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Sarai Reinhart is a witch in hiding. Having inherited rare dual gifts of healing and necromancy from her late Jewitch mother and cruel German father, she needs to be constantly on her guard to avoid those who would use her.
But even a skilled witch cannot run from everyone. After a mental breakdown sees her turn a mouse into a zombie, she is captured by an organization of witch hunters. To her great surprise, salvation arrives in the form of vampires and one vampire in particular: the beautiful and deadly Knight Commander Marcelle. Sarai is brought to the local vampire kingdom's seat of power, a place no witch has seen and survived, and finds herself falling for her rescuer. Can she trust the vampire woman when Sarai's blood holds secrets that could change the occult world forever?
With a delicate touch, the vampire pinched the plastic tube with her nails and severed it. The end still connected to Sarai’s body spurt with each beat of her frightened heart, while the other end dropped limp and began to drip onto the floor to mingle with the blood of the dead scientist. The vampire brought the end of the connected tube up to her lips like a straw, and Sarai’s gut twisted as she felt the liquid pulled from her body at a much faster rate. It made her fingertips feel cold.
“Do you mind not sucking my blood while I’m trying to have a conversation with you?” Sarai demanded. “It’s rude.”
The vampire paused, blinked, and then laughed as she lowered the makeshift straw. “Please do forgive me, little witch,” she said, her voice heavy with mockery. “I wouldn’t want to be accused of rudeness. If we’re being so polite, why don’t you tell me who you are?”
Sarai pursed her lips. “Let me out of this chair, and maybe I will.”
5 out of 5 (exceptional)
Independent Reviewer for Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
I'm just going to jump straight in. This is the first of the bloodline chronicles and I cannot wait for the next. I have been truly captivated by the story and the characters!
There is fighting, sex and discoveries, all so well put together that it has been a pleasure to read. Both of the main characters Sarai and Marcelle have heartbreaking backstories and have been through so much hardship to do with families that they find it hard to trust anybody, but they have found each other and it's like they've been made for each.
I really cannot wait to find out where these characters go and I hope they get the happiness they deserve.
A recommendation from me for sure
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Evelyn Silver lives in Florida with her husband, their son, and their two cats. She has a BFA in English and enjoys a variety of hobbies including belly dancing and singing opera. She is an Own Voices writer, spinning tales of polyamorous and bisexual paranormal romance. Evelyn sews her own clothes (poorly) and somehow manages to kill every plant she ever tries to take care of.