Book II of The Master Chronicles
Gideon Keel and Jesse Madding have seen dozens of gruesome crime scenes over the years, but nothing compares to the grisly discovery they make in a small apartment above a sporting goods store. The body has clearly been put on display, and clues in the apartment indicate that while she was dying, party guests were enjoying rich caviar and expensive champagne. The two men are mystified.
They receive help from an unexpected source—a young woman they rescue from an auction at the vampire club, Sangre. Emma Coolidge is determined to save her sister from the same monsters Gideon and Jesse are hunting. While both men are utterly fascinated by her beauty, her intelligence, and her rare talent as an empath, they value her for her friendship. The three plan a sting operation to infiltrate the small group of “art connoisseurs” by sadistically turning Jesse into a living work of art, but will it be enough to save the city from more vicious murders in the name of beauty?
Advisory: This book contains graphic violence, hardcore bondage and punishment, torture and blood play. May not be suitable for the more sensitive reader.
Recommended Read from Kerin, Two Lips Reviews:...I developed a deep appreciation of Jesse and Gideon in Master of Obsidian but Unveiled takes things to a much deeper level than I’d ever imagined. The introduction of Emma is brilliant and the interesting and amazing dynamics that she adds to their relationship and therefore the story as a whole, makes it complete. The chemistry between Jesse and Gideon is very intense and sustained in a manner which I’ve never experienced before. Jamie Craig has captured the true essence of their deep and abiding passion and love for each other and how it only continues to grow and permeate every aspect of their actual existence.
5 hearts from Dee Dailey, The Romance Studio:...Humor, horror, love, eroticism and characters that seem real blend through the pages. There's plenty of BDSM for fans but not too much for those who are squeamish. Gideon's natural dominant and Jesse's submissive behaviors are saved for the bedroom or wherever else they can find space and time for sex. In work they're built as true partners with a great system of working together.
4.5 stars from Carole, Rainbow Reviews:...an exotic world against the backdrop of everyday Chicago that will rock your senses. This series is not for the faint of heart, as it is graphically violent and explosively sexual. However, the contrast between those elements and the clearly intense, deep love between Jesse and Gideon is beyond erotic.
From Nicole Harvey, Paranormal Romance Reviews:...Wow, I just loved this sequel to Master of Obsidian...This story had intrigue and suspense that will have you biting your nails until you know if the three of them succeed in capturing the sick killer. I know that I want to read the next in this wonderful series and hope I get the chance.
4 angels from Ashley, Fallen Angel Reviews:...Jamie Craig did an excellent job of keeping the relationship between Jesse and Gideon has intense and exciting as it was in Master of Obsidian. Emma doesn’t take anything away, she adds so much more to the story. Emma is smart and strong. She has her head on her shoulders and she is a very easy character to like.
4.5 nymphs from Scandalous Minx, Literary Nymphs Reviews:...Jamie Craig brings back one of my favorite vampires and his new found love in Unveiled. Gideon is still coming to terms with sharing his feelings. Poor love, I have to give him credit after four hundred years of not having to share, I think he deserves a slight break. Jesse loves Gideon and takes him for all his good and bad. I don’t know if I could do some of the things Gideon has the handsome man doing, but it works for them so who am I to fuss. Emma is now added to the mix and brings a softness and understanding that the duo need. I love her personality and willingness to not judge Gideon by what he is, but by his actions, his heart, and his convictions. The story is wonderfully written and the characters make the pages sizzle. Not to mention the action and sexual lust that Gideon and Jesse share.
From Cassie, Joyfully Reviewed:...The storyline itself is taut and suspenseful. The games Jesse and Gideon must play, and the coldly evil people they must deal with, to catch the killers are chilling. Jamie Craig did a very good job of creating an atmosphere populated with rich people and vampires who play by a different set of rules and have no empathy or morality at all.
...Emma's gaze strayed to the doorway. How far along would they be? How was Gideon going to pose Jesse? Would he be standing? Lying down? On his stomach or on his back? She knew the palette that would be used and felt a moment of sympathy for Jess that she'd suggested using the darker colors first. From what he'd shown her, colored wax hurt more than the white. He would be feeling that long after their practice session was over.
Though she knew what they'd agreed upon, Emma headed for the stairs on feet with their own agenda. She wasn't going to interrupt, like she had promised. But if the door was open, maybe she could get a quick peek to see what Gideon was doing, how it was turning out. Just a little something to satisfy the curiosity that was burning inside her.
The knob turned easily in her hands, and she very quietly pushed the door open an inch to peek through the crack. Gideon was standing over Jesse with his back to her, and Jesse was resting on his forearms and knees, face down, in a piece of equipment similar to the one she had been held in at Sangre. He seemed to be entirely immobile, his wrists and ankles locked in bars, a thick collar holding his head in place. He was already covered in blue wax, and Gideon was dribbling the red over his shoulders. She could easily sense Jesse's arousal, but she even caught threads of what must have been Gideon's excitement.
"You know, you're dripping even more than this candle." The low rumble of Gideon's voice was directed at Jesse, but Emma felt every word as if she was the one in the stockade and each velvet promise was being laid across her skin. "What are we going to do about that?"
Jesse moaned softly. "I don't know, but I hope we do something about it soon."
Gideon shifted, and a sudden hiss from Jess filled the room. "Let it all out now, boy," he murmured. "Because when I have you at that party, I don't want you making a single sound. You're going to turn them on enough as it is, but do that, and they'll be ready to eat you alive." He bent over, putting his mouth next to Jesse's ear. "And nobody does that but me."
Jesse whimpered, and Emma was hit by another wave of arousal. She couldn't see his cock from her position, but she could believe he was dripping like a candle. "I won't make a sound," he promised, his words rushed. Gideon trailed the candle down his spine, leaving a long, thin line of wax to cool against Jesse's sensitive skin. A shudder wracked his frame. "Even if you do that."
She knew she should go back to the apartment. Every fiber and every instinct inside Emma was telling her this was far too intimate for her to be witnessing, that she'd sated her curiosity about what would happen and now was the time to retreat.
Her feet refused to move. Her muscles denied her any freedom at all. All she was capable of was standing there, suffused with the desire permeating the room. She didn't even want to blink for fear of missing something.
Gideon shifted his attention to Jesse's upper thighs, and the red wax reflected the overhead light. It reminded her of blood. It must have reminded Gideon of blood as well, because he seemed utterly fascinated by the patterns he was creating with each casual flick of his wrist. They were silent except for Jesse's harsh breathing, until he howled without warning.
"Oh, fuck, Gideon."
The air was so thick that she couldn't breathe, and she inched forward, pressing her breasts to the door jamb. It put pressure on her taut nipples at the same time, and she moved in small fractions to create suddenly needed friction.
"You know I'm going to decorate your balls at the party, too," Gideon said. "It's far too pretty for me not to." His head ducked all of a sudden, giving a clear view of Jesse's back, and though she couldn't see exactly what Gideon was doing, the movement of his head from the small of Jesse's back to between his thighs gave it away. All she didn't know was whether or not he was using his tongue or teeth to blaze the path across Jesse's ass to his hanging sac.
"Then I hope they won't be able to hear me through the mask," Jesse said between gasps. "Because that will definitely make me scream."
"Maybe I should gag you."