BloodGifted

Shortlisted for the Golden Stake Award at the 2017 International Vampire Film and Arts festival

How far would you go to save your family from an ancient curse?

Primary school teacher, Laura Dantonville’s life is torn apart when she learns her family's ancestral legacy, and a shocking secret that explains her inability to age.

Within days, she’s propelled into a violent underworld ruled by magic, murder and mystery. There are battles she knows nothing about and where rival vampire clans rule the shadows.

This is Alec’s world, though not by choice.
Laura needs protection and he’s assigned to be her guardian, a role he must accept or risk an eternity of servitude.

Time is running out.

With her family threatened, Laura must decide to which world she belongs – human or vampire?
Can she survive long enough to make the right one?
Or will her fate – and that of her family – be decided by another, unexpected source?


*You’ll love this sexy, action-filled paranormal romance that will have you turning the pages until you reach the end.
 
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“Wickedly Awesome."
"Dark, gothic, & page-turning."
“Had me laughing out loud several times!”
“Vampires, a witch, action, suspense, danger and romance.”


*Runner-up in AUSROM Today Readers Choice Award for Best New Author in 2014*

"BloodGifted is an intriguing blend of history and contemporary paranormal romance... With beautiful descriptions and solid, visual action scenes her strength, let alone her historical knowledge, I have no doubt this talented author will grow from strength to strength as the series progresses." -Lindsay J Pryor, Best Selling author of the Blackthorn series. 

"Great mix of paranormal, suspense and romance & so much more ... " Storm Goddess Reviews

"I was hooked from the beginning ..." Chick Lit Plus

"For those readers who enjoy a story full of twists, turns and intrigue - this is a story you have to pick up. I can see why this book has been a contender for many awards." Top 500 Amazon Reviewer 

"Lots of twists and turns, some you see coming, others you don't. THE ENDING! UGH! Cannot wait for Book 2 that's all I can say!" Step Into Fiction

" ... there is romance, danger, violence, sex, jealousy and it's all weaved into a believable & fascinating story." Reads A Lot

" I fell in love with this story and the characters of this book ..." Paranormal Romance & Authors That Rock


Extract #1:

    ‘Humans aren’t the only ones who like a change in diet.’
    Okay, I didn’t think of that. ‘Seriously?’
    He steepled his fingers and pressed them against his mouth, as his eyes remained resolutely on mine. I’d swear they were laughing.
Well, two could play at that game. ‘Does that include feeding from animals?’
    ‘No.’
    ‘Pity. You could have kept the rat population down.’
    His mouth crinkled up into a definite smile. ‘Are you baiting me, Miss Dantonville?’
    ‘I wouldn’t dream of it!’ Although that was exactly what I was doing. I didn’t know this man – this creature – and who knew what he would do if I angered him, yet here I was allowing my temper to control my tongue. It was stupid, but I couldn’t help myself.
    ‘Oh, I believe you are.’ His head angled to one side as he regarded me.       ‘That’s a dangerous game to play.’
    ‘I’m only returning the compliment, Mr Munro,’ I replied, and a nervous tingle ran the length of my spine. I hoped that with that last remark, I hadn’t gone too far. But it was too late to take it back.
    ‘Doctor Munro.’
    ‘You have a profession?’ I couldn’t hide my surprise.
    ‘Even the evil undead have a mortgage these days,’ came the dry reply.
    ‘Is that how you see yourself?’
    He was silent for a moment before he said, ‘Evil, undead, or a member of the legions of the debt ridden?’
    I suppressed my laugh, as a string of images of vampires rising from their coffins to see their bank manager for a loan flitted through my mind. But that wasn’t what I wanted to know. This man was supposedly a vampire, yet so far I’d seen no tangible evidence of that, only sensed it. ‘Evil,’ I answered.
    ‘Everyone carries the potential for evil inside them, and my kind has a greater propensity for it. The temptation to kill is stronger because human blood is our food. Your kind doesn’t hesitate to kill their food source, and it’s not regarded as evil.’
    Tell that to the vegans.



Extract #2:

I spun around to face him, but as I was still out of breath all I could do was stand there, with my hands clenched by my side, and glare at him. He moved away from the door and came slowly toward me. I took a step back.
‘It occurred to me I don’t like the idea of becoming a single mother,’ I managed to say between breaths.
‘You should have thought of that sooner.’ He pulled his T-shirt over his head and dropped it on the floor.
I stared open mouthed at his chiselled body, the rippling muscles of his torso and the sword and serpent tattoo on his left breast. It was identical to the image on the stained glass window. On impulse, I reached out and touched it.
‘All the men have one. It marks us as belonging to Luc’s clan,’ he said.
‘Does he have one too?’
‘Yes.’ The look in his eyes intensified. ‘Keep touching me, Laura.’
My hands traced the hard planes of his chest, stomach and the delectable trail of dark hair that disappeared below the tops of his jeans.
‘You told me never to touch you again. You still feel that way?’
‘If I did, I wouldn’t be agreeing to this. It’s only sex, nothing more. A means to an end.’
‘Did I promise anything more?’
No, he didn’t. This was, as he so succinctly put it, a business arrangement.

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