They are the Others--the vampires, mages, and werewolves once thought to exist only in our imaginations. Now they're stepping out of the shadows, and nothing in our world will ever be the same again. . .In A Town Like This, Being A P.I. Can Be Murder
Shiarra Waynest's detective work was dangerous enough when her client base was strictly mortal. But ailing finances have forced her to accept a lucrative case that could save her firm--if it doesn't kill her first. Shiarra has signed on to work for a high-level mage to recover an ancient artifact owned by one of New York's most powerful vampires.
As soon as Shiarra meets sexy, mesmerizing vamp Alec Royce, she knows her assignment is even more complicated than she thought. With a clandestine anti-Other group trying to recruit her, and magi being eliminated, Shiarra needs back-up and enlists her ex-boyfriend--a werewolf whose non-furry form is disarmingly appealing--and a nerdy mage with surprising talents. But it may not be enough. In a city where the undead roam, magic rules, and even the Others aren't always what they seem, Shiarra has just become the secret weapon in a battle between good and evil--whether she likes it or not. . .
Hunted By The Others begins with Shiarra needing money to help her P.I. business. Things aren't going well so when she gets a job offered by one of the "others" she is reluctant but can't pass up that kind of money even if it means putting her life in danger. But she never would have thought it would bring all kinds of trouble for her. So now she needs the help of her human friend, ex werewolf boyfriend, and a mage... But they are fighting a vampire, and maybe something more as well.
I have to say I really liked the plot line in this story. It was really really good. And I also loved Shiarra, I thought she was a kick butt heroine. And then I liked the vampire Alec too. But I didn't really like any of the werewolves which is odd because I normally liked them, but in this story I didn't. Now I do look forward to reading more in this series. It has lots of drama, and action but little romance. I hope that does improve in the next books.