As lives went, both of hers had sucked.
Samantha Turner's long existence has been filled with nothing but brutality and pain. But despite that, she still has the strength to help others escape the violence she could not and deep inside her undead heart, she still hopes that one day she will find love. When NYPD Detective Peter Daly enters her life, Samantha dares to want the kind of life she thought she had forever lost.
It's his job and his calling to keep his city safe.
NYPD Homicide Detective Peter Daly has but one goal in his life: to protect and serve the people of the City of New York. Ever since his ex-wife's betrayal, Peter has stopped hoping for the kind of life he'd thought he'd once have. One with a loving woman and kids waiting for him after a day of fighting for justice. The last thing he expected or wanted was to fall in love with a woman whose immortal existence threatens to pull him into an underworld unlike any he could have imagined. But can Peter ignore the temptation that calls him to be her lover?
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Samantha Turner lives in New York, is a vampire, uses her undead life to help the helpless, running a shelter for battered women.Peter Daly is a detective in the NYPD. He meets her while being involved in a shootout near the shelter, they're attracted to each other but she's afraid of loving, loving someone with a shorter life span and of what will happen if he discovers what she is.Then they have to work together to find some kidnapped vampires and their attraction grows.Pretty predictable but fun.
Samantha Turner looks young, frail, and sweet. In truth she is ancient, strong, and extremely deadly. Samantha is a vampire. She wants to be mortal or at least pass for one. Since she moved into the neighborhood and opened The Artemis Shelter (a halfway house where women and children can heal and find a way out of abusive relationships), crime drastically reduced. The people that live in the area believe Samantha is, somehow, responsible for all their good fortunes. They don't know how right they are! Samantha only ventures outside during the day whenever the sun is weak. At night she patrols the neighborhood, going rooftop-to-rooftop, helping people and stopping crime. Then came a drive-by shooting. Samantha's speed let her save three of the children, even though she took two bullets herself. This could not be covered up. Others were dead in the street or wounded. Police and paramedics would come. Mortals who would ask questions that she dare not answer. ......................... Detective Peter Daly did not believe Ricardo's story. Ricardo claims to be the sole witness. But evidence points to Samantha being the witness instead. Why would they lie? What are they hiding? ...................... Samantha and Peter find themselves attracted to each other. Samantha knows she should get rid of Peter, yet she is drawn to him. Then her vampire friends begin disappearing. ............................. ***** This series may be in the Silhouette line, but it is anything but normal. 'THE CALLING' is a vampire series unlike any I have read. In 3/04 the series began with 'Darkness Calls'. Fans yelled for more. So in 6/05 'Danger Calls' was released. This story is the third in the series. Don't worry, each book can easily stand alone. You have no need to read the previous novels to fully understand and appreciate this one. Yet I recommend that you do so. Characters from earlier books show up to assist the new characters. .......................... Author Caridad Piñeiro writes engrossing novels of the darker side of life. Sometimes I wonder if the author writes in blood, because the story simply oozes with realism. I often forget that vampires are not real. This is an outstanding tale that I highly recommend to all. *****
In 2004 Spanish Harlem, Samantha Turner runs the Artemis Shelter to help women and their small children. However, even she is unable to prevent a drive by shooting from killing three children under sixteen years old though she saved the lives of three others due to her vampiric powers that she gained during the Civil War................... NYPD Detective Peter Daley investigates the incident, but cannot fathom how three children survived or who the mysterious Good Samaritan is. He finds a blouse with blood and two bullet holes in the garbage and a tape at a nearby grocer shows a woman wearing that blouse in the store just before the killings. He learns her name and finds most people consider her a saint. The Medical Examiner tells him blood he found does not fit any known classification and lacks DNA. As he continues to investigate, he and Samantha fall in love. He knows she is different, although he is not sure how. She fears intimacy ever since her husband battered her killing her unborn son back in 1860. Their seemingly star-crossed worlds are about to collide with chances heavily in favor that neither will survive................ TEMPTATION CALLS is a fabulous supernatural police procedural romance starring a wonderful caring female and a likable intelligent detective. The story line works on two levels that merge together as Sam hides her vampire background while Peter follows the clues one at a time until he learns the truth. As she did with her two previous ¿calls¿ (see DANGER CALLS and DARKNESS CALLS), Caridad Pineiro will take a large bite out of the readers¿ sleep to finish this fine thriller in one sitting.............. Harriet Klausner