Before Midnight

Blood Prince

Book 1
Skeleton Key Publishing
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An alpha werewolf fighting a powerful curse.

A maiden who’s not what she seems.

A full moon will reveal their secrets…

Werewolf prince Etienne has protected his kingdom with tooth and claw his entire life. Now he’s going to lose it all. A witch's "blessing" is stealing the beast from within him, dooming him to become a human by the next full moon. 

Can the gentle beauty in the woods change his fate?

A bitter survivor of an attack by a loup garou, Loupe bears her stepfamily's cruelty with gritted teeth, hiding the truth of what she’s become behind a mask of obedience and cowardice. Then she meets a prince with a ravenous hunger in his eyes that calls to her, human and beast alike.

Will he be the one to set her—and the beast inside her—free?

A grand ball will bring them together, but if Loupe is going to get the kiss she wants, she must face the darkness within her long enough to give Etienne the bite he needs.

Can she do it before her bloodthirsty stepfamily hunts them down and slaughters them both?

Start the Blood Prince series now. 

Because you deserve a happy ending…
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About the author

 USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Blackstream is…odd. Putting aside the fact that she writes her own author bio in third person, she also sleeps with a stuffed My Little Pony that her grandmother bought her as a joke for her 23rd birthday, and she enjoys listening to Fraggle Rock soundtracks whether or not her children are in the car. 

Jennifer understands that it is customary for authors to talk about how they started writing, and how they’ve been coming up with stories since they were children. But Jennifer is a rebel, so she’s not going to talk about that. Instead, she’s going to share a quote from Terry Pratchett that she feels best describes where authors get their inspiration: 

“Little particles of inspiration sleet through the universe all the time travelling through the densest matter in the same way that a neutrino passes through a candyfloss haystack, and most of them miss. Even worse, most of the ones that hit the exact cerebral target hit the wrong one. For example, the weird dream about a lead doughnut on a mile-high gantry, which in the right mind would have been the catalyst for the invention of repressed-gravitational electricity generation (a cheap and inexhaustible and totally non-polluting form of power which the world in question had been seeking for centuries, and for the lack of which it was plunged into a terrible and pointless war) was in fact had by a small and bewildered duck.”

All of that is to say, that authors are what happens when a falling particle of inspiration strikes someone insane enough to think spending their life arguing with imaginary people about how their story should be written is a grand idea.

Jennifer doesn’t have spare time, but she makes it a point to spend at least one night a week with her sibling binge-watching whatever show they’re currently plowing through (currently Numbers on Netflix), and she ferociously guards quality time with her son and daughter. She cooks when she has the sanity for it—adding garlic to the recipe whether it calls for it or not—and tries very hard not to let her arachnophobia keep her out of her basement on laundry day.

Jennifer’s influences include Terry Pratchett (for wit), Laurell K. Hamilton (for sexual tension), Jim Butcher (for roguish flair), and Kim Harrison (for mythos). She is currently writing the series of her heart and her dreams, the series that has been percolating in her brain for the last decade…Blood Trails. An Urban Fantasy Mystery series that will combine the classic whodunit spirit with a contemporary fantasy setting. Expect mystery, magic, and mayhem, with characters that will make you laugh, cry, and probably stare at the screen with your jaw hanging down to the floor. Well, that’s how they affect Jennifer anyway…

Jennifer currently has three series going:

BLOOD PRINCE SERIES (COMPLETE):
Book 1 – Before Midnight
Book 2 – One Bite
Book 3 – Golden Stair
Book 4 – Divine Scales
Book 5 – Beautiful Salvation

Bonus Adventures in the Blood Prince World:
Book 2.5 – What Big Teeth You Have (free when you sign up for mailing list mentioned below)
Book 4.5 – The Pirate’s Witch
Book 5.5 – Dead to Begin With (available only between Thanksgiving and whenever Jennifer takes her Christmas tree down)

BLOOD REALM SERIES (IN PROGRESS SPIN-OFF OF BLOOD PRINCE SERIES):
Book 1 – All for a Rose
Book 2 – Blue Voodoo
Book 3 – The Archer

BLOOD TRAILS SERIES (URBAN FANTASY RELEASING JANUARY 2018)
Book 1 – Deadline
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Publisher
Skeleton Key Publishing
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Published on
Nov 30, 2013
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Pages
216
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Fiction / Romance / Fantasy
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Medieval
Fiction / Romance / Paranormal / General
Fiction / Romance / Paranormal / Shifters
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A RUTHLESS VAMPIRE WITH A LUST FOR POWER 
 
Kirill is a vampire prince plotting to be a vampire king.Contract by contract, he cements the alliances he needs, fueling negotiations with blood and blackmail. It's a slow and painstaking process--until he inadvertently rescues a woman beloved by all, a woman who could garner him all the good will he needs. But saving the dark-haired beauty's life is not enough to put him in her good graces. If he wants her help, he'll have to suppress the wicked urges she inspires in him, and bargain as he's never bargained before.
 
A PASSIONATE SIREN WITH A HEART FOR REBELLION 
 
Irina will not cower. Not from an evil sorceress, and not from the scheming vampire prince whose fangs threaten her with death even as his lips raise the heated desire of her bloodline. With a dagger at the ready,she agrees to a bargain -- her aid in his pursuit of political alliances with creatures beyond the veil in return for a reduction in the royal tithe her people are forced to pay the crown. If only sharp fangs and a sharp tongue weren't such an incendiary combination... 
 
A SORCERESS SCORNED
 
The vampire's past is not so eager to let him go. Kirill's kiss has sealed Irina's fate. To save her, the vampire prince will have to decide between the power he wants...and the woman he needs.


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USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Blackstream returns to her Blood Prince series with another enchanting twisted fairy tale in book three, as a devil-may-care incubus finds himself at the mercy of an imprisoned sun maiden with the world’s most overprotective witch for a mother… 

A WICKEDLY SEDUCTIVE DEMON 

Bound by a divine vow, the demon prince Adonis is forbidden from seeking the one thing he wants most—true love. Resigned to his fate, he hides his pain behind a cryptic smile and a puff of smoke, carrying on with his carnal pursuits of the flesh as his heart dies a little more with every passing lover. Then he meets a woman with the power to save him—but it will cost her her life. 

IF SHE LEAVES, SHE CAN NEVER GO HOME AGAIN 

Ivy has lived alone with her mother, locked away from the rest of the world, for her entire life. When a devastatingly handsome demon brings her isolation to a sudden and dramatic end, it takes only one searing kiss to shatter Ivy’s world. Now she’s desperate to see what else is out there, to have a life beyond the tiny existence she’s led so far. But if she leaves, there will be no going home. And the demon is clear about what he can offer her…and what he can’t.

BODY AND SOUL

An evil witch does not willingly give up the power she’s spent a lifetime building, and Ivy’s mother is ready to do whatever it takes to keep her daughter home. Despite the danger, Adonis and Ivy are drawn together like phoenixes to flame—and if they’re not careful, they’ll both burn. 


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A BRUTAL WARRIOR WITH WINGS 

Patricio, angelic prince of Meropis, is a ruthless executioner. Armed with an enchanted sword, he slays the criminals of his kingdom, tattooing their crimes on their flesh and drinking the darkness from their souls. With blood on his hands and ice in his heart, he should strike terror in the hearts of those who witness him performing his terrible rites—but he doesn’t. The sister of one of his victims cursed him, assuring that the family of every sinner would sing his praises, heap love and affection on him as they thanked him for killing their kin. When the sadistic curse sours the first hint of romance Patricio has had in years, he leaves behind the sensual mermaid and resigns himself to a lonely fate …only to be shocked when she bargains for the legs to follow him. 

OUT OF HER ELEMENT 

Marcela’s world has been turned upside-down--literally. Once a proud member of her father King Triton’s royal guard, she’s now the victim of an angel’s curse. Enchanted into false adoration bordering on obsession, she traded her tail--and her voice-- for the legs she needed to pursue the object of her desire. In a cruel twist of fate, the very magic that gave her the means to pursue her passion also broke the spell that caused it. Now the rose-colored glasses are off, and Marcela’s seeing red.

PRIDE VS PREJUDICE

He’s used to spell-induced affection and she’d been burned once before. Passion infuses the air between them, but how can they trust their desire when so much magic has muddied the waters? 


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A DARK GOD ROBBED OF HIS POWER

A hundred years ago, Saamal turned his back on his lover, threw her away for the promise of a new bride who would double his power. In retribution, the scorned goddess cursed his would-be wife, doomed her to die before they could be married. Saamal was forced to give up half his power to save her, and even at his best was only able to turn death to sleep. Now he is no longer all-powerful, and his land suffers with his fall from power. He can only wait at the beside of his sleeping fiancé, hoping that an otherworldly benefactor and the new allies she’s brought him can somehow help him break the spell.

HER WORLD IS AN ILLUSION

Aiyana is the fiancé of the god of death—but she doesn’t know it. Plagued by nightmares of a different world and a growing darkness inside her, she finally flees her the protection of her castle in a desperate bid for answers. What she learns changes everything. The handsome stranger with the bottomless black eyes speaks of a curse, promises that a kiss is the only way to break the spell and return her to the real world. But his reputation precedes him. And the god of death is not to be trusted.

WAKE UP

The land is bound to its royal family—and its god. Saamal isn’t the only one who’s been starving. If he can’t wake Aiyana soon, if he can’t fulfill the prophecy and get his power back, the land is going to take matters into its own hands. If they are going to save their kingdom, Aiyana and Saamal have to overcome the past and succumb to the connection that binds them together—body and soul.


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USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Blackstream returns to her Blood Prince series with another enchanting twisted fairy tale in book three, as a devil-may-care incubus finds himself at the mercy of an imprisoned sun maiden with the world’s most overprotective witch for a mother… 

A WICKEDLY SEDUCTIVE DEMON 

Bound by a divine vow, the demon prince Adonis is forbidden from seeking the one thing he wants most—true love. Resigned to his fate, he hides his pain behind a cryptic smile and a puff of smoke, carrying on with his carnal pursuits of the flesh as his heart dies a little more with every passing lover. Then he meets a woman with the power to save him—but it will cost her her life. 

IF SHE LEAVES, SHE CAN NEVER GO HOME AGAIN 

Ivy has lived alone with her mother, locked away from the rest of the world, for her entire life. When a devastatingly handsome demon brings her isolation to a sudden and dramatic end, it takes only one searing kiss to shatter Ivy’s world. Now she’s desperate to see what else is out there, to have a life beyond the tiny existence she’s led so far. But if she leaves, there will be no going home. And the demon is clear about what he can offer her…and what he can’t.

BODY AND SOUL

An evil witch does not willingly give up the power she’s spent a lifetime building, and Ivy’s mother is ready to do whatever it takes to keep her daughter home. Despite the danger, Adonis and Ivy are drawn together like phoenixes to flame—and if they’re not careful, they’ll both burn. 


paranormal romance, fantasy romance, historical romance, medieval romance, werewolf romance, shifter romance, werewolf, shifter, vampire, demon, incubus, angel, god, USA Today bestseller, Jennifer Blackstream, Blood Realm, Blood Prince

 The fates of a warrior angel and a bespelled mermaid are forever entangled in the fourth Blood Prince series novel by USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Blackstream. 


A BRUTAL WARRIOR WITH WINGS 

Patricio, angelic prince of Meropis, is a ruthless executioner. Armed with an enchanted sword, he slays the criminals of his kingdom, tattooing their crimes on their flesh and drinking the darkness from their souls. With blood on his hands and ice in his heart, he should strike terror in the hearts of those who witness him performing his terrible rites—but he doesn’t. The sister of one of his victims cursed him, assuring that the family of every sinner would sing his praises, heap love and affection on him as they thanked him for killing their kin. When the sadistic curse sours the first hint of romance Patricio has had in years, he leaves behind the sensual mermaid and resigns himself to a lonely fate …only to be shocked when she bargains for the legs to follow him. 

OUT OF HER ELEMENT 

Marcela’s world has been turned upside-down--literally. Once a proud member of her father King Triton’s royal guard, she’s now the victim of an angel’s curse. Enchanted into false adoration bordering on obsession, she traded her tail--and her voice-- for the legs she needed to pursue the object of her desire. In a cruel twist of fate, the very magic that gave her the means to pursue her passion also broke the spell that caused it. Now the rose-colored glasses are off, and Marcela’s seeing red.

PRIDE VS PREJUDICE

He’s used to spell-induced affection and she’d been burned once before. Passion infuses the air between them, but how can they trust their desire when so much magic has muddied the waters? 


paranormal romance, fantasy romance, historical romance, medieval romance, werewolf romance, shifter romance, werewolf, shifter, vampire, demon, incubus, angel, god, USA Today bestseller, Jennifer Blackstream, Blood Realm, Blood Prince

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