By Laura Daleo Genre: Paranormal Romance
Centuries ago ten powerful vampire gods first walked the earth; their blood thirst knew no boundaries. The destruction of mankind was inevitable. Recognizing their weakness, they selected twelve wise human beings to transform with their godly blood. These twelve, known as The Old Ones and The Council, govern The Ten. A blood lottery appeasing The Ten’s hunger was set forth into the human world and passed down every fifth generation, continuing into the present day.
All of Beth Ryan’s life a mysterious mist watched over her, a mist she believed to be a vampire. On a cold winter night, she comes face to face with Philippe Delon, a 700 year old vampire with a human soul. Beth is certain Philippe is the vampire behind the mist. She is drawn to him, accepting his immortality without question or fear.
Beth and Philippe cannot deny their love for each other, nor do they try to fight it. Within days of their encounter, Beth accepts Philippe’s invitation to move into his mansion. The mansion unlocks the door to the vampire world and exposes secrets from Beth’s past. Within its walls, she learns the true identity of the mist, her link to the blood lottery, and betrayal of her loved ones. Surrounded by lies, Beth stands before The Council begging for resolution.
One of the best vampire books I've ever read! I was completely under the author's spell from the very first page and found myself quite unable to tear myself away from this gripping book! Full of intrigue, we meet Beth, who's always had a mysterious and loving mist visiting her nightly. On a turbulent night, she meets vampire Phillipe and believes he is finally her mist in physical form. As she delves into the vampire world, she soon discovers there's much much more at stake and must face her past, present and future before she can resolve her love triangle. Full of mystery, intrigue, love, loss, deceit, and a world she never knew existed, this book took me on a roller coaster of palpable emotions and I truly felt for the characters as if they were real people. The writing was beautifully done with vivid descriptions that really set the mood, causing exquisite pictures in my mind as I read along. There was a bit of a cliffhanger at the end that made me gasp in anticipation and I can't wait to sink my teeth into the sequel! This is an absolute must read for any vampire lover or paranormal romance fan!
Bound By Blood
Immortal Kiss Book 2 Genre- Paranormal Romance
Five years crawled by at a painfully slow pace for young vampire, Beth; each year more agonizing than the next. The powerful unyielding spell which masked Amon’s whereabouts showed no signs of weakening. Influenced by the binding ritual and Amon’s blood surging inside her, Beth will stop at nothing, and risk everything, to find him and turn the tables on Osiris, Isis, and Hathor. In foggy streets of London, lives are threatened by a new breed of hunter, and nothing is what it seemed. Beth once again finds herself surrounded by betrayal. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between Philippe and Amon – knowing that her decision will change one life forever. But whose?
Yet another absolutely amazing vamp book to follow the first! Picking up 5 agonizing years after the first book ended, we meet a more mature and emotionally weathered Beth as she pines for her lost love while still trying to make things work with Philippe. Drinking herself into a stupor with both blood and wine, she tries to cope with her daily life and mend her torn heart. After a huge surprise at a gala thrown to cheer her up, she must finally choose who to love and is out for vengeance against those who wronged her. Teaming up with the most powerful vampire gods and a feared fire demon, they travel to London where her past comes back to haunt her in a wholly unexpected way. The emotions ran high again in this book as Beth battles with loss, love, undecisiveness, betrayal and trying to find a glimpse of happiness in all the fog. The descriptions were absolutely exquisite and I could just about hear the blood splatter in some scenes. The journey into the realm of the vampire gods again was amazing and a certain ritual at the end had my heart pounding and aching in sympathy and excitement! This series is absolutely amazing and I just can't wait to see what the author may bring in the future! Rivaling Anne Rice, these books are absolutely original, absorbing and amazing! A definite must read for any vamp lover, paranormal romance fan or thriller lovers!
Also by Laura Daleo (Not Part of the Immortal Kiss Series)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Finals are over, and twenty-year-old Claire Matthews can hardly wait to begin summer break until…she arrives home to an army of police swarming her parents’ front lawn. Detective Reynolds delivers the dreadful news that the man and woman inside the home are dead, and Claire is forced to identify their mummified bloodless bodies. Her world comes to a grinding halt when she learns that it is her mother and father who are the deceased, and her younger brother, JJ, is nowhere to be found. The predator accused…a vampire.
A stunningly captivating paranormal murder mystery! Set in an alternate time where vampires are accepted in the normal world under a vow that humans and vampires do not harm each other and vampires go to "blood banks" to get intravenous feeding instead of feasting on unwary humans. After Claire's parents are horrifically slaughtered, all the clues point to an unknown vampire as the murderer, and her brother JJ is missing. Claire believes the detectives aren't gaining enough ground on the case, so she is forced to befriend a vampire and goes sleuthing herself. Avoiding a persistent detective, she journeys into the dark underground world of vampirism and finds out some stunning secrets about her family's past while searching for her missing brother.
With tons of excitement, plot twists and quite a few unforeseen events that will punch you in the stomach and leave you breathless, this book was one amazing ride that will not let you go for a second! Completely original, the characters and intricate settings are completely believable and will completely suck you in. This book is a new take on vampires, as they exist with humans and has both good and bad vamps for you to love and despise. The characters were well built with palpable emotions and you get to really feel a connection with Claire. There's horrific times, stunning times, tender new love and even some hilarious yet macabre moments that left me thrillingly delighted. I thoroughly enjoyed every second of this book and am left thinking about it days after finishing it! If you want to try a new flavor of vampire fiction or murder mystery, this book would be perfect for you!
The Vampire Within
Brandon Cass is not your average teenager. He has a taste for blood, human blood. For sixteen years, he stumbled through life without a hitch until…the enigmatic aroma of blood awakened something dark within him. Visions of a beautiful young woman with chocolate-brown hair and ocean-blue eyes haunt his mind. He finds himself hopelessly in love with her; yet, her identity is a puzzling mystery.
The hunger for blood strengthens, and his cravings are too powerful to control. No one is safe, not even his family. To safeguard all he once found dear, Brandon sets out on a quest for answers. In a foreign city, he comes face to face with the young woman he so desires, learns of the dark force which controls him, and most importantly, what he must endure to reclaim his soul.
I was born and raised in Sunny San Diego, California. A creative writing class in junior high sparked my desire to tell stories; however, Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles was my true inspiration to sit down a write a novel. Interview with the Vampire was published in 1976 and has gone on to become one of the best-selling novels of all time.
After reading the chronicles of Vampire Lestat, the driving passion to write my own vampire legend tingled in my fingertips. In 1996, I completed and copyrighted Immortal Kiss. It sat patiently on a shelf for 14 years. In 2010, while packing to move, I stumbled upon it tucked away in my closet. I dusted it off and sat down to read. I fell in love with the story all over again; though, being 14 years old it needed some modernizing. I set forth on the journey of reviving Immortal Kiss.
In 2013, 3 years later, Immortal Kiss was off to the publishers and agents. In 2014, it found a home with World Castle Publishing, and 1 year later, Immortal Kiss, was hot off the press and available to the public.
At present, my published works are Immortal Kiss, Bound by Blood, and The Vow. My current project is The Vampire Within and in the queue are The Soul Collector, The Ten, The Old Ones, and Vampire Amon.
The Vow is the first book published under my publishing company, Story Bound Publishing, LLC, a fresh new voice is the supernatural realm of ebooks and tradition print.
When I'm not writing, I hang out with my 3 Basset Hounds, Stuart, Morgan, and Dexter. I love pizza and shoes. Can't live without either.