Forbidden Taste: A Vampire Romance

Jennifer Ashley
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In the world of the Immortals, vampires, shape-shifters, and other magical beings exist side-by-side with humans, sometimes benevolently, sometimes violently. The Immortal warriors were born and bred to keep the forces of death-magic at bay, a challenge in a world that has forgotten what the Immortals were for.

Mariah isn’t an Immortal—she’s a low-level telepath for the paranormal division of the LAPD. Her assignment today is to search out a vampire buried deep beneath a newly renovated vampire club.

When Mariah reaches the club, she senses the vamp’s an Old One, an ancient being from the dawn of time. She needs to take him in and turn him over to those up the food chain as quickly as possible, because letting a vamp come too close will drain Mariah of her powers and render her helpless against the death-magic creatures it’s her job to pursue.

Cai, who’s been in dark sleep since his enemies buried him a few centuries ago, emerges into a brand new world. His rescuer is a beautiful human woman who becomes his only link to understanding this city of metal and concrete, with its rules to keep vampires in check. No more hunting vamps to the death—now vampires are regulated, restricted, all but muzzled.

Mariah seems to understand his distance from the world, because she experiences the same disconnection. Cai hopes to make her his own, but he soon learns that touching her will hurt her more than he can stand. Cai has already lost everyone dear to him and refuses to lose her as well. But when danger comes, the only choices he can make are heartbreaking ones. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Cambria} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Cambria; min-height: 14.0px} p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Cambria} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Cambria; min-height: 14.0px}
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Jennifer Ashley
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Jan 3, 2017
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Pages
99
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ISBN
9781941229446
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English
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Fiction / Romance / Fantasy
Fiction / Romance / Paranormal / General
Fiction / Romance / Paranormal / Vampires
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Book 3
 Scotland 1820

When Zarabeth of Nvengaria is in danger, her cousin Prince Damien knows there's no safer place he can send her than to his old friend Egan MacDonald and his castle in the remote Scottish Highlands.

Egan has loved Zarabeth since the day she kissed him in her father’s house five years ago, his young friend having blossomed into a beautiful woman. Since then, Zarabeth has married, but she recently discovered that her husband was a treacherous plotter, ready to overthrow her cousin Damien and take over Nvengaria. She slips away at great risk to herself and informs Damien, who sends her to Scotland, in the company of a half-logosh called Valentin to protect her, out of reach of her cruel and vengeful husband.

Egan finds Zarabeth a rigid shell of a woman. He undertakes to strip away the layers she’s been forced to wear, to expose the true, spirited, beautiful Zarabeth he’d known. At the same time, Zarabeth is determined to show Egan how much she cares for him—has always cared for him.

She also comes to life in the castle whose beams are likely to fall on her, and which is supposedly under a curse, where Egan’s cousins, sister, nephews, and neighbors swarm at will, returning joy and laughter to Zarabeth’s world. Egan’s nephew Jamie is determined to marry Egan off so Jamie won’t have to inherit, and recruits Zarabeth to help him. Zarabeth falls in love with Castle MacDonald and its inhabitants and never wants to leave—curse or no curse.

Zarabeth grows interested in the curse and its history—anything magical fascinates her. She herself has a magical gift, inherited from her Nvengarian mother—she can read thoughts, which was how she learned of her husband’s treachery. 

But there is one person she’s never been able to read—Egan MacDonald, the Mad Highlander, the man she’d give her heart to, and her entire life if he wished it …

Book 5
For seven hundred years the Immortal warrior Tain was held captive and tortured by a powerful demon, and retreated into madness to escape his pain. Set free by his brothers, Tain has wandered the world, but he’s drawn to Los Angeles, a city divided by demon lords and vampire masters, the death-magic creatures barely kept in line by strict rules and the paranormal police.

Samantha Taylor, detective in the paranormal division, is committed to bringing down drug-selling demons and vampires who turn too many victims. Her stakeout of a demon club is blown by the appearance of a man with amazing power, who kills the attacking demons with one burst of magic.

Samantha is shocked to see the man is Tain, the Immortal she helped rescue, whose healing touch burns her.

Tain is back, and he needs Samantha’s help. Young demon women are being murdered, and though Tain has no love for demons, he recognizes that they are innocents. He’s also powerfully drawn to Samantha, a half demon, and fears his pull to her means he hasn’t healed from his ordeal. 

Tain reveals to Samantha more about herself than she’s comfortable knowing, but though she’s falling for Tain, she knows he’ll never allow himself to be tied to demonkind again.

When the killer endangers them both, as well as people they love, Tain and Samantha must solve the case together and fight the growing, powerful attraction between them, a battle they are steadily losing.

Welcome back to the world of the Immortals, where vamps, weres, demons, witches, and Immortals warriors exist in the real world, and the forces of life magic and death magic struggle for balance.

The Redeeming is a full-length novel of 100,000 words, which can be read as a standalone.

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