Yet again another Tuesday comes and there is not much on the TBB. So I've put together a list of Historical Vampire romances. Some are not quite romances. Please note that this is a 2 part post. The first part is devoted to many authors; the second part will cover Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's Saint Germaine Chronicles and related works. Look for that next week.
I really like historical vampire romances. I cut my romance reading teeth on Georgette Heyer's Regency romances.
Please let me know what I've missed in the comments and I'll add them to the list.
The peasants called him the Count of Albion and relied on him to keep them safe from the political storms raging around them. But the villagers feared him as much as they revered him. They knew he fought for Italy's freedom, but they couldn't understand why the mysterious nobleman preferred the night hours and the shadows. Sequestered in the isolated villa called the Three Fountains, the count hid his secrets well -- until the arrival of a beautiful Englishwoman, Miss Cordelia Hope.
Cordelia faced the cloaked, commanding count at the isolated villa, and felt and unbidden flood of desire. Irresistibly drawn to him, she sensed his pain and, in all her innocence, craved his touch. He would become her desitny -- the vampire whose love she was dying to possess.
Jonathan Barrett, Gentleman Vampire Series:
This compelling series combines action and historical drama in fascinating tales of an American Tory who stumbles into the dark world of the vampire. Completely revised and expanded, each of these new editions includes more than 40 pages of new material.
In this introduction to the series, young Jonathan Barrett arrives in London in 1773 to pursue his college education. His fate among the undead is sealed by the unnaturally beautiful Nora Jones, who seduces him and consumes his blood. Unbeknownst to Jonathan, he is no longer the same man, something he soon discovers upon his return to America to join the armed forces and defend his country. Rather than an appetite
Threatened by soldiers on the outside and turmoil on the inside, Jonathan Barrett valiantly fights to protect his family and the peace of the Barrett estate in this thrilling sequel to Red Death. Nearly consumed by his dark desires, Jonathan struggles to control his supernatural powers and his overwhelming thirst for blood while in the company of his immediate family and a scheming young cousin.
Continuing the saga of Red Death and Death and the Maiden, Jonathan Barrett returns to England in search of Nora Jones—for only Nora knows if his unexpected destiny is a blessing or a curse; it was her kiss that initiated him into the world of the living dead. Finding her missing, Jonathan steps up his hunt and in the process discovers startling secrets about his bizarre family as well as a malicious plot against him.
Seemingly invincible since his transformation into a vampire, Jonathan Barrett must admit his own weakness when he unexpectedly meets a four-year-old boy who strangely resembles him. Armed with a powerful weapon to use against him, his love for his son, Jonathan's enemies have gained an advantage. The only hope for Jonathan and his child's survival lies in the return of the mysterious Nora Jones.
The Midnight Series:
(Please note that not all books in this series are "historical.." The entire series is included for the sake of being complete.)
A mysterious blood malady brought Louis Radman to Arabella Howland’s father. The celebrated doctor was his last hope—the only man alive who could break the spell that had tormented the nobleman for three centuries. Demons from the past and the uncertain success of the experiment that brings Louis from everlasting darkness to the light of day threaten the bliss of Louis and Bella’s union in the first book of the “Midnight” vampire romance series The Talisman claimed was “Destined to become a classic!”
Fleeing from the discovery of her father’s shocking secret, Nicole Radouix loses herself in the seething turmoil of post-revolution Paris, finding a protector in patriot Marchand LaValois. Even as her father’s enemies draw her into a centuries-old web of betrayal and revenge, Nicole must learn to control the dark heritage she cannot escape if her love for Marchand…and their immortal souls…are to survive.
A killer is stalking the streets of turn-of-the-century New York and is sending clues to newspaper publisher Cassandra Alexander. With mysterious neighbor Louis Radcliffe, Cassie finds both protection and peril as an age-old threat brings them together to battle madness and secrets from a poignant and dangerous past.
After 400 years as a vampire, Gerard Pascale wants only to be left alone to shadow the midnight streets of turn-of-the-century New Orleans…until blackmail binds him to a mortal bride who throws his dark world into upheaval. Certain he can escape the unwanted bargain through the treacherous terms he makes, Gerard discovers his new wife may not be as helpless to resist his will as he at first believes.
Against the uninhibited decadence of 1920’s New York, day-walking vampire Frederica Lavoy is sent to bring her immortal love, the exotic and secretive Eduard D’Arcy to meet her father’s justice for crimes against humankind. But is it justice that waits, or vengeance, as an age-old enemy begins to manipulate both hunted and huntress? In this game of cat and mouse, the stakes are higher than just life and death.
Dare centuries-old vampire Louis Redman believe an inquisitive researcher’s claim that she’s close to finding a cure for his curse? Determined to become human again, he must trust the lovely geneticist who pushed her way into his guarded life…and heart. Who wants to silence Stacy Kimble from making the breakthrough of a lifetime? The agency that funds her work, the mysterious donor who threatens her emotions, or the killer terrorizing Seattle’s night scene?
Frank Cobb knows monsters are real. He’s pursued a wily vampire into the jungles of Peru, but are his motives purely business—to bring the creature back for government research—or for a completely personal revenge? What he didn’t count on was myth-busting ethnologist Sheba Reynard, an annoyingly strong-willed woman searching for the truth behind her nightmares, getting in his way. Forced together by circumstance, one must surrender their quest if the other is to survive.
In joining an exclusive D.C. law firm, Nick Flynn believes he can leave his shadowy past behind. But once embroiled in their dark schemes, his struggle for success becomes a battle for his immortal soul. When her best friend’s death sends loner detective Rae Borden undercover as a call girl, using Nick Flynn seems a means to the desired end until desire becomes a problem she hadn’t considered in her crusade against an unexpected evil.
Having given up his mortal life to search for his lost love through the centuries, vampire Gabriel McGraw begins his final crusade to free her from an enemy’s grip. But is she the same woman he loved and lost or an equally dangerous foe who could betray all he believes in? Naomi Bright’s memories go back no farther than her arrival in Las Vegas. Does her hidden past conceal madness or a truth too terrible to be believed?
The Gardella Vampire Chronicles:
In every generation, a Gardella is called to accept the family legacy of vampire slaying, and this time, Victoria Gardella Grantworth is chosen, on the eve of her debut, to carry the stake. But as she moves between the crush of ballrooms and dangerous, moonlit streets, Victoria's heart is torn between London's most eligible bachelor, the Marquess of Rockley, and her enigmatic ally, Sebastian Vioget. And when she comes face to face with the most powerful vampire in history, Victoria must ultimately make the choice between duty and love.
In Italy, a powerful vampire is amassing the power to control the souls of the dead. Lady Victoria Gardella de Lacy-a vampire slayer for just over a year-races across Europe to stop what could be the most deadly army the Gardellas have ever faced. She is accompanied by Sebastian Vioget, a man as tempting as he is untrustworthy.
But when Victoria discovers that she has been betrayed by one of her most trusted allies, the truth will challenge all her powers as a Venator-and as a woman.
To gain access to the secrets of a legendary alchemist, Rome's vampires have allied themselves with creatures as evil and bloodthirsty as they are. The new leader of the city's vampire hunters-Lady Victoria Gardella Grantworth de Lacy-reluctantly turns to the enigmatic Sebastian Vioget for help, just as Maximilian Pesaro arrives to aid his fellow slayers, no matter what the sacrifice. Desire puts her at the mercy of Sebastian, while loyalty binds her to Max, but she does not know if she can trust either. Especially when a seductive vampire begins luring her into the shadows...
After narrowly escaping Rome with her mortality, vampire hunter Lady Victoria Gardella Grantworth de Lacey returns to London—where not even sunrise can stop a vampire's carnage. Not only is Victoria unable to detect the vampire with her heightened senses, but she's being framed as the prime suspect behind the killings.
Meanwhile, the legacy of a vampire's touch has left his blood boiling in her veins and forces her to fight evil on two fronts—against the new breed of undead threatening London and the darkness within herself....
Directly descended from the very first vampire hunter in the Gardella family, Victoria knows she must continue the lineage so humanity will have protectors against the undead. While Sebastian Vioget appears to be both the perfect warrior and lover to ensure the Gardella legacy, Victoria cannot forget Max Pesaro—the former slayer still haunted by the vampire queen Lilith’s obsession with him.
But it is Lilith’s obsession that may save all of humanity. Demons, enemies of both mortals and the undead, have found their way to earth. To defeat them, vampires and slayers must fight side by side. But Lilith wants Max in return for her cooperation—a small price for the world, but too high a price for Victoria.
The Regency Draculia:
Colleen Gleason has announced a new historical vampires series: The Regency Draculia. The first 3 books in this series will be released in 2011.
The Vampire Voss (April 2011)
The Vampire Dimitri (May 2011)
The Vampire Narcise (June 2011)
Being a vampire is okay--you get to stay up all night, women find you irresistable, you're strong, fast, and magic is yours for the taking. But Nicholas, Viscount St. Vire finds all of that means little in the face of impending insanity and the eventual deterioration of his senses. Only the the willing embrace of a virginal young woman can reverse his condition. Who better for his wife-to-be than the impoverished Leonore Farleigh, whose abusive father sells her to St. Vire to pay off gaming debts? Leonore agrees to marry him--how else is she going to save her sister and her mother from their poverty and pain? But she soon finds she's stepped into a marriage of inconvenience… and possible death.
The Fitz Clare Chronicles:
Edmund Fitz Clare has kept his vampire nature a secret from his family-and Estelle Berenger, the woman he loves. But a vampire war threatens to expose him and destroy all he holds dear.
Edmund is an elder among the upyr, a shape-changing race of immortals. Kidnapped by rivals, he's now a pawn in a deadly game to control the world, and only the love of the mortal beauty, Estelle, can save him.
Graham Fitz Clare became a vampire to save his adoptive father from a deadly enemy. Sadly, the price of that rescue may have been too high. Edmund's captors are at large again, and are amassing the sort of power that could make them unstoppable. In the end, the love the Fitz Clares share with each other could be all that stands between them and a desperate storm of destruction.
1. I suspect he is a vampire. Who better to help me solve the mystery of my father's murder, especially when my dear papa would have been thrilled to learn such creatures really do exist? His bite may well prove useful, although I suppose it would be beyond rude to ask to examine his teeth.
2. Surely a vampire will be familiar with Edinburgh's underworld. Perhaps with its "otherworld," as well. Not that I require protection, of course, but a few words of advice would not go amiss. And I suppose it could prove educational to feel the count's arms around me.
3. The man -- demon? beast? I must inquire -- is fascinating, to say the least. Powerful. Mysterious. Quite handsome, in fact. Indeed, he rather takes my breath away.
ANDREI TOROK is a warrior with a demon mistress and an unrelenting headache. He is weary of his existence. The last thing he needs is to have long-buried emotions stirred by a quick-tempered, sharp-tongued lass.
Moreover, Andrei is a vampire.
And Sarah is not.
Sarah believes in vampires no more than she believes in the lasting nature of sentimental attachments formed by the perfidious opposite sex.
Andrei is smitten with her, nonetheless.
Add mysterious artifacts and inconvenient corpses. Curses and spells. Vengeful preternatural beings, a deadly vendetta, and a pesky ghost...
A romantic misadventure in Regency Edinburgh.
The much-awaited sequel to WALTZ WITH A VAMPIRE.
Cin Craven Series:
In a desperate attempt to save her life, Dulcie summons a trio of vampires called The Righteous to her aid. With the help of The Righteous and four human friends, Dulcie attempts to thwart her enemy's plans to capture her and use her magic for his own evil purposes.
Even as she falls in love for the first time, Dulcie realizes that she may have to make the ultimate sacrifice in order to save the world.
In the arms of her lover Michael, Cin Craven has found satisfaction for her most primal longings, reaching heights of pleasure no mere human could ever imagine. She has also found a purpose for her unearthly powers. Cin is a member of The Righteous, a band of slayers that hunts down vampires who inflict evil upon the world. With Michael by her side, Cin’s latest mission brings her face-to-face with Marrakesh, a beautiful, half-mad vampire queen charged with slaughtering humans. If she’s found guilty, Marrakesh will pay with her life. But Cin is convinced that someone —or something—far more ruthless is trying to steal the queen’s throne.. It’s a mission that will pit Michael and Cin against each other for the first time, awakening their darkest instincts and testing their love like never before…
BOUND BY SIN
As the Civil War rages among mortal men, Cin Craven is locked in an epic battle of her own—fighting the renegade vampires whose unquenchable appetites she knows all too well. At her side are the immortal warriors of The Righteous—among them her husband, her lover, her soul-mate Michael. With a passion bordering on possession, Cin’s love for Michael knows no bounds. But when a ruthless plantation owner kidnaps Cin’s cousin, the most terrifying battle of all awaits. Cin is drawn to the irresistible lure of dark magic to stop their enemies, while Michael staunchly opposes it—putting their love and loyalty to the ultimate test. .
The Kane/Cabot Vampire Series:
"Our sister is marrying a vampire."
When the ever practical Caroline Cabot first hears those words from the lips of her fanciful youngest sister, she accuses Portia of having a wild imagination.
But when she discovers their sister Vivienne is actually being courted by Adrian Kane, the mysterious viscount rumored to be a vampire, she decides to accept his invitation to a midnight supper and do some sleuthing of her own. To both her delight and her dismay, she soon finds herself falling under Kane's bewitching spell.
After all, what's a proper young lady to do when her sister's suitor arouses more than just her suspicions?
Once, as a girl of seventeen, beautiful, headstrong Portia Cabot saved the cursed life of the dashing vampire Julian Kane—who marked her forever, then left to go in search of his soul. Five years later Portia quickly discovers that Julian's seductive and forbidden kiss can still make her crave the night . . . and his touch. But the Julian who has returned to London is not the vampire she remembers.
His fruitless pursuit of his stolen mortality has devastated him. And a recent spate of murders makes Portia fear that the man she has always adored may truly be a monster.
Julian knows he must drive Portia away—but his passion and hunger for her grow more irresistible every time they touch.
The Tudor Vampire Chronicles:
Desperate to defeat King Richard III and gain the crown, Henry Tudor made a pact with the Druids binding him and his heirs to the Druids' struggle against vampires. Ever since, the Llewellyns, a vampire- slaying family, have been in the king's employ. Now Henry VIII reigns, and his father's bargain has been almost forgotten-until bloodless corpses turn up in the king's bedchamber. To save the king, Vampire hunter Rosalind Llewellyn must form an uneasy alliance with Druid slayer Sir Christopher Ellis. But soon, Rosalind must face an unthinkable truth: that her sworn enemy may be her soulmate...
Book 2, Blood of the Rose, will be released in February 2011.
Immortal Rogues Series:
While the ton dances and gossips, another kind of society altogether claims the London night as its own. By the light of the moon, three noble vampires entrusted with the protection of their kind will discover that human desire is far from lost to them—and that love may be the only thing they long for more than life everlasting…
Desire Has Never Been So Dangerous
Seduced and cast aside by a rogue, Jocelyn Kingly survived the shameful scandal with her pride intact, as well as a new determination to save women less fortunate than she was. Her mission is aided by a well-intentioned vicar named Amadeus Fallow, whose services prove invaluable. Despite the fact that his presence on occasion makes her skin crawl with unease, his assistance is far preferable to the attentions of charming Lucien Valin. Rakish and self-indulgent, Lucien is exactly the sort of man she detests, even though her overwhelming attraction proves impossible to deny. But when the local brothels are terrorized by a plague of vicious murders, Jocelyn discovers that there is more to both Amadeus and Lucien than she ever imagined—and that a mysterious amulet in her possession is at the core of their dark, unearthly secrets. Can she trust the man who claims to be her friend...or will she surrender to the man who longs to be her lover?
An Unearthly Embrace
Despite her impeccable lineage and delicate beauty, Amelia Hadwell has no interest in social demands—not when she must care for her brother William, whose otherworldly manner has convinced their family he is mad. Determined to care for him, Amelia is horrified to learn that he has been escaping to the East End, where a shocking series of murders has terrorized the neighborhood—and that her neighbor, Drake Ramone, is convinced William is the culprit! Desperate to safeguard her brother, Amelia accepts the offer of a hiding place from Sebastian St. Ives, a reclusive scholar to whom William has taken a liking. Drawn to the reserved, silver-eyed stranger, she is amazed when he reveals the unsettling reason for Drake’s interest in William—and the danger an amulet in Amelia’s possession represents. Yet nothing is as shattering as the realization that although Sebastian belongs to a world she cannot imagine, she has surrendered her heart to him with just one kiss…
Brotherhood of the Blood Series:
For nearly six centuries I have roamed the night, a mortal man no longer. Would that I could undo the past -- when I entered the sanctuary of the Knights Templar to wrest from them the Holy Grail, only to discover the chalice I raised to my lips was not the sacred relic but a hellish cup of damnation. Now I shun the day and all things human, driven by an ungodly thirst. And yet...
Never have I known a maiden the like of Prudence Ryland, whose beauty and spirit awaken a heart I feared long cold and dead. But her young life is slipping away, and she also seeks the deliverance of the Grail -- unaware that the cost of her search could be her soul. I must help Prudence, for in six hundred years, no other woman has stirred my passions so. But dare I tender to my beloved that which she most desires -- the sensuous "gift" of forever that is both rapture and a curse: my immortal kiss?
Believing that a vampire killed her mother, Irina leads a band of vigilantes, determined to rid the world of these monsters. What no one knows is that Irina herself is half–vampire. Determined to deny that side of her, Irina captures Bishop, believing he can lead her to the vampire responsible for her mother's death. But over the course of Bishop's captivity, secrets about Irina's past are revealed and she soon learns that what she has always believed to be true is anything but. Now Irina and Bishop are in a race against time as they fight for their lives––and their love.
Ivy Dearing, daughter of the infamous Madam, has requested my assistance. Two of her friends have been murdered, and she is determined to find their killer. I know better than to agree to help, yet Ivy is impossible to resist. No stranger to vampires, she has awakened desires within me that are as potent as my thirst for blood—desires that can only be satisfied by Ivy herself. But when there is another murder, it is all I can do to protect the woman I love from an evil more powerful than the undead . . .
And what I, Reign, hungered for most of all was Olivia Gavin. I have never met a woman more beautiful, more tantalizing, and so I made her my bride. She promised me her heart and soul . . . in return, I plundered her flesh, and bound her to me for all eternity. Then, terrified of what I'd made her, she fled.
Now she has returned, desperate for my help in saving her beloved nephew. But my assistance comes at a price: She must share my bed once more, for the feel of her soft skin, the heat of her kiss, excite me still. And I know she desires me, even as she resists her own heart.
Yet, as we rediscover the passion that brought us together, an enemy waits to destroy us both . . .
Though her stormy eyes tempt me, there is too much at stake—not merely my life, but the lives of my vampire Brotherhood. And I am not above using Vivian to achieve my goals, even if it means denying my own heart. The battle to end all battles is just beginning, and I must fight . . . if I could only let my desire be damned.”
(please note that these are in reading order)
England, 1815: Ian Rufford was captured, enslaved, and then abandoned in the lonely dunes of Egypt's desert. His tormentor was a woman of magnificent beauty...and the blackest of souls. Now, Ian prays for a death that will not come. Only after his rescue does he begin to realize how he has changed. But he understands very little. Just that he is carrying something strange in his blood known only as "The Companion."
Elizabeth Rochewell's home was Egypt. After her father's death, however, she is being sent home to live a conventional life in London. On board ship, she finds herself drawn to her mysterious traveling companion, Ian Rufford. He awakens feelings in her that disturb and tantalize her senses. But he hides a shocking secret that Beth can only begin to unravel.
Now, journey with two linked souls who are determined to stop one woman's evil quest. A journey that will take them to the heights of desire and the depths of depravity. THE COMPANION is an unforgettable, sensual, and erotic novel that take you places you've never gone before...and it will make you believe in the power of true love.
An Undeniable Desire…
The year is 1811, and vampire Beatrix Lisse has spent six hundred years trying to atone for her sins.Yet she can’t forget the one man she loved many centuries ago—until she meets John Staunton, the Earl of Langley. John is London’s most notorious rogue, but he sees an innocence in Beatrix that she no longer believed existed. But Beatrix can’t bring herself to reveal her true nature to John, even after they surrender to their fierce passion. It’s only after John abandons Beatrix that she learns he has a secret of his own…
Leads to Love that Burns Eternal…
An undercover spy for England, John’s mission is to find out who is behind the sudden shift in power in the French government. If he allows himself to get too close to Beatrix, John knows he’ll put her life in danger. But as John gets closer to completing his mission, the very person he seeks is none other than Beatrix’s centuries-old rival. With the world unraveling around them, John and Beatrix unite to fight a nemesis whose fury has no limit—even as their unquenchable passion grows more dangerous by the day…
A Forbidden Temptation…
It is 1821, and all who know the beautiful, mysterious Ann Van Helsing believe she is insane. Yet Ann’s curse is the deep psychic ability that allows her to know everything about another human being—their history, thoughts, and desires—simply by touching them. Overwhelmed by a power she can barely control, Ann roams the woods and caves near her estate, searching for an elusive peace. Here she encounters the man who will change everything…
Leaves Her Yearning…To atone for an unforgivable transgression against his own kind, vampire Stephen Sincai has become a vigilante who must hunt and kill those whom other vampires have made. When Ann discovers Stephen bleeding in the woods, she reaches to touch him before she can stop herself. In an instant, Ann knows every fiber of Stephen’s being—and the knowledge is at once frightening and irresistible…
For Eternal Fulfillment…Ann and Stephen are drawn together by a powerful force. As Stephen and Ann fight against the evil surrounding them, an enemy bent on destroying them will make them choose between what they love and fear the most…
Callan Kilkenny has returned to England from Marrakech, still filled with self-loathing at the deeds he committed in the name of a beautiful, depraved vampire. Now that he has tracked down Dr. Blundell in hopes of a cure he has also found a kindred spirit in Jane. Her passion and her blood calls to Callan, fueling a carnal need that shocks them both with its intensity. But others have come in search of the cure, too…for reasons that are sinister and deadly. And to save Jane and the rest of their kind, Callan must risk everything—even his last chance at redemption…
Gian Urbano is bound by honor to retrieve the mystical stone that can drain a vampire's power—and drive humans to madness. The willful, stunning Kate has no idea of the emerald's dark magic, or the lengths Gian's enemies will go to retrieve it. But soon Gian discovers in Kate a desire more compelling than duty—one that could save them both, or lead them to their downfall…
Once back in time, Donnatella's memory of the intervening years is lost. Yet when she sees the breathtaking Jergan from afar, she feels like she has always known him. The instant attraction she feels draws them together. For Donnatella, the romance is tantalizing, awakening a passion that feels both old and new. But as the two fall in love again, a new danger threatens to tear them apart. Now Jergan's love for Donnatella will be tested in a most perilous way—and if he fails, the two lovers will be separated again…for eternity.
Blood Moon Series:
Start of a stunning new series!
THEIR DARK CURSE Jon Hyde-White was changed. Neither his horse nor his dog trusted him any longer, and with good cause; the transformation was almost complete. Soon he would cease to be an earl's second son and become a ravening monster. Already lust grew, begging him to drink, to devour, to swallow in great gulps hot blood from every opalescent neck--and the blood of his fiancé, Cassandra Thorpe, would be sweetest of all. Was that not why they were chosen? Was that not why the blasphemous creature Sebastian burst upon them from the London shadows? But Sebastian's evil task remained incomplete, and neither Jon not Cassandra was beyond hope. Still she smelled of meadowsweet and lilies, and he still believed in Heaven. One chance remained--in faraway Moldovia, in a secret brotherhood, in an ancient ritual and the power of love and the...BLOOD MOON
Joss Hyde-White left London for answers about who and what he was. What he found, with night falling, Cornwall consumed by a snowstorm quickly obscuring the road, was a carriage--a brougham by the look of it--its snow-covered horses standing like two ghosts, and a scene of horror interrupted within. A chestnut-haired beauty lay prone, requiring his assistance. But safety was not easily provided.
On this night that brought to mind vampires and the foulest creatures of myth, through the whirling snow and growing darkness, it was difficult to tell man or woman from beast. From this moment forward, no one and nothing could be trusted--not even his own instincts, be they to kiss or kill. Joss was on the road to the truth, and that would lead to the secret of his parents, to the Blood Moon Rite of ancient Persia, to the enigmatic Milosh, the Gypsy, and...THE BROTHERHOOD
The Hundger Boundless...In the moonlit forest, bewitched by a wolf and dancing to the music only she could hear, Paloma was first taken. And though she escaped her attacker, she could not flee her destiny. And It Cannot Be Denied Milosh could sense it: Sebastian-the vampire, his archenemy and the foe of The Brotherhood and all things right and good-was again rising to power. To Whitebriar Milosh traveled, hoping to find his friends the Hyde-Whites, instead he found the abbey in ruins and a terrified waif. The copper-haired beauty stole his heart...and yet she was infected. She burned with bloodlust, burned as did all those who felt the bite of vampyr but not the solace of the Blood Moon-as Milosh himself had once burned. Paloma had the power to make him burn again, and in ways he hadn't felt for centuries. She could make him a ravening beast....which meant the struggle to come would be not against Sebastian alone, but against himself and almost every desire in his darkening heart.