Blood of Innocence by Tami Dane
A cynic by nature, Sloan Skye wasn’t thrilled when she was assigned to the FBI’s Paranormal Behavioral Analysis Unit. But her doubts are slowly easing, especially when she sees that working on the fringe allows her to use some of her more unconventional tactics. Most of all, Sloan’s grateful her career is on track – because her love life, if you can even call it that, is in shambles. Sloan is searching for a suspect who slays his female victims at night, and bizarrely drains their bodies of blood. Bad enough, but when Sloan learns what the killer is really after, she can barely sleep at night. When the suspect guns for someone very close to Sloan, it’s time to throw out the rules and face her deepest fears…
Sloan is a guarded young woman, who has been through a lot of recent changes in her life and tries to keep the men in her life at arm’s length. She has a couple men who would love to date her, but she doesn’t want any personal relationships to interfere with her position and future at the FBI. Lesser women would break, but she remains strong and determined.
This is the second installment in this riveting police procedural meets urban fantasy series. I haven’t read the first, but had no trouble at all keeping up with the story or characters. Sloan’s current case is a bizarre serial killer that gets bolder and creepier as the story progresses. I was pleasantly surprised by the fun humor, dramatic suspense, and budding romance that flowed throughout. Fans of urban fantasy and police procedural /detective fiction will enjoy this latest exciting installment.