Hey, peeps! Happy Thursday!
I've got a book recommendation for you today. If any of you follow my channel on Youtube, you'll know I've been chatting about Kristin Miller's Vampires Of Crimson Bay series. Book one, Intervamption has been out for a few months, and the sequel, Vamped Up just released on the 6th of this month.
If you're a fan of dark, gritty paranormal romance, than this is the series for you! Check out the cover and blurb below, as well as my mini review of the story. This is definitely a must read series, and one I think any fan of paranormal romance or urban fantasy will enjoy.
"Vampires in Crimson Bay have been saved by the successful duplication of Eve’s pure blood. The threat to her safety is gone, Ruan. You can return to our haven. But if you choose the love of a mundane over the duty to your khiss, you’re on your own.”—Note from the San Francisco Primus
“I said stop, Eve.” A dark musky smell emitted from Ruan’s skin. It was possession. Deep rooted need. “You don’t know what you’re asking of me.”
Eve had spent an entire month begging Ruan to drink from her. To share one of the most erotic experiences a vampire and mundane could share. Yet he’d denied her. Now, there was no turning back.
“Either drink from me now, proving to yourself that you have the strength to do this, or let me fulfill my personal obligation to your race on my terms.” Stifling a gasp, she punctured her skin with the tip of the blade, then lifted the steel to examine it. Her blood, red and thick, hung on the edge. “That’s only fair, given what we both want, don’t you think?”
With a hollow-sounding groan, Ruan snatched her hand and licked her palm, sending chills exploding through her hand.
Vamped Up, book two in Kristin Miller’s Vampires Of Crimson Bay series is a fast-paced, dark, gritty paranormal romance that doesn’t disappoint. The story picks up shortly after book one (Intervamption) left off, with the hero and heroine, Ruan and Eve in the beginning stages of their relationship. Ruan’s feelings for Eve are powerful and strong. But, his bloodlust is even stronger, and he finds himself battling some serious demons as he fights to move forward in his relationship with Eve. A hazy recollection of his past combined with violent dreams of bleeding Eve dry send him reeling. Afraid of what might happen should he give into both his and Eve’s desires, he keeps her at arms length and immerses himself in the search for the Grimorium Verum, the sacred book that contains the ancient scrolls of the vampire race. What Ruan doesn’t know is that Eve isn’t just an ordinary mundane. She’s a crucial player in the war between vampires and therians with a past that’s linked to his.
I thoroughly enjoyed Vamped Up. My favorite characters from Intervamption return, along with a few new gems who hooked me right away. Kristin does a great job of showing Ruan’s anguish and self-loathing, and Eve’s reaction in turn. She also does a bang up job writing dark, evil characters. Savage returns in this installment in a big way, and with him, a very compelling storyline. Between the unique lore, the fated love story and the non-stop action, Vamped Up has a little something for everyone. I highly recommend.
You can find more information about Kristin, as well as buy links to all of her books at her author page on Amazon.