Callum of Drakkar Coven

Drakkar Coven

Book 1
Steambath Press
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How much humanity would one sacrifice in order to survive.

Come nightfall, the inhabitants of the ancient castle perched high on the mountain above their picturesque valley would awaken, and then no one left outside the village walls would be safe.

The torches set into the thick stone walls of the castle would be lit, the evening bells would toll—then Lord Callum would release his riders, led by his brother Oleander, an alabaster, screeching creature of nightmares; thundering through the night as he collected his victims.

After one of Oleander's raids unexpectedly breaches the walls of the village, Laramie finds himself face to face with Lord Callum—a dark, majestic beast like none he has ever seen before.

His first glimpse of Lord Callum sets his heart racing, partially out of fear, but mostly out of fascination—and something else, and Callum takes note of that, pleased to have found his next plaything.

What readers are saying:

"This is a very different take on the usual romantic, vampire story. It portrays them in the way that we expect 'real' vampires to behave, living as blood thirsty, lethal killers who view humans as prey. Despite being monsters, these guys can be capable of normal human emotions, they form attachments and fall in love. What makes this different, is the way that vampires of such standing were easily manipulated by their prey and could even be submissive to them once that bond had been formed. This isn't all lovey, dovey. It's gruesome with death for entertainment purposes, copious amounts of blood being consumed, bodies strewn around and a community of people who have been captured and await their fate. The sex scenes aren't too shabby either. I really enjoyed it and can't wait to read the next instalment."

"I personally just finished this book last night,and frankly I can't get enough of it. What a magnificent and disgusting person Callum was,but still such a dark sexy character... I loved this book, it was well written and I had great difficulty putting it down. I truly cannot wait for the sequel to come out. I'm curious on how the author will continue Timothy and Oleander's evolving relationship, and where the story will take us next, will it stay in the castle or continue in Drumceda. Can't wait to find out!!!!"

"This is an unusual vampire story that doesn't flinch from portraying vampires as bloodthirsty monsters yet still managed to make me feel sympathetic towards the main character. I am going to have to look for more Drakker Coven books to find out what happens next and if the nasty vampire gets his come-uppence."

"It should have come with a bigger warning label than "these vampires do not sparkle". Seriously, it was so disturbing. I'm giving the author props for going there and putting a lot of gore and darkness in the story, but I had to force myself to finish it. I was like a deer caught in the headlights, I wanted to run, but I couldn't. lol."

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About the author

Leigh Jarrett is a queer, quirky, and passionate author of LGBTQ Romantic Fiction. Lover of antique stores, the smell of lye and oil as it turns to soap, and the awe-inspiring majesty of the ancient Douglas firs of Vancouver Island's Cathedral Grove.

In her hometown of Kelowna, BC, Leigh can be found nestled up with her fabulously supportive wife, her trusty laptop, and their persistent treat seeker, Miss Mimi-dog.

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Email: leigh@leighjarrett.com

Website: www.leighjarrett.com

You can also find Leigh on Facebook and Twitter

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Publisher
Steambath Press
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Published on
Apr 4, 2012
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Pages
120
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ISBN
9780987916242
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Erotica / Gay
Fiction / Erotica / General
Fiction / Erotica / Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Fiction / Gay
Fiction / Gothic
Fiction / Romance / Erotica
Fiction / Romance / Fantasy
Fiction / Romance / Paranormal / Vampires
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~~~~~ Excerpt ~~~~~

Sitting quietly under Elwyn’s peaceful gaze, I wondered for the hundredth time that hour what force had brought me back to the Temple in Anastas. This very building had held me under lock and key; my life to be forfeit for a crime I did not commit. This was somewhere I had never wanted to return to, and yet, here I was. Elwyn’s stare seemed to mock me; the vision of peace and harmony, and the unknowing goddess to hundreds of ravenous wolves. I tossed a coin at her feet and bowed my head, wondering how one was suppose to pray. I repositioned my hood to cover most of my face and all of my hair.

My family had sold me before I could even grasp the concept of a religion. Once I learned of the many gods people worshiped, I felt no higher power would ever allow me to suffer as I did. I decided to follow my own set of morals and pave my own life instead of counting on an unseen spirit.

Shortly after I’d become a member of the Terryn household, Jeremi had explained to me why people felt the need to follow a force far superior to human existence; someone that would keep them safe from harm through prayer and faith. Victoria held her own religion that she practiced quietly, but Jeremi had never believed in any sort of god nor afterlife. I wondered if together they had crossed over into the peaceful sanctuary they both deserved. The vivid image of their lifeless bodies strewn across the bed crossed my mind again. The scene haunted my dreams, and the scent of their blood was still fresh in my memory.

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Sweat beaded my brow and the insides of my palms. I did my best to keep my hands from shaking in fear. I couldn’t go back to their dungeons, I wouldn’t. I had to stay strong.

“Have you come for Elwyn’s blessing, m’lady?” The soft, deep voice of a cleric set my nerves on edge. I clutched the cloak tight around my neck and kept my eyes to the floor.

“No, Father, I have questions that beg answering.” I glanced at my coin at the statue’s feet. “But if her blessing will answer them for me, then I will gladly accept it.”

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“It’s not often we have visitors at this hour.” My heart raced as his slippered feet approached in careful steps. “Are you troubled, child?”

“More than you could ever know.” I replied quietly.

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