With: Scarlett West
The Winter Ball nears, and with vampire wars attacking every coven, species survival depends on males and females finding a mate. Problem is, the two sisters want the same male: a vampire aristocrat, who dedicates his life fighting to keep the deadly wars far away.
Rudis never loved Dita, but that won’t stop her from committing horrible acts, including murder, to gain him as her mate.
Focused on healing and saving sick people, Laima craved love in her life. But she never anticipated the deep sacrifices she would have to make to find it—even losing her family and driving her coven to war.
Set in the 1500’s in Eastern Europe, Entangled Destiny, reveals the origins of the conflict between two vampire covens. The prequel novella is the only book in the series that takes place during this time period but prepares fans for my upcoming books in the Immortal Breed Series.
Laima adjusted the gold neckline of her dress and fit her hands where the seamstress had placed a black velvet belt to accentuate her waist. She loved the French-cut neckline and rose-pink brocade pattern she’d chosen for the cloth. It brought out her black tresses bound in a tight bun with a gold hair band to match her dress. Too bad Rudis wouldn’t be taking her after all.
Her heart squeezed, and she swallowed back a lump of sadness. The rims of her eyes showed redness after crying yesterday. Something really had gone wrong. He hadn’t visited her once. Granted, only five days had passed, but that was five days too many.
Dita swept down the hall in a blue gown with slashed, puffy sleeves. “Oh, don’t you look lovely. I bet you’ll be the center of the ball. More like good luck getting someone to dance with you in that hideous dress!”
She waited in the bedroom doorway for Dita to pass and leave the house. No words came to her mind. Her hand slid up the smooth wood, and she contemplated closing the door and returning to bed. Really there was no reason to go now, and she questioned why she would attend. Somehow, she found her feet moving toward the front of the house despite the pain creasing her brow and the disappointment in Rudis.
Outside, a cold, starry night and a crescent moon greeted her. She stopped in her tracks at a horse neighing. Up ahead, two voices carried through the air, a male and female arguing. Voices she recognized. Her chest tightened, and she wound her handbag’s strap around her wrist tighter, not wanting to see either of them, but the only way to reach the manor was to pass on this path.
Rudis lifted his head in her direction and called out, “Laima? I’ve been searching for you.”
Dita stood next to him, her mouth downturned in a scowl as Laima headed their direction. She could have turned back, could have gone home and left this all alone, but her heart stuttered in her chest and her blood rushed at the sight of her love. Despite her fear, she rushed toward him, and almost wrapped her arms around him.
“I thought you were going to take me, Rudis,” Dita whined. “You told me that the other night at the tavern.” Dita faced Rudis as if Laima weren’t right behind her, as if she hadn’t walked up to them.
“You came searching for me? I thought you were taking Kristine to the dance,” Laima stopped next to Rudis who met her gaze.
He palmed her cheek and a warm smile tipped up his lips. “I don’t know what’s happening here, but I visited the house twice these last days and sent you the invitation.” Then he turned square on toward Dita. “And I never deceived you by saying I would take you, Dita. I told you I would visit Laima to help her get well faster, and that’s exactly what I did.”
“Now that you stand before Laima, you lie, Rudis. Go ahead, tell her the truth, you promised me at the tavern that you would take me. I have witnesses.”
Rudis faced Laima, slid his arm around her waist, and placed a slow, hungry kiss on her lips. A wave of honey delicious heat washed over her, and her legs wobbled causing her to dip into his hold. “You look ravishing, darling. Come, sit by me in the carriage and we will dance the night away.”
Entangled Destiny: Prequel Novella
Laima is a healer in her vampire coven… a coven that is about to go to war. Suffering from the tragic loss of her parents, Laima is kept busy by the work her coven demands of her. Without her, many will perish.
Rudis is a vampire aristocrat who is determined to take Laima as his mate. Yet one person stands in the way… Laima’s sister, Dita. She will do anything to keep them apart, including commit murder. When Rudis invites Laima to be his date to the vampire ball, Dita’s jealousy spills over and erupts into a violent end.
No vampire is safe. Everything changes from desire and bliss to a nightmare of chaos and destruction. Laima and Rudis will have to fight for each other to survive– if survival is even possible.
Dita will have her revenge. There will be blood.
Sink your fangs into this seductive and dangerous paranormal romance by author Scarlett West. Exciting and edgy, Laima and Rudis’ dark, sizzling connection will have you on the edge of your seat!
Giveaway: A copy of my free prequel novella for everyone!
About the author:
Scarlett West would like to thank her three F’s: Fans, Family and Friends. Thank you forever for your support.
An avid reader and writer who will never stop dreaming, Scarlett has traveled to many countries and been on tons of adventures. She draws her stories from these places, life experiences, and her grand imagination.
Besides writing, she’s a hobby herbalist and a dancer. If she’s not by the computer typing these things up, she can be found by the in a forest, on a mountain, or by the ocean.
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