Author: Amber Belldene
Publisher: Omnific, 298 Pages (July 23rd, 2013)
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NOTE: This is a Adult novel. Due to mature content this title is recommended for ages 17+
Synopsis: KOS MARAS’s orderly life is in shambles—he must distribute Blood Vine to a population of ailing vampires, but Hunters block him at every turn. To make matters worse, each night he watches over a temptingly beautiful woman sleeping in his bed. He is convinced love cannot last a vampire-long lifetime and an entanglement will only cause them grief, but he doesn’t have the heart to send her away.
From a long line of blood servants, LENA ISAAKSON is destined to serve a vampire, but a string of humiliating rejections thwarts her pleasure. When Kos shows her kindness, she hopes he will claim her. Instead he proves himself a coward in the face of love and sends her to serve another.
Will the dark seduction of a rakish new vampire finally bring Lena the pleasure she desires or deliver her into the hands of Hunters who want to destroy everything the Maras family has worked for?
Character Spotlight: Meet Lucas Bennett, reluctant
So here I am, a prisoner houseguest at the Kaštel Estate Winery. There are worse places to hide from one’s sociopath of a brother. At least the food is good, and the views are nice—sweeping vistas of wine country, all the wine I can drink, and a chance to indulge my secret affection for soap operas, though with all the vampire drama around this place, I hardly need any extra entertainment.
I could probably leave, but Ethan would find me no matter where I hid to pay me back for my betrayal. And I don’t mind keeping my eye on Pedro. I get why he’s pissed at me, after the beating I had to give him when my brother captured him. And I can’t lie—I’m pretty freaked out that he’s a vampire now. After all, I was raised to hate those bloodsuckers with a righteous fury.
But there’s just something about him. He needs me, and I want to make sure he’s okay. So I’m going to sit tight, and try to piece the old Hunter stories together. Maybe I can figure out this weird bond between us. Or maybe it’s not weird at all—maybe it’s plain and simple boy-meets-boy stuff. Who could have ever believed one little kiss in the Kaštel Estate Winery tasting room could have set all this chaos in motion?
About the Author:
Amber Belldene grew up on the Florida panhandle, swimming with alligators, climbing oak trees and diving for scallops…when she could pull herself away from a book. As a child, she hid her Nancy Drew novels inside the church bulletin and read mysteries during sermons—an irony that is not lost on her when she preaches these days.
Amber is an Episcopal Priest and student of religion. She believes stories are the best way to explore human truths. Some people think it is strange for a minister to write romance, but it is perfectly natural to her, because the human desire for love is at the heart of every romance novel and God made people with that desire. She lives with her husband and two children in San Francisco.
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