Tag : Vampire

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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

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