Happy first day of December and welcome back to another Wine and Books Wednesday edition of Romance, Reads & Wine. This week's pairing features author Juliette N. Banks' The Vampire King and The Prisoner Wine Company's Sauvignon Blanc. Read on for the full book description, links and my review!
Will the vampire king fulfill his deadly promise to his queen?
Powerful vampire king, Francis Moretti, travels with his sons to the Yorkshire coast in 1891 where he's confronted by one of the rebels of the race. When Robert Russo throws down an official challenge for the throne, he is unconcerned. He knows his royal blood holds great potency and he will walk away unscathed. He's more concerned about the promise he made to his queen nearly one thousand years ago. The deadline is drawing near and his sons, the Moretti princes, are unaware of the destiny about to catch up with them.
Brayden and Vincent Moretti are eager to return home to Castle Moretti, where the season is kicking off, and females are lining up to attend one of their infamous orgies. When the king shares his darkest secret, the two big alpha vampires are in shock. They now face one of the biggest decisions of their lives that will change their future forever.
Can Francis follow through on the thousand-year promise, and will his sons help him prove his love to his queen one last time?
From my review:
I enjoyed this novella introduction to the Moretti family vampires and thought it was well done of the author to supply readers with an in depth look at where their story began. It’s clear that the series going forward will hinge on things that are explained in this short, sexy prequel book. There are lots of very steamy sex scenes as well as a look at the intrigues involving ancient vampire families that promise lots of conflict ahead. I’m glad I read this book first and am excited to get into the rest of the series. Judging by the excerpt in the back, the next book, “The Vampire Prince,” promises to be very good.
Amanda V Shane - Fantasy Romance Author of the Tides of Atlantis Series and Enchanted Lands Romances.