May 21 2014

Roane, Caris: Embrace the Mystery, The Blood Rose Series, Three

Embrace the Mystery, Three

EMBRACE THE MYSTERY

The Blood Rose Series

By Caris Roane

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Mastyr Quinlan pursues the artist, Batya, with only one thing in mind but soon discovers that his desire for her is just the beginning of an earth-shattering affair…

He doesn’t want a woman in his life…

Quinlan must keep Grochaire Realm safe from the enemy at all costs. As ruler of his realm, a woman has no permanent place in his day-to-day existence. But when his lust takes him to Batya’s bedroom, he soon discovers he’s deep into a powerful experience that threatens to blow his life apart. He wants Batya with a feverish desire that makes no sense in his logical, warrior world. But when an ancient fae attacks Batya’s gallery, he launches into protector mode and soon finds himself embroiled — body, soul, and fangs — with a woman he’d only meant to bed a couple of times.

She has no desire to get involved with a mastyr vampire…

Batya’s intense desire for Mastyr Quinlan stuns and baffles her. She doesn’t want to be involved with the vampire on any level. His sole focus of ruling Grochaire Realm has kept him from staying with one woman longer than the proud length of his fangs. Besides, she’s built a life for herself in Lebanon, Tennessee as an artist and healer to the realm ex-patriot community. But when the ancient fae attacks Quinlan at her gallery, then attempts to kidnap her assistant, Batya finds herself catapulted into an astonishing adventure. Even so, she works steadily to get back to her free-clinic and her painting, but how can she leave Quinlan behind when he’s commanded her like no other man ever has?

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EXCERPT:

From Chapter One

Batya watches Mastyr Quinlan battling impossible odds just outside her art gallery. She needs to help him, but what can she do?

Batya made her way to the lower gallery floor and hid behind one of the pillars. She couldn’t believe anything of what she was seeing and her heart beat so hard in her chest she thought it would explode.

“What’s going on?”

Batya turned toward the doorway that led to the back rooms and her assistant’s apartment.

Lorelei had been her solid right-arm for two years now, helping her run both the gallery and the free-clinic. “I don’t know, but I think Mastyr Quinlan’s in trouble.”

Lorelei drew close. She stood just slightly shorter than Batya as she stared out at the strange golden light and the massive wraith-pairs that looked ready to eat Quinlan alive.

“He’ll never stand against her.”

“Against who?” Batya stared at the light and could vaguely make out a woman’s shape.

“She’s the one, the ancient fae.”

“You mean the one that caused all those problems in Bergisson, at Sweet Gorge?”

Lorelei nodded. “I know her.”

Batya felt knocked sideways. “What the hell do you mean you know her?”

“I…I wasn’t sure, but I am now. I can see her plainly. Can’t you?”

“No. I see a female figure. That’s all.”

Batya didn’t know what to do. She could sense Quinlan’s battle frequency gearing up, but she could also feel the other vampires, that they were super-charged. She understood then that Quinlan showed nothing but bravado, that he knew he was going to die

“We only want the woman.” The ancient fae’s voice sounded rough like the splintered edges of a chopped up tree trunk.

“You can’t have her.” Quinlan’s deep voice roared along the street, easily breaching the gallery window.

“I have to do something.” Batya spoke the words aloud, but without an intended end-point.

“What can you do?” Lorelei asked. “We’re lost. All of us. No one can withstand the ancient fae. Her power ripples over my skin. Can’t you feel that? It almost burns.”

Batya turned to Lorelei and saw that tears tracked her pale cheeks. She trembled head-to-foot. Fear reeked from her but not a sudden kind of panic, something that tasted metallic on the air like she’d lived with it for decades.

She didn’t know much about Lorelei. She’d shown up a couple of years ago and stayed to help. Batya didn’t ask questions, one of her rules in the ex-pat community.

Suddenly, the air outside the gallery lit up and streams of killing energy passed from Quinlan to the wraith-pairs hovering. Quinlan rose into the air as well, at least three feet off the ground.

He looked magnificent, even from behind, because he held his arms wide and flung impossible arrays of energy at the enemy, something that would have destroyed a normal wraith-pair with the first blow.

Yet the Invictus couples barely moved as they slowly advanced on him, pressing their joined energy hard at him in streams of brilliant blue light.

The street was full of red and blue fireworks and killing flashes of light. The golden aura of the ancient fae grew brighter as the battle raged. Maybe she gained energy from the sight of destruction.

The woman was evil.

Batya heard Lorelei’s soft sobs, but her own inclination leaned far away from sadness or even pity in this moment. She’d grown up with the destruction that the Invictus pairs could inflict, which was one of the reasons she’d left Grochaire in the first place. She’d had enough of the war.

The other reason began to forge a heavy vibration through her body, the part of her that was monumentally and powerfully fae. For a moment, she even wondered if she could pull this off, because she’d kept her power dormant for the past century.

Yet with one man’s life hanging by a couple of blue streams of energy, she gathered her power. Quinlan belonged to her, not to these vile, over-sized, monstrous wraith-vampire Invictus pairs and he sure as hell didn’t belong to an ancient fae who even she could detect smelled like rotting seaweed.

“Stay back, Lorelei. Don’t worry, this won’t hurt you…”

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Caris Roane - Author Photo 2Hi, Everyone!  Caris Roane here!  I’m a USA Today Bestselling Author and I write super-sexy paranormal romance fiction designed to be as much an adventure as a soul-satisfying experience.  With every book I write, I try to give a taste of real life, despite the fact that I’m writing about hunky vampire warriors.  You’ll come away engrossed in the lives of my vampires as they wage war, as they make love, and as they answer the tough questions of life in terms of purpose, eternity, and how to raise a family!  I began my career with Kensington Publishing writing Regency Romance as Valerie King.  In 2005, Romantic Times Magazine honored me with a career achievement award in Regency Romance.  I’ve published fourteen paranormal novels to-date, some self-published and some for St. Martin’s Press!  I’ve also branched out into Contemporary Romance with A SEDUCTIVE PROPOSITION!

More from Caris:  On a Personal Note

I was ten when I first watched an old movie version of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and loved it!  Movies led to books, which led to writing and after a good long while, publishing.  I wrote sweet Regency romance for Kensington for 19 years and recently fell in love with paranormal, although I’ve always had a thing for vampires.  I currently write paranormal romance for St. Martin’s Press but I self-publish as well.  Building an online platform has been an enormous but rewarding challenge.  I think all the changes in publishing will alter how authors approach the business going forward and I for one am thrilled to have so many options.

I’ve been in love with vampires for a very long time and years ago, under the pseudonym Valerie King, I wrote a Regency vampire novella for Kensington that prompted a fan to tell me she hoped it would be made into a movie!  How’s that for an accolade?!?  But that was long before there was such a thing as a ‘Paranormal’ market…and for all that time vampires have been in my blood!  Yes…pun intended, or…don’t I wish!

Some of my favorite writers include Gena Showalter, Lara Adrian, Sherrilyn Kenyon, and JR Ward.  If you’ve read and loved these authors as I have, then you can guess that my Guardians of Ascension series is centered around powerful warrior vampires and an ongoing battle between good-and-evil.

In addition to these authors, other favorites are:  Laurell K. Hamilton who created probably my all-time favorite vampire in Jean-Claude, non?  I also love Patricia Brigg’s paranormal work and I’m hoping one day she’ll develop vampire Stefan who has a wonderfully dark aura and who seems as captivated with Mercy as her werewolves are.  Kresley Cole wrote one of my favorite vampires in Sebastien, so of course I now have a cat named Sebastien.

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More about Caris Roane and her books!

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The Blood Rose Series

Blood Rose 1 – EMBRACE THE DARK

Embrace the Dark, One

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Blood Rose 2 – EMBRACE THE MAGIC

Embrace the Magic, Two

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Blood Rose 3 – EMBRACE THE MYSTERY

Embrace the Mystery, Three

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Blood Rose 4 – EMBRACE THE PASSION

Embrace the Passion, Four

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The Blood Rose Tales

Blood Rose Tale #1 – TRAPPED

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Blood Rose Tale #2 – HUNGER

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The Dawn of Ascension Series

THE DARKENING

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BRINK OF ETERNITY, as part of Vampire Collection

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Boxed Set

DARK AND DANGEROUS:  Six-in-One HOT PNR Romances

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Men in Chains Series

BORN IN CHAINS A vampire in chains…an impossible love…

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CHAINS OF DARKNESS Can he escape his chains to save the woman he loves…

Coming Soon…

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Contemporary

A SEDUCTIVE PROPOSITION He knew little about women and nothing about love…

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Guardians of Ascension Series

ASCENSION A battle between unearthly longing and immortal love…

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BURNING SKIES Bound in war and love…

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WINGS OF FIRE A secret world of vampire warriors…

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BORN OF ASHES A hidden world of winged vampire warriors…

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OBSIDIAN FLAME Winged vampire warriors and the women they love…

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GATES OF RAPTURE A battle for the ages…a love for all time.

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