Two hundred years have passed since Anna Randal gave herself to Conde Cezar in a night of relentless passion. Since then, Anna has become filled with unearthly power she can't begin to comprehend. And the sexy, charming vampire responsible has eluded all of her efforts to track him down, until now . . .Cezar's blissful encounter with Anna cost him two centuries of penance. But one thing hasn't changed-his body's response to her is as urgent as ever. Now, commanded by the Oracles to keep watch over Anna, Cezar finds himself torn between his need to protect her-and to possess her.Someone wants Anna dead. And as an ancient enemy prepares to wage a terrifying battle, Anna must decide whether to succumb to a dark, burning desire-and accept a destiny that could change the world forever . . .
©2009 Debbie Raleigh (P)2013 Tantor
"[Ivy's] place in the paranormal pantheon is assured!" (RT Book Reviews)
Anna is drawn to tall, dark, sexy and handsome Spanish Cezar and they have a night of passion where she loses her virginity and a few pints of blood (unfortunately not shared with the listener). When she wakes up he's gone and she's changed discovering she's immortal so blames him for turning her realising too late that he's not only tall, dark, sexy and handsome but he's also very dead and a vampire too.
Two centuries later she's seeking revenge (unknowing that the Oracles have punished him already by making him impotent and in service to them all that time) as she is actually 'Special' not a Vampire. However, when Anna sees him once again she forgets revenge as the sparks fly, along with a lot of sexual tension, Cezar is instantly aroused by her (yippee) and he tries to explain she's not a Vampire but can do magic. Alas, the Oracles have given him the job of keeping his hands off her and keeping her safe as her life is being threatened by a wicked Queen whose also her Aunt and Anna has an important Prophecy to fulfil.
Cezar has a battle on his hands, he lusts after her and she just can't say no (well who could) but along with their passionate, tender but doomed romance there's action, humor, magic, great dialogue, sex, mystery and suspense along with supernaturals from previous books including a funny French Gargoyle, Fae, a Goddess, a Werewolf and some sexy Vampires which sweeten this enjoyable listen and they all try to defeat the Queen.
Worth a credit? Another enjoyable entertaining paranormal romance gratefully added to my library, along with the rest in this awesome fantasy world, so YES a creditworthy listen. If you're not following this series already I humbly suggest you start at book 1 because of the histories relating to all the other characters involved.
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