Candle BayTamara Thorne
Perched on a fog-shrouded hillside high above an isolated California coastal town, the once-opulent inn was neglected for decades. Now restored to its former glory and filled with well-heeled guests, The Candle Bay Hotel and Spa owes its remarkable renaissance to its new owners, the Darlings. Yet the seemingly all-American hosts hide a chilling, age-old family secret...
Lured to the picturesque spot, assistant concierge Amanda Pearce is mesmerized by her surroundings – and by her seductive new boss, Stephen Darling. But the odd behavior of her employers during the day and suspicious blood splatters in the hotel fill her with an overwhelming sense that something sinister is going on.
Little does Amanda know that not only are the Darlings vampires, but that a murderous vampire vendetta is about to begin. The Dantes, a vampire clan nearly exterminated by the Darlings a century ago, have come back to seek vengeance and steal a potent elixir – a potion as precious to vampires as blood itself. As the lethal feud unfolds and her feelings for Stephen deepen, Amanda faces the greatest decision of her life – to die or join the forever undead.
Tamara Thorne (born 1957), who also writes under the nom de plume Chris Curry, is an American horror writer born in Los Angeles, California. Her novel Winter Scream, co-authored with L. Dean James, was nominated for the 1991 Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel.