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Vanessa Diaz

Managing Editor

Book Riot Managing Editor Vanessa Diaz is a writer and former bookseller from San Diego, CA whose Spanish is even faster than her English. When not reading or writing, she enjoys dreaming up travel itineraries and drinking entirely too much tea. She is a regular co-host on the All the Books podcast who especially loves mysteries, gothic lit, mythology/folklore, and all things witchy. Vanessa can be found on Instagram at @BuenosDiazSD or taking pictures of pretty trees in Portland, OR, where she now resides.

Wicked All Night by Jeaniene Frost

Veritas and Ian have finally defeated their worst enemy, but their work isn’t done yet. An escape from the netherworld pits them against supernatural beings seeking to rule over mortals once again. Even as a wedge is driven between them, Veritas and Ian must rally friends and foes alike – while avoiding a death sentence from the vampire council. Can they stand together against the unearthly powers about to be unleashed? Or does their love—and humanity—not stand a chance?

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