It's arriving in stores right now! The official pub date is January, but it's available at Amazon and in Borders, so I'm going to shout about it today. :-)
Blurb: He was mesmerizing, a vampire like none other...but the fire between Viviane LaMourette and Rhys Hawkes would begin a centuries-long clash between two powerful vampire brothers.
In Marie Antoinette's Paris, the beautiful vampire Viviane seeks a male patron who will allow her to live on her own terms. Courted by two feuding brothers, Viviane succumbs to the handsome rebel, Rhys. She's unaware that Rhys has other, darker, motives. He seeks vengeance against his brother, Constantine—by stealing Viviane and tainting her with his blood.
But just as Rhys is realizing the depth of his love for Viviane, his brother takes his revenge.
Two centuries later, Rhys hears the urban legend of the Vampire Snow White, imprisoned deep in the tunnels under Paris. He must find her and set her free, but will he be able to save her from the evil still intent on destroying them?
This is one of my favorite books for the reason that I got to incorporate the historical with a modern-day setting. 18th century France is most fascinating to me, and I love showing readers how the characters they read about in my contemporary stories were as they walked the world a few centuries earlier. Many of my characters have lived for centuries, and so this story shows the romance two and a half centuries ago, and the search for a lost love in modern times.
For the first time I also have a half-breed hero. He's half werewolf, half vampire, and the two aspects of his nature do not get along. His werewolf is kindest and more gentle than the vampire, but his werewolf mind only rules when in vampire form. His vampire is angry and vengeful, and only rules when he is in werewolf shape. So, if I had to pick? I'd take his vampire form (with the werewolf mind) over the raging werewolf any day. But I'll leave it for you to decide. :-)
I have a few copies of SEDUCING THE VAMPIRE to give away to commenters. To be entered to win tell me what sort of half breed creature you would be interested in reading about. Half faery, half mermaid? Half vampire, half witch? Tell!