Caris Roane

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Born of Ashes

Caris Roane

St. Martin's

Mass Market

978‑0312533748

****1/2

 

Fiona was a blood slave. For over a century she was drained of blood to the point that her heart stopped. Then she would be resuscitated only to go through the same process the next month and the next. This continued until she was finally rescued by Jean‑Pierre, Warrior of the Blood. Nightly the Warriors fight death vampires.

Soon after the rescue, Jean‑Pierre and Fiona realize that they are soul mates, a fact they're both unhappy about. Jean‑Pierre was betrayed by his first wife. He doesn't trust women. So why does he find himself wanting to protect Fiona as well as bed her? Fiona refuses to be controlled, even by her own hormones. Since she's determined not to give in to her longings, why does she keep finding herself in Jean‑Pierre's bed? Fiona has two goals: She will free all of the blood slaves.  And she will kill Rith, the man who held them captive. As Fiona searches for Rith, he's also, searching for her. He refuses to let his greatest prize slip away. Meanwhile, Greaves, the leader of the death vampires, has found a very powerful ally.

            This is a continuation of a series. One is strongly advised to read the previous installments before starting this one.  This story may be filled with offensive language, but it's still a good book.

Sheila Griffin

 

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Burning Skies
Caris Roane
St. Martin's , Mass Market
978-0312533724

****+

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     Great things were expected of Havily when she ascended to the dimension of Second Earth. But in the years since then those expectations haven't been fulfilled. Marcus begged his sister not to marry a Warrior of the Blood. These men fight death vampires nightly. The Warriors are the only thing protecting the worlds from a madman intent on domination of all the dimensions. Marcus feared the marriage would lead to his sister's death. When it did, he was consumed with rage. Rather than kill a fellow warrior, Marcus exiled himself to Mortal Earth. Marcus was called back to Second Earth to repay a debt of honor. While there, he met Havily. Against their wills, they fell in love. Marcus resists love because of fear. How can he risk losing someone he loves again? Havily resists out of disgust. How can she possibly love a man who would desert his brothers in arms? Meanwhile, the madman has sent his most powerful and ruthless commander to capture Havily.
     This is a continuation of a series. Not only can it be read alone, it should be. The first story didn't explain ascension very well. Not only does this one explain it, there is a glossary included. Although some readers may be offended by the graphic sex and vulgar language that is
pervasive throughout, this is a really good book.

Sheila Griffin