In the arms of a centuries-old vampire, a woman awakens to newfound passion—and magical powers of her own.
Hungarian vampires are born, not made—and can breed with mortal females. Being one of the oldest of his kind, Quill Falconer has honed his skills at hunting just the right kind of prey, which is why his latest victim confounds him. She shouldn’t remember his drinking her blood. And he shouldn’t still be craving more . . .
Callie Hathaway’s life is as normal as it can be after the death of the beloved grandmother who raised her. Until one night, feeling foggy and fatigued, she realizes that a strangely sensual encounter with a dark, handsome man didn’t occur only in her imagination.
As Callie and Quill’s unique connection draws them together, an ancient order of knights seeks Quill’s destruction. Being together puts Callie in mortal danger—until she uncovers a magical family legacy. Side by side they’ll fight for survival, and for each other, as the brotherhood of vampire hunters gather for one final showdown.
Ashley (Everlasting Embrace) delivers a dated, off-putting paranormal romance centered on one of the world's oldest vampires. When vampire Quill Falconer first encounters Callie Hathaway, he plans to drink her blood, wipe her memory and send her on her way. But the memory wipe doesn't take, and Callie's left confused and curious about the mysterious man who attacked her. Quill, drawn to her blood in a way he doesn't understand, uses his psychic powers to convince her to meet him so he can feed from her again. Shortly thereafter, he's besieged by the Knights of the Dark Wood, an ancient order dedicated to killing vampires. Quill wins the fight, but knowing that more knights will soon come after him, he turns to Callie for help. Against her better judgement, Callie allows him to hide out in her home. Within days, they've fallen in love, though Callie's internal monologue constantly wavers between desire for Quill and fear for her life, which will put a damper on the passionate scenes for many readers. Then Callie discovers that she may have supernatural abilities of her own. Callie's powers save her character from total clich , but many readers will find the central relationship too unhealthy to be entertaining. This is one to skip.