Happy Mother's Day to all mothers out there! I wish you the best day and hope you have a special day with your family! :)
Last week readers helped me choose which paranormal romance to read first while I'm on my vacation. This week I hope to return the favor and help you find a great author and series to read over the summer. And since I've already finished last week's choice which was Karen Chance's Hunt the Moon it's time to dive into another!
For today's A Paranormal Romance spotlight I've chosen Patrice Michelle's Kendrian's Vampires series. I stumbled upon this series by accident when I misspelled another author's name in the url search line a couple of days ago. Luck us, right!
Here's a snippet from book one titled A taste For Passion. As always, let me know what you think after you read today's snippet. Also know that this is a re-release that has been updated and extended from the author.
Lucian leaned against his Jaguar outside his nightclub, Lion’s Lair, as he waited for Sabryn to finish feeding. He shook his head and gave a low chuckle. Sabryn didn’t need to use her ability to compel the man. One kiss from her sultry lips and the stocky stranger willingly offered her his neck. Lucian looked up when she approached with a smile.
“You should at least let him remember your name this time,” Lucian said, amusement reflected in his tone.
“And take a chance he’ll actually try to call me?” She showed her fangs before she let them retract back to their normal size. “Just because you choose not to erase your presence doesn’t mean I have to.”
Lucian shook his head. “Are you ever going to let yourself get close to anyone?”
His sister stiffened. “Not ever again.”
Lucian put a hand on her shoulder. “It’s been fifty years. You need to move on.”
“That’s rich coming from you.” Sabryn shrugged his hand off. “I’m not here to talk about me. Now that you’ve fed, we have much to discuss.”
He folded his arms, decidedly curious. “Go on.”
“You know how you’ve put Elizabeth’s ring in jewelers’ windows in hopes she’d return to you one day?”
Lucian’s entire body tensed. He didn’t dare hope. He dropped his arms, his breath escaping in a whisper. “Yes.”
“I’ll bet you didn’t know I stole it.”
Fisting his hands by his sides, Lucian thundered, “You what!” Seventy years ago, he lost his fiancée, Elizabeth, in a riding accident before he could make her his bride and a vampire, too. Depression set in for months until his father reminded him of the circle of life and his belief in reincarnation.
Lucian clung to the concept. Over the years he’d sought out jewelers. Befriending them, he asked them to display Elizabeth’s ring—a ring he’d personally had created for his love—in his or her shop window. He always hoped Elizabeth would find him.
As decades passed, he realized his dreams were nothing more than wishful thinking, and the loneliness became too much to bear. The realization he’d never find his mate, coupled with his father’s death, was why he’d taken to hibernating in recent months. “It wasn’t yours to take, Sabryn.”
She shot him an indignant look. “It was a work of art and belonged in a place where it could be watched over. I thought to put it in my shop.” She raised her chin, defiance sparking in her eyes. “At least among antiquities, it would be appreciated for what it was.”
Lucian snorted. “Yeah, among little old, blue-haired ladies. I might be older than them, but my tastes run a bit younger.”
Relaxing, Sabryn tilted her head. “You never did tell me…how would you know the woman who bought your ring was Elizabeth reincarnated?”
He eyed her, wondering her intent. He probably should’ve told her the ring was intended to work. Then she would’ve stayed out of his business. “Old magic, Sabryn. I found a spell in some family scrolls. Elizabeth would be drawn to the scent the ring emanated, a scent only she and I could detect. No one else would be attracted to the ring.”
She gave a smile of satisfaction. “A human woman bought your ring today.”
Lucian frowned, feeling as if he were being ripped apart. He’d woken with a sense of relief that he’d dreamed about another woman. No one had drawn his attention in so long, he’d begun to wonder if he would always be alone. For a human woman to buy the ring now seemed like someone was playing a sick joke at his expense.
Clasping his sister’s shoulders tight, he gritted out, “Don’t toy with me, Sabryn. I’m not in the mood.”
She laid her palm on his cheek, a sincere expression on her face. “I’m not. The woman commented on my perfume—that she liked it.” She grinned. “I wasn’t wearing any.” Her eyes shined as she swept her arm wide. “I would suggest you use the internet, but I know the hunt will make your reconnection all the sweeter. Let the wind help you find her, brother. She said that she has lived in Chicago all her life. Her name is Rana Sterling.” Lucian shifted
A Taste For Passion
Kendrian Vampires Series, Book 1
(Book 2 Also Available)
Back Of The Book
NEWLY REVISED AND EXTENDED
Rana Sterling finally meets the man of her dreams and boy does he know how to push all the right buttons. Only, Mr. Tall, Dark and Too-Good-to-Be-True turns out to be just that-he's beyond her world.
Lucian Trevane has a duty to fulfill. He's expected to take the role of Vité, leader of all the vampires, but he knows he won't take the position without his mate by his side.
Now, after searching seventy years for his reincarnated fiancé, he finally finds his mate in Rana. Only he has a slight problem, Rana refuses to become his vampire wife. Add to the mixture a vengeful vampire, a surprise twist and time ticking against him, Lucian will have to call upon all his vampire skills and beyond in order to draw Rana fully into his world.
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