Everything comes with a price.
Scottish merchant Baron Christian “Ian” Sinclair longs for solid ground after sailing the Atlantic under King Charles II of England’s banner. When he returns home six months late, he didn’t plan on being captured, finding his family dead, or witnessing the aftermath of a burned estate.
Nephtyri, the last of two full-blooded vampires and the great-granddaughter of Pharaohs, dreams of Ian long before he docks in London and offers to avenge his murdered family. In exchange, she reveals their hidden ties to the secretive Hunters’ Guild—slayers and slavers intent on destroying all immortals and magic.
If the Guild seizes Ian, they will either enslave him against England or enthrone him as their Imperial Lord Hunter. His choices will then save or shatter Nephtyri, his found family, magic, and the Arsinoëphorus Alliance in the process.
She's the great-granddaughter of Pharaoh Arsinoë, who escaped being murdered by her sister, Cleopatra, and became the mother of all vampires. (Yes, THAT Cleopatra!) However, the biggest difference between them other than two generations of immortal queens? Nephtyri sits in exile in London, 1665--not Ptolemaic Egypt. She's also outrunning extinction at the hands of the Hunters' Guild, the final representation of Marc Antony's army on Earth. These slayers and enslavers view her as the top prize in their bounty system, but they're hiding all these secrets from their heir.
Born in the human world as Baron Christian Silas Alexander Sinclair, Ian is unaware of what goes on at home when he is at sea. Running a merchant fleet with The Caribbean calling him away for swaths of time, he finds himself longing for something much more--and not just a wife and family of his own. This time, though, arriving home hurts and costs him his human life and his favorite sibling to reveal the lies their father,
Silas the Slayer, took to the grave.
They might be from different worlds... but their souls are Fated to be mated. Even if it means ending the Hunters' Guild, their war against Merna, and the magic these immortal beings wield for good.
What happened to magic and all of its immortal warriors according to human history?
The Merna Annals contain the secrets lost to time.
Can they change Nephtyri's legacy? Can Fate be stopped?
This tale continues in Book 2: Bound by Oath and Heart.
The Hunters’ Guild may have won the battle, but the tide has Turned.
Fractured by Abraxas’s betrayal at Sancta Terra, merna scatter to the winds. The five remaining Elders split Ian and Nephtyri without realizing their sunwalker has a new secret. Though the budding couple can visit one another in dreams, a life apart tests their bond. A quest to find Ian a weapon to match his powers binds him to his bloodbound siblings. Their quests reveal not all mythical creatures are lost, and celestials play foul.
Rochelle adapts to a lesser role as Shifei of all vampires under the pressure of Bjorn’s presence in his halls at Amaranth. With the help of Aryeh and others near and afar, they plot with Ian and his siblings to save the Alliance without their new Uran Shifei-ra.
Suspicious of their allegiances in her ranks as the new merna queen, Nephtyri heightens the search to free her lost grandmother from the Hunters’ captivity. The dead walk and the living fight to thrive, but newly found joy lies on the horizon.
Formerly a Norse noblewoman in a time when Vikings walked across what is now French soil, she is the first to accept Nephtyri's vein as a Turnling. Despite the few hundred years separating them in age, Rochelle rose quickly to the challenge of what it meant to be a First Turnling. Not only is she very much the eldest daughter Nephtyri didn't think she could conceive, but Rochelle is also the first female to earn wearing Arsinoë's tiara as Uran Shifei. No other female gained the role purely through merit in a time when exiling their princess and her progenitor meant preservation for all merna--and not just vampires. In the past, she courted Bjorn. When she accepted the weight of the tiara and its duties, it ripped them apart.
Raised in Sweden, he and his human sister, Iliada, Turned at the hand of the former lycan Elder--who he rose to replace in his sister's stride. Meeting Rochelle, Iliada's eventual best friend, the night he learned about immortals being more than myth brought his little vampire's song into his life. Without either female, he withers and refuses to work with his fellow Elders easily to buck Rochelle's reign as Uran Shifei. Unafraid and broody on the outside, he feels lost when exile hits his friends and beloveds hardest. Jealous of Nephtyri, he accepts change and a role as Ian's mentor in magic at the end of Book 1: Bound by Fate and Blood.
Bjorn once made an oath to protect Rochelle until his dying breath.
He didn't intend to break her heart to do it.
The dark epic paranormal fantasy romance continues!
Can immortals save magic, or will humans end them to steal divine power? For good?
This tale continues in Book 3: Bound by Vengeance and Mind.
More about FREY and LEE's tale will be shared soon!
Balance dictates the price of happiness.
Reunited under Nephtyri’s command, the Arsinoëphorus Alliance reorganizes against the Hunters’ Guild. Empowered by the Goddess Nephthys, she leads an attack on Ephesus with a great price. In England and France, Ian tests the strength of his new blade, but he fears one possibility: Ronan lives as the Imperial Lord Heir. Consumed with his new siblings’ needs and Aryeh’s distractions over missing memoirs, the merna king faces vengeance or capture.
Frey frets over Lee’s captivity in Hunter hands, and he struggles with a higher role in the Alliance’s military. Torn between self-medication and redemption, he learns old debts seldom disappear when accepting a fallen angel’s aid. Saving his beloved catkin binds him to his siblings, old and new—and in time to share their anguish.