When Brandon Noble and Angelina Jones first met, he was an awkward teenager harboring a crush on his tutor's sister. Five years later, Angelina is a streetwise cop who's sure she's seen it all, until Brandon comes back into her life—lean, handsome, possessing a strange, powerful allure. and a terrifying secret.


Brandon is one of the Brethren, an ancient clan of ruthless vampires. Like other Brethren families, the Nobles have accumulated great wealth and prestige, never marrying outside of their kin, never leaving the isolated Kentucky farmlands where they live, undetected, among their prey. Horrified by his birthright, Brandon shunned the ritual of the first kill, earning the Brethren's lasting wrath. But the exhilarating passion he and Angelina share rouses the primitive impulses he has tried so hard to deny. And even if Brandon can protect Angelina from his enemies, can he save her from his own dark thirsts?

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"Dark Thirst is a masterful read!"
Reviewed by Janalee Ruschhaupt
Posted June 5, 2007

As child, Brandon Noble is attacked, his throat slit and head trauma that is so severe he is left without his hearing. He grows up within the family unit called the Brethren, a vampire dynasty that dominates the Kentucky landscape. Because of his injuries, most of his family considers him Read more...

"Reinke creates a vivid world"
Reviewed by Deborah Macgillivray
Posted December 19, 2007

Sara Reinke starts with the good tenant for an author: write about what you know. Thus her setting Dark Thirst in Kentucky is a solid move. The Kentucky writer opens this highly original vampire tale, with a clan of vampires, originally made up of four families. They own a huge Read more...


Dark Thirst
(The Brethren: Book 1)
by Sara Reinke

Kensington Publishing (Zebra)
July 1, 2007
Available: July 3, 2007
ISBN #142010053X
EAN #9781420100532
320 pages
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