Throughout history vampires
have held a fascination for both women and men. Legends have been made from
Dracula to Twilight and many others. One thing remains constant. Through each
story there is that one person that draws the vampire, the one that will either
bring about their destruction or their eternal salvation.
It’s not too strange when you think that there are not that
many Happily Ever After vampire stories. Dracula may have had his brides, but
they all got staked in the end. Vampire Diaries is a never-ending tale of a
love triangle gone sadly wrong, and we read about one vamp after another being
portrayed as the morose lonely vamp longing for companionship yet never finding
it. Sad. But since this is a happily ever after blog, I am supposed to share a
story that does end in happily ever after. One of my all time favorite books is
Crimson City by Liz Maverick. I could read this book over and over again. It
has it all: love, despair, passion, action, danger, intrigue…etc, plus an
undeniable love affair that overcomes all odds. Fleur Dumont finds herself as
the leader of the vampires in a war-torn world, and at the same time falls in
love with the man/machine that killed her brothers, yet spared her. A mech. Beyond
all hope, they end up in each other’s arms. I won’t spoil it for you, but
needless to say, it is epic.
“Happily ever after” is a concept that is prevalent in all
romances, and I think that is perhaps why I love paranormal romance above all
other types of paranormal reading material. You always get that happy ending,
no matter what.
In celebration of Happily Ever Afters, if you leave a
comment telling us about your own favorite Happily Ever After, or even one that
happened to you – you will receive a free copy of Bite Me where Chloe Wills
learns that maybe there is a happy ending for her after all. May you all be
blessed with your own story.
family, loyalties, and passion ...when your life is placed on the line which
comes first? In rainy Seattle, Washington the Wills family and their friends
must choose between family obligation and love. Will they be able to push
prejudice aside and overcome seemingly insurmountable odds? Danger shadows
their every step as they learn that good and evil is not all black and white.
Zane is a best-selling eclectic author who writes Paranormal Romance,
Action/adventure Romance, and Sweet Romance. She lives with her husband and son
in the Northwest. She works hard at her full-time job, plays hard, and spends
her time studying the Middle Ages, crossing swords on the battlefield in a
re-creationist organization called the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc
(SCA); and writing.
Zane broke into the writing scene with her best-selling short stories
published through Books To Go Now. Her latest release, The Hunter Diaries
anthology, is a compilation of four of her shorts and is out in both print and
Inspired by her mother, a strong independent woman who loves to help others,
Zane writes strong female leads and hot alpha males with sizzling fast-paced
In 2009, she became a member of Romance Writer’s of America, and is
currently the secretary and web minister of the Olympia, Washington Chapter.
Zane won the Lucy Monroe Award in 2011 for her accomplishments as an author
through her RWA chapter. Always an author, she laughs as she recalls her first
story (written in kindergarten) entitled “My First Romance Novel” on
construction paper in purple and pink. She fell in love with the idea of
writing a contemporary action/adventure romance while she attended college to
study Criminal Justice and she combined both her knowledge of Criminal Justice
and her love for all things paranormal.
Her series include: The Hunter Diaries, The Dark Warrior series, & The
Jewel series. Zane has also released three Sweet Romance shorts, which are
based around her adventures in the SCA.
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