Jan 28, 2013

The Vampire Collection Blog Tour & Giveaway

I'd like to welcome The Vampire Collection Tour and Giveaway! 

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 Two vampire novellas from two very different series, in the same ebook called: THE VAMPIRE COLLECTION.

 The first novella, BRINK OF ETERNITY, belongs to the Guardians of Ascension series featuring winged vampires in a world of ascending dimensional earths. The second novella, EMBRACE THE DARK, is the first story in my Blood Rose series. Both novellas explore the sexy mystique of the warrior vampire, each over-burdened by the responsibilities of his job and in need of the love of a good woman

Cover Blurb:

 Discover powerful winged vampire warriors, the Guardians of Ascension, and the women they’re sworn to protect! 
Gideon swore he would never see Elise Jordan again even though they’d been passionate lovers for two years. Her human nature couldn’t survive in his ascended vampire world; she would be vulnerable to attack on every front if he tried to continue a relationship with her. But when Elise starts having visions of the future of Gideon’s sister hunted by death vampires, Gideon can no longer ignore that Elise is in her Call to Ascension, her call to become a vampire. Though determined to keep her at bay, the infamous breh-hedden, an all-consuming vampire bonding ritual, wraps him up tight and demands that he protect Elise. As he strives to keep her alive during her Rite of Ascension, love threatens to overwhelm his carefully ordered, war-weary world.


 Enter a world of blood-starved mastyr vampires and the rare women who can satisfy their deepest needs… 
Gerrod, mastyr vampire of the Merhaine Realm, never thought to have his blood-needs satisfied by a mere human. But Abigail of Arizona is no ordinary woman. She stuns him with her telepathy as well as the richness of her blood. However, her human DNA makes her an unacceptable mate. Yet how can Gerrod turn her away when she alone has satisfied his blood-starvation for the first time in a hundred-and-fifty-years? When the dreaded enemy of all realm-folk, the Invictus, attacks at a fae wedding, Abigail’s simple human life gets turned upside down. She doesn’t know if she has the courage to pursue a path that means giving herself body and soul to a mastyr vampire. Will she return to her normal existence in Flagstaff, Arizona? Or will she embrace the dark…

My Review

The Guardians of Ascension is an amazing series!  The Brink of Eternity is a novella  focusing on a militia warrior, Gideon, and his breh, Jordan.  This is different as the other books in the series focus on the Warriors of the Blood.  Caris' writing style is descriptive and enthralls the reader into the world of Second Earth.

Both Gideon and Jordan express reasons to not love another.  Gideon is afraid to love due to his dangerous job and his need to protect those he cares about.  Jordan grew up with a single mom, who showed her little affection.  She is use to being alone and never allowed anyone to breakdown the walls to her heart.  When faced with losing each other for eternity, both must recognize their destiny.  It's amazing how our thoughts can interfere with our heart's desire.

What would a review be without mentioning the steamy sex scenes between Gideon and Jordan?  Hot, Hot, Hot...I'm fanning myself just thinking about those scenes.

Overall, I highly recommend this book.  I'm looking forward to reading more books about the Warriors on Second Earth.

The author provided me with a copy of the book for an honest review.

Buy Links 

Everyone who purchases The Vampire Collection: The Brink of Eternity and Embrace the Dark will receive a free arc of the next book in the series "The Darkening"! " Simply email your Proof of purchase of "Vampire Collection: Brink of Eternity and Embrace the Dark" to Caris and she will send you a free arc of "The Darkening". Here is her E-mail carisroane@gmail.com . Caris would love to see your reviews posted on Amazon for both "Vampire Collection: Brink of Eternity and Embrace the Dark" and "The Darkening" once you have a chance to enjoy them.

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Author Info

I was ten when I first watched an old movie version of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and loved it! Movies led to books, which led to writing and after a good long while, publishing. I wrote sweet Regency romance for Kensington for 19 years and recently fell in love with paranormal, although I’ve always had a thing for vampires. I currently write paranormal romance for St. Martin’s Press but I self-publish as well. Building an online platform has been an enormous but rewarding challenge. I think all the changes in publishing will alter how authors approach the business going forward and I for one am thrilled to have so many options. Caris Roane has published over fifty Regency romance novels and novellas under the pen name, Valerie King. In 2005, Romantic Times gave her a Career Achievement award in Regency Romance. Having had a long-time love affair with vampires, Caris tackled the paranormal genre and built a unique vampire world based on ascending dimensional earths. Her series is called Guardians of Ascension. Her most recent self-published project, The Blood Rose Novella Series, launched in May of 2012 with the first title: Embrace the Dark. Currently, Caris is working on a new vampire series set to launch in the Fall of 2013: WARRIORS IN CHAINS with the first novel, BORN IN CHAINS. Caris lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her two cats, Sebastien and Gizzy.

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  1. I'm glad you like it so much, so far I'm in love with the cover! yummy!

  2. Great review. Glad you enjoyed it!