The Purest of the Breed

The Community Series

Book 2
Tracy Tappan
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**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


Opening lines: Marissa Bonaventure sat bolt upright in bed. Wood cracked and splintered, a door banged, furniture scraped.


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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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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English
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Fiction / Romance / Paranormal / Vampires
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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

 

Opening line: Pandra Parthen crumpled to her knees with a hiss, clutching at the bloody slash in her stomach, pain burning through every vein in her body.


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


Opening line: He rode up on a Harley.


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. 

2013 BRONZE MEDAL AWARD WINNER for ROMANCE—Independent Publisher’s Book Awards (IPPY)


“If you like Kresley Cole, Gena Showalter, Lara Adrian, Larissa Ione & J.R. Ward, you have to read this new series by Tracy Tappan!”

~ Fan review

 

Opening line: The house loomed out of the darkness like a hulking beast, its windows black eyes, the front door left gaping wide in a permanent scream.

 

Dr. Toni Parthen never knew she carried a unique, supernatural gene until the night she was kidnapped for it. Imprisoned in a secret underground community, she is asked to do the unthinkable: procreate with a vampire male in order to save their dying race. Headstrong and independent, Toni doesn’t cower in the face of her new, sinister reality. Instead she incites the other captured women to mutiny. But danger lurks around another corner. A ruthless demon faction is also after her powerful DNA, and she is suddenly thrust into the middle of a bloodline war. As her world explodes into violence, her only hope of survival lies with the dark, formidable vampire who wants nothing to do with her.


A rare half-vampire, half-demon, the leader of the Warrior Class, Jacken Brun, has vowed never to allow his tainted bloodlines into the community. Already a heavy burden, this oath becomes nearly impossible to bear when Toni’s special scent and infuriating troublemaking ignite a voracious hunger in him. Avoidance is key. But when war wages around Toni, led by the man who devastated her years ago, Jacken must choose between honoring his pledge or claiming a forbidden love.


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

Can she accept the destiny being thrust at her?

For weeks, the darkly sinful Zachariah, her favourite customer at McGinty’s, has been raising NYC student Beth Siegel’s pulse, driving her crazy with need.

Neither can she keep the tall, blue-eyed mysterious Luke who haunts the library stacks at her day job, out of her mind or her sweaty, desperate fantasies.

Fate hands Beth a startling destiny: to bond with both of them—a bond formed via sex. Sex with either one of them would have been fabulous. Together? Irresistible.

But fate is a two-edged sword and the bond comes at a price. Luke and Zack are not what they seem, and the world as Beth knows it not quite the real deal. Can Beth accept the price the bond will ask of her?

Reader Advisory:  This short MMF vampire romance features two super hot alpha heroes, multiple sex scenes, including anal sex, MM sexual play, and MMF sex.  Do not read this book if frank sexual language and sex scenes offend you.
No non-humans were harmed except for large numbers of Grimoré, who died with satisfactory squeals…

This book is part of the Destiny’s Trinities series:
Book 1.0:  Beth’s Acceptance
Book 2.0:  Mia’s Return
Book 3.0:  Sera’s Gift
Book 3.5:  The First Trinity – Novellas 1-3
Book 4.0:  Cora’s Secret
Book 5.0:  Zoe’s Blockade
Book 6.0:  Octavia’s War
Book 6.5:  The Second Trinity – Novellas 4-6
Book 7.0:  Terra’s Victory
Boxed 7.5:  Destiny’s Trinities – Series Boxed Set

A Vampire Ménage Urban Fantasy Romance
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2009 CAPA Finalist for Best Erotic Paranormal Romance.
Night Owl Romance Reviewer’s Top Pick
Amazon Superhero Romance Bestseller
Amazon Vampire Romance Bestseller

I was unable to put the book down until the very end. I was scrambling to find the release date of the next one, anxious to see what happens in the next installment. —Coffee Time Romance

…an alluring, intelligent, scorching hot read that will leave you waiting impatiently for more…I really enjoyed this book and I am delighted to recommend it to other readers. —Night Owl Reviews

A dark and delightfully erotic new series that sizzles in passionand crackles in danger, delivering suspense with an edge that will have readers eager for more…  A stunning story. Prepare to be dazzled. —The Romance Studio

A great job of combining erotic romance with paranormal aspects. The[y] play off each other really well, each a very strong independent character. —Smexy Books

A wondrous ride in the paranormal.  I cannot wait for the second book, and yes, this is my way of saying hurry please! —Bitten By Books

The heat radiates from the story from start to finish and the bits in between come close to bringing the reader to melt down in delight. These are just the right size to curl up with when you need a little time alone and a little excitement. —Amberkatz Book Blog

Family history can be fatal.

Riley Carson Connors is yanked out of Pittsburgh and coaxed to New York by two tall, sexy strangers.  Nicholas Sherwood and Damian are the only people in the world who know anything about her parents, and what they know is terrifying.  She must face a powerful enemy who killed both her parents, who were the best demon hunters of their era.

But while the truth about Riley’s family history is a powerful magnet, Damian and Nicholas prove to be even more compelling. Former lovers and brought together only because they gave their word to her mother to protect Riley, the two powerful vampires play erotic mind games with her.  Each has a hidden sexual agenda that Riley can’t begin to guess, but seems to involve driving her out of her mind with the sort of pleasure only a centuries-old lover would know how to give.

Warning:  This story features two super hot alpha vampire heroes, multiple sex scenes, including anal sex, MM sexual play, MMF sex and the use of sex toys.  Do not read this book if frank sexual language and sex scenes offend you.
No vampires or demon hunters came to harm in the making of this book.  Gargoyles have been added to the official hunt list, however…

This is the second book in The Stonebrood Saga.
1.0:  Carson’s Night
2.0:  Beauty’s Beasts
2.1:  Harvest of Holidays*
2.2:  Unbearable*
3.0:  Sabrina’s Clan
3.1:  Pay the Ferryman*
3.5:  Hearts of Stone (Series Boxed Set)

A Vampire Menage Gargoyle Urban Fantasy Romance

[*A Stony Stories tale:  Short stories featuring the characters and situations from the Stonebrood Saga]
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Night Owl Reviews Reviewer’s Top Pick

Winner, Sassy Brit Bookcover Award

It’s an outstanding book but be prepared to have your hanky ready.  It has everything a good old fashioned adventure story should have: an evil villain, the unknowing stooge, creatures of the night and heroic men/vampires who will do everything to keep their woman safe. Once this reviewer started this book, she couldn’t stop until the last page was read!  Blackraven’s Reviews

Vividly captivating paranormal thriller that is infused with edgy suspense, dark passion and an extreme emotional depth that immediately grabs the reader and never lets go!   The Romance Studio

“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

 

Opening line: Pandra Parthen crumpled to her knees with a hiss, clutching at the bloody slash in her stomach, pain burning through every vein in her body.


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.

2013 BRONZE MEDAL AWARD WINNER for ROMANCE—Independent Publisher’s Book Awards (IPPY)


“If you like Kresley Cole, Gena Showalter, Lara Adrian, Larissa Ione & J.R. Ward, you have to read this new series by Tracy Tappan!”

~ Fan review

 

Opening line: The house loomed out of the darkness like a hulking beast, its windows black eyes, the front door left gaping wide in a permanent scream.

 

Dr. Toni Parthen never knew she carried a unique, supernatural gene until the night she was kidnapped for it. Imprisoned in a secret underground community, she is asked to do the unthinkable: procreate with a vampire male in order to save their dying race. Headstrong and independent, Toni doesn’t cower in the face of her new, sinister reality. Instead she incites the other captured women to mutiny. But danger lurks around another corner. A ruthless demon faction is also after her powerful DNA, and she is suddenly thrust into the middle of a bloodline war. As her world explodes into violence, her only hope of survival lies with the dark, formidable vampire who wants nothing to do with her.


A rare half-vampire, half-demon, the leader of the Warrior Class, Jacken Brun, has vowed never to allow his tainted bloodlines into the community. Already a heavy burden, this oath becomes nearly impossible to bear when Toni’s special scent and infuriating troublemaking ignite a voracious hunger in him. Avoidance is key. But when war wages around Toni, led by the man who devastated her years ago, Jacken must choose between honoring his pledge or claiming a forbidden love.


Content guidelines: contains profanity, violence, and 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


Opening line: He rode up on a Harley.


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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