(excerpted from a post originally shared on Love, Lust, and Laptops 1/17/15)
I think it’s important that I be here today to warn readers about my paranormal romance, Vampire Territory 1: Drinking Partners. In fact, I think it’s my public duty. This is serious business. Readers, you should not read Drinking Partners if any of the following apply to you:
1. You are offended by hot vampire sex. We’re talking heart pumping, fangs extended, mind-blowing multiple orgasms that are not for the prudish.
2. You are anemic or have other cause for being outraged by blood drinking. Frankly, I think as humans we should be wary on principle, although I understand master vampires Alex and Lucas have instituted human rights laws within their territories.
3. You have a heart condition and need to avoid excitement and action. The gun play alone could give you palpitations, not to mention the one love scene when Lucas puts a hole in the drywall with his…never mind. Just take deep breaths and think of calm blue water.
4. You have a reading addiction and for some strange reason wish to fight it. Once you start reading Drinking Partners, you may not be able to put it down.
You have been warned!
(excerpted from a post originally shared on Parker Kincade’s blog 1/20/15)
Usually when someone says they have a drinking partner or drinking buddy, they mean a friend who joins them at the bar or club. For the vampires in my Vampire Territory series, this term means something very different.
As master vampires, Lucas and Alexandra are strong and powerful, and they have the ruthlessness and determination to lead. So what draws them together? An instant attraction between them is the first thing, but thanks to all the death threats they’ve gotten, trust is hard to come by. Then add the benefits of a partnership.
By becoming drinking partners — feeding from each other instead of humans — they reduce the risk of being poisoned. The Human Rebellion has been sending Lucas tainted suicide donors for some time in an attempt to exterminate him and every other bloodsucker. Alex reduces that risk so that he doesn’t have to watch what he eats.
Since two master vampires are scarier than one, they can also have a lot more fun frightening their subjects into obeying their laws. The intimidation factor frees Alex from having to face nightly challengers and assassins who assume a female is too weak to lead (something she usually disillusions them about with a swift sword to the throat).
Add attraction, passionate lovemaking, and a good partnership together, and a new relationship starts to form. As these two master vampires fall in love, their attempts to outmaneuver each other become more of a flirtatious game. Alex appreciates Lucas’s cunning and ruthlessness, though she doesn’t want him using those traits to take over her territory. These two alpha vampires are very well matched.