"A fresh new twist on the seduction of vampires."

Byron has spent all of his nearly four hundred years climbing the vampire social ladder. He held the honorable position of Treasurer of his Clan for two centuries before finally becoming a Dominie. He is a vampire, immortal, and he does what he wants, when he wants.

Byron also knows that he must not socialize much with humans. He lives his life mostly in solitary, because he cannot risk making the mistake of mating with a human like his father. Then temptation arrives on his island and she is stranded for a few days.

Violet is intelligent and witty, beautiful and outspoken, and totally off limits to Byron. He will not allow himself to become involved, and his Clan forbids relationships between vampires and humans.

The Claim is the first in the Forbidden series and is written in Byron's point of view. Samantha Sommersby has created a new twist on vampires, making them more infatuating than ever before. Combine that twist with some powerful characters such as Byron, who has a humorous and very stubborn side, and Violet, the intelligent beauty who steals your heart at first sight, and you have a book that you can simply not put down. I look forward to reading the next book in the series, because I know that Byron and Violet's story is just beginning.

Reviewed by Melissa Conatser
Posted March 15, 2009


Byron Renfield has spent years climbing the social ladder, and is now successful, handsome, independently wealthy...and a vampire. For over two centuries, he’s held the honored position of Treasurer of his Clan’s most sacred Trust. He’s also been responsible for the financial security of the most elite of the immortals, the Dominie.

In order to ensure his redemption, Byron isolated himself on a small private island, away from all temptation. It was a good plan…until the day Violet Deeds was stranded there.

Violet is beautiful, sexy, outspoken, and a human, which makes her completely off limits. His society’s canon may forbid relationships between vampires and humans, but will that be enough to help Byron and Violet conquer the intensity of their attraction to one another? Or will Byron succumb and take a little nibble?

This is a fresh new twist on the classic vampire tale of seduction. Extremely erotic, Forbidden: The Claim has a hero that you’ll want to spend eternity with and a heroine you’ll envy. It’s the first in what is surely going to be a fabulously successful series for Samantha Sommersby.

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The Claim
(Forbidden: Book 1)
by Samantha Sommersby

Linden Bay Romance
April 1, 2006
Available: April 1, 2006
ISBN #1905393326
EAN #9781905393329
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Samantha Sommersby

The Temptation
The Temptation
The Revolution
The Awakening
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