(Yes, that’s me!!!!!!!!!!)
A castle-turned-hotel rich in Irish history…And things that go bump in the night
After centuries of searching for his heartmate Amarande Maniaci signs up for the Bachelor Trials being held at Tullamore Castle by the Vampire Council of Lords in hopes that he’ll find a satisfactory mate. On the first night of the competition he spots a woman who sparks life in his long dead heart. No matter how much he tries to remain focused on his goal, he cannot fight his attraction to Reaghan. It is a shame she is human…or so he thinks…
When Reaghan’s cousin, the fae queen, asked her to travel to the human realm and find the daughter of one of the First Families, she hoped she could make it through the vampire clan meetings undetected and unscathed. She didn’t count on being distracted by Amarande, the lethal, yet oh so sexy vampire enforcer. If only he wasn’t a vampire…
But the threat of another vampire-war war looms. If Reaghan doesn’t return in time with the information the queen needs, the three hundred year old peace treaty between the races could fail. But a fae disguised as a human, looking for a missing fae, without the use of her powers is a lot harder that it seems. Especially when someone doesn’t want news of the girl making its way back to the queen.
Reaghan and Amarande’s new found love may be the only thing standing between the real villain and a world on fire.
Lord Edrom’s gaze danced between them. “You two have met before, yes?”
Reaghan shook off the effects of their initial contact. “Yes.” She pulled her violin close to her chest. “I mean, no.”
Lord Edrom raised a brow in question.
“I mean,” She gestured at the man. “I saw you in the lobby last night as I was checking in but we were not introduced.”
“Ah.” Lord Edrom nodded. “Then allow me.” He gestured to the taller vampire. “This is Amarande Maniaci. He is one of our clan’s up and coming.” To Amarande he added, “And this, as you already learned, is Mademoiselle McCarthy, our guest musician.”
Reaghan offered her hand to Amarande. “It’s nice to meet you.” When their hands touched a wave of electricity passed through her. Her lips parted on a gasp but he tightened his grip and wouldn’t allow her to pull away.
Instead of shaking her hand, he bowed slightly over her it. “I assure you, the pleasure is all mine.” Unless she was very much mistaken the color of his eyes changed from the palest blue to sparkling turquoise. “Your playing is magnificent. I hope you didn’t mind my joining in so unexpectedly. I found that I could not resist.”
His voice rippled across her skin like a lover’s caress. The urge to rub her body against his burned within her. “No, I…I don’t mind at all,” she reassured him. “It appears your voice is the perfect complement to my violin.”
“I just had an excellent notion. The two of you should do a duet at tonight’s dinner.” Lord Edrom glanced at his assistant as if looking for confirmation of his idea. She quickly nodded her agreement. “I’ll leave it to you two to work out the details but I expect to hear you lend your voice for at least one song.” He gestured to Amarande with the hand holding the cane. “I believe the council and the rest of our guests would be pleasantly surprised to learn of your hidden talent, Amarande. If you know what I mean?”
“I’d be happy to join Mademoiselle McCarthy, so long as she does not object.” Her heart skipped in her chest at the thought of spending time with a vampire who was far too handsome for her comfort. Still, she was a diplomat, so she pasted a smile on her face. “I believe we can work something out.”