BTS Book Reviews Issue 18 - Page 86

EMBRACE THE MYSTERY by Caris Roane As ruler of his realm, Master Vampire Quinlan shuns permanent relationships. But when his lust takes him to Batya’s bedroom and an ancient fae attacks, he launches into protector mode and finds himself embroiled -- body, soul, and fangs -- with a woman he’d only meant to conquer then leave. The Inside Scoop Why I Wrote the Blood Rose Series: Vampires fascinate… Vampires fascinate me, their strength, heightened abilities, aversion to sunlight, and deep, perpetual need for the blood of others to survive. In writing the Blood Rose Series, I tapped into the idea that paranormal entities are essentially beings with exaggerated qualities that we all have as humans, which for me makes vampires relatable. And the thrill comes from the correlation between what it is to be vampire and what it is to be human – being strong enough to survive, developing a variety of skills to do well in life, managing the hard truths of existence and mortality, and being interdependent with each other without suffocating or abandoning the ones we love. from the vampire world of the Nine Realms. She has no interest in returning to her birth realm. The last thing she wants to be is a blood rose. As for the hero, he’s never had a long-term relationship in his entire life and now he’s supposed to be tied to one woman forever? Neither wants this commitment-fraught relationship, yet they just can’t seem to stay away from each other. And the moment she chooses to fulfill his critical need, the earth trembles and the heavens part. Vampires forever… Vampires have been part of our culture for decades and will continue to enthrall us with their fangs, strength, and at times absolute sexiness. Let the Blood Rose Series become a new journey for you! Vampires use their fangs… In the Blood Rose Series, of which EMBRACE THE MYSTERY is the third installment, I asked the questions: what if only one woman could take care of the chronic blood-starvation needs of a master vampire? How would this woman feel about being the ‘only one’ who could end the suffering of a vampire? Would she despise the job or really take to it? And what of the vampire? Would he resent that such a woman, by definition, could have power over him? That he might crave her, sacrifice for her, battle for her? USA TODAY Bestselling Author Caris Roane has published fourteen paranormal romance books, both as an Indie author and with St. Martin’s Press. She has also published over fifty Regency romances with Kensington Publishing and is currently re-issuing her backlist. Be sure to sign up for her newsletter at www. carisroane.com. Vampires have critical needs… The heroine of EMBRACE THE MYSTERY enjoys the life she built for herself as an artist completely apart 86 | www.BTSeMag.com CarisRoane.com