Blurb: A king’s duty never ends, even when his kingdom changes. Vladimir Dracula is one of the most famous and misunderstood figures in all of history. One thing is true, he is a king, and he is a vampire. He is the true king and enforcer of the vampire race. Feared by all of his own kind, he is perhaps the most lethal of the Black Dragon God’s mortal born servants. At the same time, he personifies sex. None can resist his charms, save one. Vax King is the Chosen of Hecate, the Heir of Mjolnir, and has no plans on a mate. When he’s called on to enter Fae lands, he’s surprised to find the legendary vampire there. Looking to aid the beautiful Fae, Anaya, and her soul mate, Galen, Vax must enter a world of sex of violence with only Vlad to accompany him. Here, there can be no denial, no hesitation. Only truth….and dominance. A war is brewing in the Fae lands, as the fallen angels rise to lay claim to the power of their goddess, Verlaine and topple their higher brethren. Older than most, Vlad must accustom himself to having a soul mate, and use all his legendary power to stop the forces of darkness long believed to be controlled by him. A new kingdom is the prize, and none knows better than the famed Dracula that the secret to power lies in the blood.
About the Author: Drako resides in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, which you may notice is part of the setting of this series. When he isn’t writing, he’s busy editing for other authors, reviewing books, working, going to college, and spending time with his friends and two nieces. He blogs often and is very active on Facebook while trying to readjust to activity on twitter. His subject matter varies as he likes to talk about more than just his writing. You can check out his posts at his website, drakosden.weebly.com
Excerpt: It took quite a while, but Anaya managed to lead them to a town that had not been destroyed. Galen suggested they rest for the night, a welcomed suggestion by all. The Fae world was old fashioned in some ways but modern in others. Magic powered the land, giving them amenities such as running water and lights. However their monetary system was still based on gold and silver, leaving it to Anaya and Galen to negotiate and pay for rooms at the inn. They took only two rooms, one for the ladies and one for the men.
“I think we should have made Vlad sleep outside,” Vax muttered to Galen.
“Don’t worry, I don’t plan on doing much sleeping anyway,” Vlad told him.
“I’m going to pretend I don’t know what that means.”
Galen sighed. “So long as he’s not doing it in our room, I don’t much care what or who he does.”
Vlad smirked. “You’re too much of a tight ass, and I don’t mean that in a good way. Besides, why would I use our room unless my friend Vax here has decided to be a little more adventurous?”
Vax scowled. “Gods I hate you.”
“Only because you want me, which is perfectly natural.”
Vax didn’t really have much of a comeback so he flipped him off, prompting the vampire to laugh.
“Anytime you’re ready, I’d be happy to.”
Vax walked away. Galen shook his head at Vlad.
“I’m having trouble deciphering if you’re legitimately interested in the boy or messing around with him because that’s just who you are.”
Vlad shrugged. “I pursue anyone I’m attracted to. He’s an attractive enough male for me to pursue, and it makes it so much more interesting that he won’t give in.”
“So he’s a game to you?” Galen asked.
“Everyone is a game to me,” Vlad answered. “That doesn’t mean I’d hurt him. I don’t make it my business to break hearts if I can avoid it.”
“I’ll never understand you creatures that feed on blood. You all seem to have that in common.”
“It’s not our dietary habits that bind us. You angels simply place yourself above everyone else. The rest of us realize that certain urges are natural and we go with it. I’ve been alive for over ten thousand years. I don’t have the urge to settle down yet. If it ever happens, I’ll deal with it.”
Galen’s eyes grew significantly brighter as he looked at Vlad. “You should probably start adjusting to the idea of settling down, vampire. You will be soon.”
Vlad cocked his head to the side. “I sense energy flowing around you far more strongly. You see my mate?”
Galen’s eyes dimmed. “Yes, I do. Your mate is in this realm. It’s up to you to figure out who it is and how to make it happen.”
Vlad grunted. “Yeah, I’ll get right on it. Meanwhile, maybe you should get to work on your own mate. Poor girl is clearly ready to go to a certain level with you that you won’t go to.”
Galen’s face reddened. “I’m simply being cautious.”
“No, you’re being a little bitch,” Vlad shot back. “You know she is your soul mate. It’s not in dispute. The gods told you she is yours. All you have to do is claim her.”
“I don’t deny she’s my mate. I just…” Galen stopped, lost for words.
“Yep, you’re just being a bitch. That’s what you wanted to say.” Vlad smirked. “Face it, you’ve got to make the move now. Even soul mates don’t wait forever. The gods never said soul mates have to end up together or that they can’t love someone else. Look at your patron.”
Vlad walked off, leaving Galen to his thoughts.
AKA: Vlad, Vlad the Impaler, Dracula
Weight: 315 pounds
Hair: shoulder length, brown
Origin: a human follower of Jarel, the Black Dragon god. He was caught in the crossfire of Jarel’s disagreement with a demon god and the result changed him into one of the first vampires.
More info: contrary to popular belief, he has never sired another vampire. The entire race descends from the married couple, Vacker and Deidre. He has functioned as the final enforcer of the race since its creation. He is lethal in battle, being one of those fortunate enough to have had Jarel’s favor in mortal life first. He is also extremely sexual, with an appeal that draws others to him. He should not be confused with the prince who became known as Vlad the Impaler. He’s far older and earned the name in a far different manner.
Weight: 220 pounds
Hair: long, red
Origin: a mortal born witch, servant to Hecate, the patron goddess of witches. He was chosen by the goddess himself to wield the legendary hammer Mjolnir to expel Lucifer from the mortal world.
More info: Vax originally had a bit of a self-confidence issue. Because he’s mortal born, he is not used to the strength and power gifted to him by the goddess. He’s a quick learner, and in fact, had a bit of conflict with Vlad in his first story. He’s the first person to resist Vlad’s charm when the vampire is really pouring it on.
Hair: long, red
Origin: an orphaned Fae, she comes into contact with Brandon during his mortal life and the two have a son, Theo, who eventually becomes one of the Three Fates. She is actually the daughter of the Fae queen and the very first angel, Apollyon.
More info: Anaya was captured due to her softer and trusting nature in the second book, and the reasons are complicated. Her ties to the father of her child as well as her soul mate, in addition to her parentage, made her a target. But she’s certainly come into her own and is no damsel in distress
Weight: 258 pounds
Hair: long, black
Origin: a warrior angel created by an ancient goddess, he has only known war and duty and has not adjusted to the idea of having a soul mate
More info: Galen has loyalty that cannot be questioned, even falling from grace to aid in the fall of Lucifer. He’s powerful and ruthless in battle, but unfamiliar with the concept of love. It’s taken him a long time to accept Anaya.
I write a lot, which keeps me off the streets and out of trouble. There is always something to write about, always a new story to craft. Not writing, for me, is like trying to hold back a sneeze. Learning to write was the most powerful influence in my life. I can still remember the awe I felt when I realized I could put real words onto paper and tell out a story. From that first ‘a-ha’ moment I knew I wanted to write.
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