"totally delightful new series of lives and loves of the Kendrian"
A Taste of Passion is the first novel set in the sensuous,
powerful world of the Vampiric race of the Kendrian's. Ms.
Michelle has created a world for her Kendrian's with their
own hierarchy, laws, and enforcers. A world peopled by both
the honorable and dishonorable, determined to co-exist with
humans and to live full productive lives abiding by the
laws of the Clans. The Kendrian rulers acknowledge that
with preternatural abilities come with increased
responsibilities and those abilities require policing by
their own kind.
Rana Sterling has always live life vicariously through her
gregarious Grandfather Jack, and feels cast adrift when he
dies suddenly. In an effort to reconnect herself she takes
the beautiful 'Vette he left her for a drive in the
country, coming across a small antique shop. Inside she
finds a silver ring with two blood red stones that seems to
smell of lavender and once on her finger, feels like it
A chance meeting at the entrance to the cemetery; sensuous,
erotic dreams of a compelling man with silver blue eyes,
and the shock of that same man walking into her book store
sends her fantasies into overdrive.
Lucian Travern will be VitÚ, ruler of the Kendrian's, the
vampire clans that dwell inconspicuously among us. As head
of Clan Kantres, Lucian, is supposed to become VitÚ in
three days, but since his human fiancÚ died more than 90
years ago he has found solace in the belief of
reincarnation and has no desire to take his place as VitÚ
without her at his side.
When he accidentally meets Rana during a visit to his dead
fiancÚ's grave, he senses something special about her and
upon further investigation, becomes more and more enamored
of Rana and set upon making her his mate.
When Rana is severely injured during a confrontation with a
vampire from another clan who has been disregarding the
very laws of the clans that Lucian will be responsible for
upholding, Rana is forced to make some difficult decisions.
Will Lucian's ascension to VitÚ protect or harm her? Can
she deny the Clans a just and fair leader, a protector and
defender of the Kendrian race by refusing to marry Lucien,
for reasons she can't even share with him? Will Rana's
refusal to marry him force him to reconsider taking his
rightful place as Leader of the Kendrians? A fast paced
novel of irony and humour filled with sweet, sensuous
characters in the thoroughly defined world of the Kendrian
race. A totally delightful new series of the promising many
sensuous journeys into the lives and loves of the Kendrian
Courtesy: Eternal Night
Posted February 12, 2006
Reviewed by Leola Brooks
Posted November 21, 2006