The New York Times–bestselling author’s anthology series continues as “vampires roam historic Scotland in three novellas . . . a credible paranormal world” (Publishers Weekly).
Enjoy three unforgettable stories set in the Scottish Highlands where forbidden love is eternal . . .
“The Beast Within” by Hannah Howell
Gybbon MacNachton spends his days searching for the Lost Ones—demons with the powerful MacNachton bloodline who are being hunted. When he stumbles upon Alice Boyd, living like a wild animal in the forest, she stirs a primitive lust deep within him—a lust that can only be sated by their explosive union . . .
“The Vampire Hunter” by Heather Grothaus
As the last survivor of her family of witches, Beatrix Levenach must protect the townspeople from vampires. But when her life is in danger, she is forced to accept help from Alder the White—a vampire from the clan who wiped out her ancestors. And when they discover an all-consuming passion, they must make the ultimate sacrifice for eternal love . . .
“Laird of Midnight” by Victoria Dahl
For fifty years, Finlay Maclain has hunted the vampire clan who murdered his family and made him one of them. Now, he’s sitting in a tavern, waiting for the last vampire he must kill. But a beautiful wench is distracting him beyond reason—and all he can think of is teasing her until she begs him to take her again and again . . .
Misunderstood vampires roam historic Scotland (12th century in one story, 16th in the others) in three novellas. Each of the authors builds a credible paranormal world and sets up a satisfying confrontation. Howell starts off with "The Beast Within," wherein passion flares when Gybbon MacNaughton, trying to find lost members of a dying vampire tribe, finds near-feral Alice Boyd hiding in the woods. In "The Vampire Hunter," Grothaus (The Warrior) presents a strong heroine in a likable witch and tavern keeper, Beatrix Levenach, who fights ravening vampires to protect unappreciative villagers. Dahl (To Tempt a Scotsman) introduces serving-wench Kenna Graham, saved from a demon by a laird who then demonstrates a few devilish qualities of his own, in "Laird of Midnight." Fans of Howell's Highland Thirst and Highland Vampire will find this equally enjoyable.