BOTM May 2016 (2)

Meet The Dark Vampire...

May Book of the Month

 

Chapter 1

“Jenner . . . you’re insatiable.”

Wasn’t that the fucking truth.

He sealed the punctures in the female’s throat. A slow sigh slipped from between her parted lips as he rolled her limp body off of his chest and onto the mattress beside him. He hadn’t even bothered to get her name, but she sure as hell knew his. Came with the territory when you were one of only a few vampires in a sea of hopeful dhampirs.

Was it so bad that he’d used her body and taken her vein? As a dhampir, she nourished herself from his life force. Whether intentionally or not, she’d used him as well. Besides, he’d made sure she’d gotten off. A few times. He doubted she’d be complaining anytime soon. Hell, he doubted she’d be doing much of anything for a good, long while. Over the course of the night he’d exhausted her body and nearly drained it of blood. In hindsight, he should have gone easier on her, but there wasn’t a whole hell of a lot he could do about that now.

Jenner pushed himself up and swung his legs over the side of the bed as he cradled his head in his palms. The female reached out for him, her arm flopping onto the mattress beside him, hand groping lazily.

“Don’t leave. . . .” The words were barely coherent. “Spend the day with me.”

The day? Jesus. The thought of being trapped there with her past sunrise caused Jenner to break out into a cold sweat. He wasn’t a stay- over sort of male. And he didn’t want to give her the impression that what had happened between them was anything more than what it had been. Did that make him a heartless son of a bitch? Probably. He was already soulless. He couldn’t feel regret over his recent whoring ways if he’d wanted to. He fucked. Fed. Survived. There was little else to his existence at this point.

“Gotta jet, honey.” What the fuck was her name, anyway? He really needed to start nailing that shit down from the get-go. “Mikhail has strict rules about being away from home base once the sun’s up.”

That wasn’t entirely true, but she didn’t need to know that. Security had certainly become the king’s priority over the past few months. Especially with Gregor—the berserker warlord hell- bent on the vampire race’s destruction—still unaccounted for and Mikhail’s mate, Claire, at the end of her pregnancy. So yeah, he wanted Jenner close, but it’s not like he had a curfew or some shit.

“Mmmmm. You wiped me out, baby.”

At least, that’s what Jenner thought she said. With her muffled words she could have muttered anything. He glanced over his shoulder at her, all naked willowy limbs and bronze skin. Well, it’d been bronze when they’d started their play earlier in the night. Now her complexion bore an ashen pallor as a result of the amount of blood he’d taken from her. Gods- damn it. Jenner let out a gust of breath. Leaving her weak and helpless would be a class-A dick move. Feeding her from his vein would help to replenish her strength, and he hadn’t drained her to the point that doing so would trigger her transition. He really would have his ass in a sling if that happened. Mikhail had some very strict—not to mention archaic—rules about which dhampirs would be turned. Jenner snorted. By trying to keep the growth of their race under control, his king had inadvertently resurrected a classist system that was sure to enrage more than a few dhampirs. Not to mention rally others to Siobhan’s cause.

Siobhan. Fuck. He’d assured Mikhail that he’d drop in on the female before sunup. In his haste to fuck and feed from the female currently lounging beside him, he’d forgotten all about Siobhan. Time to GTFO.

Jenner leaned back on the bed and scored his wrist with his fangs. He brought his arm to the female’s mouth and her eyes drifted dreamily from his face to the four droplets of blood that formed on his wrist. A lazy smile settled on her lips before she sealed her mouth over the punctures and began to suck. Jenner’s cock stirred, and for a moment he considered doing as she’d asked and staying right there for the duration of the day. She moaned against his flesh and a shiver raced down his spine and settled in his balls.

Damn.

“Gotta go, sweetheart.” As much as he wanted to bury his cock in her one more time, he had things to do and pissing off Mikhail wasn’t on the list.

Her tongue passed over the punctures—gods, it felt good— and she pulled away with a sensual moan. “Your blood is like a drug, Jenner. Just a sip and I’m wired.”

He wished he knew what that felt like. His own addiction to blood and sex had been reduced to a base need that found no satiation or satisfaction. The thirst was an unquenchable fi re in his throat, his body ached for release, and it didn’t matter how much he drank or fucked. The desperate need never went away.

He was empty. Soulless. And nothing he did served to make Jenner feel full.

 

THE DARK VAMPIRE, the third in Kate Baxter's sexy Last True Vampire series, is out 3rd May!

Don't miss the previous books in the series:

THE LAST TRUE VAMPIRE

THE WARRIOR VAMPIRE


Headline Eternal

The Last True Vampire: Last True Vampire 1

By Kate Baxter

Launching an unmissable new series for fans of Bella Forrest, J.R. Ward, Nalini Singh and Lara Adrian. THE LAST TRUE VAMPIRE is deeply sensual, intensely emotional, and bursting with heartstopping action.

Centuries ago, the vampire race was almost destroyed. Now, salvation rests upon one - the last true vampire.

He is the last of his race. King of the vampires. Michael Aristov roams the nightclubs of LA after dark, haunted by his past and driven by hunger. The sole Ancient One to survive the slayers' obliteration, only he can resurrect the vampire race. But he's unable to reclaim his world without the woman who can return his soul...

Claire Thompson is mortal, yet her intoxicating blood draws Michael like a moth to the flame. Sassy and seductive, only she can satisfy his insatiable cravings, their first fiery kiss igniting an irrevocable passion.

With the future of the vampire race now at stake, Claire has the power to seal Michael's fate - forever.

This unforgettable new series continues with The Warrior Vampire - return to the dark, deadly, and deliciously sexy world of the Last True Vampire.

Baxter breathes new life into the vampire romance genre ... Readers aching for a romance rich with passion, intense emotion and the sweet promise of immortal love will do well to get acquainted with this seriesBaxter beautifully blends together vampire lore, romance and action in this fantastic book, and definitely proves that the vampire genre is by no means dead ... This book is awesome, suspenseful, sultry, action-packed, and just brimming with delicious vampire goodness. I'm so excited about this series and I can't wait to see where it goes nextThe pacing is fast. The action is edge-of-your-seat. The danger is real and brutal. But the love story, oh man the love story; it's beautiful ... This is Kate Baxter's debut and she really knocks it out of the park. If you are a paranormal romance lover, I strongly suggest you check this series out. If you are new to paranormal, give this one a go; The Last True Vampire is exactly what you want in a paranormal romance. Kate Baxter is definitely one to watchDelicious, dangerous, and deadly, The Last True Vampire is a welcome bite introducing the seductive Michael Aristov, the sexy Claire Thompson, and the sly author Kate Baxter who brings these gorgeous creatures to life. This is the first book in what is shaping up to be a must-read series for fellow vampire groupies ... Kate Baxter has done her job and masterfullyFrom page one, I had a feeling of complete absorption and absolute fascination ... with this red-hot vampire tale filled with action and a meticulously assembled paranormal world ... It was everything you could ask for in a paranormal romance ... I was thoroughly lost in the world inside this book from beginning to end. Lost to the creatures, the fight scenes, the fated love, the intensity and tenderness of this couple fighting to find a way to change the fate of the world togetherKate Baxter tantalizingly weaves legend and sizzling romance into a tale that will leave you craving more! Kate is on my list of "must reads"!If you like the Black Dagger Brotherhood ... pick up The Last True Vampire, you won't be disappointedThis is the Vampire book I've been waiting for!!! ... This first book indicates her name will be spoken alongside Jeaniene Frost and Charlene HarrisDelicious, dangerous, and deadly ... A must-read series for fellow vampire groupies ... The Last True Vampire has a little something for every romance lover - mystery, suspense, superhuman action, steamy sex, intense sensuality, and a hope for love that keeps us turning the page ... Kate Baxter has done her job and masterfullyHot. Damn. Killer world-building, a heat level Demonica fans would appreciate, an alpha male who isn't perfect, and a heroine with some steel to her spine. We're so excited about these booksA brilliant blend of vampire lore, sensual energy and twitchy characters ... Pulse-pounding action with great fight scenes! Ms. Baxter's book is a jackpot read for vampire lovers who like sizzle because this story is brimming with heat! ... Dangerously addictiveA fast-paced romance with non-stop action, The Last True Vampire is an incredible read ... The world-building is captivating and heart-pounding ... A thrilling story of survival and finding love in the darkest of timesKate Baxter has done a remarkable job of building this paranormal world and folklore within the human realm and creating multiple plotlines that will continue to follow this seriesKate Baxter needs one hell of a gold medal for weaving together such a griping, action packed, kick-ass vampire tale. It was hard for me to put this book down and was disappointed when it came to an endI like the unique spin Kate Baxter puts on the vampire myth, while still including some classic elements ... In addition to the scorching romance, there are moments of danger and suspense ... Full of sexy vampires, strong women, and excitement. The romance and action in The Last True Vampire are perfectly balancedClaire was the kind of heroine that you want to root for - independent, strong-willed, and courageous - and when she and Mikhail were together, they were this combustible pairing that looked like they were ready to conquer the worldThis is the first book I have read by Kate Baxter and the first in a new series. I think she knocked it out of the park. I loved it! She took an old idea (vampires) and made it unique and completely her ownI really loved this book. It seems vampires are making a comeback lately and if they're all going to be like this then I'm a happy lady!Dark desires and pulse-pounding excitement draws the reader into an exhilarating and dangerous world ... I was positively enthralledThe characters are well written and have an electrifying chemistry together. I absolutely cannot wait till the next instalment of the series! This book is a 5 star hit for meNeat twist this author has put on vampire fiction... Readers who enjoy vampire paranormal romance with a tough, scrappy heroine and a hero a bit out of his element should enjoy this new book from this new author!The world-building was excellent! ... I'll definitely be grabbing the second bookGreat storyline with characters that leapt off the pagesYou could cut the sexual tension with a knife... Explosive! When it comes to vampires, the more biting and blood sucking the better in my opinion, and Kate Baxter did not disappointA truly spectacular roller coaster ride. Once I started, I couldn't stop until I reached the end. I will definitely be following this series as it grows overtime. So if you are like me and aren't sure if you can love a vampire story again, give this one a try. I think you may fall in love.Once things took off, the story went from 0 to 100 in 2.5 seconds... There was action and plenty of heat, and I am looking forward to seeing what happens in Ronan's bookBaxter gives us everything we look for in a new series. Hot, potential heroes abound, as do villains set to destroy everything they've built. What was most surprising was the fluidity of Baxter's story. The overall flow of the characters and story line was practically flawlessI was hooked right from the start with this one... The author very skillfully weaves a melancholic thread around the start of the tale, which rapidly morphs into dark tension. The interaction between the lead characters is combustibleI have high hopes that Kate Baxter will build on these foundations to create a wonderful series... The author has managed to put her own twist on vampire mythologyKate Baxter has kicked her new series off with a bang... l definitely be keeping my eyes peeled for the sequelKate Baxter has done a very good job with the world-building and her characters are funny, sexy and fascinating, as much as the whole story. I would really suggest every lover of this genre to give this book a tryControlling alpha male who needs some feminine sense knocked into him? Check. Woman blind to the supernatural world until she is thrust into the centre of it due to one sexy male? Check. A bunch of misunderstandings and moments of conflict in their relationship broken up with scenes of sexual tension followed by some steamy scenes? Check. It was just a fantastically enjoyable readThis book was a brilliant read, it was everything I expected a vampire story to be and more. It was smokin' hot, passionate, exciting and dangerous. It was fantastically written, with an engaging plot. I was easily transported into the dark and deadly underworld and loved every minute of being thereThe first breathtakingly powerful novel in a brand new paranormal romance series. High-concept, hot, and utterly thrilling - this series has got it all.

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.

Find out more about Kate by visiting www.authorkatebaxter.blogspot.co.uk, and connect with her on Twitter @KateBaxterAuthor, and Facebook at www.facebook.com/AuthorKateBaxter.

INCREDIBLE TALENT: Kate Baxter is an exciting debut author of exceptional talent. Her Last True Vampire series is paranormal romance of the highest quality. An authentic, multi-layered world, a passionate, heart-stoppingly romantic love story, and a thrilling, action-filled plot are just some of the ingredients of this powerful, unputdownable new paranormal romance series.EXCITING LAUNCH: We have big plans for Kate Baxter. We're incredibly excited to launch her Last True Vampire series as the new must-read paranormal romance series. We plan to build Kate's profile and really generate the buzz that this series deserves. We truly believe that Kate has the potential to sit alongside J.R. Ward and Nalini Singh, as a stalwart in the paranormal romance area.CLASSIC GENRE: Paranormal romance is an area of the genre that remains ever-popular, with a core, dedicated audience. With authors such as J.R. Ward, Nalini Singh, Lara Adrian and Larissa Ione leading the genre, we plan to place Kate Baxter and her phenomenal series alongside these romance giants.HEADLINE ETERNAL: Whether your taste runs to sizzlingly passionate erotic romance, thrillingly exciting suspense, out-of-this-world, provocative paranormals, irresistibly sexy and heart-warming contemporaries or intense, emotionally powerful new adult, this is the home of exceptional romance for every mood.
Headline Eternal

The Warrior Vampire: Last True Vampire 2

By Kate Baxter

The vicious war against the ancient race of the vampires continues in Kate Baxter's THE WARRIOR VAMPIRE. Fans of Bella Forrest, J.R. Ward, Nalini Singh and Lara Adrian, prepare to be addicted to the pulse-pounding action, incredible emotion and raw sensuality of this powerful series.

Centuries ago, the vampire race was almost destroyed. Now, salvation rests upon one - the last true vampire.

For hundreds of years, Ronan Daly has hungered to be turned into a vampire. Now his time has come he's ready to serve his king and resurrect the vampire race to glory.

Naya Morales is no ordinary mortal, but part of a secret tribe dedicated to hunting down stolen magic. One fateful night, she's led to Ronan - a thief set to change the course of her fate for ever.

Ancient law orders Naya to kill her prisoner, but she can't ignore the formidable vampire's pull on her soul. And once they surrender to desire, a torrent of addictive passion is unleashed. But dark magical forces are at play and, with the bloodthirsty wrath of Naya's tribe to contend with, their love faces a deadly battle...

Return to this seductively dark and deadly world in THE DARK VAMPIRE. And visit where it all began in THE LAST TRUE VAMPIRE.

Baxter has definitely hit her stride in this second Last True Vampire novel, enriching the already imaginative world of this darkly inviting paranormal series, and offering a romance not easily forgotten ... a surprisingly tender, emotional romance that still packs tons of action, adventure and intrigueBaxter beautifully blends together vampire lore, romance and action in this fantastic book, and definitely proves that the vampire genre is by no means deadThe pacing is fast. The action is edge-of-your-seat. The danger is real and brutal. But the love story, oh man the love story; it's beautiful ...Delicious, dangerous, and deadly ... a must-read series for fellow vampire groupiesRed-hot vampire tale filled with action and a meticulously assembled paranormal world... It was everything you could ask for in a paranormal romanceIf you like the Black Dagger Brotherhood ... pick up The Last True Vampire, you won't be disappointedA brilliant blend of vampire lore, sensual energy and twitchy characters ... a jackpot read for vampire lovers who like sizzleThis is the vampire book I've been waiting for ... This first book indicates her name will be spoken alongside Jeaniene Frost and Charlene HarrisI loved this book! Kate Baxter has quickly become one of my favorite authors and The Warrior Vampire is a great addition to The Last True Vampire seriesThis book is uniquely interesting and will cause the reader to not want to stop reading ... Naya is my type of women; strong, fearless, faithful to her beliefs and a kickass fighter. The author does an astounding jobIf in the first novel of the series, The Last True Vampire, I thought the world was rich, in The Warrior Vampire things got even more yummy ... The romance arc was really fun, the odds-against-the-couple thing came with awesome tension and the action outside the romance was interesting tooAfter reading The Last True Vampire, I was looking forward to Ronan's book ... Full of action and steam and even made me smile a few timesKate Baxter is one of those authors that has an innate skill for creating a variety of well developed supernatural creatures and world that they live in ... If you're looking for a great PNR series to get started on to really whet your appetite for more, I highly recommend this one. You have romance, action, suspense, and writing that is locked tight with no holes or discrepanciesAn action-packed story ... I'm looking forward to see what Baxter has in store for her readers next!I loved reading this one as much as the first. You get pulled right into Ronan and Naya's story ... Kate Baxter has created an amazing worldI LOVED this book ... The sexy scenes are HOT! ... Naya is a bad ass chick ... Did I mention the SEXY HOT VAMPIRE scenes?The Warrior Vampire is a hot and exciting read. The chemistry between [the] two mates is like fire. It engulfs readers from head to toeSpellbinding paranormal romance ... The chemistry between Naya and Roman flows from the pages in stunning clarity as it sizzles with electric heatThe Warrior Vampire is the second book in the Last True Vampire series and just as good as the first ... a fun ride ... some very satisfying sexy-timeThe Warrior Vampire is a great addition to the Last True Vampire series. I loved Ronan... Baxter is one of my favoritesThe story was fast-paced, thrilling and contained the most hottest couple I have ever come across from the this genre. Kate Baxter sure can create some steamy scenes. I am surprised that my kindle didn't catch fire during some parts of the book. Sucking someone else's blood has never been so hot. No wonder I was hooked!Really entertaining and sexy ... a spicy, action packed novelI signed up for a steamy romance and boy does Baxter deliver in spades. Naya and Ronan have sizzling chemistry in this book and I was cheering them on every step of the wayDemonic slayers. Fearsome vampires. Ancient magic. The second book in Kate Baxter's seductive Last True Vampire series.

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.

Find out more about Kate by visiting www.authorkatebaxter.blogspot.co.uk, and connect with her on Twitter @KateBaxterAuthor, and Facebook at www.facebook.com/AuthorKateBaxter.

INCREDIBLE TALENT: Kate Baxter is an exciting debut author of exceptional talent. Her Last True Vampire series is paranormal romance of the highest quality. An authentic, multi-layered world, a passionate, heart-stoppingly romantic love story, and a thrilling, action-filled plot are just some of the ingredients of this powerful, unputdownable new paranormal romance series.EXCITING LAUNCH: We have big plans for Kate Baxter. We're incredibly excited to launch her Last True Vampire series as the new must-read paranormal romance series. We plan to build Kate's profile and really generate the buzz that this series deserves. We truly believe that Kate has the potential to sit alongside J.R. Ward and Nalini Singh, as a stalwart in the paranormal romance area.CLASSIC GENRE: Paranormal romance is an area of the genre that remains ever-popular, with a core, dedicated audience. With authors such as J.R. Ward, Nalini Singh, Lara Adrian and Larissa Ione leading the genre, we plan to place Kate Baxter and her phenomenal series alongside these romance giants.HEADLINE ETERNAL: Whether your taste runs to sizzlingly passionate erotic romance, thrillingly exciting suspense, out-of-this-world, provocative paranormals, irresistibly sexy and heart-warming contemporaries or intense, emotionally powerful new adult, this is the home of exceptional romance for every mood.
Headline Eternal

The Dark Vampire: Last True Vampire 3

By Kate Baxter

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 Bella Forrest, J.R. Ward, Nalini Singh and Lara Adrian.

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.

Addicted to the wild world of the Last True Vampire? Don't miss the earlier books in the series, The Last True Vampire and The Warrior Vampire.

Baxter breathes new life into the vampire romance genre ... Readers aching for a romance rich with passion, intense emotion and the sweet promise of immortal love will do well to get acquainted with this seriesBaxter beautifully blends together vampire lore, romance and action in this fantastic book, and definitely proves that the vampire genre is by no means deadThe pacing is fast. The action is edge-of-your-seat. The danger is real and brutal. But the love story, oh man the love story; it's beautifulDelicious, dangerous, and deadly ... a must-read series for fellow vampire groupiesRed-hot vampire tale filled with action and a meticulously assembled paranormal world... It was everything you could ask for in a paranormal romanceIf you like the Black Dagger Brotherhood ... pick up The Last True Vampire, you won't be disappointedA brilliant blend of vampire lore, sensual energy and twitchy characters ... a jackpot read for vampire lovers who like sizzleThis is the vampire book I've been waiting for ... This first book indicates her name will be spoken alongside Jeaniene Frost and Charlene HarrisHot. Damn. Killer world-building, a heat level Demonica fans would appreciate, an alpha male who isn't perfect, and a heroine with some steel to her spine. We're so excited about these booksI like the unique spin Kate Baxter puts on the vampire myth, while still including some classic elements ... In addition to the scorching romance, there are moments of danger and suspense ... Full of sexy vampires, strong women, and excitement. The romance and action in The Last True Vampire are perfectly balancedThe third intoxicating novel in Kate Baxter's fiercely sexy, deadly Last True Vampire series.

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.

Find out more about Kate by visiting www.authorkatebaxter.blogspot.co.uk, and connect with her on Twitter @KateBaxterAuthor, and Facebook at www.facebook.com/AuthorKateBaxter.

INCREDIBLE TALENT: Kate Baxter is an exciting debut author of exceptional talent. Her Last True Vampire series is paranormal romance of the highest quality. An authentic, multi-layered world, a passionate, heart-stoppingly romantic love story, and a thrilling, action-filled plot are just some of the ingredients of this powerful, unputdownable new paranormal romance series.EXCITING LAUNCH: We have big plans for Kate Baxter. We're incredibly excited to launch her Last True Vampire series as the new must-read paranormal romance series. We plan to build Kate's profile and really generate the buzz that this series deserves. We truly believe that Kate has the potential to sit alongside J.R. Ward and Nalini Singh, as a stalwart in the paranormal romance area.CLASSIC GENRE: Paranormal romance is an area of the genre that remains ever-popular, with a core, dedicated audience. With authors such as J.R. Ward, Nalini Singh, Lara Adrian and Larissa Ione leading the genre, we plan to place Kate Baxter and her phenomenal series alongside these romance giants.HEADLINE ETERNAL: Whether your taste runs to sizzlingly passionate erotic romance, thrillingly exciting suspense, out-of-this-world, provocative paranormals, irresistibly sexy and heart-warming contemporaries or intense, emotionally powerful new adult, this is the home of exceptional romance for every mood.