Helena Townsend is an obsession for Darien, a Master vampire. He turned her and made her the alpha female of his pack where she constantly had to fight to defend her position as the lead female. Darien however took great joys to humiliate and dominate her sexually for the ultimate submissive in front of the pack.
As Helena matures she finds herself hating the role she was molded to and she realizes that she doesn’t have to kill in order to feed and ultimately she runs from the pack. She becomes Lena, she is surviving on her own and is learning to develop her psychic abilities to read and encourage emotions thereby feeding on the emotions and controlling the bloodlust. But the pack wants her back and will go to any means to get her.
Richard Heron, a former owner (and dom) of a S&M club has left that life behind after the brutal murder of his wife during a session with a client. Now he is a devoted dad who misses the life.
Richard finds Lena while traveling over seas and they have great, mind blowing sex. Then he discovers she is a vampire and he runs for the airport and home. Now Lena fears what Darien will do to Richard and his family so she follows him back to the States. The attraction is great and Lena finds herself bonding to Richard and making him and his family part of her pack. Lena and Richard first must end the hunt by Darien and his pack before they can find happiness with each other and safety for the family. Lena learns to trust her submissive side while still being in control and Richard learns to enjoy his dominates nature without being controlling.
This book was listed as “spicy” and boy was it! It definitely raised the pulse a few notches! I thoroughly enjoyed Lilly Cain’s writing and flow of the book (after I got over blushing of course). The writing was direct, easy to read and the plot easy to follow... I will definitely add Lily Cain to my list of authors to look for and read.
Action and Adventure, Contemporary, Vampires
Running from a lover that has twisted her very nature, Lena Townsend hunts on her own.
Lena has been the object of many desires. Now she is all too aware that being an obsession can be deadly. Her mildly adventurous sexual life reached its pinnacle, and its end, when she met sexually dominant vampire Darien. He stole her life, and used her sensual nature to bend her to his will. In making her his own, he placed her in a position where she must constantly submit to him, yet be dominant to his pack. It’s a conflict that pulls her apart.
In leaving the pack, Lena strives for independence, but her vampire instincts push her to find more – to find a new pack, a new family. Alone, she cannot share what makes her vampire, and she cannot find a lover she can trust enough to reveal her submissive nature.
In her escape Lena discovers a power that could save her – the ability to read and influence emotion. With this talent she might survive the loneliness.
Unfortunately, her old pack wants her back, no matter what.
Richard Heron has given up everything for his daughter since the murder of his wife, but what he misses most is the chance to explore his deeply sensual side once again. Once the owner of a popular S&M club, and its favored dom, he left everything he was to shelter his family. Lena could offer him more than he ever expected, a level of sensuality he never knew existed and a love that could never die, but he must reconcile the danger she brings with his need to shield his family – especially when what killed his wife was certainly not human.
In a flight that leads her thousands of miles from her territory and into the province of a dragon, independence is not what Lena expected. But if she can finally learn to trust, she can find harmony with her submissive and vampiric natures, and join with Richard into a new blend of family – a Dark Harmony.
To My Readers: I’m really excited to bring you Lena and Richard’s story! In a world where nightmares sometimes sneak up on us, it’s wonderful to find a place where the good guys still win – even if they do have fangs.