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The Danger of Bliss in Blood Entangled, and a Free Book

BloodEntangled_coverThe second book in my paranormal romance vampire series released yesterday–Blood Entangled.  (Yes, my book birthday competed with the public debut of the royal baby, which is probably inadvisable from a marketing perspective–LOL!)

Today only, you can get Blood Vine free for Kindle if you buy Blood Entangled (the details are below.)

Here’s a little about the books:

The Blood Vine series is about the ancient conflict between Hunters and vampires–it’s full of action, vampire culture, the history of the warring tribes, and the drama between the quirky members of the Maras household.  I like to think of it as a dark vampire comedy of manners (does that sound completely weird?) And, it’s also full of sex.

In the first book, I built a world where a vampire bite is an all-consuming erotic pleasure, and I played around with the inconveniences that bliss caused.  In Blood Vine, Lena Isaakson was in many ways a victim of this bliss because she was infatuated with her vampire employer Andre, who wanted nothing to do with her.

She annoyed him, and she felt his rejection acutely.  But she stayed because she believed the pleasure of serving a vampire to be her destiny.  When Andre falls for Zoey in Blood Vine, Lena doesn’t take it very well.  One of my male readers, who happens to be a priest like me, said “You gave her short shrift. I wanted to know more about her!”  I had so much fun writing her, and she is truly one of my favorite characters now, because she surprised me by proving herself stronger than I expected, over and over again.

In Blood Entangled, I explored how that all that vampire bliss might be not just inconvenient, but down-right dangerous, if a vampire chose to misuse his or her power.  Lena has to make difficult choices about her destiny, and the noble Kos is torn between his obligations.  And if you’re a Pedro and Lucas fan–their star-crossed lovers story continues!  They are stuck together and must find a way to make peace, or else Pedro will starve.

Along with the unfolding story of Hunters and vampires, this book explores the darker side of sexuality, power, and its abuse–themes which interest me deeply.   It also explores how we heal after traumas, or don’t.  But you can count on plenty of funny smack talk from the Maras vampires, and the beauty of California wine country to offset the dark themes.

Here are the details on the buy one vampire get one free promo:

Blood Vine Promo for Omnific

Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Blurbs

Blood Vine

In Blood Vine, bites are an inconvenient bliss, exiled vampires are wasting away, and the fate of their kind depends on the perfect PR campaign.

When public relations pro Zoey Porter arrives at an enchanting California winery, she discovers her sexy new client is the almost one-night stand she can’t forget. After her husband’s suicide, Zoey has vowed never to risk her heart again. But can she walk away from the intriguing winemaker a second time?

Driven from Croatia by his ancient foes, vampire Andre Maras has finally made a blood-like wine to cure his fellow refugees. Now he needs Zoey’s PR expertise to reach them. After his wife’s death, Andre has a vow of his own—never to risk another painful blood bond. And one taste of the tempting Zoey would bind him to her eternally.

His secrets stall her PR plans. Her jealousy is stoked by the blissed-out beauties leaving his bedroom. At every turn, he utterly fails to resist her. When she discovers he is a vampire, will she be lost to the golden-eyed Hunters, or lose herself to the emptiness in her heart, before she can help him save his kind?

Blood Entangled

Kos Maras’s orderly life is in shambles—he must distribute Blood Vine to a population of ailing vampires, but Hunters block him at every turn.  To make matters worse, each night he watches over a temptingly beautiful woman sleeping in his bed.  He is convinced love cannot last a vampire-long lifetime and an entanglement will only cause them grief, but he doesn’t have the heart to send her away.

From a long line of blood servants, Lena Isaakson is destined to serve a vampire, but a string of humiliating rejections thwarts her pleasure.  When Kos shows her kindness, she hopes he will claim her.  Instead he proves himself a coward in the face of love and sends her to serve another.

Will the dark seduction of a rakish new vampire finally bring Lena the pleasure she desires or deliver her into the hands of Hunters who want to destroy everything the Maras family has worked for?

Oh yeah, and there’s a trailer, with awesome Croatian music from Kitka, which is a great excuse for me and my super publicist at Omnific Publishing to trade hot pictures on the Internet:

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4 thoughts on “The Danger of Bliss in Blood Entangled, and a Free Book

  1. Congrats on your release, Amber! This sounds fabulous. I can’t wait to read more about Lena & Kos AND Pedro & Lucas…so many delicious romances. Happy Release!

  2. Yay, more of your sexy vampires are loose in the world! Congrats! I love the themes you explore in both books and was so glad to receive more of Lucas and Pedro’s story in Blood Entangled. Love those guys!

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