Melissa de la Cruz (www.melissa-delacruz.com) is the author of many best-selling novels, including the first four books in the Blue Bloods series: Blue Bloods, Masquerade, Revelations, and The Van Alen Legacy; the Au Pairs series; the Ashleys series; and Angels on Sunset Boulevard. She lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband and daughter, and is hard at work on the next book in the Blue Bloods saga. Melissa is not a Blue Blood, but she knows people who are
The stakes have never been higher for the young Blue Bloods of Manhattan. After their brief yet beautiful bonding ceremony in Italy, Schuyler Van Alen and Jack Force depart for Egypt, desperate to find the elusive Gate of Promise before Jack must face his twin, Mimi, for a blood trial. A blood trial that only one of them can survive. But everything Schuyler thought she knew about the gate turns out to be a lie, and they soon find themselves ensnared in a deadly battle against the demon-born. Schuyler and Jack take up arms, only to realize that there is a much graver threat simmering in the Kingdom of the Dead.
Meanwhile, determined to save the only vampire she still loves, Mimi has followed Kingsley Martin into Hell. With the help of her new human Conduit, Oliver Hazard-Perry, Mimi makes a bargain with the Queen of the Dead that she may soon regret. When the time comes to choose between love and revenge, both Mimi and Oliver will learn the true meaning of sacrifice.
Confronted by danger, betrayal, and loss at every turn, the Blue Bloods must find the will to fight-and love-another day.