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Embrace the Magic
     

Embrace the Magic

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by Caris Roane
 

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EMBRACE THE MAGIC is the second paranormal romance novel, a vampire romance, of the Blood Rose Series, following EMBRACE THE DARK, which was the first paranormal romance installment. EMBRACE THE MAGIC is a passionate, sexy, paranormal romance, a vampire romance, set in the world of the Nine Realms. Caris Roane is the author of over sixty

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Reader Alert:

EMBRACE THE MAGIC is the second paranormal romance novel, a vampire romance, of the Blood Rose Series, following EMBRACE THE DARK, which was the first paranormal romance installment. EMBRACE THE MAGIC is a passionate, sexy, paranormal romance, a vampire romance, set in the world of the Nine Realms. Caris Roane is the author of over sixty published works, twelve of which are paranormal romance novels featuring sexy, warrior vampires in need of worthy women.

When a blood rose enters Mastyr Ethan�s world, will he succumb to his deepest needs or lose her forever to an enemy intent on possessing her at all costs?

He desperately needs his blood rose�

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 and she connects with his personal realm frequency, a vibration that ignites his passion. His commitment to ruling Bergisson, however, has priority, even over his driving need to be with Samantha. As desire rises, and Ethan finds himself drawn into the web of his driving, relentless need for her, will he be able to embrace his blood rose or will his guilt over past events prevent him from living life to the fullest?

How can she give up the life she planned�?

Samantha can�t believe she�s a blood rose, a woman who can meet the needs of a starved mastyr vampire. Her plans never included the world of the Nine Realms in which mastyr vampires rule millions of realm-folk, but learning that she�s half-fae has changed everything. As Ethan�s blood-needs become a life-or-death struggle, and cast her into a war against the dreaded Invictus, how can she choose to embrace her new fae powers and change her life so completely? Will she take on the role forever as Ethan�s blood rose? Or will her desire to follow her life�s ambitions force her to choose against love, passion, and unbelievable fae power?

Product Details

BN ID:
2940148804468
Publisher:
Caris Roane
Publication date:
08/31/2013
Series:
Blood Rose Series , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
381,904
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

I confess I've had a love affaire with vampires for several years now, especially warrior vampires, the kind found in the books of Sherrilyn Kenyon, Lara Adrian and JR Ward. Though I've been published in Regency Romance under the pseudonym Valerie King--and yes one of my Regency Novellas features a vampire--one day I woke up knowing I had to create my own contemporary world of the warrior vampire. For some mystical, magical reason, early in the process, my vampires appeared with enormous beautiful wings and it has been the most amazing experience to include flight in my novels, in both battle scenes and scenes involving spectacle. For more information about my unique take on the vampire mythos, check out my website at carisroane.com and my book release video on YouTube by putting in the search phrase, Caris Roane Ascension. With every hope you'll enjoy reading my books set in the World of Ascension, All my best, Caris Roane

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Embrace the Magic 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I adore Ethan! Embrace the Magic is a character driven story with two central characters who think they know what they want out of their future, and where their future will be. Caris Roane has created an interesting and complex world in which the debate is not simply 'can I give up living in the sunlight for a vampire' but beyond that two worlds co-exist, the Realms and Earth, so living together in Bergisson means leaving behind everything our leading lady knew and dreamed of or expected out of from her life in Louisiana... adding the question 'at the drop of the hat would you move around the world to live with a person you barely know who you hope might love you?' These questions are pondered while an interesting plot is going on, further developing the world and leaving me yearning for the next book in the series. I was given this story in exchange for an honest review, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Ethan and Samantha seemed to learn some of life's greatest lessons in just a few days.
Archaeolibrarian More than 1 year ago
I received this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review. What a wonderful story! This is a rich and in-depth tale from the Nine Realms with a history over 40 years in the making. Samantha has to learn just who she is and also about people that she thought she knew. Ethan has to make peace with himself for something that he has carried out needless guilt for far too long. Putting these two together is explosive! I loved how they worked so well together, neither one smothering the other, instead providing strength and support whenever it was needed. The story flows well and there are no plot holes that I fell into. The characters, whether 'good' or 'bad' are well-rounded and believable. The Blood Rose series continues to shine and I have no hesitation in recommending this book or the series. Merissa Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
aamollenkopf More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in the series. The story revolves around Mastyr Ethan and his Blood Rose, half human half fae Samantha. Neither wants a mate bond but cannot deny the attraction they feel for each other. Problems arise when another mastyr vampire sets his sight on Samantha. I love these characters and the story lie. The author keeps me tied them and I become invested in their outcome. I can't wait to read the next story. You don't need to read this series in order to understand what is going on, but since this is a great series, you shouldn't miss the beginning. I definitely recommend this book and the entire series. I received this book free in exchange for an honest review.
Sarijane More than 1 year ago
~~Copy gifted in exchange for an honest review~~ The Blurb: When a blood rose enters Mastyr Ethan’s world, will he succumb to his deepest needs or lose her forever to an enemy intent on possessing her at all costs? He desperately needs his blood rose… 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 and she connects with his personal realm frequency, a vibration that ignites his passion. His commitment to ruling Bergisson, however, has priority, even over his driving need to be with Samantha. As desire rises, and Ethan finds himself drawn into the web of his driving, relentless need for her, will he be able to embrace his blood rose or will his guilt over past events prevent him from living life to the fullest? How can she give up the life she planned…? Samantha can’t believe she’s a blood rose, a woman who can meet the needs of a starved mastyr vampire. Her plans never included the world of the Nine Realms in which mastyr vampires rule millions of realm-folk, but learning that she’s half-fae has changed everything. As Ethan’s blood-needs become a life-or-death struggle, and cast her into a war against the dreaded Invictus, how can she choose to embrace her new fae powers and change her life so completely? Will she take on the role forever as Ethan’s blood rose? Or will her desire to follow her life’s ambitions force her to choose against love, passion, and unbelievable fae power? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I very much enjoyed this 2nd installment in the Blood Rose series. I think I like it even more than the first. I like the world of this series, the human and realm world connections.   Ethan is tormented by the loss of his family years ago and angry at the woman he believes betrayed them. He is a strong leader and ruler who cares deeply for the people he serves and protects. Samantha is the daughter of the woman Ethan believes betrayed Bergisson all those years ago. She discovers she is half Fae and a blood rose and has to come to terms with her new reality, power and the dangers to her because of it. I loved seeing them find their way to each other and together in this world. The new hope she brings to the war with the Invictus and to Ethan is wonderful, as is the way Ethan is with her and her with him as they navigate their way to the Bond. I am looking forward to reading the next in this series and highly recommend checking it out.
TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in The Blood Rose Series and continues where the first book ended. However, the way it is written it can be read as a stand-alone. Ethan learns that he has a blood rose, a woman that will ease his blood starvation but how can he choose between the Bergission Real and Samantha, his blood rose. I admit it took me a bit to get caught up in the story but once I did I really liked it. The story is entertaining and I enjoyed escaping into another realm.
lrhubble More than 1 year ago
A Must Read Contemporary Paranormal Romance Shreveport, Louisiana & Bergisson Realm Ethan is mastyr vampire of the Bergisson Realm. He never thought he would find a blood rose let alone one that is his. A woman that could ease the blood-starvation that he has had to endure for decades. Samantha has newly discovered fae heritage and as it emerges it shows that has a level of power that proves very surprising. As she connects with Ethan’s personal realm frequency it ignites his passion. Ethan’s commitment has always been to ruling Bergisson and is his priority, even with his driving need to be with Samantha. Ethan soon finds himself drawn to the web of his relentless, driving need for her as their desire rises. Now Ethan is going to have to decide if this guilt over the past will prevent him from being able to embrace his blood rose and living life to the fullest. Samantha’s plans never included anything to do with the world of the Nine Realms. A world where mastyr vampires rule millions of realm-folk. She can’t believe she is the woman that can meet the needs of a mastyr vampire, a blood rose. Though learning she is half-fae has changed everything for her. Suddenly she is cast into a war against the dreaded Invictus with Ethan’s blood-needs that soon become a life-or-death struggle. She has to see if she can embrace her new fae powers and be able to change her life completely. Samantha has to decide if her life’s ambition is what she wants to follow and leave behind love, passion and unbelievable fae power or if she can be what Ethan needs as a blood rose forever. This story picks up shortly after the first one leaves off and yet it can be read as a standalone book but readers will find it much better if they read the first book before this one. The world building is further enhanced with this story and makes for a world that is amazing all on its own. The characters are complex and as reader watch them deal with what they have always wanted for what they have suddenly found when the least expect it makes for an engrossing read. With a mystery that is woven through the books it links the books together so well that readers will want to sit and read the book all together. While the full mystery isn’t completely solved in this book, the story itself has a very nice ending without any cliffhangers. Received a review copy
NPNowlin More than 1 year ago
(Honest review for complimentary copy.) Book 2 of the Blood Rose series sees a set of characters at odds with their intended paths in life, their responsibilities, and their desire for each other. There is much more than meets the eye in the troubles haunting these characters, and that adds depth to the experience of the book. Definitely a worthy follow up to Embrace the Dark. I'm ready for Embrace the Mystery!
glaukos More than 1 year ago
This was a great continuation of this series. I can't wait to see what is in store for the coming up characters. Samantha grew up in the human world, interested in the other realms and everything about them. He mother never her would give her much info about them. So she studied and took college classes about that world. Never knowing that she is actually part of that world herself, as a half fae she belongs there, but isn't sure she wants to stay there. Ethan doesn't want anyone in his life right now, he doesn't have time for someone, so he pushes all those desires far away, until that one day. Little does he realize once he meets Samantha, that day will be sooner then he ever plans. Between the two of them they can do wonderful things, but they need to decide if they can or are willing to put everything else aside so they can be great together. Will they do it, will Samantha give up her life in the human world so she can have everything? Is Ethan willing to step aside and let his guards take on more, without him on the front line, and have it all? It's a story you won't want to miss. A copy was gifted to me for an honest review. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This copy was gifted to me for an honest review. This is the story of my favorite hottie Master Vampire Ethan. In my dreams I can picture long curly hair, eyes and his beautiful smile, along with that beautiful body. WOW! Ethan meets Samantha is a bar and is instantly drawn to her. She has no knowledge of her heritage or her gifts as half Fae. This story is sexy and many twists and turns. I made the mistake of starting this book when I went to bed. Big Mistake! I could not put it down and did not go to sleep till 5 am. Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book, just as good as the first one. I could very well become addicted to this writers books! Plenty of action. Vampires, Fae. Good vs Evil. Copy gifted in exchange for honest review.
green____ More than 1 year ago
Vampires, Fae, and more... This is the second book in the Blood Rose Series. It takes place a few months after book1 and continues within the Bergisson Realm. You see the Invictus are continuing their attacks and are more organized than ever. Embrace The Magic focuses on Mastyr Ethan and his realm. He meets Samantha and realizes right away that she is a blood rose, one that is able to stop his blood starvation... but he really does not want anything to do with her. Both Ethan and Samantha fight their connection. As the book progresses she learns about her heritage and her growing abilities as fae. He feels that he can not have anything take away his focus of keeping his realm and his people safe. As they grow closer, things get revealed. It was great seeing some of the characters again from book1. They round out the story beautifully. What a great continuation of this series... really looking forward to seeing where it goes. Caris Roane has really grabbed my attention with this world and her characters! Copy gifted in exchange for an honest review.
Anagatr More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!!! I received this book in exchange for an honest review, and I thought why not go ahead and read it. I had read the first and enjoyed it, but this one...I honestly wished I had continued reading it at the time of release. The characters spark such hot flames off each other and the fact that they don't think they want to; makes it all the more enjoyable when they... well you'll have to read to find out... ;o) I recommend this book to anyone who loves there heroes larger than life and likes to see one them brought down by a woman that he did not even realize he is missing from his life until they find "The One." Something I enjoyed about this book versus her Guardians of Ascension series, is that the average person knows about both worlds in this series. I can't wait to read the rest of the series!
Sheilag2367 More than 1 year ago
Finding a blood rose means resolving a Mastyr Vampires blood needs permanently and Mastyr Ethan has found her.... but he desires the blood and not the idea of the "bonding"! Mastyr Ethan is a controlling vampire who believes his place is leading his Realm and his total focus should be this. Samantha has yet to discover her ties to Mastyr Ethan's realm or even her fae powers when she meets Mastyr Ethan but when they meet the are drawn to each other against both of their desires! This is a wonderful story of their challenging personalities, their desire to lead their own lives and the fight they must wage to be together! It is a story of loss and forgiveness, strength, weakness and need and Ms. Roane is able to blend all these together to make a compelling story! "Copy gifted in exchange for an honest review" Se
MusicInPrint More than 1 year ago
 "Copy gifted in exchange for an honest review" The realm Bergesson is in grave danger.  Mastyr Vampire Ethan will do anything to keep it safe.  Nothing will distract his goal of safety  for his people; not even the beautiful Samantha. Samantha lives in Shreveport, part of the mortal world.  She has no living relatives but is at peace designing jewelry. A fated meeting between our two characters, Ethan and Samantha, show them that life without each other is not their destiny.  They also discover secrets that will map their road.  This couple takes us on a journey filled with fast moving action, emotion, and  personal revelations. This is the 2nd in the Blood Rose Series but could easily be a stand alone read.  Roane is an author that brings not only characters but places to vivid color.  I have read many of her novels and she has never disappointed.
Hfowler More than 1 year ago
Book two in the Blood Rose series starts off a bit slow, but picks up half way through it and gets really entertaining.  Samantha is a college student working on her Master's Degree, which takes her to a club.  While there she meets Ethan, the mastyr vampire of Bergisson, who shows up and  turns her life upside down.  She discovers that she is Blood Rose, among some other things about herself and her heritage.   The characters themselves I found to be a bit weak. Samantha comes across as passive and she accepts things too quickly. If I suddenly had a vision out the blue (won't say of what), I wouldn't have been as calm as Smantha. If I then went home and on my own figured out that "hey I'm half-fae, which means one of my parents was Fae," I would have totally freaked out and I would not be ok. But she is just so calm and accepting. Also in the club, she says that she hates vampires, but then she sees Ethan and thinks "damn he is hot, I could so let him bite me," but then she goes back to hating vampires. She is just wishy-washy. She should have been more of a firecracker or spunky for Ethan. She needed to make him work for it. Ethan also has moments when he flip-flops his view. He doesn't want her there, but capitulates quickly. Also, his lingering anger concerning her mom could have been used to add tension, but it was like he was angry and resentful one second, then the next he wasn't. But I have to say that once Ry and the dark Fae attacks Samantha (because let's face it, the bad guys always go for the girl) things picked up. Samantha and Ethan became more real and I couldn't put the book down until I finished.  The second half moved along quickly, and I fell in love with the characters.  Great ending! I will definitely read more of the Blood Rose series. Copy gifted in exchange for an honest review.
agnese-kohnSK More than 1 year ago
just finished to read this story and Oh My, i loved it much!!!!!!!!!!!!This is book 2 of The Blood Rose series,is well written and the characters too:Ethan & Samantha,plus the author brings back characters from book 1...This couple are connected right away and can't take they hands away.....want each either,desire each other.....they are mate.....I was into it to know more about them and what was gonna happen,could not let go of them and the story....You will find,action,battle,fae,villain,troll,heroine,making decision,trap,protection.sex scene and more..You have to read it to know the more and i also recommend to start the all series with Embrace the dark book 1.....I loved book 1 but Embrace the magic was Wow!!!!!!!Got to love Ethan!!!!!!!!!It gets better and better....The author Caris Roane did it again,did not disappointed me with this book and the all series,love her books,specially the way she develops hers story with so much details......Can'tt wait for more!!!!!!!!..Well Done!!!!!!!!!Keep them coming.....
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Ms. Roane has done it again. I love this series and can't wait for the next one.
LITERALADDICTION_MLO More than 1 year ago
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Devilish Diva - Shawnie: *eARC gifted by Literal Addiction for an honest review. Embrace the Magic is a book about finding what you need, when you least expect it and having the courage to embrace it - Even if it takes you awhile to realize it. Ethan is the Mastyr Vampire of the Bergisson Realm and he has sworn off pretty much everything that doesn't have to do with him managing and taking care of his Realm. He takes care of business no matter what, and to him his life is crystal clear. But fate has a way of making itself known, and Ethan is going to get a crash course on relationships - even if he doesn't want one. Samantha is human to her knowledge, and she has her life all figured out. All she wants to do is finish school and create her jewelry, but fate knows she needs more and her teachers (unbeknownst to them) are helping fate out, by having Samantha do research at a club frequented by "others." These two hardheaded, stubborn star crossed lovers go on an emotional ride with one another and either knows what or how to go about it. But Ethan and Samantha have pasts that won't mentally allow them to give into what they feel, even though their bodies are already on board the train to feel good town. Sparks pretty much fly between Ethan and Samantha. You can almost feel the emotion and power rolling through the pages, like it was trying to pull you into their little world. No matter their stubbornness you find yourself screaming in your head "HURRY UP ALREADY, YOU LOVE EACH OTHER." Embrace the Magic is a magical book about magical people who need each other desperately, and the magic they create is amazingly powerful. I enjoyed this book for the most part, it honestly bothered me that they fought their emotional attraction and the Blood Rose issue even though they KNEW they were great together. It was just too much of a struggle and it honestly got old really fast, but none the less it was a great book.
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Sometimes, even when you KNOW who is going to get whom in the end, the journey is the best part and Embrace the Magic by Caris Roane was definitely an adventure. Ethan is an imposing Master Vampyr, a protector, a warrior. Samantha is more than shocked to find she is a Blood Rose, a rare woman whose blood can quench the thirst and aid in the power of a master vampyr. If that wasn’t enough, she finds she is also part fae, a very powerful part-fae. Her heart is torn between the new world she has discovered and the desire to go back to the human realm, but when the fate of the Nine Realms hangs in the balance, she must choose, will her feeling for Ethan tip the scales? Will she return home, never to look back? A dark cloud of doubt hangs over the memory of her mother, of who she was and what she did or did not do and Samantha’ future life is so unclear. Caris Roane is a master artist as she paints her scenes, her tension, and her characters, then puts it all together in a fast-paced plot filled with deceit, intrigue, honor and the realization that somewhere in the world, there is someone for everyone, and its okay to draw strength for them. With that added splash of sexual tension and the sometimes obstinate personalities of her main characters, this is a fun read, and a marvelous addition to the series. I received this review copy as part of the Embracing the Magic Blog Tour and Giveaway, going on right now at Tome Tender until October 13.