To begin, let me begin by stating that I am a huge fan of author Jordan K. Rose, and her fantastic vampires. In this new Central City series, she has not in any way disappointed. Her Vampire’s Promise introduces readers to a whole new crew of vamps, with a whole new slew of villains and troubles to match. I found the story to be very fast paced and engaging, and moving in such a way as to keep me intrigued with every turn of the page. I couldn’t put it down. If it wasn’t obvious already, I simply adored each character, and I will be adding each new novel to my ever expanding bookshelves as they arrive. I believe that both long standing fans of Ms. Rose and new fans will both love this new series, just as I did.
It’s been nearly 20 years since a brutal fire swept through the Panthera research compound, killing it’s founder, Lawrence Tyrone. And in every one of those days since the fire, Reade Hayes still thinks about it- and about the one little detail that often gets overlooked. It’s a small detail, with bright eyes and a sweet smile. She was rumored to have died in the fire with her father, but is it possible that she may have survived? He did swear a blood oath to protect her, and he’s still alive, so she has to be alive somewhere, right? Yet when he meets the petite stunner in the bar with the lethal moves, Reade can barely accept that she might be the missing little one, Lawrie Tyrone, yet she insists she is. But how did she survive? And what is she doing out of Panthera? Reade knows there’s lots to find out. In the meantime, Lawrie is more than busy trying to protect not only herself, but also her heart, as she tries to figure out what, and who, to trust.
Raging Fire Kills Co-Founder, Daughter.
Panthera Laboratories in Ruin.
~ Central City Gazette, 1994
Reade Hayes knows better than any vampire that nothing good ever comes out of Central City. So he isn’t surprised the beautiful blonde he meets in a dive bar is crazy. What does surprise him is how fast she moves, how hard she hits, and the fact she’s wearing a ring he last saw two decades ago on the hand of his dead friend.
Is it possible the little girl he swore a blood pact to protect didn’t die in the fire? If the beauty sitting beside him is that pretty little baby, where has she been for twenty years? And why is she so lethal?
On hindsight Lawrie Tyrone realizes drinking vampire blood might not have been the smartest decision. But scientists experiment and if she is going to prove her father was not a traitor, she has to take risks. So far she’s experienced no alarming side effects, well, none other than being able to recognize vampires walking among humans.
From the power he exudes to his gorgeous dark eyes everything about the man to her right screams danger. Every logical thought tells her to kill him. But something in his eyes stops her. Is he using his vampire powers to influence her, or is something else making her heart ache for him?
Can love thrive in the ruins of Central City?