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by Bronwyn Lee
Category: Romance/Dark Fantasy
Description: Detective Kayla Roberts has her plate full, she is trying to evade a mob leader who wants revenge for arresting him, she has an attractive new partner she is trying to keep at arms length, solve other crimes that are occurring in Brisbane and oh yes try and not let everyone find out she is a vampire with supernatural powers. The attraction between her and Detective Stephen Moore can not be denied but what will happen when he finds out she is a vampire, something he loathes?
eBook Publisher: Cobblestone Press, 2007
eBookwise Release Date: May 2008
6 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [100 KB]
Reading time: 62-87 min.
All Other formats: Printing DISABLED, Read-aloud DISABLED
"Bronwyn Lee writes her own rules in Vampire Knights: Blood Vengeance. Her vampires are a little bawdy and a lot better behaved than the usual fare. I enjoyed the characters and was intrigued by their world. The passion and sexual tension between Stephen and Kayla was palpable, and the love scenes made sense to the story. I enjoyed my time with this book and hope this is just one of many stories Bronwyn Lee writes about these sexy, vivacious Vamps." Heather, Coffee Time Romance 4 cups
Kayla gnawed on her lip as she wondered how this new partner of hers would work out. The idea of revealing her secret made her stomach clench, though she knew she'd have to tell him eventually.
She never knew how to broach the subject. "Hi, I'm Kayla, and I'm a vampire," really never cut it. And then there were the reactions. Usually laughter and disbelief, until something happened and they witnessed her talents. Then fear and wariness took over. Working in close quarters with someone meant the secret couldn't last, especially since she sometimes used her strengths to overcome felons that otherwise would get away.
She continued to mull over her dilemma as she headed toward the sergeant's office. John was a good man, and she was glad he'd benefited from having her on staff. Initially he'd worried about having a vampire working for him, fearing she would have control issues around blood. She'd been able to dispel his worries over time, and she'd worked very hard to get her detective position.
John was on the phone when she entered his office. He gave her a grim smile, waving for her to sit down. She did so, wondering where her new partner could be.
The door opened. Speak of the devil.
Her eyes connected with his, and shock shot throughout her system. His eyes were blue--as blue as the ocean. She could easily remain forever just staring into their depths.
Shaking her head, she stood up to break the spell, and thrust out her hand. "I'm Kayla Roberts, and you are..."
"Stephen Moore. Pleased to meet you." His large, long-fingered hand enfolded hers.
Currents of awareness zinged up her arm, and she fought to refrain from ripping her hand from his. Instead, she dipped her head in acknowledgement while her libido went into overdrive and howled at her to tackle him to the floor, rip his clothes off, and taste him. She looked away, averting her gaze from his, because she knew her excited state would reflect in her eyes.
If she did taste him, would he melt in her mouth? Wrestling her libido under control, she looked back up at him, forcing a pleasant smile to her lips.
Oh, my. He is delectable. Those sea-blue eyes were framed with long, dark-brown lashes the same color as his hair, and his wide, sensual mouth was made to give a woman pleasure. His nose was a bit crooked, as if it'd been broken at some stage in his life, and a few fine, white scars told of his life as a cop who wasn't afraid to get involved. He was tall, broad, gorgeous, and he set her senses alight.
Her reaction to him disturbed her, since she'd never had such a strong one to anybody before. Her unwarranted response was anything but controlled, and she liked being in control. Needed to be in control.
She realized she still held his hand, but apparently he hadn't noticed. He slowly worked her over, checking her out just as thoroughly as she'd scrutinized him. The heat of his gaze was as dangerous as a lovers touch, and she pulled her hand free of his, unnerved by what he did to her.
"This could be interesting," Stephen said ever so softly to himself, too softly for humans to hear. But with her acute vampire abilities, she heard him as clear as a bell. She agreed with his assessment but didn't acknowledge his comment.