★ ★ ★ ★ ★ HE INTENDS TO KILL HER FOR HER GRANDFATHER'S SINS. ★ ★ ★★ ★
Sacrifice--he knows it well.
Rydere Dardaptos has sacrificed many things in his six hundred years as king of the Dardaptoan vampires. He's ruled his people for centuries, while always searching for the female vampire chosen by the goddess to be his mate. He has almost given up hope. While on a midnight quest for vengeance for the deaths of two thousand of his people, he finds the mate he has been searching for.
But there are three problems. She's human. She is the granddaughter of his people's greatest enemy. And he's there to kill her.
Now he has to choose between the people he has led for centuries--or the female destined to be his.
Company CEO Emily Taniss is used to leading a company of thousands, but being the vampire queen is not something she would ever have signed up for.
She definitely isn't some deranged vampire king's chosen bride--no matter how her body is starting to call out for his.
Emily just has to play along with his plans until her father and uncles come to save her. Easier said than done--especially as a life with a vampire king starts to sound as enticing as the blood pounding in his veins. Emily hungers for the king now...
But the Dardaptoan vampires have more than one enemy, and a vampire's mate is the perfect target for revenge.
If Rydere can't convince her to trust him fast, he and Emily will pay the ultimate price...
★★★★★★ Previously published in 2012 as the novella The Blood King, book 1 in the Dardanos PNR series. The book has been updated and expanded in 2020. Watch for more Dardanos titles relaunching in 2020/2021.★★★★★★