Welcome to Under the Covers After Dark, this week we will be celebrating all thing paranormal! We love anything with a paranormal twist in it, but what we love the most is when our heroes are a little…extra. So, grab the popcorn, get a bucket of coke and settle in for a creature feature! Each day this week we are going to show your our favourite heroes, but we don’t mean ordinary men, nope we like our heroes to be a little wild and a lot paranormal. So be prepared from dragons, demons, angels, shifters and vampires to steal your heart away.
Today we are talking about our favourite vampires…
from Kiss of Steel by Bec McMaster
#1 London Steampunk series
Not only is there a lot to love about this world, but Blade remains as one of my favorite characters. His powerful personality is just as strong as his skills. If you love vampires with some attitude, then I’m sure that you will fall head over heels in love with Blade. He’s cunning, smart, and not to mention, very, very sexy to boot!
by Bec McMaster
Released: September 4, 2012
Series: London Steampunk #1
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca
When Nowhere Is Safe
Most people avoid the dreaded Whitechapel district. For Honoria Todd, it's the last safe haven. But at what price?
Blade is known as the master of the rookeries—no one dares cross him. It's been said he faced down the Echelon's army single-handedly, that ever since being infected by the blood-craving he's been quicker, stronger, and almost immortal.
When Honoria shows up at his door, his tenuous control comes close to snapping. She's so...innocent. He doesn't see her backbone of steel—or that she could be the very salvation he's been seeking.
from Darker After Midnight by Lara Adrian
#10 Midnight Breed series
I love my tortured heroes and Chase has been through the ringer in this series! He starts off as a “gentleman”. A highly respected member of Breed society. Some bad things happen and he becomes part of The Order and we seem him as a warrior. Then more bad things happen and he becomes a dark shell of a man. His book brings him back from the brink and I love the mix of incredible strength and vulnerability we get to see from him. Rebel with a cause. You’ll love to see this previously uptight hero lose all inhibitions. Blood lust and raw, animalistic passion!
by Lara Adrian
Released: January 24, 2012
Series: Midnight Breed #10
Published by Delacorte Press
The climactic novel in Lara Adrian's New York Times bestselling Midnight Breed series—and her hardcover debut—Darker After Midnight invites readers to enter a thrillingly sensual world where danger meets desire.
In the dark of night, a blood war escalates within the hidden world of the Breed. After existing in secret for many long centuries, maintaining a fragile peace with the humans who walk beside them unaware, a single act of retaliation has put the entire vampire nation at risk of discovery. It falls to the Order—a cadre of Breed warriors pledged to protect their own and humankind alike—to stop Dragos, the power-mad vampire at the center of the conflict, before his push for domination can explode into catastrophe.
At the center of the Order's quest is Sterling Chase, once a morally rigid enforcer of Breed law, now a warrior fallen from grace, whose biggest battle is the one he wages against his own savage nature. With addiction beckoning him toward eternal darkness, Chase's path to redemption has never seemed more out of reach—until he finds himself drawn to a beautiful young woman who may be something much more than she seems . . .
Lothaire, The Enemy of Old
from Lothaire by Kresley Cole
#12 Immortals After Dark series
If you’re anything like me, there’s nothing more satisfying than seeing a true bad boy be a redeemed hero. But I also don’t want to get a watered down version of that badass. Meet Lothaire. He’s self centered, egotistical and arrogant. I love the vamps in this series because they are only “awakened” sexually by their bride and even this big bad has to follow that rule. Like it or not. There’s something heartbreaking about going under the surface of a truly devious character and finding out what made them the way they are. But equally satisfying is seeing them learn to be happy and let others in while staying true to who they are now. Wickedly sexy.
by Kresley Cole
Released: January 10, 2012
Series: Immortals After Dark #12
Published by Gallery Books
Number-one New York Times best-selling author Kresley Cole continues her electrifying Immortals After Dark series with this thrilling tale, revealing secrets of the Lore, fierce realm of the immortals....
All fear the enemy of old.
Driven by his insatiable need for revenge, Lothaire, the Lore’s most ruthless vampire, plots to seize the Horde’s crown. But bloodlust and torture have left him on the brink of madness—until he finds Elizabeth Peirce, the key to his victory. He captures the unique young mortal, intending to offer up her very soul in exchange for power, yet Elizabeth soothes his tormented mind and awakens within him emotions Lothaire believed he could no longer experience.
A deadly force dwells within her.
Growing up in desperate poverty, Ellie Peirce yearned for a better life, never imagining she’d be convicted of murder—or that an evil immortal would abduct her from death row. But Lothaire is no savior, as he himself plans to sacrifice Ellie in one month’s time. And yet the vampire seems to ache for her touch, showering her with wealth and sexual pleasure. In a bid to save her soul, Ellie surrenders her body to the wicked vampire, while vowing to protect her heart.
Centuries of cold indifference shattered.
Elizabeth tempts Lothaire beyond reason, as only his fated mate could. As the month draws to a close, he must choose between a millennia-old blood vendetta and his irresistible prisoner. Will Lothaire succumb to the miseries of his past—or risk everything for a future with her?
from Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost
#1 Night Prince series
Ruthless, unapologetic, fierce, intense and a little scary. I like my vamps to have an edge of danger and Vlad has that in spades. But he’s also fiercely loyal to the few he calls his friends and intensely protective of the woman that owns his heart. To me, Vlad is the original bad boy and he can just as easily make my heart beat faster when he’s being swoony or when he’s cutting off heads.
by Jeaniene Frost
Released: June 26, 2012
Series: Night Prince #1
Published by Avon
She's a mortal with dark powers...
After a tragic accident scarred her body and destroyed her dreams, Leila never imagined that the worst was still to come: terrifying powers that let her channel electricity and learn a person's darkest secrets through a single touch. Leila is doomed to a life of solitude...until creatures of the night kidnap her, forcing her to reach out with a telepathic distress call to the world's most infamous vampire...
He's the Prince of Night...
Vlad Tepesh inspired the greatest vampire legend of all—but whatever you do, don't call him Dracula. Vlad's ability to control fire makes him one of the most feared vampires in existence, but his enemies have found a new weapon against him—a beautiful mortal with powers to match his own. When Vlad and Leila meet, however, passion ignites between them, threatening to consume them both. It will take everything that they are to stop an enemy intent on bringing them down in flames.
from Dark Lover by J.R. Ward
#1 Black Dagger Brotherhood series
Ah yes, the time has come to close this out with the one that rules them all. It may not be necessarily that Wrath is everyone’s favorite vamp, but he occupies a place in the BDB world that is unlike any other. Ruler of the Brotherhood and the Vampire race, Wrath has fought and overcome as many hard obstacles as the Fates have thrown at him. The Blind King leads the Brothers fiercely but with love. He gives himself fully to those he cares for. He’s had to grow so much throughout the series, from a warrior with a responsibility he wanted nothing to do with to a true King. It helps that he’s also incredibly sexy and looks like Jason Momoa. Just saying.
by J.R. Ward
Released: September 6, 2005
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #1
Published by Penguin Group (USA)
In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there's a deadly turf war going on between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other-six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Yet none of them relishes killing more than Wrath, the leader of The Black Dagger Brotherhood.
The only purebred vampire left on earth, Wrath has a score to settle with the slayers who murdered his parents centuries ago. But, when one of his most trusted fighters is killed-leaving his half-breed daughter unaware of his existence or her fate-Wrath must usher her into the world of the undead-a world of sensuality beyond her wildest dreams.
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