All Genny wants is to live the quiet life and to do her job at Spellcrackers.com but there's her tangled personal life to sort out first. She's being haunted by ghosts who want her help. Her witch neighbours want her evicted. Genny's sort-of-Ex - and now her new boss - can't decide whether he wants their relationship to be business or pleasure now he knows all her darkest secrets. And then there's the queue of vampires all wanting her to paint the town red - how long will it be before they stop taking 'no' for an answer and Genny's life becomes even more complicated? But when one of her human friends is murdered by sidhe magic, Genny is determined to find the killer. Her efforts to find the real murderer lead her to some of the most dangerous and seductive fae - but her search is hindered by the vampires, who have their own political agenda. Then when all the evidence points to Genny - she's the only sidhe fae in London - and she's named the main suspect; it's not long before she's on the run - and not just from the police - but from some of London's most powerful supernaturals.
This is the second time that I have read this book. I am re-reading the three books in the series in preparation for the fourth one The Shifting Price Of Prey being released soon. This is not a book that can be read on its own you really do need to read the first book The Sweet Scent Of Blood before reading this one. I adore this series it is set in London and features 24 year old Genny who was born to a sidhe fae mother and vampire father. Genny works for spellcrackers.com where she cracks spells; she also has the virus 3V which means she is basically a vampire junkie. She craves being bitten by a vamp and if she doesn’t get bitten she can die as her body produces too much blood. So in order to overcome this she takes G-zav which is sort of like methadone and it stops her cravings. Being sidhe Genny’s blood is coveted by vampires. Not only is it tasty to them but many believe it is powerful and will give the vamp drinking it extra powers. So for these reasons Genny keeps herself to herself and tries to keep away from the vamps and stays under the protection of the witches. However in book 1 Genny killed the uber master vampire known as the Earl and now all the vampires in London are courting her in the hopes that she will become their blood pet. But Genny also met Malik Al Khan the handsome master vampire who has wanted Genny since he first tasted her blood when she was four and now Genny is starting to think she may turn to him for safety.
This book deals with Genny’s vampire problems and more. We discover more about the fae and their relationship with Genny. Ms McLeod introduces us to lots more fae. Their descriptions are just fantastic. We have tree fae and fish fae and then there is a great new character called Travis who is a kelpie. Plus we can’t forget the possible love interest Finn who is a satyr and Genny’s boss. There is intrigue, double crossing and a murder mystery to solve. For me spellcrackers.com is Urban Fantasy as its best. The characters are superb and the tension between Genny and Malik is sizzling with world building that is imaginative and immense. I would recommend this series to people who like Urban Fantasy. If you have read and liked The Hollows by Kim Harrison you should give these books a try. I am so glad that re-read this book there are some things that I either didn’t grasp or that I forgot first time round and for the second time I am going to give The cold Kiss Of Death 5 stars.