Shwedagon Pagoda

Shwedagon Pagoda

If you recall from last week, I did a post on Temples that featured Buddhist religious sites and customs of Myanmar (Burma). One of the temples was so incredible, I decided to continue the topic here. Several of us were intrigued by the Shwedagon Pagoda because of its complexity and size. I couldn’t help but wonder how it was built, when and how many years or decades it took to finish.

First, a pagoda is a tiered tower with multiple eaves, common in various parts of Asia. (Source.) The Shwedagon Zedi Daw Pagoda is also known as the Golden Pagoda or the Great Dagon Pagoda. It is considered the most sacred pagoda in Myanmar and is located in Yangon, a city with seven million inhabitants. (Source)

TemplesBoth historians and archaeologists believe the pagoda was built between the 6th and 10th centuries BC, or somewhere between 2600 and 3000 years ago, if I’ve done the math right. The legend, however, is a bit different. Two merchant brothers met Lord Gautama Buddha some time in 400 BC and were given 8 of the Buddha’s hairs. They took their prize possession back to Burma. The king, Okkalapa, had been hoping for the arrival of an enlightened Buddha. When the brothers brought the treasure of the Buddha’s 8 hairs to the king, all kinds of miracles occurred, giving the king confidence that a new age was on the horizon. (Source.)

Okkalapa took the 8 hairs to Singuttara hill where relics of three earlier, holy Buddhas were kept in a shrine. The king then built a pagoda around the shrine to protect and honor these relics, including the Buddha’s 8 hairs. This pagoda is the earliest reference to what is now known as the Shwedagon Pagoda (Source.)

History seems a bit sketchy as to when building began on the pagoda but it was fully visible and well known by the 11th Century. Over the years, various kings and queens renovated and enlarged the pagoda. From Wikipedia, here is an excerpt concerning the ‘gold’ of the pagoda. “The gold seen on the stupa is made of genuine gold plates, covering the brick structure and attached by traditional rivets. People all over the country, as well as monarchs in its history, have donated gold to the pagoda to maintain it. The practice continues to this day after being started in the 15th century by the Queen Shin Sawbu, who gave her weight in gold.”

The pagoda is said to have been originally only 8 meters in height and now stands at over 110 meters (360 feet). (Source.)

Originally, I thought the pagoda might have been built all at one time, like the great European cathedrals. But from what I’ve read, it began as a small building and increased over the centuries in size and grandeur.

I hope you found this as intriguing as I did.

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Squirrels

Squirrels

I admit, I’m a fan of squirrels, but not because I’ve ever been around them very much. I just think they’re one of the most adorable creatures around.

I had more fun choosing the photos as well and tried to pick ‘action shots’. Though, I particularly like the photo of the squirrel below who looks like he’s lounging, lol! That’s my kind of critter!

As I’ve done in other blogs, I went hunting for some fun facts and found them on the The Factsite blog. I don’t know about you, but I love learning tidbits here and there on just about any subject. Unfortunately, my ability to retain that information is about zero. Okay, maybe a half-a-percent, lol!

  • In Greek, the word ‘squirrel’ means ‘shadow tail’.
  • The hind legs of squirrels are double-jointed, which gives them the ability to run up and down trees very quickly.
  • A male squirrel can actually smell a female in heat, from up to a mile away.
  • Mating season for squirrels is from February to May, with a 44-day gestation period. Generally, two to four young are born per litter.
  • Squirrels have 4 toes on their front feet, which are extremely sharp and used for gripping tree bark whilst climbing. They also have 5 toes on their back feet.
  • With 285 species of squirrels, they can be found in every continent except Antarctica and Australia.
  • Squirrels can eat their own body weight every week, which is roughly 1.5 pounds.
  • Squirrels can fall from 30 metres (98 feet) high, without hurting themselves.
  • When jumping, or falling, they use their tail both for balance and as a parachute!
  • An arctic ground squirrel (a species of ground squirrel native to the Arctic.) is the only warm-blooded mammal able to withstand body temperatures below freezing whilst hibernating.
  • Squirrels eyes are positioned in a way which allows them to see behind them.

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Bread

Bread

We love our bread, don’t we?

But bread, for me, is a complicated subject because I’m self-diagnosed as gluten-intolerant. Eliminating wheat from my diet ended a three-decades-long digestive problem. But, oh what I gave up! 

Yes, I had plenty of tests to try to figure out what was wrong with me. I was told I had acid reflux. But the treatment program didn’t help. Once the medication was removed, the pain and suffering was back. Only when I took myself off wheat, did the problem disappear. Within days, I experienced a state of normal I hadn’t known in years. The pain was gone. 

BreadBut here’s the thing. I’m not convinced the problem is wheat. I suspect, though I can’t prove it’s true, that my real issue has to do with pesticides, herbicides, and the way wheat has been genetically modified over the decades. I doubt I’ll ever know for sure. 

In doing a little research on bread, I happened on this fun Canadian blog that discusses the history of bread. Did you know historically grains have been eaten for 30,000 years? As I read on, I became curious about the company the blog belongs to. They use only organic certified wheat, which means non-gmo, no pesticides, and no herbicides. If I lived in that town, I’d be there first thing to give their bread a try.

I’m wondering now, after four years of gluten-free, if I could tolerate an organic, artisanal bread. One day, I’ll try and let you know. In the meantime, the gluten-free options have improved tremendously. I have a toast I thoroughly enjoy and one restaurant in town makes a gluten-free pizza to die for.

So, I still get to enjoy bread, but it’s not the same. Sometimes, when I’m at a restaurant that bakes it’s own bread, I’ll just smell it for the remembered pleasure.

 

 

 

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Most Recent Release:

A VAMPIRE’S EMBRACE

A VAMPIRE’S EMBRACE ~ Book 2 of the Blood Rose Time Travel Series

Having lost his entire family, Mastyr Rez vowed never to love again…

‘Rez drew closer and caught her softly pointed fae chin. “You buy shoes on the black market because it’s exciting and different. You can’t fool me, Holly. You’re a secret rebel.”’

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Statues

Statues

As I collected the photos of statues for this post, I was struck not just with the intricacy of the carvings, but by how much emotion each statue portrayed. Maybe that’s part of what makes a great statue, that when we look at it, we’re moved.

I’m fascinated by the workmanship. How does anyone create something so lifelike out of stone? How do you take a block of chisel-worthy marble or basalt and bring it to life? How do you carve a beard and make it look real?

StatuesThe photo opposite is my favorite, maybe because it’s an action shot. Or it might be because of the clouds in the background. This is a good photo. What I’m really curious about, is how that arm stayed intact longer than half-a-second!

Statues represent cultures that have long since passed and are remembered in part by the images they created from stone. What will our different cultures today be remembered by? With so many of us living our lives online, how can a stone erected near a popular gathering place have any real meaning for us?

I think we need an emoji for ‘stone’, lol! Or how about a whole series of statue emojis.

Curious, I Googled it. There are several emojis for the USA’s Statue of Liberty. The other emoji appears to be the an Easter Island carving. 

Somehow, it’s not the same thing!

 

 

 

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Most Recent Release:

A VAMPIRE’S EMBRACE

A VAMPIRE’S EMBRACE ~ Book 2 of the Blood Rose Time Travel Series

Having lost his entire family, Mastyr Rez vowed never to love again…

‘Rez drew closer and caught her softly pointed fae chin. “You buy shoes on the black market because it’s exciting and different. You can’t fool me, Holly. You’re a secret rebel.”’

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New Release

New Release

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Hi, Everyone! By now, you’ve probably heard I have a New Release and so I do: A VAMPIRE’S EMBRACE.

This book is loosely related to A VAMPIRE’S SOFT EMBRACE which I released in early March. If you’ve read ‘soft embrace’, you’ll be happy to know that both Devyn and Holly return to help out in A VAMPIRE’S EMBRACE.

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A Vampire's Embrace - A Paranormal RomanceHere’s all you need to know about A VAMPIRE’S EMBRACE!

A VAMPIRE’S EMBRACE, Book 2 of the Blood Rose Time Travel Series

Having lost his entire family, Mastyr Rez vowed never to love again…

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Here are the details for A VAMPIRE’S EMBRACE!

Having lost his entire family, Mastyr Rez vowed never to love again…

Mastyr Rez lost his family in a tragic Invictus attack. His wife and two sons were killed and his daughter abducted. Besides battling the monstrous Invictus wraith-pairs and keeping his neighbors safe, he has only one goal, to find his daughter. When Holly heals him after a deadly, dark fae poisoning, her time-pathing ability soon draws him into a new world. But his heart is a cold, empty shell and though he finds himself captivated by her, he has nothing to give. As a new Invictus threat emerges, will Rez be able to overcome his grief or will he lose Holly forever?

The last thing Holly wants is to feed a mastyr vampire…

Holly loves art and literature. She teaches at Tannisford University. She believes Mastyr Rez is nothing short of a deserter for not returning to Mastyr Stone’s Vampire Guard. When she suddenly discovers she’s the one person who can end his chronic blood starvation, she’s furious. She has her own life to live and that doesn’t include opening a vein for a vampire. But when he needs her time-pathing abilities to locate his long, lost daughter, how can she refuse? Yet the more she’s with him the more she starts to fall beneath his vampire charm. Will she be able to help him in his search without losing her heart?

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A VAMPIRE’S EMBRACE, A Paranormal Romance, is a passionate, tender romance set in the world of the Nine Realms. A VAMPIRE’S EMBRACE is also loosely connected to A VAMPIRE’S SOFT EMBRACE since the two main characters return to help Rez and Holly at a critical point in the story. Both books are standalones with no cliffhangers.

I hope you enjoyed this brief look at A VAMPIRE’S EMBRACE! 

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Please leave a comment in the comments section at the bottom of this page. On Saturday, May 20th, around breakfast Arizona time, I’ll use random dot org and choose first the winning blog then the winning comment. Feel free to post comments on every blog every day, Monday thru Friday, for a chance to win.

***This Giveaway is Closed*** The winner was Pansy Petal from the Exotic Lizard Blog. Random dot org first chose the Lizard Blog as the winning blog through its True Random Number Generator.  After that, it selected Pansy’s comment when I added a number value to each blog. I’ve contacted Pansy through the email she used to leave a comment. Congratulations Pansy and thanks everyone for participating. This was a fun week getting to know everyone a little bit more! 

Contest ends midnight, May 19th.

Answer this question: What was your all-time favorite vampire novel, TV show or movie?

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Most Recent Releases:

A VAMPIRE’S EMBRACE

A VAMPIRE’S EMBRACE ~ Book 2 of the Blood Rose Time Travel Series

Having lost his entire family, Mastyr Rez vowed never to love again…

‘Rez drew closer and caught her softly pointed fae chin. “You buy shoes on the black market because it’s exciting and different. You can’t fool me, Holly. You’re a secret rebel.”’

For Buy Links and to Read More 

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A VAMPIRE’S SOFT EMBRACE

A Vampire's Soft Embrace - Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorA VAMPIRE’S SOFT EMBRACE ~ Book 1 of The Blood Rose Time Travel Series

Taking the vampire into the past, changed the future…

The man held her heart in his hand.
He had for the past five years.
Did he even have the smallest clue?
           ~ A Vampire’s Soft Embrace

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Revealed - Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorREVEALED: Rapture’s Edge 3, A Guardians of Ascension Novel #11

He’s a warrior deep in his bones, but all she ever wanted was peace…

As Duncan battles the dangerous death vampires at night, during the day he fights an even greater monster: He can’t believe he’s worthy of the woman he loves.

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Embrace the Power Paranormal RomanceEmbrace the Power: Blood Rose Series 9

Mastyr Vampire Stone wants to bond with Aralynn, his battle partner, until he learns she lives a double life as a woman he despises…

For hundreds of years, Stone has lived a solitary life, serving Tannisford Realm as he battles the deadly Invictus wraith-pairs with his Vampire Guard.

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Caris Roane is the New York Times bestselling author of thirty-eight paranormal romance books. Writing as Valerie King, she has published fifty novels and novellas in Regency Romance. Caris lives in Phoenix, Arizona, loves gardening, enjoys the birds and lizards in her yard, but encourages the scorpions to inhabit elsewhere! Her motto: Live the Fang!

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Contest ends midnight, May 19th.

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Spring Prettiness

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For the past few weeks, I’ve been collecting photos of spring flowers for my newsletter. This week, for my Spring Prettiness blog, I gathered seven gorgeous purple flowers together in one spot.  

What is it about the color purple? I’ve been fond of this color since  I was a child. My sister-in-law, who also had a purple bedroom growing up, calls it the ‘purple gene’. My daughter definitely inherited it as well and went full-bore into purple for most of her childhood and teen years. She would probably still call it her favorite color.

It’s no surprise that I used purple on the cover of my latest release, A VAMPIRE’S EMBRACE.  Here are the details!

A VAMPIRE’S EMBRACE, Book 2 of the Blood Rose Time Travel Series

Having lost his entire family, Mastyr Rez vowed never to love again…

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   Most Recent Releases:

A VAMPIRE’S SOFT EMBRACE

A Vampire's Soft Embrace - Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorA VAMPIRE’S SOFT EMBRACE, Novella 1 of The Blood Rose Time Travel Series

Taking the vampire into the past, changed the future…

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Revealed - Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorREVEALED: Rapture’s Edge 3, A Guardians of Ascension Novel #11

He’s a warrior deep in his bones, but all she ever wanted was peace…

Read more

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Amazon Canada // Amazon UK //
Amazon Australia // Info 

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Embrace the Power Paranormal RomanceEmbrace the Power: Blood Rose Series 9

Mastyr Vampire Stone wants to bond with Aralynn, his battle partner, until he learns she lives a double life as a woman he despises…

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THE FLAME SERIES

Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorBlood Flame – #1 Flame Series

Vampire Officer Connor of the Crescent Border Patrol tries to suppress his desire for Iris, a powerful witch. Because the woman possesses the ability to kill him with the tips of her fingers, how can he possibly fall in love with her? When a double homicide throws them together, he soon finds his deepest fantasies fulfilled as Iris succumbs to his seductions.

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Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorAmethyst Flame – #2 Flame Series

Vampire Officer Vaughn of the Crescent Border Patrol gets called to a triple homicide in a deadly place called the Graveyard. When he finds that Emma Delacey has been summoned to the same crime scene, warning bells sound. He’s tried to suppress his desire for the beautiful witch knowing nothing good can come of a relationship in the alter world of Five Bridges.

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Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorDark Flame – #3 Flame Series

Brannick works with Juliet Tunney to help several human women escape the nightmare of Five Bridges. But something isn’t right. Juliet acts as though she knows him really well, yet he’s only met her once. Unless…the dreams he’s been having about her aren’t dreams at all.

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Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorAMBER FLAME, Book #4 of the Flame Series

Fergus has been without an alpha-mate for three years, from the time his wife was murdered. He’s failed repeatedly to bond with the female wolves of the Gordion Pack. When he rescues a fae woman from a sex club, his need to bond with her goes into overdrive.

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Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorChristmas Flame – A Holiday Novella

On Christmas Eve, vampire Officer Kyle Drake has finally persuaded the shy wolf shifter, Verena, to go on a first date. His plans include a little mistletoe and a lot of seduction.

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THE GUARDIANS OF ASCENSION SERIES

(After Ascension, Burning Skies, Wings of Fire, Born of Ashes, Obsidian Flame and Gates of Rapture)

Includes Sub-Series: Dawn of Ascension and the Rapture’s Edge Saga

Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorBRINK OF ETERNITY as part of VAMPIRE COLLECTION

Warrior Gideon swore he would never see Elise Jordan again even though they’d been passionate lovers for two years.  Her human nature couldn’t survive in his ascended vampire world; she would be vulnerable to attack on every front if he tried to continue a relationship with her. 

For Buy Links and to Read More

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Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorTHE DARKENING

Fearing that his newly emerged grayle power will kill innocent ascenders, Samuel Daman struggles to keep his distance from beautiful Vela Stillwell.  But the breh-hedden has struck and her light floral scent tears at his restraint. 

For Buy Links and to Read More

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Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorVEILED: Rapture’s Edge Book 2

For the last few weeks, since Warrior Duncan professed his intention ‘to try’ to make his relationship with Rachel work, he’s failed on all fronts. But how can he explain that a serpent lives in his gut, poisoning him against her?

For Buy Links and to Read More…

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Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorRAPTURE’S EDGE 1 Awakening

For decades, Warrior Duncan has had an on-again, off-again relationship with a woman opposed to his warrior lifestyle. When Rachel shows up in his life again, he wants to keep his distance, but the infamous breh-hedden, the myth-that-isn’t-a myth, bears down on him keeping him in a perpetual caveman-like state.

For Buy Links and to Read More…

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THE BLOOD ROSE SERIES – SHORT WORKS

Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorTRAPPED, HUNGER, SEDUCED…

The Blood Rose Tales, are much shorter stories than the “Embrace” books of the Blood Rose Series. Each ‘tale’ highlights one particular aspect of the world of the Nine Realms as well as a mastyr vampire in pursuit of his Blood Rose.

For Buy Links and to Read more

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Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorBlood Rose Tale #1 – TRAPPED, 52 pp, $.99

Zephyr can’t keep away from Alesia and feels obligated to keep her safe.  They’d broken up, unable to reconcile painfully opposing views on what should be done to the evil Invictus pairs.  But when several wraith-pairs attack her diner, he flies her to safety, taking her home where they’re trapped together for the entire day. 

For Buy Links and to Read More

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Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorBlood Rose Tale #2 – HUNGER, 80 pp, $.99

Yolen keeps his love life and his work life separate with one goal in mind – to protect Brianna.  After seeing his best friend slaughtered by the enemy, he will do whatever it takes to ensure Brianna’s safety even if it means holding her at a distance. 

For Buy Links and to Read More

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Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorBlood Rose Tale #3 – SEDUCED, 91 pp, $.99

For weeks, Mastyr Willem, agent for the Realm Investigative Unit, has been tracking Charlotte Vail, a human college student at the local Grochaire University. He’s had a thing for Charlotte that he doesn’t quite understand.

For Buy Links and to Read More

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THE BLOOD ROSE SERIES – THE BOOKS

Enter a world of blood-starved mastyr vampires and the rare women who can satisfy their deepest needs…

Blood Rose 1 –  Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorEMBRACE THE DARK  

How can he resist his blood rose…

Gerrod, mastyr vampire of the Merhaine Realm, never thought to have his blood-needs satisfied by a mere human. But Abigail is no ordinary woman.

For Buy Links and to Read More…

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Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorBlood Rose 2 – EMBRACE THE MAGIC

Ethan, mastyr vampire of the Bergisson Realm, never thought to find his blood rose, the one woman who could ease the blood-starvation he’s endured for decades. But Samantha carries a surprising level of power as her newly discovered fae heritage emerges..

For Buy Links and to Read More…

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  Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorBlood Rose 3 – EMBRACE THE MYSTERY

Quinlan must keep Grochaire Realm safe from the enemy at all costs.  As ruler of his realm, a woman has no permanent place in his day-to-day existence. But when his lust takes him to Batya’s bedroom, he soon discovers he’s deep into a powerful experience that threatens to blow his life apart.

For Buy Links and to Read More

~ ~ ~

Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorBlood Rose 4 – EMBRACE THE PASSION

Seth, Mastyr Vampire of Walvashorr Realm, craves Lorelei, his new bodyguard, but he has a hands-off policy with those under his command. However, the sexy glint in her eye, as well as her wolf-shifter ways, keeps him in a fevered state. 

For Buy Links and to Read More

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Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorBlood Rose 5 – EMBRACE THE NIGHT

Mastyr Vampire Jude has kept his distance from all women because he lost his wife and daughter to an enemy attack a hundred years ago. He won’t go through that kind of loss again. And he won’t jeopardize another woman’s life while the deadly Invictus wraith-pairs still pose a threat in the Nine Realms.

For Buy Links and to Read More…

~ ~ ~

Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorBlood Rose 6 – EMBRACE THE WILD

Mastyr Vampire Malik has only one goal: to serve the realm he loves. Battling both the dreaded Invictus wraith-pairs and an element in Ashleaf Realm that wants all innocent wraiths dead, Malik can’t afford to get distracted. But Willow has already become an obsession as he lusts for the powerful fae whose blood he craves.

For Buy Links and to Read More…

~ ~ ~

Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorBlood Rose 7 – EMBRACE THE WIND

Mastyr Vampire Zane didn’t want another woman in his life not after the dreaded Invictus killed his wife five years ago. He serves Swanicott Realm, the land he rules, and doesn’t want anything to interfere with his war against the enemy.

For Buy Links and to Read More…

~ ~ ~

Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorBlood Rose 8 – EMBRACE THE HUNT

Mastyr Vampire Ian never wanted to see Regan again. He blamed her for the massacre at Raven’s Overlook, an attack that killed his sister and her children. He’s convinced Regan enthralled him, using her extensive fae powers to keep him by her side. If he’d been in his realm that night, he could have saved 200 people.

For Buy Links and to Read More

~ ~ ~

Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorLove in the Fortress: Blood Rose Series 8.1

Mastyr Vampire Griffin hates his enslavement in Margetta’s fortress. He sought death a thousand times because of it, but was denied when the Ancient Fae brought him back repeatedly, forcing him to train her evil army. When a beautiful fae-slave, Sandra, tells him to live, he begins to believe his life could have more meaning…

For Buy Links and to Read More…

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Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorDark and Damaged: Eight Tortured Heroes of Paranormal Romance

For Buy Links and to Read More

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Caris Roane is the New York Times bestselling author of thirty-eight paranormal romance books. Writing as Valerie King, she has published fifty novels and novellas in Regency Romance. Caris lives in Phoenix, Arizona, loves gardening, enjoys the birds and lizards in her yard, but really doesn’t like scorpions!

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Goodness In My Garden

Photo of Caris Roane - Paranormal Romance AuthorGoodness in My Garden

So much goodness in my garden to share this week. Mostly, the growth on all the plants this spring has really surprised me. I expected some blooms and what-not, but what I’ve got is an emerging lushness that has made me smile everytime I walk into the backyard.

Because I created a whole bunch of paths in my yard, with accompanying raised beds, I can turn a corner and find more surprising goodness. Sometimes, I’ll discover that a plant from the year before has seeded and I have a whole new crop of young plants. The Vinca have done this in several places. Other times, I’ll enter a new path and find that the recent wind has helped strengthen a young mesquite and it’s now standing up straighter. Other times, I’ll find a plant blooming furiously that had been quiet only the week before.

So much goodness. I have pictures to share, of course. First, here’s my latest release soon to be replaced by it’s loosely related companion, A VAMPIRE’S EMBRACE.

A Vampire's Soft Embrace - Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorA VAMPIRE’S SOFT EMBRACE, Novella 1 of The Blood Rose Time Travel Series

Taking the vampire into the past, changed the future…

Read more

Amazon US // iBooks // Barnes & Noble // Kobo //
Amazon Canada // Amazon UK //
Amazon Australia // 

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And now for the latest photos in my garden!

Garden Goodness Garden Goodness Garden Goodness Garden Goodness Garden Goodness Garden Goodness Garden Goodness

And now, have a wonderful day and an even better night! For more information about my books, keep scrolling! Live the fang!

Caris Roane Home Page

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Caris Roane Home PageDo you enjoy free books!?! All year, I’ll be giving away copies of my e-books through my newsletter. I also run subscriber-exclusive giveaways, so be sure to sign up on my home page in the right hand column where it says: Subscribe to Our Mailing List! Once you do, you’ll receive a welcome letter with a link to your free e-book! Enjoy and hugs, Caris Roane!

BE SURE TO LOOK FOR YOUR WELCOME LETTER WHICH HAS THE LINK TO YOUR FREE E-BOOK!!!

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   Most Recent Releases:

A VAMPIRE’S SOFT EMBRACE

A Vampire's Soft Embrace - Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorA VAMPIRE’S SOFT EMBRACE, Novella 1 of The Blood Rose Time Travel Series

Taking the vampire into the past, changed the future…

Read more

Amazon US // iBooks // Barnes & Noble // Kobo //
Amazon Canada // Amazon UK //
Amazon Australia // 

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Revealed - Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorREVEALED: Rapture’s Edge 3, A Guardians of Ascension Novel #11

He’s a warrior deep in his bones, but all she ever wanted was peace…

Read more

Amazon US // iBooks // Barnes & Noble // Kobo //
Amazon Canada // Amazon UK //
Amazon Australia // Info 

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Embrace the Power Paranormal RomanceEmbrace the Power: Blood Rose Series 9

Mastyr Vampire Stone wants to bond with Aralynn, his battle partner, until he learns she lives a double life as a woman he despises…

Read more

Amazon US // iBooks // Barnes & Noble // Kobo // Google Play // Amazon Canada // Amazon UK //
Amazon Australia // Info // Win

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More about Caris Roane and her books!!!

THE FLAME SERIES

Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorBlood Flame – #1 Flame Series

Vampire Officer Connor of the Crescent Border Patrol tries to suppress his desire for Iris, a powerful witch. Because the woman possesses the ability to kill him with the tips of her fingers, how can he possibly fall in love with her? When a double homicide throws them together, he soon finds his deepest fantasies fulfilled as Iris succumbs to his seductions.

For Buy Links and to Read More

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Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorAmethyst Flame – #2 Flame Series

Vampire Officer Vaughn of the Crescent Border Patrol gets called to a triple homicide in a deadly place called the Graveyard. When he finds that Emma Delacey has been summoned to the same crime scene, warning bells sound. He’s tried to suppress his desire for the beautiful witch knowing nothing good can come of a relationship in the alter world of Five Bridges.

For Buy Links and to Read More

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Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorDark Flame – #3 Flame Series

Brannick works with Juliet Tunney to help several human women escape the nightmare of Five Bridges. But something isn’t right. Juliet acts as though she knows him really well, yet he’s only met her once. Unless…the dreams he’s been having about her aren’t dreams at all.

For Buy Links and to Read More

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Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorAMBER FLAME, Book #4 of the Flame Series

Fergus has been without an alpha-mate for three years, from the time his wife was murdered. He’s failed repeatedly to bond with the female wolves of the Gordion Pack. When he rescues a fae woman from a sex club, his need to bond with her goes into overdrive.

For Buy Links and to Read more

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Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorChristmas Flame – A Holiday Novella

On Christmas Eve, vampire Officer Kyle Drake has finally persuaded the shy wolf shifter, Verena, to go on a first date. His plans include a little mistletoe and a lot of seduction.

For Buy Links and to Read More

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THE GUARDIANS OF ASCENSION SERIES

(After Ascension, Burning Skies, Wings of Fire, Born of Ashes, Obsidian Flame and Gates of Rapture)

Includes Sub-Series: Dawn of Ascension and the Rapture’s Edge Saga

Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorBRINK OF ETERNITY as part of VAMPIRE COLLECTION

Warrior Gideon swore he would never see Elise Jordan again even though they’d been passionate lovers for two years.  Her human nature couldn’t survive in his ascended vampire world; she would be vulnerable to attack on every front if he tried to continue a relationship with her. 

For Buy Links and to Read More

~ ~ ~

Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorTHE DARKENING

Fearing that his newly emerged grayle power will kill innocent ascenders, Samuel Daman struggles to keep his distance from beautiful Vela Stillwell.  But the breh-hedden has struck and her light floral scent tears at his restraint. 

For Buy Links and to Read More

~ ~ ~

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Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorVEILED: Rapture’s Edge Book 2

For the last few weeks, since Warrior Duncan professed his intention ‘to try’ to make his relationship with Rachel work, he’s failed on all fronts. But how can he explain that a serpent lives in his gut, poisoning him against her?

For Buy Links and to Read More…

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Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorRAPTURE’S EDGE 1 Awakening

For decades, Warrior Duncan has had an on-again, off-again relationship with a woman opposed to his warrior lifestyle. When Rachel shows up in his life again, he wants to keep his distance, but the infamous breh-hedden, the myth-that-isn’t-a myth, bears down on him keeping him in a perpetual caveman-like state.

For Buy Links and to Read More…

~ ~ ~

THE BLOOD ROSE SERIES – SHORT WORKS

Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorTRAPPED, HUNGER, SEDUCED…

The Blood Rose Tales, are much shorter stories than the “Embrace” books of the Blood Rose Series. Each ‘tale’ highlights one particular aspect of the world of the Nine Realms as well as a mastyr vampire in pursuit of his Blood Rose.

For Buy Links and to Read more

~ ~ ~

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Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorBlood Rose Tale #1 – TRAPPED, 52 pp, $.99

Zephyr can’t keep away from Alesia and feels obligated to keep her safe.  They’d broken up, unable to reconcile painfully opposing views on what should be done to the evil Invictus pairs.  But when several wraith-pairs attack her diner, he flies her to safety, taking her home where they’re trapped together for the entire day. 

For Buy Links and to Read More

~ ~ ~

Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorBlood Rose Tale #2 – HUNGER, 80 pp, $.99

Yolen keeps his love life and his work life separate with one goal in mind – to protect Brianna.  After seeing his best friend slaughtered by the enemy, he will do whatever it takes to ensure Brianna’s safety even if it means holding her at a distance. 

For Buy Links and to Read More

~ ~ ~

Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorBlood Rose Tale #3 – SEDUCED, 91 pp, $.99

For weeks, Mastyr Willem, agent for the Realm Investigative Unit, has been tracking Charlotte Vail, a human college student at the local Grochaire University. He’s had a thing for Charlotte that he doesn’t quite understand.

For Buy Links and to Read More

~ ~ ~

THE BLOOD ROSE SERIES – THE BOOKS

Enter a world of blood-starved mastyr vampires and the rare women who can satisfy their deepest needs…

Blood Rose 1 –  Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorEMBRACE THE DARK  

How can he resist his blood rose…

Gerrod, mastyr vampire of the Merhaine Realm, never thought to have his blood-needs satisfied by a mere human. But Abigail is no ordinary woman.

For Buy Links and to Read More…

~ ~ ~

~ ~ ~

Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorBlood Rose 2 – EMBRACE THE MAGIC

Ethan, mastyr vampire of the Bergisson Realm, never thought to find his blood rose, the one woman who could ease the blood-starvation he’s endured for decades. But Samantha carries a surprising level of power as her newly discovered fae heritage emerges..

For Buy Links and to Read More…

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  Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorBlood Rose 3 – EMBRACE THE MYSTERY

Quinlan must keep Grochaire Realm safe from the enemy at all costs.  As ruler of his realm, a woman has no permanent place in his day-to-day existence. But when his lust takes him to Batya’s bedroom, he soon discovers he’s deep into a powerful experience that threatens to blow his life apart.

For Buy Links and to Read More

~ ~ ~

Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorBlood Rose 4 – EMBRACE THE PASSION

Seth, Mastyr Vampire of Walvashorr Realm, craves Lorelei, his new bodyguard, but he has a hands-off policy with those under his command. However, the sexy glint in her eye, as well as her wolf-shifter ways, keeps him in a fevered state. 

For Buy Links and to Read More

~ ~ ~

Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorBlood Rose 5 – EMBRACE THE NIGHT

Mastyr Vampire Jude has kept his distance from all women because he lost his wife and daughter to an enemy attack a hundred years ago. He won’t go through that kind of loss again. And he won’t jeopardize another woman’s life while the deadly Invictus wraith-pairs still pose a threat in the Nine Realms.

For Buy Links and to Read More…

~ ~ ~

Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorBlood Rose 6 – EMBRACE THE WILD

Mastyr Vampire Malik has only one goal: to serve the realm he loves. Battling both the dreaded Invictus wraith-pairs and an element in Ashleaf Realm that wants all innocent wraiths dead, Malik can’t afford to get distracted. But Willow has already become an obsession as he lusts for the powerful fae whose blood he craves.

For Buy Links and to Read More…

~ ~ ~

Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorBlood Rose 7 – EMBRACE THE WIND

Mastyr Vampire Zane didn’t want another woman in his life not after the dreaded Invictus killed his wife five years ago. He serves Swanicott Realm, the land he rules, and doesn’t want anything to interfere with his war against the enemy.

For Buy Links and to Read More…

~ ~ ~

Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorBlood Rose 8 – EMBRACE THE HUNT

Mastyr Vampire Ian never wanted to see Regan again. He blamed her for the massacre at Raven’s Overlook, an attack that killed his sister and her children. He’s convinced Regan enthralled him, using her extensive fae powers to keep him by her side. If he’d been in his realm that night, he could have saved 200 people.

For Buy Links and to Read More

~ ~ ~

Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorLove in the Fortress: Blood Rose Series 8.1

Mastyr Vampire Griffin hates his enslavement in Margetta’s fortress. He sought death a thousand times because of it, but was denied when the Ancient Fae brought him back repeatedly, forcing him to train her evil army. When a beautiful fae-slave, Sandra, tells him to live, he begins to believe his life could have more meaning…

For Buy Links and to Read More…

~ ~ ~

Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorDark and Damaged: Eight Tortured Heroes of Paranormal Romance

For Buy Links and to Read More

~ ~ ~

Caris Roane is the New York Times bestselling author of thirty-seven paranormal romance books. Writing as Valerie King, she has published fifty novels and novellas in Regency Romance. Caris lives in Phoenix, Arizona, loves gardening, enjoys the birds and lizards in her yard, but really doesn’t like scorpions!

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April Fangtastic Giveaway

Photo of Caris Roane - Paranormal Romance AuthorApril Fangtastic Giveaway – Last Day to Enter!

If you haven’t seen this already, I teamed up with five other PNR authors for our April Fangtastic Giveaway. Thought I’d send this out for one last shot at entering. You’ll have a chance to win one of ten — TEN — author prize packs containing paperbacks, swag and all kinds of assorted goodies!

Just head on over to the Best Romance Author Giveaways page and check it out for yourself! 

And now, have a wonderful day and an even better night! For more information about my books, keep scrolling! Live the fang!

Caris Roane Home Page

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Caris Roane Home PageDo you enjoy free books!?! All year, I’ll be giving away copies of my e-books through my newsletter. I also run subscriber-exclusive giveaways, so be sure to sign up on my home page in the right hand column where it says: Subscribe to Our Mailing List! Once you do, you’ll receive a welcome letter with a link to your free e-book! Enjoy and hugs, Caris Roane!

BE SURE TO LOOK FOR YOUR WELCOME LETTER WHICH HAS THE LINK TO YOUR FREE E-BOOK!!!

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   Most Recent Releases:

A VAMPIRE’S SOFT EMBRACE

A Vampire's Soft Embrace - Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorA VAMPIRE’S SOFT EMBRACE, Novella 1 of The Blood Rose Time Travel Series

Taking the vampire into the past, changed the future…

Read more

Amazon US // iBooks // Barnes & Noble // Kobo //
Amazon Canada // Amazon UK //
Amazon Australia // 

~ ~ ~

Revealed - Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorREVEALED: Rapture’s Edge 3, A Guardians of Ascension Novel #11

He’s a warrior deep in his bones, but all she ever wanted was peace…

Read more

Amazon US // iBooks // Barnes & Noble // Kobo //
Amazon Canada // Amazon UK //
Amazon Australia // Info 

~ ~ ~

Embrace the Power Paranormal RomanceEmbrace the Power: Blood Rose Series 9

Mastyr Vampire Stone wants to bond with Aralynn, his battle partner, until he learns she lives a double life as a woman he despises…

Read more

Amazon US // iBooks // Barnes & Noble // Kobo // Google Play // Amazon Canada // Amazon UK //
Amazon Australia // Info // Win

~ ~ ~

More about Caris Roane and her books!!!

THE FLAME SERIES

Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorBlood Flame – #1 Flame Series

Vampire Officer Connor of the Crescent Border Patrol tries to suppress his desire for Iris, a powerful witch. Because the woman possesses the ability to kill him with the tips of her fingers, how can he possibly fall in love with her? When a double homicide throws them together, he soon finds his deepest fantasies fulfilled as Iris succumbs to his seductions.

For Buy Links and to Read More

~ ~ ~

Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorAmethyst Flame – #2 Flame Series

Vampire Officer Vaughn of the Crescent Border Patrol gets called to a triple homicide in a deadly place called the Graveyard. When he finds that Emma Delacey has been summoned to the same crime scene, warning bells sound. He’s tried to suppress his desire for the beautiful witch knowing nothing good can come of a relationship in the alter world of Five Bridges.

For Buy Links and to Read More

~ ~ ~

Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorDark Flame – #3 Flame Series

Brannick works with Juliet Tunney to help several human women escape the nightmare of Five Bridges. But something isn’t right. Juliet acts as though she knows him really well, yet he’s only met her once. Unless…the dreams he’s been having about her aren’t dreams at all.

For Buy Links and to Read More

~ ~ ~

Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorAMBER FLAME, Book #4 of the Flame Series

Fergus has been without an alpha-mate for three years, from the time his wife was murdered. He’s failed repeatedly to bond with the female wolves of the Gordion Pack. When he rescues a fae woman from a sex club, his need to bond with her goes into overdrive.

For Buy Links and to Read more

~ ~ ~

~ ~ ~
Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorChristmas Flame – A Holiday Novella

On Christmas Eve, vampire Officer Kyle Drake has finally persuaded the shy wolf shifter, Verena, to go on a first date. His plans include a little mistletoe and a lot of seduction.

For Buy Links and to Read More

~ ~ ~

~ ~ ~

THE GUARDIANS OF ASCENSION SERIES

(After Ascension, Burning Skies, Wings of Fire, Born of Ashes, Obsidian Flame and Gates of Rapture)

Includes Sub-Series: Dawn of Ascension and the Rapture’s Edge Saga

Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorBRINK OF ETERNITY as part of VAMPIRE COLLECTION

Warrior Gideon swore he would never see Elise Jordan again even though they’d been passionate lovers for two years.  Her human nature couldn’t survive in his ascended vampire world; she would be vulnerable to attack on every front if he tried to continue a relationship with her. 

For Buy Links and to Read More

~ ~ ~

Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorTHE DARKENING

Fearing that his newly emerged grayle power will kill innocent ascenders, Samuel Daman struggles to keep his distance from beautiful Vela Stillwell.  But the breh-hedden has struck and her light floral scent tears at his restraint. 

For Buy Links and to Read More

~ ~ ~

~ ~ ~

Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorVEILED: Rapture’s Edge Book 2

For the last few weeks, since Warrior Duncan professed his intention ‘to try’ to make his relationship with Rachel work, he’s failed on all fronts. But how can he explain that a serpent lives in his gut, poisoning him against her?

For Buy Links and to Read More…

~ ~ ~

~ ~ ~

Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorRAPTURE’S EDGE 1 Awakening

For decades, Warrior Duncan has had an on-again, off-again relationship with a woman opposed to his warrior lifestyle. When Rachel shows up in his life again, he wants to keep his distance, but the infamous breh-hedden, the myth-that-isn’t-a myth, bears down on him keeping him in a perpetual caveman-like state.

For Buy Links and to Read More…

~ ~ ~

THE BLOOD ROSE SERIES – SHORT WORKS

Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorTRAPPED, HUNGER, SEDUCED…

The Blood Rose Tales, are much shorter stories than the “Embrace” books of the Blood Rose Series. Each ‘tale’ highlights one particular aspect of the world of the Nine Realms as well as a mastyr vampire in pursuit of his Blood Rose.

For Buy Links and to Read more

~ ~ ~

~ ~ ~

Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorBlood Rose Tale #1 – TRAPPED, 52 pp, $.99

Zephyr can’t keep away from Alesia and feels obligated to keep her safe.  They’d broken up, unable to reconcile painfully opposing views on what should be done to the evil Invictus pairs.  But when several wraith-pairs attack her diner, he flies her to safety, taking her home where they’re trapped together for the entire day. 

For Buy Links and to Read More

~ ~ ~

Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorBlood Rose Tale #2 – HUNGER, 80 pp, $.99

Yolen keeps his love life and his work life separate with one goal in mind – to protect Brianna.  After seeing his best friend slaughtered by the enemy, he will do whatever it takes to ensure Brianna’s safety even if it means holding her at a distance. 

For Buy Links and to Read More

~ ~ ~

Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorBlood Rose Tale #3 – SEDUCED, 91 pp, $.99

For weeks, Mastyr Willem, agent for the Realm Investigative Unit, has been tracking Charlotte Vail, a human college student at the local Grochaire University. He’s had a thing for Charlotte that he doesn’t quite understand.

For Buy Links and to Read More

~ ~ ~

THE BLOOD ROSE SERIES – THE BOOKS

Enter a world of blood-starved mastyr vampires and the rare women who can satisfy their deepest needs…

Blood Rose 1 –  Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorEMBRACE THE DARK  

How can he resist his blood rose…

Gerrod, mastyr vampire of the Merhaine Realm, never thought to have his blood-needs satisfied by a mere human. But Abigail is no ordinary woman.

For Buy Links and to Read More…

~ ~ ~

~ ~ ~

Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorBlood Rose 2 – EMBRACE THE MAGIC

Ethan, mastyr vampire of the Bergisson Realm, never thought to find his blood rose, the one woman who could ease the blood-starvation he’s endured for decades. But Samantha carries a surprising level of power as her newly discovered fae heritage emerges..

For Buy Links and to Read More…

~ ~ ~

~ ~ ~

  Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorBlood Rose 3 – EMBRACE THE MYSTERY

Quinlan must keep Grochaire Realm safe from the enemy at all costs.  As ruler of his realm, a woman has no permanent place in his day-to-day existence. But when his lust takes him to Batya’s bedroom, he soon discovers he’s deep into a powerful experience that threatens to blow his life apart.

For Buy Links and to Read More

~ ~ ~

Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorBlood Rose 4 – EMBRACE THE PASSION

Seth, Mastyr Vampire of Walvashorr Realm, craves Lorelei, his new bodyguard, but he has a hands-off policy with those under his command. However, the sexy glint in her eye, as well as her wolf-shifter ways, keeps him in a fevered state. 

For Buy Links and to Read More

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Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorBlood Rose 5 – EMBRACE THE NIGHT

Mastyr Vampire Jude has kept his distance from all women because he lost his wife and daughter to an enemy attack a hundred years ago. He won’t go through that kind of loss again. And he won’t jeopardize another woman’s life while the deadly Invictus wraith-pairs still pose a threat in the Nine Realms.

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Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorBlood Rose 6 – EMBRACE THE WILD

Mastyr Vampire Malik has only one goal: to serve the realm he loves. Battling both the dreaded Invictus wraith-pairs and an element in Ashleaf Realm that wants all innocent wraiths dead, Malik can’t afford to get distracted. But Willow has already become an obsession as he lusts for the powerful fae whose blood he craves.

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Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorBlood Rose 7 – EMBRACE THE WIND

Mastyr Vampire Zane didn’t want another woman in his life not after the dreaded Invictus killed his wife five years ago. He serves Swanicott Realm, the land he rules, and doesn’t want anything to interfere with his war against the enemy.

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Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorBlood Rose 8 – EMBRACE THE HUNT

Mastyr Vampire Ian never wanted to see Regan again. He blamed her for the massacre at Raven’s Overlook, an attack that killed his sister and her children. He’s convinced Regan enthralled him, using her extensive fae powers to keep him by her side. If he’d been in his realm that night, he could have saved 200 people.

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Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorLove in the Fortress: Blood Rose Series 8.1

Mastyr Vampire Griffin hates his enslavement in Margetta’s fortress. He sought death a thousand times because of it, but was denied when the Ancient Fae brought him back repeatedly, forcing him to train her evil army. When a beautiful fae-slave, Sandra, tells him to live, he begins to believe his life could have more meaning…

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Caris Roane Paranormal Romance AuthorDark and Damaged: Eight Tortured Heroes of Paranormal Romance

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Caris Roane is the New York Times bestselling author of thirty-seven paranormal romance books. Writing as Valerie King, she has published fifty novels and novellas in Regency Romance. Caris lives in Phoenix, Arizona, loves gardening, enjoys the birds and lizards in her yard, but really doesn’t like scorpions!

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