlap brings in his newly hired MPI-in-training Alice Worth to help unravel the mystery.

In two hundred years, Charles has never met anyone quite like Alice. Minutes after meeting him for the first time, she threatens to burn down Vampire Court headquarters. By the end of the night, Charles is sure of two things: Alice is not who or what she seems, and someday she will be his...if she doesn't get herself killed first.

Blood Money also Includes the bonus short story "Ghosting 101," an adventure featuring Alice's ghost sidekick Malcolm!

I am glad I took the time to read this one before I moved on to Heart of Fire. It gives a lot of insight into Charles that is needed and introduces us to Mark Dunlap who is heavily featured in the next novel. It shouldn’t be overlooked. I know in a lot of series the novellas don’t move the story or hold significant weight. However, this one is a MUST read!
— Sara at Boundless Book Reviews
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Blood Money (Alice Worth #0.5)