Thank you to Book Amour for hosting me today and giving me a chance to share my newest release, Caressed by a Crimson Moon (Rulers of Darkness #3). This series is pack full of paranormal: vampires, witches, and shifters!
Hadrian is a vampire king plague by dark memories. He has returned from exile to reclaim his rightful place as king amongst his vampire clan. Eva is an unlucky captive of her father’s pack and when she is given to the absentee vampire king, she looks at it as a chance to escape the oppressive shifter tribe. Their attraction is instant and lust sparks. Can the shifter girl bring peace to the abused mind of the vampire king or will she be his next victim?
Title: Caressed by a Crimson Moon
Series: Rulers of Darkness #3
Author: Amanda J. Greene
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: Approx. 104,000
Consumed by madness and tormented by dark memories of blood and death, Hadrian Lucretius, King of the Validus Clan, has returned after living in self-imposed exile for nearly three hundred and fifty years.
To maintain peace with the vampires, Eva Maldonado is offered as a sacrifice to the crazed vampire king by her father, the alpha of the Silveria Shifter Pack. Hadrian’s reputation is both legendary and lethal; he is ruthless, bloodthirsty, lusty, and soulless. When Eva arrives at the ancient fortress high in the
Carpathian Mountains, she is shocked to find a ravaged
man with dark burning eyes filled with loneliness and dangerous desire.
Would she be his lover…or his prey? His savior…or his victim? Would Hadrian lure her into madness or would their perilous passion be their redemption?
“A brutal, unholy roar ripped through the night, the force vibrating the ancient mausoleum, dust and rubble rained down upon Hadrian. He howled until his lungs felt as if they would burst. Gripping his head with shaking hands, he fell to his knees between the stone tombs.
Sweetly exotic, his mouth had watered while the demon begged for a taste. His fangs ached and his throat burned. Hunger twisted his gut as bloodlust shoved him over the edge into the black, bottomless pit of madness.
He had been seconds from attacking Eva, seconds from sinking his fangs deep into the tender flesh of her elegant neck and feasting on her intoxicating essence.
Hunt her, the vampire chanted.
Lashing out, he turned his murderous desire towards the floor. His knuckles cracked, bled, healed, cracked, bled, and healed again and again as he wildly punched the stone, which quickly turned to powder beneath his blows.
Scrubbing his face with dust-covered hands, he leaned back on his heels. “Control,” he rasped as he sucked in rapid breaths, drowning Eva’s scent with the decaying odor of the crypt. Frantically trying to deaden his senses.
The evil, sickening, memories began to retreat to the fringes of his mind as the tension of his body slowly eased, leaving him drained. Hadrian collapsed and landed with a resounded thud. He sprawled out, allowing the bone chilling cold of the floor to seep into his skin.
Thank you again to Book Amour and I hope you all enjoyed the excerpt!
About the Author:
Amanda J. Greene is a paranormal romance author. When she is not writing, she can found playing the role of a full time university student who works part time. She lives in
Southern California with her very
supportive husband and their sweet cocker spaniel. Doing all the above and
being a military wife is not easy, but rewarding! Of course, she accomplishes
everything with a strong cup of coffee in her hand.