Claiming the Vampire [NOOK Book]


Fae princess Jessica Greenwood has never questioned that her duty to her people comes before her own wishes. To avert a war between dimensions, she agrees to an arranged marriage with a stranger—the Dark Fae prince. Then she meets the mysterious vampire Hawk, who challenges all her beliefs and tempts her ...
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Fae princess Jessica Greenwood has never questioned that her duty to her people comes before her own wishes. To avert a war between dimensions, she agrees to an arranged marriage with a stranger—the Dark Fae prince. Then she meets the mysterious vampire Hawk, who challenges all her beliefs and tempts her with a longing she’s never even imagined.

Now Jessica is caught between duty and desire. With the fate of two worlds hanging in the balance, how will she choose?

Claiming the Vampire is a paranormal romance novel of 63,000 words.

The Blood and Absinthe series:

Book 1 - Taming the Vampire (a novella)
Book 2 - Bound by the Vampire (a novella)
Book 3 - Claiming the Vampire (a full-length novel)
Book 4 - Drawn to the Vampire (a full-length novel, coming in June 2013!)

The first three books are available as a bundle in Blood and Absinthe: Books 1 - 3.


“You’re a virgin, aren’t you? Was that one of the conditions of your sale to the Dark Fae? That you be a virgin bride? Christ. Why don’t they just throw you into a volcano and be done with it?”

Hawk knew this was none of his business. She was none of his business. The fact that they were standing here having this conversation was the purest insanity.

But the idea of Jessica marrying that cold fish made his demon rage inside him.

“Are you required to be a virgin on your wedding night?”

“Of course not!” she snapped.

“But you are a virgin. Aren’t you?”

She didn’t answer him directly. “Why are you so fixated on that?”

“Because you deserve to have a decent first time, Jessica. Every woman does. Let me…” he swallowed. “Let me give you that.”

She stared at him. “You can’t be serious. Are you suggesting that you be my first time?”

“Yes.” He stepped close and put his hands on her shoulders. “I’ll make it good for you, I swear. And I know you want me.”

“How do you know that?”

He stroked his hands down her bare arms. “The way you tremble when I touch you,” he said softly. “The way the blood rushes to your cheeks and your breath catches in your throat. The way your heart beats faster.”

All those things were happening now, and hope rose inside him. “No one will ever know. It will be our secret. And after tonight you’ll never see me again.”

“A one-night stand with the assassin who threatened my life? How romantic.”

He could tell she was trying for sarcasm, but her voice shook a little.

“This isn’t about romance. It’s about desire. And I know you feel it, too.”

She lowered her eyes, and her lashes were like black feathers against her cheeks. He watched her take a deep breath and let it out, slowly.

“There’s something else you should know about me,” she said, lifting her eyes to meet his. There was a glint in their blue-green depths that should have warned him, but he was too far gone to see it.

“What?” he asked, lowering his head to kiss her.

“I’m a warrior, you son of a bitch.”

And then she punched him in the face.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014120111
  • Publisher: Chloe Hart
  • Publication date: 4/9/2012
  • Series: Blood and Absinthe , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 75,538
  • File size: 601 KB

Meet the Author

Chloe Hart spends a lot of time lying awake at night, thinking about vampires, demon hunters, and things that lurk in the darkness. During the day she writes about them.
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  • Posted April 13, 2012

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    BRIEF SUMMARY Jessica who is a fae princess is engaged to the da

    Jessica who is a fae princess is engaged to the dark fae prince by an arranged marriage. Although she isn't really happy with the choice, she does what she must for her people. But on a particular day she met Hawk, a vampire. After their first encounter everything in Jessica's life changes.

    THOUGHTS (I'll do my best, but may contain spoilers)

    Claiming the Vampire is the third installment in the (Blood and Absinthe) series. Let me start out by saying, book one and two felt like a warm up and book three felt like graduation day. I would definitely advice the reader to read Taming the Vampire (Blood and Absinthe, #1) and Bound by the Vampire (Blood and Absinthe, #2) before reading book three. All previous characters from the first two books are included in the story and having an idea of the foundation of the storyline will give more pleasure and excitement while reading book three.

    The beginning of the story gives a briefing of the last book Bound by the Vampire (Blood and Absinthe, #2) on what happen with the absinthe and a possible invasion that never occurred. Book two is where we met Hawk, a vampire assassin. Although he seemed like a villain at the time, there was something about his character that left a lasting impression. In the previous book, he didn't complete his last assignment; he is back in Claiming the Vampire with a score to settle and it's with a fae. I enjoyed getting to know Hawk and his history as well as the drive that he has with the goal he's trying to accomplish. Jessica is a fae princess and dealing with vampires is a no no, as they are not to be trusted, but her attraction to Hawk is undeniable. She is also engaged through an arranged marriage that will help bring about peace; Jessica has quite the dilemma when it comes to her feelings and who to trust. Hawk and Jessica's relationship and the build up to it was interesting and good. Hawk seems like this dark assassin but here he is in love with a girl and he seems a bit helpless and a bit desperate at times and that's what made me love their love. The plot surrounding these two was not lacking and kept my interest throughout the storyline as more is revealed and everyone's true intention is known, good and bad.


    Secondary characters were a huge bonus and I loved them. I was so excited that the author brought back both previous couples from book one and two Liz, Jack, Celia and Evan. And trust me when I say, their scenes were not lacking. Celia and Evan O..M..G, the things a girl has to do to claim her vampire (lol). Celia's desperate times calls for desperate measures and involves chains, and not in a bad way. Like book one I had different stages of enjoyment when it came to the claiming ritual for Celia and Evan. First, I was shock because I didn't see that coming, and then I felt excitement and then a sexy moment. Liz and Jack were naughty and I loved it. Everything about the couples was so unexpected. Aside from all of that they played key roles in this story that didn't detract from the main characters. Prince Kel who is a dark fae prince and engaged to Jessica, loved him and didn't feel bad lusting over a potential nemesis. Although his ending felt a bit incomplete and I hope that he will get his own story.

    I really felt the storyline in the book shined and brought the characters justice. I have to commend the author on book three; well done.

    Storyline: GOOD
    Enjoyment: GREAT
    Intimacy Level: VERY SPICY

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2013

    Love them vampires!

    The third book, it just keeps getting better!

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  • Posted March 5, 2013

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    Loved all three books!

    Loved all three books!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2013

    Love the series!

    It was a really great series and I can not wait to see what else she writes! I rreally hope there is more in this series (:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    great read

    Chloe has three books in this series and all three of them are so good. I can't wait till she comes out with something else. I'll be one of the first to read it. Her writing style is so easy and fluid. Just the right amount of detail and not enough to lose my interest. Great job!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2012

    Great series

    Love this series and wish there was more!

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