1305 & 1306 – The Oracle and the Vampire, the fifth story in The 13th Floor Series from Christine Rains is out. Being lucky enough to read Christine’s stories before they are launched, I highly recommend this instalment. In fact, I love the entire series… such a cool premise, and each character is unique, with their out set of problems.
Now, here’s Christine with what you’ll expect in this instalment:
BANSHEES & VAMPIRES
The fifth book of the 13th Floor series brings two classic legends to life. Vampires are seductive creatures that we see a lot in paranormal romances, but banshees are rare. Paired together, we have something never seen before.
There are countless legends of the vampire. I took the traditional path with my vampire Kiral. He can’t go out in daylight, he heals swiftly, and has preternatural strength and senses. But I gave him a flaw we see often in our modern world. He’s an addict with a craving for blood laced with drugs. He must drink human blood to survive, and having it spiked with something extra helps him forget he’s living a life he never asked for.
Myths of banshees declare them fairies or ghosts of mothers who have had their children taken from them. In my story, Harriet is a lovely young witch cursed by a jealous fairy. Harriet lives her normal life during the day, but becomes a hideous hag at night plagued by visions of death that compel her to scream in mourning.
This unlikely pair face monsters in a city in chaos. Yet more frightening are the demons lurk within themselves.
What are your favorite supernatural beings that have more to fear from themselves than anything else?
Title: 1305 & 1306 – The Oracle and the Vampire (The 13th Floor series, #5)
Author: Christine Rains
Genre: paranormal romance
Release date: May 13th, 2013
Having fallen for her gorgeous neighbor might not be so bad if Harriet McKay wasn’t in her hideous banshee form every time Kiral saw her. Such is her curse. True, he’s a vampire struggling with a drug addiction, but he’s a good soul. Yet no one could love a cursed witch, especially one not even her cats respect.
After having a vision of Kiral’s death, Harriet makes it her mission to save him. Never before has she attempted to change fate, but so strong is her love.
Kiral Ozdemir struggles to make it through every day. The craving for blood laced with drugs directs his every thought until he tastes Harriet’s potent blood. The magic immediately addicts him, but she disappears. He’s desperate to find her, racing blindly into a city in chaos.
How can Harriet convince Kiral to see past her vile appearance and return her love? If only she can force him to listen to reason coming from a raving crone, perhaps she can save him from the demons hunting him and from himself.
1305 & 1306 – The Oracle and the Vampire is available at:
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Christine Rains is a writer, blogger, and geek mom. She has four degrees which help nothing with motherhood, but make her a great Jeopardy player. When she’s not writing or reading, she having adventures with her son or watching cheesy movies on Syfy Channel. She’s a member of Untethered Realms and S.C.I.F.I. The 13th Floor series is her first self-published series. She has seven novellas and twenty-one short stories published.
Christine Rains is a writer, blogger, and geek mom. She has four degrees which help nothing with motherhood, but make her a great Jeopardy player. When she’s not writing or reading, she having adventures with her son or watching cheesy movies on Syfy Channel. She’s a member of S.C.I.F.I. The 13th Floor series is her first self-published series. She also has four novellas and eighteen short stories published.
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