"a scorching romance"

Don Rafael Perez is forced to become a vampire, and tortured for centuries before he breaks his bondage. He is now the leader of the largest vampire territory. He rules with strength and honor befitting what he once was, a Spanish knight. As a human, he had only one true love and no other until he meets Grania.

Grania O'Malley was brought up in an orphanage, but she made the best of her situation. She put herself through school and became a veterinarian. She has this strange notion that she can find her perfect husband by conducting a scientific research. She never thought it would lead her to a sexy and dangerous vampire that she has dreamt about for years.

Grania is every bit a match for Rafael. They soon find that their attraction isn't all they share; their bond is much greater. Even so, Rafael's love for Grania could put her in danger. Rafael has an enemy that has waited centuries to kill him, and anyone he holds dear. However his enemy doesn't anticipate Grania will be Rafael's salvation.

Ms. Whiteside has created a seductive, mob-like world of vampires with their laws that govern their reign. Grania and Rafael's passion scorches the pages with erotic embraces. Grania's dreams about Rafael's life is both captivating and chilling. We learn what he had to endure and how he was able to keep his pledge of honor.

Highly recommended for those that love a scorching romance with enough paranormal intrigue to keep you on your toes.

Courtesy: Karen Michelle Nutt, author

Reviewed by Karen Michelle Nutt
Posted February 15, 2007


Once a medieval Spanish knight, Don Rafael Perez has been a vampire for seven centuries, clinging to his code of honor despite years of torture. He has risen to become the leader of the largest vampire territory in North America, spanning Texas and Oklahoma. But a cruel and seductively cunning rival is challenging his rule-fanning the flames of all-out war.

Adept at sending women into raptures of ecstasy while he feeds, Rafael has many willing lovers. But into his domain comes a woman he must deny himself: Grania O'Malley, a new veterinarian at the world-renowned Texas Hill Country Raptor Center. Rafael soon realizes he shares a bond with Grania he can't explain and doesn't trust. But neither can he stay away from her.

Grania, convinced that she can find a suitable husband through scientific research, has no explanation for why her body turns to molten fire at the mere sight of Rafael or why her very existence tempts him into breaking every rule of both his body and his mind just when he needs to be stronger than ever...

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Bond of Blood
(Texas Vampire trilogy: Book 1)
by Diane Whiteside

Berkley Pub Group
October 1, 2006
ISBN #0425207749
EAN #9780425207741
336 pages
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Other Books by
Diane Whiteside

The Shadow Guard
The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2
Bond of Darkness
Texas Vampires: Bond of Blood
Bond of Fire
Beyond the Dark
Captive Dreams
The Hunter's Prey
The Switch
The Irish Devil
Captive Dreams
The Best of Ellora's Cave, Volume 1
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