"Kendrian series keeps getting better and better"

The third novel set in the erotic world of the Kendrian's, Patrice Michelle has created a very well thought out, sensuous world of Vampires living and loving unobtrusively among us with each fulfilling the original promise of an intriguing spell binding series.

Duncan Moordor of the Ruean clan, is Ian's twin, and as a hybrid has spent his life in the shadows, neither Vampire nor human, embracing neither. His existence has worried his brother Ian for years and when a vampire goes rogue and kidnaps a human woman, Ian sends Duncan out to rescue her.

Rose is a PI, whose secretive client will pay her $7000 for any evidence of the existence of Vampires. When a visit to a hot night spot, puts her in the path of James, a member of the Sythen Clan, something about her drives him rogue, and after telling her of the existence of the Kendrian's, he kidnaps her. When Duncan finds her bound and gagged, he too senses something special about Rose, and finds himself possessively protective of her.

Duncan has vowed never to willingly turn another, nor to ever mate, not wishing to pass on his hybrid status on to another. Rose wants nothing to do with men at all, having had a traumatic experience when she was younger, she does however want a baby and the money from this job will pay for the AI she desperately wants. Duncan is the first man with whom she has ever felt "safe" and when their passionate exchange comes close to consummation, she refuses to allow Duncan to make love to her with a condom and he refuses to do so without - creating an incredibly frustrating impasse for both.

When an ancient vampire shows up in Rose's life things get very complicated very quickly, and in a effort to sort out the mystery of her heritage, Rose joined by Duncan, journeys to Ireland to learn of the heritage her Mother had been unable to share with her before her death many years earlier.

This is an incredibly sensual novel dealing with two stubborn, hard headed individuals who are passionately drawn to each other and terrified at what letting down their barriers will reveal about themselves. This is my favorite book in the series to date, in a series that just keeps getting better and better. Kudos to Ms Michelle for creating such an incredibly sensual and erotic world where honor as well as emotion thrive. A thoroughly enjoyable read by any standard.

Courtesy Eternal Night

Reviewed by Leola Brooks
Posted January 1, 2007


Duncan Mordoor has lived his entire life in total control. His hybrid vampire status might allow him to walk in the sun, but with his unique mind-reading ability, humans easily bore him and vampires give him a wide berth. Feeling like an outsider, Duncan limits his contact with both races, living by the motto: Never join in, Never let your true emotions be known and above all…Never lose control. He never expected rescuing a `human' woman would turn his life upside down. Everything he thought he was, everything he'd stood for all changed the day he met Rose Sinclair.

Rose has always held her emotions inside, keeping complete control, but there's one heart's desire she's always wanted. When a client offers her seven grand to provide proof that vampires exist, Rose takes the case. One minute she's in a night club asking questions about the existence of vampires, and the next she's running from a very real rogue vampire who's decided she'd make a perfect mate. But nothing scares her more than the seductive hybrid vampire who rescues her. With just one swipe of his tongue, Duncan makes her body hum, awakening a part of her she didn't know existed.

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A Taste for Control
(Kendrian Vampires: Book 3)
by Patrice Michelle

Ellora's Cave
December 1, 2005
Available: December 1, 2005
ISBN #1419953524
EAN #9781419953521
364 pages
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Other Books by
Patrice Michelle

Cajun Nights
A Taste of Revenge
Ellora's Cavemen: Tales from the Temple II
A Taste for Revenge
Dragon's Heart
Cajun Nights
A Taste for Passion
Bad In Boots: Harm's Hunger

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