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by Margaret L. Carter
Category: Erotica/Erotic Fantasy/Dark Fantasy
Description: Descended from a long line of vampire hunters, Hal Bergson realizes not all bloodthirsty creatures of the night are merciless killers. Still, he knows better than to trust one of them. His principles are tested, though, when his cousin, in training to follow their family's vocation, rashly tries to rescue a girl from a homicidal vampire, Conan MacEwan. Now both young people are trapped in Conan's lair, with their lives dependent on the whim of his appetite for blood and revenge.
Hal sees one chance to save them. Monique Dubois, a female vampire Hal has spent months observing at very close range, seems to have a relationship with Conan. Hal drugs and imprisons her in hopes she will help him save the captives. Since the girl is Monique's favorite donor, she grudgingly agrees to join forces with Hal, even though his family has stalked her kind for generations. One problem--Monique is approaching the peak of her infrequent heat cycle. She needs to mate tonight, and no male vampire is near enough except Conan. She must turn to Hal for relief or risk an involuntary surrender to Conan's lust, no matter how much she detests the rogue vampire.
Can Hal and Monique put aside their mutual distrust to share a night of passion? Can a mere mortal satisfy a vampire's sexual need? Before their rescue mission ends, they end up forging a deeper bond than either one expected or desired...
Genres: Dark Fantasy / Vampire
eBook Publisher: Amber Quill Press, 2011
eBookwise Release Date: December 2011
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [113 KB]
Reading time: 67-94 min.
"4.5 RATING!...A sexy and very enjoyable story. I was drawn if from page one. Ms. Carter starts out with a bang and continues to keep her hold on the reader throughout. I was smitten with both main characters. They are both enticing in their own right. I can't wait to get my hands on more of Ms. Carter's work."--Teagan S. Boyd, Book Wenches
"Face it, Monique. You aren't much of an actress. Never had to be, did you? With most people, your mind control works perfectly."
"Mind control? I don't have any idea what you're talking about." The wide-eyed maiden in distress pose was turning out a dismal failure.
"Cut it out. I know you're a vampire."
Okay, change tactics. "Vampire? Have you lost your mind?" She stood and planted clenched fists on her hips. "If this is a joke, you better drop it this instant. If not, when I get out of here I'm going to sue you for every cent you're worth. After you go to jail for assault, that is."
He chuckled. "I like the righteous indignation act better than the other one, but this line won't work, either. The quicker you admit the truth, the sooner we can get on with what I brought you here for." He held out the mug. "You want this or not?"
All right, there was no use denying what he obviously knew. Better to find out what he wanted and possibly escape this snare. "Yes." She glided toward him.
"To give it to you, I have to come within arm's reach," he said. "Of course, you're stronger and faster than I am. You could take me down with no problem. But I hope you realize I'm not dumb enough to carry the key to that ankle cuff on me."
She glared at him. "Of course I do." At least, she'd realized that fact a fraction of a second after the impulse to tear out his throat had leaped into her mind. "I don't have any desire to be stuck in this room alone for the indefinite future. And I also know you're too smart to leave me in a situation where screaming for help would do me any good."
He nodded. "Right, considering this house sits on a ten-acre, wooded lot." He strode toward her and put the mug in her hand. "Drink up. We need to talk."