Title: Dark Wine at Sunrise (A Hill Vampire Novel Book 2)
Release Date: March 14, 2018
Author: Jenna Barwin
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy Romance
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“Sensual, sophisticated and sinfully addictive!” ~InD’tale Magazine
A seductive spy, a vampire winemaker, and their forbidden love…
Research scientist Cerissa Patel has only one desire: to feel her lover’s fangs slip into her neck for the very first time. Once they become blood mates, no one can keep them apart.
But it’s never that easy.
Cerissa’s relationship with vampire Henry Bautista violates a centuries-old law, and the town council wants her banned from their secret community. If they have their way, she’ll be separated from Henry forever.
As if that isn’t enough, Henry is still in danger. The would-be assassin lies in a coma, and Cerissa is no closer to knowing who targeted Henry—or why.
To make matters worse, her own people forbid her from becoming a vampire’s mate. They aren’t sure what Henry’s bite will do to her and want her focused on her original mission: tracking down the vampires behind a ruthless movement to enslave mortals.
Against these odds, Cerissa must find a way to bond with the man who holds her heart, and do so without paying the ultimate price – the loss of her wings forever…
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Here’s an excerpt from Dark Wine at Sunrise:
Cerissa watched Henry move slowly to the speaker’s podium in the center of the council chamber. He wore a dark suit with a royal-blue tie, his long obsidian-black hair tied back in a neat ponytail. Her fingers itched to unleash it.
His beautiful copper-brown skin looked paler than it should. He held one hand across his stomach, protecting the area where silver bullets had been removed from his abdomen. Why hadn’t he healed by now?
The crowd began murmuring again while Henry limped to the podium. The mayor banged his gavel to quiet the crowd.
“Enrique Bautista Vasquez,” the mayor said, “how do you plead?”
Henry leaned forward to speak into the gooseneck microphone.
“Guilty,” he said, his Castilian accent heavy in his one-word answer. He sounded resigned to his fate.
“Do you have anything to say in your defense?”
Henry shook his head.
“Speak up—for the record.”
The mayor looked to his left. Frédéric nodded. He looked to his right. Rolf did the same. Carolyn and Liza both frowned, clearly not part of whatever agreement the other council members had reached.
“We have given this matter great consideration. As you know, this council reinstituted the Rule of Two because members of our community have been attacked.” The mayor paused, steepling his fingers together. “Now, we have a founder who has ignored our rules. The council, after much debate, has decided to bring back a traditional punishment, one we abandoned in favor of more modern methods. It’s apparent those modern methods aren’t a sufficient deterrent.”
The mayor tapped his steepled fingers together, taking time to sweep his gaze across the crowded council chambers.
“We are reinstituting the whipping post,” he said.
Cerissa froze in place, her pulse thudding, her mind racing, her heart crawling up her throat.
They can’t. I have to stop this. They can’t humiliate him because of me—
The mayor unfolded a piece of paper. “Enrique Bautista Vasquez. You are hereby fined two hundred thousand dollars and sentenced to a hundred lashes. The sentence will be carried out in the community amphitheater.”
What the f—? One hundred?
Could even a vampire survive that severe a whipping? Cerissa’s fingernails curled into her palms, cutting the skin.
This can’t be happening.
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BUY NOW to escape into the mystery, romance, and political intrigue of the Hill Vampire vineyards. Dangerous and seductive, the suspense will grab you and not let go.
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Other books in the series:
Dark Wine at Midnight (A Hill Vampire Novel Book 1)
A seductive spy. An alpha vampire. A deadly assassin after them both…
Research scientist Cerissa Patel must find a way to save humanity without revealing what’s hidden beneath her skin. But her cover story isn’t enough to fool vampire Henry Bautista—he’s dark, dangerous, and will do anything to protect his town, including stopping her.
“Dangerous, sexy, and gripping!” ~InD’tale Magazine
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Jenna Barwin writes the Hill Vampire Vineyard novels, which blend mystery, wine, and romantic spice into a heady combination. When not writing, she enjoys underwater photography, and is known to occasionally attend a Victorian dance in full regalia right down to pantaloons and a hoop skirt.
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