From Inside the Grey House:
Natalia felt the adrenaline coursing through her body as she tried to control her breathing. Owen’s rapier was in her hands. Joseph’s samurai sword was sticking out of Vincent’s stomach. She had never fought a vampire as old as Vincent. It was a thrill to test her skills against him. He stood seething, bleeding before her. There was anger in his eyes; perhaps he was realizing how good she really was, perhaps he was thinking about the quickest way to kill her. At this point, she didn’t care. It was more about the skill and the thrill of the hunt, now. Natalia kept all her emotions hidden, clearing her mind of all the clatter to be able to react instead of think. She waited for her lover’s next move.