Rez has no use for a blood rose…
Mastyr Rez lost his family in a tragic Invictus attack. His wife and two sons were killed and his daughter abducted. Besides battling the monstrous Invictus wraith-pairs and keeping his neighbors safe, he has only one goal, to find his daughter. When Holly heals him after a deadly, dark fae poisoning, her time-pathing ability soon draws him into a new world. But his heart is a cold, empty shell and though he finds himself captivated by her, he has nothing to give. As a new Invictus threat emerges, will Rez be able to overcome his grief or will he lose Holly forever?
The last thing Holly wants is to feed a mastyr vampire…
Holly loves art and literature. She teaches at Tannisford University. She believes Mastyr Rez is nothing short of a deserter for not returning to Mastyr Stone’s Vampire Guard. When she suddenly discovers she’s the one person who can end his chronic blood starvation, she’s furious. She has her own life to live and that doesn’t include opening a vein for a vampire. But when he needs her time-pathing abilities to locate his long, lost daughter, how can she refuse? Yet the more she’s with him the more she starts to fall beneath his vampire charm. Will she be able to help him in his search without losing her heart?
A VAMPIRE’S EMBRACE, A Paranormal Romance, is a passionate, tender romance set in the world of the Nine Realms. A VAMPIRE’S EMBRACE is also loosely connected to A VAMPIRE’S SOFT EMBRACE since the two main characters return to help Rez and Holly at a critical point in the story. Both books are standalones with no cliffhangers.
I must hand it to Ms Roane as she's really taken her original idea of Vampires who utilise a battle energy comprised of vibrations and made it wholly plausible. Initially I was admittedly skeptical, but it's now so refined I can almost see these powerful males dueling. Add in the scenes with Holly aiding Rez to ambush their enemies, and it's a head spinning action packed story. Plus, there's a slight subplot that's really quite poignant as Rez searches for his missing daughter.
This is most definitely a romance with Holly believing her life is ordered and complete. However, she comes slowly to realise she's just been treading water and there's a whole vibrant world out there if she would just take that one brave step. Luckily Rez is mutually enamoured although what lies between them isn't anything that either sought and it takes them both quite some time to actually see they really do belong together.
So, time travelling, action, and romance aside, why did I enjoy this so much? Well it's the development of supporting characters and the world building that keeps me entertained and if you like a little bawdy humour in your reads, then you will love a certain Gremlin that makes his presence felt in this story! Yes, A Vampire's Embrace had everything I look for in a paranormal romance and I can't wait to see how the author tops this one.
I received a copy of this that I've voluntarily read and these thoughts and comments are my own honest and I believe fair opinion.