April 29, 2012

Amber Riley's Kindred Blood


Kindred Blood series.
Amber Riley, welcome to Romance Lives Forever! Please tell us about your Kindred Blood series.

Title: The Flash of a Firefly (Kindred Blood, Book 1)
Author: Amber Riley
Length: Approx. 50,000 words
Genre: YA Paranormal/Fantasy Romance
BLURB:
Trying to put his past behind him, Kaden moves to New York City where he creates a new life for himself. And that isn't easy, considering the fact that he's a six-hundred-year-old vampire who hasn't fed on a human in more than a century. Unfortunately, the past isn't something you can always escape from. When old enemies resurface, they come with a message. His master wants him back and refusing isn't an option.
Confronted with losing both his freedom, as well as the human that has captivated him, Kaden struggles to hold onto his humanity while controlling his darker side. He knows the showdown is inevitable. He must find a way to stand his ground.
EXCERPT:
Then, a hundred feet away, two figures slowed their pace to match mine. I clenched my jaw and forced my feet to keep moving forward. I hadn't been looking forward to this day. I knew it would come sooner or later. I just wished that I had listened to my gut instinct in the first place.
Well, there was no going back now. I was within reach of them, and my blood was boiling under my skin.
"What are you doing here?" I snarled.
"It's good to see you too, Kaden."
Her hair tumbled down her back, and her jaw set as she forced her full red lips into a big smile. It was a face I hadn't seen in over two centuries, one I could have gone a thousand lifetimes without seeing again.
"What are you doing here?" I repeated.
"Would you treat your own sister so coldly after all this time?" she asked in a sickeningly sweet voice.
"You're no relation to me," I growled through gritted teeth.
She smiled sarcastically. "We've come to take you home."
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Title: The Well of Truth (Kindred Blood, Book 2)
Author: Amber Riley
Length: Approx. 50,000 words
Genre: YA Paranormal/Fantasy Romance
BLURB:
Well of Truth
Kaden has made a promise to the Iustitia. In exchange for helping the vampire hunters rid Rome of their supernatural infestation, he will never be hunted by the church-assuming he makes it out of the country alive. With a master vampire who is letting the city be terrorized, Kaden must uncover his true motives before it is too late.
Something dangerous is closing in on Kaden, and he cannot afford to be weak. Inside Vatican City, the vampires are more vulnerable than they have ever been. But with his independence on the line, Kaden is breaking every rule in the book, putting everyone's lives at risk. Worse yet, he is feeling things again-things he has not felt in centuries. He must find a way to completely sever his ties with the past. Unfortunately, in a city that is supposed to be off limits to all vampires, Kaden finds more than he bargained for-and loses even more.
"The Well of Truth" tells a haunting tale in which a hardened vampire will realize that some secrets are better left in the dark.
EXCERPT:
Sullivan was pulled backward. I didn't dare take my eyes from Tobias. He appeared to be sleeping, but vampires could be excellent actors. That was one reason I hesitated to go into the room. The other reason was fear. The room was a vampire's hell, and I didn't want to be anywhere near it. I would never survive being locked inside.
"Kaden, stop," Vin demanded. "Get away from the door." There was the sound of impact and he began coughing.
"What are you waiting for?" Flo hissed.
I chanced it. I looked back. Flo's back was blistered and red, Stu's face was covered in blood, and Sullivan's neck was slowly healing from a large gash. There wasn't any time left to waste. I had to kill him and get us out of the tunnels safely.
I turned to the tomb again and jumped, banging my head on the stone. Tobias was sitting with his legs crossed and his hands curled over his knees. He looked up at me calmly with angry hazel eyes.
"Hello," he said hoarsely. "I don't believe we've met."
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Title: The Land of Tears (Kindred Blood, Book 3)
Author: Amber Riley
Length: Approx 50,000 words
Genre: YA Paranormal/Fantasy Romance
Land of Tears
BLURB:
Spain is the one place Kaden never planned to see again. Years after he escaped the master vampire, he has never looked back—until now. As he stands before enemy vampires and werewolves, he knows that determination is the only thing that can save Lyn from her captives. Everything Kaden has worked so hard for has to be forgotten. He must become a ruthless killer once again.
After everything Kaden has done to remain free, he has purposely walked back into his old life, leaving his friends behind in order to protect them. Now, in the midst of a bad game of hide and seek with Phoenix, Kaden must fool everyone into thinking he has returned for all the right reasons. But Phoenix is not easily swayed. He still resents Kaden for leaving and letting Tobias out of his tomb. Kaden is running out of time. If his plan fails, there will never be another opportunity.
In the third tale of the Kindred Blood series, a young life depends on whether Kaden can convince Phoenix and his fellow vampires to trust him. One way or another, things are about to end where they all began."
EXCERPT:
The headlights of a Volkswagen blinked at me once. I approached the car and bent to the driver's side window. "Hey, Max."
"Hello," he replied slowly. He turned in his seat to look behind him. "Gabriel, are you sure about this?"
"We talked it through last night," he said softly. "It will be fine."
Max sighed. "Just remember what they said." When Gabriel didn't answer, he continued on. "Your brother has been filled in, like you asked. But please stick to the plan. I don't want to make that phone call."
Gabriel's pale hand reached for the handle. I quickly opened the car door and helped him onto the street. "I am perfectly clear on what is going to happen."
Max said a few lines in Italian. Gabriel smiled and replied. I didn't know what they said, but it seemed important. The look Max gave me before driving away was unreadable, but it was clear that our relationship hinged on how the night ended.
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Amber Riley

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Amber Riley has enjoyed writing short stories since childhood and is happiest with a cat in her lap. Born and raised in Central New York, she is currently living in Germany with her new son and husband, a Seabee with the US Navy.

3 comments:

  1. Amber, welcome! This is my favorite kind of book, so I'm glad to have you here today.

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