An ancient Empire of blood drinkers…
Vampire Empress Daranda tortures and kills any vampire her spymaster finds insufficiently devoted. Humans are only prey. No-one can be trusted.
But some vampires love. Some escape Daranda’s heartless realm. And even a spymaster can dream.
Full 5-novel series: Temple Of The Heart, Darkness Awakened, Darkness Forbidden, Darkness Beloved, Darkness Embraced. More
Lose yourself in an immeasurably ancient Dark Empire of blood drinkers…
If you’re a vampire, Empress Daranda owns your soul. She publicly tortures and executes anyone her imperial spymaster finds insufficiently devoted. Humans are nothing but prey and no-one can be trusted.
But some imperial vampires fall in love. Some escape Daranda’s heartless realm. And even a spymaster can dream…
Complete series of 5 novels: Temple Of The Heart, Darkness Awakened, Darkness Forbidden, Darkness Beloved, Darkness Embraced.
Temple Of The Heart: As a vampire in Atlantis, Niko is part of a despised minority and must wear a visible mark to identify his nature. When he pulls Atlantean priestess Laila from a horrific temple fire, he breaks so many taboos they must flee those who will not tolerate contact between his kind and hers.
At first frightened of the handsome vampire, Laila can’t resist his dark charisma. She will risk any danger to be with Niko. But there is more to the Atlantean pursuit than fear of blood drinkers. A powerful enemy wants Laila dead and will destroy any who aid her.
Darkness Awakened: Merciless killer Obsidian never met a rogue vampire he wasn’t eager to assassinate. Until the beautiful Kayla Chandler enters his life. Her vulnerability and courage touch a part of him he thinks lost forever—his heart. Although he believes himself unworthy of her, Kayla loves the compassionate hero who lies beneath the ruinous violence of his profession.
When the empress of vampires orders Obsidian to murder Kayla, he refuses. With ruthless killers on their trail, they flee west toward the only shelter for those who defy the Dark Empire…a legendary stronghold which may be more fable than fact.
Darkness Forbidden: Garek, an Amaki prince, never thought he could love a human until beautiful Atlantean noblewoman Kistalleh saves his life. Their people are enemies, yet together they overcome prejudice and hatred to form a bond that will last millennia and defy death itself.
When fate rips Kistalleh from Garek’s arms, his agony propels him into the far future, modern America and a reunion with the woman he loves. But in her current incarnation, Kistalleh is terrified of him and Garek must fight a deadly enemy before he can win her trust. And her heart.
Darkness Beloved: No-one understands the evil of the Dark Empire better than Jared King, former human pet turned assassin. Now a vampire himself, he relishes the chance to act as knight in shining armor, thinning the fanged population by killing those the empress marks for death.
The most beautiful woman in the imperial court, Rebecca Darmstadt once commanded Jared's full submission. Now he wants nothing to do with her. . .except for all the times he can't keep his hands off her, for Rebecca's icy demeanor hides a passionate heart.
Haunted by a vengeful ghostly witch with a taste for possession, Jared and Rebecca fight the system and each other on a treacherous journey from alienation to love.
Darkness Embraced: Kidnapping Perrie Underhill--for her own protection, of course--brings more trouble into vampire Raphael Black's life than he ever anticipated. The frail human defies him at every turn. As Empress Daranda's oldest, most trusted advisor, Raphael can afford any luxury imaginable--except love and friendship. Yet Perrie will accept nothing less.
As they struggle to understand each other, the passion between them flames higher and higher, leading Raphael to hope for the redemption he never thought possible. But the Dark Empire was built on terrible lies, and the secrets Perrie and Raphael keep from each other may tear them apart forever.