Bond of Fire (Texas Vampires Series #2)

Bond of Fire (Texas Vampires Series #2)

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by Diane Whiteside
     
 

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Diane Whiteside’s Bond of Blood was hailed as a sensual new take on the vampire legend. Now, “the master of erotic prose” (Booklist) turns up the Texas heat…
 
Vampires Jean-Marie St. Just and Hélène d’Agelet have loved each other for centuries—and for centuries their

Overview

Diane Whiteside’s Bond of Blood was hailed as a sensual new take on the vampire legend. Now, “the master of erotic prose” (Booklist) turns up the Texas heat…
 
Vampires Jean-Marie St. Just and Hélène d’Agelet have loved each other for centuries—and for centuries their passion has been blocked by the demands of duty and honor.  But now they will face something far stronger than ancient ecstasy:  Jean-Marie must kill Hélène’s sister—the vampire Queen of New Orleans—before she can destroy Jean-Marie’s family.
 
For Hélène, this means choosing between the love of her life—and murdering her own flesh-and-blood…

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Praise for Bond of Fire

“Audacious...blends European and American history into a shockingly heady brew...Whiteside merrily rampages through history and vampire lore, building an impressively sturdy and compelling narrative from the wreckage.”—Publishers Weekly
 
Praise for Bond of Blood
 
“What do you get when you cross the Crusades, Texas, hot and steamy sex, and immortality? The first in a vampire romance trilogy by the master of erotic prose…[an] incredible, sensuous story.”—Booklist

“Grania is an excellent heroine…a fresh twist.”—The Romance Reader
 
“Sexy romance, complex characters…a gritty, deeply moving novel…[a] fantastic new series.”—The Road to Romance

“A demon lover to tempt any woman. [A] big, deliciously sexy hero.”—New York Times Bestselling Author Angela Knight

Publishers Weekly

This audacious second installment of the Texas Vampire series (after Bond of Blood) blends European and American history and contemporary paranormal romance into a shockingly heady brew. Beautiful widow Hélène d'Agelet fell hard for Jean-Marie St. Just, George Washington's former spymaster turned compañero-enslaved by blood-to the sister of powerful vampiro mayorDon Rodrigo Perez. The Napoleonic wars disrupted their affair, and after an explosive espionage incident involving Hélène's sister, double agent Celeste de Sainte-Pazanne, Hélène and Jean-Marie believed each other dead for centuries. Celeste's lover, Raoul, killed her parents, so Hélène killed Raoul. Now the sisters, both of whom have become vampiras, are hunting each other down, bent on revenge. Filling the story with explosions and blood and the prose with enough French, Spanish and purely invented terms to require a glossary, Whiteside merrily rampages through history and vampire lore, building an impressively sturdy and compelling narrative from the wreckage. (Jan.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425224236
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/02/2008
Series:
Texas Vampires Series , #2
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Diane Whiteside is the author of the Novels of Texas Vampires.

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Bond of Fire (Texas Vampires Series #2) 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
During the French Revolution, Jean-Marie St. Just met Helene d'Agelet in Paris. They fell in love, but were fated to separate as he was turning into a vampire and she was a mortal. However, he remained unaware that after he left her she was changed over too. Over the next two centuries fate seemed to intervene keeping them apart.------------- In the present, Helene is stunned to see a photo of her beloved Jean-Marie that indicates he is alive. She searches for him so that they can finally share eternity together. However, they still have issues between them as Jean-Marie has been assigned the task of killing the wicked vampire Queen of New Orleans Hélène's sister, Madame Celeste.--------- Although much of the story occurs before the first tale (see BOND OF BLOOD) the second of Diane Whiteside modern vampire trilogy is an exciting horror thriller. Readers obtain a bit of the history that led to the vampire kingdoms that carve up much of modern day America. Interestingly the lead couple spends much of the two hundred plus years (and most of the book) separated to the chagrin of romantic fantasy purists yet the look through time strengthens the final showdown making BOND OF FIRE an entertaining read.-------- Harriet Klausner
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This book was confusing along with the rest of the series. Too much french and went back forth too much between times.
zgarza01 More than 1 year ago
It's a good vampire series different.
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rubypearl More than 1 year ago
i was really impressed with this book.. how the author intertwined world history and a romantic vampire storyline is ingenious.
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