Do you like dark tales with a bit of romance tossed in? Then this series might just be for you.
Thierry d’Arjou has but one escape from the daily misery of his work at a medieval abattoir — Etienne de Balthas. But keeping their love a secret triggers a bloody chain of events that condemns Thierry to a monstrous immortality. Thierry quickly learns that to survive his timeless exile, he must hide his sensitive heart from the man who both eases and ensures his loneliness…his twin brother.
Shaped by the fists of a brutal father, Olivier d’Arjou cares for only two things: his own pleasure and his twin. But their sadistic path through centuries is littered with old rivals and new foes, and Olivier must fight for what is rightfully his – Thierry, made immortal for him alone.
Aurelia d’Arjou has vampires for brothers, but it is as a witch that she comes into her own power, keeping balance and control, using her strength to mitigate the death and pain that her brothers bring. When she is forced to take on the centuries long task of keeping the world safe from the brutal demon that wore her father’s skin, duty dominates her life. But rare happiness comes in the form of a beguiling, flame-haired oracle who makes the perfect companion…but for one thing.
Hame doesn’t want to be an oracle, but when a demon destroys the closest thing to a father he has, he has little choice but to aid Aurelia with his visions. Unable to love her as she would wish, their centuries-old friendship comes under attack when a handsome Welsh witch enters his life – and his heart.
As treachery and betrayal push Hame to choose between his closest friend and his lover, it becomes clear that when it comes to war, love doesn’t always conquer all, and happy endings are never guaranteed.
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Since childhood, Daniel de Lorne has had a fascination with the gothic, attempting to reveal those dark worlds in fiction. At university, he indulged his passion further and earned a creative writing Honours degree for his work on vampires.
And even though he went down a respectable route of full-time employment as a professional writer, photographer and web designer, he nevertheless continued to nurture his love of the macabre. It’s always the quiet ones…
Daniel’s first novel – the gripping gay romantic horror Beckoning Blood – was published by Escape Publishing in 2014. The sequel, Burning Blood, is due for release in May 2015, and the third and final book in the trilogy will come out in 2016. He is also working on a fantasy and a post-apocalyptic series of novels.
When he’s not creating imaginary worlds and creatures, he and his husband explore as much of this amazing world as they can, from the ruins of Welsh abbeys to diving beneath the waves and swimming with sharks.