At first after reading the blurb I thought to myself--sounds interesting but do I want to keep reading? Good thing I did! I loved every page of this book. Thad: Naw dude, I can feel it in my veins. My future queen is here.
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She believes that all kinds of safe and sane love should be celebrated but she adores the fantasy-filled realm of paranormal romance the best. She lives with her family and one big scaredy-cat in Northern Virginia.
Read an Excerpt Chapter 1 "Jesus, T. What is this place? From just inside the doorway, he passed his preternatural vision over the writhing crowd of humans. Most of the populace bounced in time to bass-heavy techno music, stopping only to grope their nearest neighbor.
Some gazed upward in awe at a raised platform of fire-eaters, and still more worshipped at a DJ stand opposite the entrance as if it were an altar. A scrolling sign overhead announced something called the Crystal Method.
The humans partied with abandon and apparently little regard for their eardrums. And apparently at a. How were they going to do this? It was hard to fathom how in the hell they were going to find the female they were looking for in this place.
Already overheated, Thad pushed up the sleeves of his leather jacket and fingered the scar on his forearm, tracing slowly over the two intersecting lines that flared into a Y at each end, like a crude Armenian cross.
The small patch of skin was even hotter than the rest of him and throbbed in time with the pounding electronic music that was drilling a hole in his skull. He could almost swear the scar was glowing, but the haze of laser lights and cigarette smoke made it tough to be certain. I can feel it," he said tightly.
But what would his queen be doing in this They had been traveling for weeks now, searching for the female who would, according to the prophecy, help him lead the vampire race. Finally, his senses told him that they were closing in. They had to be. The whole of their kind needed him to find her.
He continued to look over the crowd, hoping for a sign to jump out at him from amidst all the sweaty bump-and-grind. Next to him, Lee Goram also studied the undulating club-goers, not bothering to hide his disgust at the near-orgy playing out in front of him.
I smell at least four kinds of drugs. I see sweaty humans all but fucking on the dance floor. So would you kindly stop the bullshit and help me look around?
Lee growled and waved away a glassy-eyed, glittery young thing who seemed intent on climbing him to give him a back rub. He clapped Thad on the shoulder. No one in here is wearing much of anything anyway, so it should be easy to look around. Just keep an eye out. She was the DJ from the last set. Isabel was terrible with names. Great with humans, though. Cool air from a nearby vent skated over her skin, leaving a trail of tingles in its wake.
The human kids had their party-favor club drugs: their weed and their meth and their little purple pills. For vampires, the sweet essence of red wine produced that lovey-dovey, buzzy high. The wine made it okay to crave connection with others. The one where she took an infinitesimal chip out of her lifetime supply of guilt over all the damage she had done by sharing comfort. By listening to tales of woe and trading back rubs.
Because more than for the music or the drugs or the wicked-cool performance art, everyone in that club was there because they desperately needed to belong.
King of Darkness
Ms Staab has set a good foundation to the storyline and provided you the base for the characters while still allowing time for them to grow into their own books. Thad is determined to find his destined mate and fulfil the prophecy to unlock his powers. Isabel Anthony has been shunned by her vampire community for her lack of power. Living within the human community Isabel has been able to blend in and gain the blood she needs from those around her. Thad knows the importance of unlocking his powers as there are those who are determined to wipe out his race forever. The human club Thad and his bodyguard Lee end up at is not where he would expect to find his mate but when he lays eyes on Isabel the fires within him are set ablaze. Before Thad can convince Isabel of her destiny he will first have to save her and her friends from the wizards hunting their race.
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