Publisher: Apeejay Stya Publishing
Publish Date: April 7, 2013
Origins: From Publisher for Review
Order Links: Amazon
Synopsis: Anu is a leather wearing, no-nonsense professional guardian with a reputation for killing the most dangerous vampires in New York City. But when her enemies murder the one person she truly cared about, all she wants is vengeance. The only clue points to New Delhi, so Anu puts in for a job transfer.
In India, she finds more than she expected. For one thing, her fellow operatives have made a truce with the vampires. For another, it’s way too hot to wear leather.
At first, it seems Anu’s biggest challenge will be evading the nice boys her aunt wants her to marry. But when children start disappearing, she discovers forces older and darker than anything she’s faced before. All of Delhi is in danger, especially the sexy stranger who sets Anu’s pulse racing.
To prepare for the coming battle, Anu must overcome her personal demons and put aside years of training. This time, her most powerful weapon will come from her mind, not her weapons belt.
Review: ‘Tantra’ by Adi is a very different kind of vampire novel. Set in India, a place I’ve never been, Adi gives the reader wonderful descriptions of the people and landscape of New Delhi. There is Indian myth, magic, and spirituality which enriched the story greatly. Aside from the well-developed world and characters, it felt as if we were being brought into the story “halfway” through. I would have liked to learn more about Anu before she came to New Delhi, more than just the glimpses throughout the story. Aside from this, ‘Tantra’ is very engaging and had me hooked from the beginning.
The Anu Files Series: Tantra (1)