Title: Vampire's Bane
Author: Suzannah Daniels
Genre: mature young adult paranormal fantasy/romance/action & adventure/post-apocalyptic Expected Release Date: April 14, 2015
Louisa Maggio @ LM Creations
Suzannah Daniels has had an affinity for words as long as she can remember. She grew up in North Georgia with four brothers, so she learned at an early age to admire snakes and motorcycles. When she wasn't pestering her brothers, she could usually be found reading or writing.
She is the author of the Whiskey Nights series and Perfectly Able (new adult contemporary romances), the Dangerous Trilogy (mature young adult contemporary romance trilogy), Viking's Embrace (an adult historical romance), and Ghostly Encounter (young adult paranormal romance/adventure).
Currently, she lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee with her husband and her college-aged daughter. Her son lives nearby. The family pets include a Lab mix, a Basset Hound, a Shih Tzu, and a sweet little kitty.
A lethal sword. A dangerous mission. A seventeen-year-old girl finding her way in a world that is nothing like she remembered. When Maylin Kavanaghâ€™s parents surrendered her to The Program, they swore it was for her protection. After being confined in a small underground cell for nearly two years, she is finally released. But the world has changed. Most of the populace has been wiped out by a deadly disease, and the rules of society have regressed. But thatâ€™s not the worst of it. When her group is kidnapped by a band of rogue vampires, Maylin realizes the decline of the human population has brought other races to the forefrontâ€”races she never knew existed. And now theyâ€™re all battling for survival and power. In his fatherâ€™s absence, Thane Warwick must lead his people. He has two priorities: find his father and find humans who can supply blood to his tribe. Immediately intrigued by his latest captive, he becomes interested in Maylin for more than just her blood, but he soon discovers that he must make a choice between his father and her. Despite their attraction, Maylin and Thane each have an agenda, and only one can be the victor.
VAMPIRE'S BANE is the first book in the VAMPIRE'S BANE series. While it does end at a natural turning point in the heroine's journey, it is an ongoing story, and not all questions will be answered. You will need to read this series in order.
Teaser from when Thane and Maylin first meet:
â€œI said â€˜enough.â€™â€ The man strolled calmly toward us. As he reached the soft glow of the fire, I realized that he was tall, his body lean and muscular. He didnâ€™t look nearly as old as I had first guessed. His height and authoritative voice disguised his youthfulness.
â€œThane, surely you realize weâ€™re hungry and there are so few of them left,â€ my captor implored in a soft Irish lilt.
â€œSo youâ€™ll solve our problem by killing them?â€
â€œI wonâ€™t, butâ€¦.â€
Even though he still gripped my head, I took advantage of their distraction and snaked my gun across my waist, pointing the barrel between my side and left arm. I squeezed the trigger, sinking a bullet into my captorâ€™s stomach.
He grunted and hissed air out between his teeth, but his grip never lessened. How was it possible that gunshots seemed to have little effect on him?
In seconds, the one they had called Thane gripped my wrist, the sudden movement knocking the gun from my hand. He shoved my captor away from me and contained me with one arm wrapped around my body like an impenetrable band of iron.
Thane chuckled softly over my head. â€œLetâ€™s not underestimate this one.â€