Powerful sea witch bewitching a vampire for power. Check.
Freeing said vampire from your crazy mother? Check.
And mate—when the spell backfires and now he thinks he loves you.
A stand-alone paranormal/urban fantasy vampire romance from NYT and USA Today bestseller Marie Harte.
I’m so excited to share this paranormal romance. As a reader, I enjoy reading a series of books where each book can stand alone, and in which each story centers around a different pair of romantic leads. So my series is really six romances set around six different vampires. Each has his own personality, and they are a new ready-made family–against their wishes, working for a goddess none of them worship in a city none of them are from (Seattle).
In Orion’s case, he’s a gruff vrykolakas vampire. The vrykolakas tribe has a connection to water, and they’re based out of the Greek island of Santorini. Orion’s been at one with the seas for hundreds of years. So when he finds a sea nymph more than attractive, it only makes sense she’d be his mate.
Except… he’s not himself. He’s actually under a spell her mother created, and when Kaia tries to sever the spell, she accidentally ties them together. Rough, dangerous Orion turns into a sweetheart who’ll do anything for her. Until the spell wears off and there’s hell to pay.
It’s a fun twist and made for really fun writing, turning the very alpha Orion into a more beta male, then getting his personality back and seeing how he realizes there’s more to his connection to Kaia than magic. And of course, his annoying kin (family) of vampires don’t make it easy on him.
I hope you enjoy BETWEEN BLOODE AND WATER. And then go back and read the previous books!
BETWEEN BLOODE AND WATER
Between the Shadows #3
Release date: March 1, 2022
Kaia has had it with her mother. Talk about touchy. Offend the sea witch and pay the price. Oy. Nearly sacrificing Kaia’s last boyfriend to a dark god had been totally unnecessary. And those deals her mother keeps making with demons to obtain more power? Not a healthy way to achieve balance.
To stop her mother from sacrificing some other poor sucker, Kaia sneaks into her mother’s lair and finds more intended sacrifices. But one of them has fangs.
Needing to get to safety before her mother returns and loses her mind, Kaia, a sea nymph, swims away with the vampire and soon learns he’s under a spell.
In order to cure him, she overrides her mother’s magic with her own, weak though it may be. But now this fanger—a freaking death-bringer who can swim like a merman—thinks he loves her. Curing Orion of the enchantment should have ended their association, but he’s still obsessed with her.
And for some reason, she’s obsessed with him as well. But the dark one to whom her mother promised a soul doesn’t care where it comes from. And since her mother has reneged on Orion, the dark one decides Kaia will do nicely in his place.
Caffeine addict, boy referee, and romance aficionado, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Marie Harte has over 100 books published with more constantly on the way. She’s a confessed bibliophile and devotee of action movies. Whether hiking in Central Oregon, biking around town, or hanging at the local tea shop, she’s constantly plotting to give everyone a happily ever after. Visit https://marieharte.com and fall in love.
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