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Mon
Apr 24 2017 12:02pm
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Kate Baxter Excerpt: The Untamed Vampire

Kate Baxter

The Untamed Vampire by Kate Baxter

Chelle is not your typical vampire. Turned not with a bite but an age-old magic, she’s the only one of her kind—and more powerful than most. Still adjusting to her endless thirst and lethal fangs, she’s desperate to discover what sets her apart. When she encounters a brutally virile alpha werewolf, she soon learns that she’s not immune to the mating call—and her own primal longing…

The leader of the ancient Forkbeard pack, Gunnar is stunned by Chelle’s lush beauty. The wild wolf inside him howls for her, but unions between vampire and werewolf are strictly taboo—even if their clans weren’t on the verge of war. Desire has never been so dangerous…but, as a malevolent new power rises, Chelle and Gunnar face an even more frightening threat. Together, they might find a way to save their clans. But can they claim their passion, in The Untamed Vampire by Kate Baxter.

Get a sneak peek at Kate Baxter's The Untamed Vampire (available May 2, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

CHAPTER 1

“I want to see Siobhan.”

Chelle Daly waited as Mikhail Aristov, the vampire king, studied her. The unnerving quiet, the penetrating intensity of his cool blue gaze sent a ripple over her skin. Mikhail was powerful. But did his power rival hers? That was the point of today’s meeting. Chelle needed answers and the first step to getting them was a face-to-face with a dhampir she’d been forbidden to visit. It had been months since Chelle had seen Siobhan and the female had something she needed.

“Why?”

The one word hung in the air. No inflection gave away Mikhail’s mood. Figures. He loved to keep people guessing. Chelle was no exception. In fact, he kept her more in the dark than most. Chelle wasn’t a member of Mikhail’s coven. She wasn’t connected to the Collective. The memories of vampires long since dead didn’t float around in her noggin like they did Mikhail’s. Chelle was different. Other. Made a vampire through magic and not by the bite and blood of another vampire. Chelle was a dangerous variable and Mikhail knew it.

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Mon
Apr 17 2017 11:15am

Kate Baxter on Vampire Lore, Fated Mates, and World-Building in The Last True Vampire

The Last True Vampire by Kate Baxter

Beware of things that go bump in the night! We're thrilled to offer you Kate Baxter's The Last True Vampire for April's Heroes and Heartbreakers E-Book Club! As a special treat, we got to sit down and talk with Baxter about Michael's existence as the last vampire, vampire lore, fated mates, and true love that comes at a cost. 

You'll get an action-packed, suspensful tale with incredible world-building from Baxter at the start of this vivid and imaginative series. After all, The Last Vampire is only the beginning...

Heroes and Heartbreakers: In your book, Michael is the last true vampire, but there are other levels of vampires in your world—he’s not truly alone, is he? Can you explain your world a little to new readers?

Kate Baxter: Michael is the last true vampire, but he’s definitely not alone. There is a class of dhampirs who are dependent on vampires for survival. They exist like a grove of Aspens, interconnected where one can’t exist without the other. Dhampirs feed off the energy of vampires, and only a dhampir can be made into a vampire, which is why it’s so essential that Michael finds his mate so he can ascend to power and resurrect his nearly extinct race.

H&H: There’s so much vampire lore out there—what did you want to make sure was different about your vampire mythology in the Last True Vampire series? Was there any mythology you made sure to incorporate?

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Wed
May 20 2015 12:00pm
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The Last True Vampire: Exclusive Excerpt

Kate Baxter

The Last True Vampire by Kate Baxter

Soul Survivor

He is the last of his race. The one true king of the vampires. Michael Aristov roams the nightclubs of L.A. after dark, haunted by his past and driven by his hunger. The last of the Ancient Ones, he alone has survived the destruction of his race at the hands of the slayers. Now he is forced to hunt and feed like a common vampire, a creature of lust. Nothing in this world can fulfill his needs…until he meets a woman who's everything he's ever wanted. And more.

Sweet Salvation

Her name is Claire Thompson. Her blood is so sweet, so intoxicating—the smell alone draws Michael to her like a moth to the flame. Sly, sexy, and seductive, Claire seems to be the only mortal who can satisfy his craving and seal his fate…forever. Can she be trusted? From their very first kiss, the last true vampire sweeps Claire into a world in which darkness rules desire—and where falling in love is the greatest danger of all…

Get a sneak peek at  Kate Baxter's The Last True Vampire (available June 2, 2015) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

CHAPTER 1

The vampire knew of no one on the face of the earth that he despised as fervently as the Sortiari. Mikhail wondered if his torture somehow assuaged their guilt as the self-proclaimed influencers of Fate? Perhaps it justified the murders they'd tasked their lapdogs to commit? Because as far as Mikhail was concerned, the only thing the slayer had accomplished was to further enrage an already-rabid beast. Careful in his technique, the false priest took great care as he made a show of purifying Mikhail's flesh. A torch burned bright in the dark dungeon, the fire casting inhuman shadows as though revealing the slayer's true face. He touched the flame to Mikhail's skin again and again as he absolved the vampire of sin in preparation for the killing blow.

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Thu
May 7 2015 1:30pm
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Stripped Bear: Exclusive Excerpt

Kate Baxter

Stripped Bear by Kate Baxter

Caden Mitchell is the ultimate alpha. Known to most as a smoldering hot billionaire, his secret weapon- the ability to shapeshift into a strong and deadly bear- allows him to be the most ruthless enforcer of the Sotari, a paranormal organization tasked with keeping the course of Fate on the right track. But when the ailing health of his grandmother leads him back home, the luscious curves of his childhood nemesis will be too much to resist...

Leah Ridgeway never expected Caden to give her the time of day. With his abs cut from stone and powerful, strong arms, she knows there's no chance he's interested in her handful of curves. But Caden is tormented by thoughts of her beautiful body. And when evil threatens Leah's very life, Caden will stop at nothing to keep her safe...and claim her as his mate…

Get a sneak peek at  Kate Baxter's Stripped Bear (available May 19, 2015) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

One

Caden Mitchell brought the Mercedes AMG to a stop in the wide circular driveway of the Mitchell family's sprawling estate. In the dark of night, the towering mansion appeared foreboding, its haughty four stories of weathered gray stone towering over the landscape like an ancient sentinel. It was one of the oldest properties in Lake George, a fixture of the upstate New York landscape. A stretch of wooded land that encompassed five hundred acres stretched out beyond the manicured grounds. The secluded property had kept the Mitchell family's secrets for generations. As one of the last bear shifters in his family line, all of it would pass to him much sooner than he'd thought. He was practically an endangered species. It had been too damned long since he'd been home. And it was unfortunate that it had taken his grandmother being on her deathbed to get him there.

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