Category : Vampire

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Blaze Knight has been through hell and back, but the nightmares aren’t over yet.

Five years after Blaze was maimed by Cyrus Chimola, a powerful vampire with a penchant for torture, he’s still trying to pick up the pieces of his shattered life. As a genetically engineered mercenary with the ability to bend fire to his will and to see in infrared, Blaze’s mission is to protect what’s left of humanity. When Chimola and his crew return to the Bronx gunning for Blaze’s blood, Blaze is forced to face the demons of his past. Hell-bent on revenge, he seeks the help of Valerie Medeiros, an NYPD detective who manages to steal his heart and save his life in more ways than one.

Motivated by her sister’s gruesome death, Valerie has made it her life’s goal to bury every vampire in the ground where they belong. When she brings in Blaze Knight for suspected murder, she discovers he’s not only innocent, he isn’t a man at all-he’s a half-vampire hybrid working with a band of brothers for the U.S. military. Valerie has a hard time trusting anything with fangs, yet she quickly falls headlong into Blaze’s life, a life full of darkness and horror she can’t even begin to fathom. The bodies are stacking up, but Valerie can’t seem to let go of this hybrid, a beautiful monster filled with pain, rage, and passion unlike anything she’s ever known.

In a world where the line between good and evil is blurred, Blaze and Valerie will find danger at every turn, risking everything they’ve come to know and love, including one another.

Titles in The Order of the Senary series include:  Releasing The Demons –  Black Bullet – 

Have you ever wanted to date a vampire?
Human women required. Must be enthusiastic about interactions with vampires. Must be willing to undergo a stringent medical exam. Must be prepared to sign a contractual agreement which would include a non-disclosure clause. Limited positions available…

York has always wanted a female of his very own. One to love and care for. One who will love him in return. More than anything he wants a family… he longs to hear the sound of children’s laughter filling his home. It is his deepest desire.

Since most vampire females are not able to birth young, a program is started to ensure the continuation of the vampire species. The vampire elite must fight, fist and fang, for a much sought after place in the program and a chance to date human women.

There are a multitude of beautiful human females in attendance. They have been handpicked to ensure that they are irresistible to vampire males. Why is it then that York wants the one female he can’t have?

When Cassidy is selected for the trial phase of the program, she is ecstatic. This is the break she’s been waiting for. Her job is to root out any vampires with blood-lust. She’s quaking in her boots because she could end up dead. This position certainly isn’t for sissies. Thing is, it’s only three days of her life. All she needs to do is to allow a few of them to drink from her and survive long enough to get paid. Then she’s home free. Besides, she quit her job in order to be here so she so doesn’t have any other options available to her. Three days… pity one big, badass vampire is determined to get in the way of her plans.

Strong Sexual Content – intended for readers 18+

Titles in The Program series include:  A Mate For York – A Mate For Gideon – A Mate For Lazarus – A Mate For Griffin – A Mate For Lance –  A Mate For Kai

The Program is a spin-off/bridge series to The Chosen series, and there are some characters that cross over for appearances.  Titles in The Chosen Series include:  Chosen by the Vampire Kings –  Stolen by the Alpha Wolf – Unlikely Mates – Awakened by the Vampire Prince – Mated to the Vampire Kings – Wolf Whisperer

Title:  The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride
Series:  Nocturne Falls #1
Author:  Kristen Painter
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Published:  June 1, 2015
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  Own Kindle Edition
Cover Description:

Welcome to Nocturne Falls, the town where Halloween is celebrated 365 days a year.

The tourists think it’s all a show: the vampires, the werewolves, the witches, the occasional gargoyle flying through the sky. But the supernaturals populating the town know better. Living in Nocturne Falls means being yourself. Fangs and all.

After seeing her maybe-mobster boss murder a guy, Delaney James assumes a new identity and pretends to be a mail order bride. What she doesn’t know is her groom to be is a 400-year-old vampire.

Hugh Ellingham has only agreed to the set up to make his overbearing grandmother happy. His past means love is no longer an option. Except he never counted on Delaney and falling in love for real.

Too bad both of them are keeping some mighty big secrets…

Titles in this series include:  The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride – The Werewolf Meets His Match –  The Gargoyle Gets His Girl – The Professor Woos The Witch – The Vampire’s Fake Fiancee – The Shifter Romances The Writer

Revenge Is SweetTitle:  Revenge Is Sweet
Series:  Immortals of London #2
Author:  Berni Stevens
Published:  July 12, 2016
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Hell hath no fury like a vampire seeking revenge …

Life hasn’t been exactly normal for Ellie since she became a vampire. Although joining the legion of the undead was always going to take some getting used to, even if you are the partner of Will Austen, the Elder of London.

But when Daniel, a fifteen-year-old fledgling vampire, unexpectedly turns up at Ellie’s and Will’s Highgate home, things start getting very strange – and more than a little scary.

Events take a devastating turn as a mystery troublemaker leaves behind a trail of carnage – and it soon becomes clear they will stop at nothing to get the Elder’s attention, even if it involves hurting the person he cherishes the most …

But when it comes to Ellie, Will Austen is the wrong vampire to mess with.

Grave IllusionsTitle:  Grave Illusions
Series:  Jess Vandermine, Vampire Hunter #1
Author:  Lina Gardiner
Genre:  Paranormal
Published:  February 1, 2007
Publisher:  Imajinn Books
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  Owned, Kindle Edition
Cover Description:

New York City is in the grasp of a deadly, unseen enemy. At least unseen by normal society. Lieutenant Jess Vandermire, New York City police officer, is uniquely specialized to recognize and fight this threat. It’s her job to forge a black ops team, an assortment of men and women who wouldn’t be considered for the job under normal circumstances.

But these aren’t normal circumstances. The team has to be tough and, if need be, expendable. Jess understands what she’s fighting and what’s at stake. For her, it’s all about retribution until ex-cop John Brittain is recruited to her team. Suddenly, her priorities aren’t quite so easily definable. John Brittain has a chip on his shoulder and is as tough as they come. But is he ready for the whole truth? That combating “super” vampires whose primal need for blood and the addictive drug “Sunshine” is only the beginning of their problems?

And when Jess tells him the truth about herself, will he stay and fight or will he turn against her and not only threaten their lives but destroy the fragile relationship developing between them?

Read on for my thoughts on Grave Illusions.  No true spoilers, promise.

My Blood Runs BlueEvery now and then I will be featuring Paranormal Romance Reviews that I originally posted on my main book review blog – Keeper Bookshelf.  Since I do not want to create duplicate content, I cannot tell you too much about the books that I’m sending you on to another site to read about.  But I can let you in on a few things.

This novel has a fascinating twist on the vampire culture, as well as bringing in reincarnation to the mix.

I have to say it really worked well.  The story of Kristin, Alexander and Julian was tightly woven with frequent references to the threesome’s past.  Only trouble is, Kristin isn’t aware of their past – at first.  But she is aware of changes in herself that simply make no sense.

My Blood Runs Blue has these features

  • Mystery
  • Vampires
  • Reincarnation
  • A love triangle of sorts
  • A totally crazed villain
  • A slightly different vampire culture
  • Hot sexy scenes
  • An ending that you might not totally agree with but is right for the couple

Since you are here at Haunted Bookshelf, I’m going to assume that you enjoy good Paranormal Romance novels.  Well, then you hit paydirt on this one.

My Blood Runs Blue is an reissue, but slightly updated from the original.  It is also the beginning novel in a reissued, updated series by the same name.

I highly recommend it.  The complete review is over at this link to Keeper Bookshelf

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