A lady with no riches. A warrior with no sword. When death takes him from her, he'll return at any cost. But the price may be his soul—or her love.
Lady Maerea's wits and hard work are all that keep her people from starving. Now her brother has revived their forefathers' feud, and it's up to her to stop the bloodshed. But when the enemy arrives at the castle gates, he makes promises, not demands. Lord Alcaeus tempts her in ways she never imagined, and giving in would be the ultimate betrayal of her family.
Alcaeus is expected to take up the family sword against their age-old rivals, but revenge won't protect his brother's widow and child. He goes to Maerea seeking a truce, only to find that he wants a far more personal alliance with the brave and clever lady. But his intentions would inflame the conflict faster than any declaration of war.
Maerea and Alcaeus unite in a dangerous effort to end the feud, an act of duty that could lead to a lifetime of passion. But her brother's retribution tears them apart. Alcaeus's only hope is to become humans' worst fear: a Hesperine, a fanged immortal with powerful magic. Will his new power be enough to save Maerea, and can she ever forgive him for his bargain with the darkness?
Blood Price is the standalone prequel to the Blood Grace series, featuring a strong heroine, a sexy paranormal hero with a heart of gold, and worldbuilding that brings magic to life. Vela Roth's fresh take on vampires and fated mates is everything you love about paranormal romance, told in a whole new way. This steamy, full-length novel will sweep you into an epic fantasy world and satisfy you with an HEA.
Read Blood Price now and discover a world of unforgettable romance!