Shadow's Claim

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Shadow's Claim

Immortals After Dark, #13 / Dacians, #1

Prince Trehan, a vampire that has spent centuries serving his people as assassin against anyone that threatens their protected realm. Bettina is a princess to her demon race, and the prize in a deadly tournament. She and the keys to her demon kingdom draw a variety of species from the Lore into a ferocious battle. When Trehan’s duties bring him into Bettina’s life, he knows he has met his bride. Bettina is a wounded soul in search of safe haven, but could this vampire be the true love of her life? Trehan’s battle is not just in the tournament ring. The real battle is convincing Bettina that their destiny is each other, even as their mystical realm is hovering on the brink of war among the races. Let the games begin.

Kresley Cole is a master storyteller of romantic fantasy. Shadow’s Claim is a novel with romance to touch your heart and action to keep you on the edge of your seat. The chemistry between Trehan and Bettina pulses off the page as they dance around the sultry pull of passion that burns in their soul. Trehan is a master assassin and a master of seduction, especially now that he will do anything to convince his bride that they are destined to be together. Bettina is mentally trying to find herself as she struggles to overcome a life altering attack. Together their emotions infuse the story with heart wrenching romance, while the action playing out around them keeps the reader entrenched in a well-rounded plot. From beginning to end, this riveting novel will tantalize the senses. Shadow’s Claim is an excellent read and one I recommend as a must read to lovers of paranormal. Enjoy!


Book Blurb for Shadow's Claim

#1 New York Times bestseller Kresley Cole introduces The Dacians: Realm of Blood and Mist, a new paranormal series following the royal bloodline of Dacia, a vampire kingdom hidden within the Lore of the Immortals After Dark.

Shadow’s Claim features Prince Trehan, a ruthless master assassin who will do anything to possess Bettina, his beautiful sorceress mate, even compete for her hand in a blood-sport tournament— to the death.

HE WON’T BE DENIED

Trehan Daciano, known as the Prince of Shadows, has spent his life serving his people—striking in the night, quietly executing any threat to their realm. The coldly disciplined swordsman has never desired anything for himself—until he beholds Bettina, the sheltered ward of two of the Lore’s most fearsome villains.

SHE’S BOUND TO ANOTHER

Desperate to earn her guardians’ approval after a life-shattering mistake, young Bettina has no choice but to marry whichever suitor prevails—even though she’s lost her heart to another. Yet one lethal competitor, a mysterious cloaked swordsman, invades her dreams, tempting her with forbidden pleasure.

A BATTLE FOR HER BODY AND SOUL

Even if Trehan can survive the punishing contests to claim her as his wife, the true battle for Bettina’s heart is yet to come. And unleashing a millennium’s worth of savage need will either frighten his Bride away—or stoke Bettina’s own desires to a fever pitch. . . .


Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2013 4.50