BOOK & AUTHOR INFO:
The Dark Vampire by Kate Baxter
Publication date:May 3rd 2016
Genres: Paranormal, Adult
The grave threat to the tortured race of vampires is greater than ever in Kate Baxter’s THE DARK VAMPIRE. An unforgettable, intensely emotional, and hot series for fans of J.R. Ward, Nalini Singh, Lara Adrian and Larissa Ione.
Centuries ago, the vampire race was almost destroyed. Now, salvation rests upon one – the last true vampire.
For centuries, Jenner has been plagued by the shadows of his past. Now, a newly-turned vampire, he stalks the night like a wild predator, unable to satisfy his insatiable desires. Until a beautiful vampire sets his soul on fire…
Bria is pure innocence, hidden her whole life from a merciless enemy determined to hunt her down. When things become perilous, safety comes in the form of a fearsome bodyguard – Jenner.
One fateful night, Bria is saved by her vampire protector and a blazing connection is sparked. But surrendering to the powerful call of passion means breaking free from the shackles of their pasts. And with the war against the slayers more savage than ever, they must fight to survive. For the vampire race depends on it.
Vampires – Immortal Hotties
Vampires have always had a taboo allure. The undead creature of darkness that you’re not supposed to want to love, but you just can’t help yourself. You know you shouldn’t be attracted to anything that wants to drink your blood. Case in point, leeches. Totally NOT sexy. And yet, you find yourself tilting your neck ever so slightly to one side whenever you read a book with a hot vampire hero. Inviting the bite you’re not supposed to want. So, why the allure? What is it about vampires that make a reader’s heart skip a beat? I don’t know about you, but here are a few reasons why vamps totally do it for me.
They’re dark and sensual
Like all things taboo, vampires have a sensual allure. They’re broody. Temperamental. In most cases, they’ve lived through lifetimes of tragedy (Dracula, anyone?). And you’re just the woman to bring him out of that centuries’ long slump. Condemned to darkness and dangerous, who wouldn’t want to live on the wild side with vampire?
Biting is always sexy
I mean, ALWAYS. There is almost no exception to this rule. Unless you’re with a fool who thinks it’s okay to chomp down on you like you’re a cheeseburger. Otherwise, the graze of teeth on bare skin is de-li-cious. If gorgeous hunk of man meat nibbles your neck I dare you not to break out into chills. To think that not only does a vampire obsess over biting your neck, he needs to bite you to survive, is enough to drive any hot-blooded woman over the edge.
Vampires have insatiable cravings
Like blood for starters. A vampire can’t look at your delectable throat without craving what’s pulsing through your veins. He wants it. Needs it. Can’t live without it. Which means he can’t live without you. You’re his sustenance. There’s no way that wouldn’t curl your toes! And if his appetite for blood is intense, imagine what he’s feeling for your body? Bring. It. ON!
They’re super intense
Like all supernatural creatures, vampires’ emotions are always intense. The epitome of passion, a vampire’s flames burn bright. We’re talkin’ surface of the sun hot! They operate on base instinct, they’re creatures of action. Their decisions might be rash at times, but it’s that instinctual intensity that makes them so damn desirable. At their core, vampires are animals. Rawr!
Inhuman power and strength
What’s more attractive than a powerful man with the strength to scoop you up into his arms and carry you away? A vampire’s power has to do with more than status or what’s in his bank account. He’s got magic to give him that little extra oomph! And strength…? Please. You weigh as much as a feather. A vampire could easily hoist a van over his shoulders. With that endless strength and stamina, he’s sure to please. Consider the possibilities! *swoon*
Centuries’ worth of maturity and time spent honing their sexual prowess
Need I say more? *wink, wink* The vampire hero isn’t a boy. He’s 100% grade-A male! He might get a little growly and possessive sometimes, but that’s only because of that whole intensity thing we talked about earlier. His emotions might be volatile, but you’re not dealing with a man-child here. Nope. He’s lived centuries and in that time, he’s learned a lot. Both outside and inside the bedroom. You’ll never be disappointed by a vampire because he knows what he’s doing and he’s damn good at it!
There you have it! A few of the things that make vampires absolutely irresistible to me. What are some of your favorite things about vampires?
Kate Baxter is a die-hard romantic with a thing for Shakespeare. She lives in the great northwest where she hides away to write about all things fanged, furry, and undead.