Forbidden : The Awakening. Samantha Sommersby. The past two months have been the longest of Byron Renfield's three hundred and seventy-nine years. After almost four centuries of dedicated service to his clan, four centuries spent in the pursuit of redemption, the powerful vampire did the inexplainable and unforgivable. In an impulsive act of passion he claimed the beautiful Violet Deeds, a human, as his mate.
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The Guide to the Forbidden Series is now available! Everything you ever wanted to know:. Buy Now:. Byron Renfield has spent years climbing the social ladder, and is now successful, handsome, independently wealthy For over two centuries, he's held the honored position of Treasurer of his Clan's most sacred Trust. He's also been responsible for the financial security of the most elite of the immortals, the Dominie. In order to ensure his redemption, Byron isolated himself on a small private island, away from all temptation.
It was a good plan. Violet is beautiful, sexy, outspoken, and a human, which makes her completely off limits. His society's canon may forbid relationships between vampires and humans, but will that be enough to help Byron and Violet conquer the intensity of their attraction to one another?
Or will Byron succumb and take a little nibble? This is a fresh new twist on the classic vampire tale of seduction. Extremely erotic, Forbidden: The Claim has a hero that you'll want to spend eternity with and a heroine you'll envy.
It's the first in what is surely going to be a fabulously successful series for Samantha Sommersby. She has wonven her way into my heart She was sleeping. Sprawled out on the guest bed, the edge of my shirt riding up just enough to tease me. There was a chill in the room.
I set her dinner tray down on the dresser, then knelt before the fireplace and quietly removed the grate. It took me just a few minutes to get it started. I'd had lots of practice after all, centuries worth. Do you want to talk about it? It's just. I wish that I had come sooner, had a chance to say goodbye.
She had a full life though, didn't-". It doesn't even make any sense? What is a full life? I set her down carefully next to the commode, then I turned on the light, closed the door and ran downstairs in search of ice. When I returned a few minutes later, she was sitting on the red velvet chaise that was in the corner of my room, her foot propped up on a stack of Chinese silk pillows, my latest financial magazine in her hands.
I laid the bag of frozen peas I'd brought upstairs on top of her slightly swollen ankle. When I did, my fingertips lightly grazed her skin. It was a simple thing, touching her ankle; even that slight touch had the power to drive me to distraction.
I pulled away. I used to think that it had to do with how long someone was around. You know, living to a ripe old age. Until you were. When I was a medical student, I saw my share of death. Being ready for it? It's not about reaching some magical age. It's about being at peace, about accepting your mortality, about looking back at your life and being satisfied with how you've lived it.
Accepting mortality was something I'd never given much consideration to. I'd never had to. But I did then. I thought about Fred, about the choice she make and how she lived her life. Then I thought about my father, about how bitter and resentful he'd been. He carried his mortality like a shroud. Was it simply a matter of perspective? People link satisfaction with attainment, but what if it's really about acceptance?
What if it's not about getting into Heaven? Maybe there is no Heaven for creatures like me. Maybe this life, here, now, is all I'm ever going to get. She reached over and brushed her fingers across my wrinkled forehead. Care to share? I'm talking about the big stuff. Now, they don't talk about that much, vampires don't. They don't talk about the things that they miss, the things that they will never have. Perhaps it's because we have no control over it.
Why brood about what can't be changed? Kind of creepy, don't you think? I watched her as she bit down on her lower lip. It was as sexy as hell and I found myself wanting to take her lip into my own mouth.
It was full and red, ripe and I wanted to sweep my tongue across it, to suck it into my mouth, to take just one. I'm going to live forever. I'm beautiful and rich, and I've met a drop-dead gorgeous French guy who promises to be the love of my life?
You could live for quite some time, a hundred years, two hundred, maybe more. I couldn't help but smile. He adores you. He has eyes only for you. Even when you are old, and gray, and disgusting. Her mouth fell open, and she gave my shoulder a little shove.
You should take lessons from my Frenchman. He tells me that I am getting better with age, like fine wine. He's also a very attentive lover, and a devoted father. It all had occurred so long ago. Yet it seemed in many ways to have happened just yesterday. So they may have a normal life. You can eat regular food, and sleep in a regular bed.
Only the warped vampires traipse around biting people and draining their blood, Violet. I marry Pierre, keep the kids and live to a ripe old age with no regrets! Why not, indeed? My father had broken the rules. I was here, after all. My parents died when I was still young, and Fred had essentially raised me. She certainly broke the rules. She didn't seem to regret it, either. Not one bit.
Although she never had children, never had to face the pain of giving them up. Cause I hear vampires are pretty morally flexible, being evil and soulless and all.
Okay, I have one now. You're stuck on an island for three whole days with a moderately attractive woman who finds you interesting and would like to get to know you better. Do you pretend you've already eaten, and make her dine alone in the guest room, or do you do the polite thing and have dinner with her? I saw it coming. I probably saw it coming before she even realized she was going to do it. Immortals are like that, especially those of us that have been around for a long time, we anticipate, and we defend.
She grasped the throw pillow and swung it towards my head in a wide arch. Long before it could connect, I had her wrist grasped firmly in my hand and her arm held up over her head. My body was hovering over the length of hers and the rumble of a low growl was still emitting from my chest.
She glance down and then back up, searchingly into my eyes. And, that's when I made the biggest mistake of my three hundred and seventy-nine years.
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Hmmm, I appreciate the irony of the main character in a vampire book with the name Renfield Forbidden : The Claim. Samantha Sommersby. Byron Renfield has spent years climbing the social ladder, and is now successful, handsome, independently wealthy.
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The Guide to the Forbidden Series is now available! Everything you ever wanted to know:. Buy Now:. Byron Renfield has spent years climbing the social ladder, and is now successful, handsome, independently wealthy For over two centuries, he's held the honored position of Treasurer of his Clan's most sacred Trust. He's also been responsible for the financial security of the most elite of the immortals, the Dominie.
Byron Renfield has spent years climbing the social ladder, and is now successful, handsome, independently wealthy. For over two centuries, he's held the honored position of Treasurer of his Clan's most sacred Trust. He's also been responsible for the financial security of the most elite of the immortals, the Dominie. In order to ensure his redemption, Byron isolated himself on a small private island, away from all temptation. It was a good plan. Violet is beautiful, sexy, outspoken, and a human, which makes her completely off limits.
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