Vampires exist among us. They can be our neighbor, best friend, our child's teacher ...
They alter their aged appearance based upon the amount of blood they consume. They move to a new area, drink a lot of blood, and appear young. Slowly they limit their intake of blood and age, right in front of our unsuspecting eyes. After decades, they fake their death, move, and do it over and over again.
Most live quiet lives in an effort to blend in.
Some however want power and control.
The Colony is an elite group of vampires sworn to protect the President of the United States from these rogue vampires.
When Raymond Metcalf, vampire coven master of the Colony, teams up with a federal operative of the human female persuasion–who has no idea that vampires even exist–will his mission or his heart be compromised first?
Career military woman, Alex Brennan, is being offered the promotion of a lifetime and with it a romance that she has desperately been seeking. Does she dare accept the position as Director of the Colony, an elite group of deadly creatures of the night and risk a dangerous romance with a man who isn’t even human?
Together, can they save the President?
Angie J's Review:
I received this book from the author for a truthful review.
Ok so when a PN about vampires came through our blog I said MINE!! I started talking to the author after she sent a copy of her novel and we both have a love for the same Vampire series. I even recommended a Vampire series to her I was like "Go Angie Go Angie".....yup nerd girl here.
I dove right in to this novel with excitement...I mean a new Paranormal series about vampires....yup I was sold. I think this series if off to a great and promising start. I loved the world the author builds for the series. It was a fresh new twist to the genera IMO and since you are reading this, you must like my opinion.
I liked the fact that the vampires can change their appearance by the amount of blood they ingest. They can live out a "life", "die" and be given a new name and start out all over. They can also continue to stay younger if they choose....kinda cool and new concept to me.
So in this story you meet devoted widower Raymond, his sassy sister Sulie and outta control son Sterling plus a few other vampires. Raymond had decided to spend eternity loving his dead wife Wilma but then he is given a new boss and...well...uhm.....yeah he can't really stop thinking about her. He feels guilty and tries to deny the attraction he feels for human Alex.
Alex is a mess of a woman. She sees her therapist to get over a terrible stalking accident and confides in her about her feelings to this man she just met but can't forget. Alex is very overwhelmed, anxious, and excited to learn she will be working with Vampires to secure and protect the president.
The relationship between Raymond and Alex is a slow burn for me. They keep wanting to get together but THEN something happens. By the time the two are finally able to *cough cough* WELLLLLL "relate with one another", I was saying "YEAH!!!" My favorite scene leading up to them "relating" is when Raymond tried to cook....people he is a vampire and doesn't eat plus was born in 1800's so has ZERO clue about our appliances'. Let me say....hilarious!
I can't wait for the 2nd book in the series and am on my knees hoping to read book 2 because it is Sterling's book. I have a soft spot for the bad boys and he fits the bill. He is so naughty and bad but you can see the pain and loneliness he feels. *Sigh* I just wanna hug him but knowing Sterling a hug isn't all I would get *wiggles eyebrows* AND maybe that isn't such a bad thing??????
Guest Posting from the author:
Vampires. Is there no greater (or sexier) hero out there? Shape-shifters do catch my eye, but for me, vampires are the sexiest heroes in paranormal romances. I’ve always preferred the lighthearted romances compared with the darker stories. Put a misunderstood, lonely vampire in a novel that doesn’t want romance, or doesn’t know he wants it, and introduce a love interest that steams up the page? Yep. That’s a good story!
There are so many vampire novels out there to read. For me, what makes each one unique is their individual worlds. Some authors have their vampires unable to be in sunlight, some authors have their vampires dead all day, while others, like me, prefer vampires around 24/7. It really is up to the author what vampire lore they want to keep for their stories. Plus, some authors throw in a twist to make their vampires even more unique. The vampires in my Colony series novels can alter their age based upon the blood they drink. A lot of blood daily, they're young. Wean off of the blood, they can be old. This comes in handy when you live multiple lives as federal agents protecting the presidents of the United States over the last 150 years.
My novel Eternal Service is the first book in the Colony Series. This story follows the coven master, Raymond, who is a lonely individual with great responsibility. He has noble beliefs, but falls short. He’s a flawed character, and who doesn’t love that? His only friend is the token human of the group who is the human liaison between the team and the President. This human is retiring, thus the story introduces the love interest, Alexandra Brennan, who is the man’s replacement. Raymond secludes himself from interacting with humans, especially female humans, but he is drawn to Alexandra. Will his heart or is mission be compromised? Alexandra has a past that haunts her and she’s un-trusting of men. Will she follow her heart or her career? Together, can they save the President?
Book #2 of the Colony Series, United Service, will be available in the fall of 2013. It is the story of Raymond’s half-breed son Sterling. Sterling is a modern-day vampire who clashes with his father’s antiquated ideals. Being the half-breed of the group, Sterling knows he’s the team’s weakest link and he hates it. Sterling jumps at an opportunity to do some field work rescuing kidnapped vampire children and is accompanied by a nanny of one of the kidnapped children. The nanny, Kate, is a purebred vampire. Can Sterling put behind his philandering ways and woo the lovely Kate? Will Kate accept the advances of a half-breed? Can they save the children from a religious cult who wants to kill them?
Book #3 of the Colony Series is called Enduring Service and will be available in 2014. Sulie (Raymond’s sister) has been in love with the same human man for nearly thirty years, but refuses to allow herself the joy of true love because her love is unrequited by her human boss, Dixon. As Dixon’s retirement looms near, and his memory of Sulie and the last thirty years of his life is about to be erased, does she confront her fear of intimacy and take a leap of faith before it's too late? Dixon has decided that it’s time to retire and enjoy what time he has left. When Sulie is kidnapped during a medical emergency, Dixon realizes that retirement means giving up everything, and everyone, he’s known for the last three decades. Will he risk his life, and his heart, to save her?
I’ve read many vampire romance novels and have discovered five critical elements that exist in the books that I love and read over and over again. When I began writing my novels I made sure that all of these elements made it into my books. First, I made my vampires not want for money. Who wants to read a story of a broke vampire who lives on the streets? I’d rather have them in a stately mansion that is exquisitely furnished. Secondly, the vampires are not loners. I wanted my vampires to work together in a group and have a close bond to one another. Third, I didn’t want blood to be an issue where they spend half the novel hunting humans. The Colony receives bagged blood from Uncle Sam. Fourth, I like when the vampires have a common enemy or goal. Lastly, I enjoy stories where there is some sort of ruling body governing the vampires. In my Colony eries the Vampire Council arranges marriages, blood deliveries and much more for the vampires.
I have outlines for at least another three books in the Colony series and have outlined a YA mystery that I plan to release next year. If you visit my website (www.reginamorris.com) you can connect with me through various social medias.
About the Author:
I am the author of the humorous paranormal romances that make up The Colony series. I love paranormal romances featuring vampires, but my personal taste is light-hearted and humorous – not horrific and gory.
I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and two children. I enjoy meeting with my monthly critique writing groups and meeting other writers in the Austin area through the Writers' League of Texas events.
I graduated high school in Germany and I attended the University of Texas at Austin where I received a degree in Computer Science with a minor in math.
Besides writing, I am an amateur portrait and sports photographer. After enjoying a career in the software engineering business, I discovered that writing is in my blood, and had to put pen to paper!
Please connect with me through various social media. My personal website has a list of my social media accounts.
I would love to connect with the fans of my books, so please contact me.
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