Author: Stephie Walls
Genre: Adult, Dark Romance
Published: May 11, 2016
|I’ve lived all over the country but have made Greenville, South Carolina my home for the last 20 of my 37 years. I have a serious addiction to anything Coach and would live on Starbucks if I could get away with it. If you follow me on Facebook you’ll also find that I’m slightly enamored with Charlie Hunnam. I’m an avid reader (literary whore to be more precise) averaging around 300 novels a year. I have a penchant for great love stories, sensual poetry and am a romantic at heart.
I currently work full-time in the Greenville area and fill my “extra” time with writing contemporary romance novels with a hint of erotica. I couldn’t do it without the support of my family and friends who push me to keep going when I don’t have the confidence or patience.
Title: Vampire Creed
Author: Rain Grey
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: May 21 2016
Blaine will do anything for the sake of Wendy, even if it’s against her wishes. She had quickly become a ray of light in his dark world and he had no plans of losing her. So when Red tells him that the deaths in town maybe related to her, Blaine accepts the case even after swearing never to work for the council again. He soon realizes there is more going on than the council had imagined and Wendy’s life was truly in danger. His fear of losing his new found love slowly becomes a reality as Blaine realizes his enemy is more powerful than he can handle.
Wendy is finally settling into her new life as a vampire. She enjoys spending her days exploring her new world with Blaine and attending school. Their peaceful life together is short lived. Blaine suddenly gets called upon by the Vampiric Council to capture a vampire leading a group that is causing a large amount of human deaths in the area. Wendy soon finds herself drawn into the chase upon discovering it has something to do with Theo, the vampire that assaulted her and turned her into a Half-Blood. For Blaine’s sake, she decides to push past her fear of her attack in order to find clues that may help him solve the mystery. The thing she is most frighten of is forever no longer meaning forever.
Wow! I really liked this book. It was fast paced, had just the right amount of smexy times and the cast of characters are amazing. I don’t like vampire books in general but this one just grabbed me from the beginning and never let go.
This book is more than a romance. It has monsters, Greek mythology, humans, blood (lots of it), deception and a vampire world that even a non-paranormal fan can get into. I really enjoyed the world that Ms. Grey built. Plus, her characters were 2 dimensional. From Blaine (swoon) to Wendy, Archer, Wolfe (oh my), Charlotte, Red and Dmitri (I claim him…sorry peeps).
Another thing that I truly liked was the action. Sure, there is blood and violence but it wasn’t overly done. It was necessary to show the good from the evil. Plus, in the final climatic scenes…the twists made me gasp because I never saw them coming. Great job Ms. Grey! Jason and Red…oh my!
If you have never liked vampire stories because you know that vamps don’t sparkle (like me), pick this one up. Ms. Grey left enough at the end that there could be a sequel. For me, I would follow these characters anywhere, anytime.
**** Disclosure of Material: I received this book for Review from RBTL Book Promotions and the Author/Publisher. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”. *****
Red stood at the window of his office, looking out onto the courtyard located in the front of the headquarters, his golden council robe hung off his shoulders, that red aura that always hurt my eyes surrounding his entire body. While I sat in the chair opposite of his desk, he stayed there for at least five minutes. I didn’t know for certain since I didn’t dare look down to check my watch to enrage him even further. After another fruitless night, I just wanted to go back home to
“While capturing these… these things is a great job, are you any closer to finding the one who has created them?” Even though his voice was quiet, the power of it seemed to fill the large room.
“Yes and no. I’ve learned more about the whole case in the last couple of nights, but not much about the leader, especially since he hasn’t shown up in my visions since early yesterday night.” I stuck with the truth for the simple fact I knew
Red already knew the answer.
I had given him a full report yesterday and about an hour ago over the phone. It was after the phone call today he told me to come in. Now that I was here, I realized it was probably so he could rant at me for not having the job done already, but there was more going on than we had first assumed.
“Barnaby, I needed this ended yesterday. While the body count has dropped significantly, the problem won’t be solved until the one responsible is captured.”
He turned to faced me, finally. His red rimmed, brown eyes drilling into my body as if he wanted me dead for not having completed the task already.
“All due respect, sir,” I began, trying to keep any hint of my annoyance with him out of my tone, “You gave me seventy-two hours to complete the mission. I still have another twenty hours left until the deadline.”
Red glanced away from me and began to pace the space behind his desk. As usual, his hands were clasped behind his back as he walked. “And can you deliver me my guy within that amount of time?”
I definitely hoped so. The only thing keeping me going on this mission was the fact that it was somehow related to Wendy. I still had yet to place the exact connection, but I knew Red hadn’t been just simply using her to get me to take the job. As long as I could find the creature that got away from tonight, I was positive she would lead me to the right person.
“Follow down to the lab. There is something I wish to show you.”
Sample from Chapter One
There was nothing quite like walking along the salt withered boardwalk of Oceanside Wharf. The unsteady sea roared to my left. The waves were nothing but a dark blur on the horizon that eventually licked the corners of the sandy beach. The lack of seagulls, the cloudy sky, and the stillness in the air told me one thing; there was a storm coming. Usually, these walks by myself were the only way that I could relax after a long day, but tonight was different. Despite the buzzing, yellow streetlamps that hovered over my head, everything about the atmosphere just seemed so much darker than normal.
Everything was ordinary that night, but it seemed too ordinary. Something about the way that my feet padded against the wood seemed to sound too familiar. Something about the way the salty air smelled seemed too perfect as if it were manufactured in a perfume bottle. I ached to see the stars through the cloud cover, but something told me that those wouldn’t look right either. The cold air whipped my long hair around my face, causing me to wrap my arms even tighter around my torso. This made me feel a tiny bit more secure, but I couldn’t deny the way my heart pounded in my chest.
I walked this route every day after my night classes; it was my daily routine. I couldn’t put my finger on it, but something didn’t seem right. My skin broke out in a layer goosebumps that I couldn’t get rid of, no matter how hard I rubbed my arms. The hair on the back of my neck stood up on end. My eyes were peeled for some type of disturbance in the normality of my walk, but I couldn’t find anything. I found myself peeking over my shoulder every so often, but I found nothing but an empty, dimly lit street and a growing distance from the brightly lit university.
These walks had grown more and more intimidating since I first met him. He came to the roller skating rink one night while I was working at the concession stand. We were pretty slow considering that the rink was rented out for a few child’s birthday parties. Every so often, a kid would ask for some candy, but I mostly spent the night leaning against the counter, blankly staring into the rink. That was when I first saw him, standing on the other side of the rink. He was wearing sunglasses inside, which I thought was extremely weird considering that the sun went down at least an hour before he arrived. He didn’t skate and he didn’t talk to anyone. I assumed he was there to watch the kids, but his sunglasses made it hard to gauge what exactly he was staring at. He was so still as if he were able to lock his muscles in position. It made me uncomfortable, but then again, a lot of things made me uncomfortable.
It didn’t become an issue until two women approached me at the stand.
“Excuse me?” The smaller one pulled me away from my thoughts.
“Hello ladies,” I put on my best customer service smile.
They both smiled politely before the plump one spoke, “We have a problem.”
Rain Grey is a psychologist by profession. However, she has been writing books since she was fifteen years old. She loves anything supernatural and her favourite genres are vampire Romance and ghost fiction. Her home in England is close to the town of Stratford Upon Avon, where William Shakespeare was born.