The Purest of the Breed

The Community Series

Book 2
Tracy Tappan

**THE PUREST OF THE BREED was a finalist for the 2014 USA Best Books Award for Romance**


“I’m so happy to have found this series, which is now on my top list of best paranormal books. If you love the Black Dagger Brotherhood, then this is another series you won’t want to miss!”

~ Fan review


A typical night turns into one of terror when Marissa Bonaventure is savagely kidnapped from her bed. Dragged into what looks like a white slavery exchange, she is helpless to escape…until a smoldering, dark-clad stranger comes from out of nowhere to save her. Marissa is brought to the safety of a quirky underground town, where she’s offered a hefty sum of money to work for a year. Saddled with a lifetime of responsibilities, she is all about earning big bucks to fulfill her dreams. The bonus—she can date the smoldering Dev Nichita. But as a string of surreal events unfolds, nothing about the community—or Dev—turns out to be what it seems.


Stubborn and arrogant, leader of the elite, Special Operations Topside Team Dev Nichita is used to getting his way. When Marissa rejects him for being a vampire, he reacts with fury and withdrawal. Then an unexpected death forces Dev to face how much he truly wants the mate of his heart. But is he too late? Or can his tenuous relationship with Marissa rise above lies, anger, an otherworldly enemy’s threats, and the vicious backlash from a century-old betrayal?


Content guidelines: contains profanity, violence, and adult situations.

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About the author

Tracy Tappan is the best-selling author of gritty romance, her novels spanning across multiple genres. Her debut novel, THE BLOODLINE WAR, won the bronze medal for romance from the Independent Publishers Book Award (IPPY), one of the largest national book contests. The second book in her Community Series, THE PUREST OF THE BREED, was a USA Book News Award finalist, and the fourth book, MOON-RIDERS, a Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal winner.  The third book in her Wings of Gold Series, MAN DOWN, won the Readers’ Favorite Bronze Medal for Romance, was a 2017 Kindle Book Awards Semi-finalist, and won the HOLT Medallion for outstanding literary fiction in a novel with Strong Romantic Elements.

 

Tracy holds a master’s degree in Marriage, Family, Child Counseling (MFCC), loves to play tennis, enjoys a great glass of wine, and talks to her two Labradors like they are humans (admittedly, the wine drinking and the dog talking probably go together).

 

A native of San Diego, Tracy is married to a former Navy helicopter pilot, who retired after thirty years of service and joined the diplomatic corps. He and Tracy currently live in Rome, Italy. www.tracytappan.com


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Publisher
Tracy Tappan
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Published on
Jun 17, 2014
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Pages
316
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ISBN
9780991261321
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Paranormal / Vampires
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Content Protection
This content is DRM free.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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“The writing is out of this world good. Ms. Tappan weaves an intricate storyline with multi-faceted characters that you can’t help but love…or hate…or hate, then love, lol.” 

~ Fan review


“If you haven't already discovered the Community you are missing something truly special. The stories are brilliantly written, with great characters and exciting stories that leave you wanting more.”

~ Fan review


Tortured by a power-hungry Fey father, Pandra Parthen lashes out one fateful night and inflicts an unspeakable cruelty on Vârcolac warrior Thomal Costache, unknowingly binding herself to the vamp for life. Now she is stuck forever with a man consumed by the need for revenge. Thomal remains entrenched in rage while over time Pandra grows to want a real marriage. But when she is unable to break through his forbidding walls, she seeks to release him from their bond…and the only way she can do that is through her own death.


One of the most dangerous of the Vârcolac warriors, Mixed-blood vampire Thomal Costache oozes sex appeal on the outside while concealing darkness within. His obsessive fury is only shaken by Pandra’s imminent death, when he realizes he’s been ruled by anger for reasons far deeper than her abuse. But now Pandra is trapped where no one has ever escaped, and Thomal will have to call on all his fighting skills to save her. Dying is a given, but he’ll risk everything to get what he wants above all else: a second chance.


Content guidelines: not intended for gentle readers, this book contains profanity, violence, and intense adult situations.

 

**Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal winner for Paranormal Romance**

“As a reader of most of the leading paranormal romance series, I can confidently say Tracy Tappan has earned a spot alongside JR Ward, Kresley Cole and the like. Can’t wait for the next one!" ~Fan review

“If you’re looking for a sappy, easy, cookie-cutter romance with sparkly characters or weak, virginal damsels… move along, human! This story is multi-dimensional from start to finish … Whether you’re a die-hard fan of the series already or this is your first time reading this author, you will not be bored!” ~ Fan review

Recently promoted to the Special Operations Topside Team, quiet warrior Breen Dalakis is the least likely man to commit an unauthorized bite. But in a moment of blinding bloodlust, he bites and bonds with a new Dragon woman, permanently tying himself to a stranger. Now he must find a way to break through her seething rejection, but a lifetime spent skirting his emotions has left him stumped.

Wild girl Charlize Renault has never been in a long-term relationship, doesn’t want one now, and there’s a good reason for that—a deeply buried, secret reason. But when Breen disappears on a mission gone bad, Charlize’s emotional ghosts rise again. She’ll finally have to conquer her past if she ever wants to find true happiness with the man who has moved mountains to reach her…but the last time she fought her demons, they nearly destroyed her.

Content guidelines: Contains profanity, violence, and adult situations.

“The writing is out of this world good. Ms. Tappan weaves an intricate storyline with multi-faceted characters that you can’t help but love…or hate…or hate, then love, lol.” 

~ Fan review


“If you haven't already discovered the Community you are missing something truly special. The stories are brilliantly written, with great characters and exciting stories that leave you wanting more.”

~ Fan review


Tortured by a power-hungry Fey father, Pandra Parthen lashes out one fateful night and inflicts an unspeakable cruelty on Vârcolac warrior Thomal Costache, unknowingly binding herself to the vamp for life. Now she is stuck forever with a man consumed by the need for revenge. Thomal remains entrenched in rage while over time Pandra grows to want a real marriage. But when she is unable to break through his forbidding walls, she seeks to release him from their bond…and the only way she can do that is through her own death.


One of the most dangerous of the Vârcolac warriors, Mixed-blood vampire Thomal Costache oozes sex appeal on the outside while concealing darkness within. His obsessive fury is only shaken by Pandra’s imminent death, when he realizes he’s been ruled by anger for reasons far deeper than her abuse. But now Pandra is trapped where no one has ever escaped, and Thomal will have to call on all his fighting skills to save her. Dying is a given, but he’ll risk everything to get what he wants above all else: a second chance.


Content guidelines: not intended for gentle readers, this book contains profanity, violence, and intense adult situations.

 

**Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal winner for Paranormal Romance**

“As a reader of most of the leading paranormal romance series, I can confidently say Tracy Tappan has earned a spot alongside JR Ward, Kresley Cole and the like. Can’t wait for the next one!" ~Fan review

“If you’re looking for a sappy, easy, cookie-cutter romance with sparkly characters or weak, virginal damsels… move along, human! This story is multi-dimensional from start to finish … Whether you’re a die-hard fan of the series already or this is your first time reading this author, you will not be bored!” ~ Fan review

Recently promoted to the Special Operations Topside Team, quiet warrior Breen Dalakis is the least likely man to commit an unauthorized bite. But in a moment of blinding bloodlust, he bites and bonds with a new Dragon woman, permanently tying himself to a stranger. Now he must find a way to break through her seething rejection, but a lifetime spent skirting his emotions has left him stumped.

Wild girl Charlize Renault has never been in a long-term relationship, doesn’t want one now, and there’s a good reason for that—a deeply buried, secret reason. But when Breen disappears on a mission gone bad, Charlize’s emotional ghosts rise again. She’ll finally have to conquer her past if she ever wants to find true happiness with the man who has moved mountains to reach her…but the last time she fought her demons, they nearly destroyed her.

Content guidelines: Contains profanity, violence, and adult situations.

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