The sun’s light dimmed many centuries before;
now in the year of 2,341 rampant vampires now stalk their victims in a half-lit
world. Humanity has been overtaken by a new society: one comprised of vampires,
the supernatural beings that hunt them, and the remaining humans they fight
over. The laws and rules that once bound our world have long since been lost.
Now, the Hunter Guild struggle to stay one step ahead of the Vampire Council.
Esmore, Token Huntress, has exceeded all
expectations at only 18 years of age. She is fearless leader to her team, and
she is relentless in her pursuit of the enemy. There is only one problem:
Esmore is struggling to repress the growing darkness that seduces her from
within. Esmore takes another step into the darkness when she encounters a
teasing, tantalizing -- utterly unignorable -- vampire.
The lines between right and wrong are blurred
further as Esmore gives into her temptation, and her reality becomes
deliciously tainted both with evil and with lust.
Even when I conjured all my strength, his speed
was unmatched. He grabbed my sword with his hands, blood spurting everywhere,
his eyes now savage on me. In one swift movement he threw it away, grabbing my
throat, ready to rip out my heart. His fangs were very large and blood dripped
over them. Had he bitten into one of his own comrades? I could not breathe, but
I did not gasp for air. I would not fall so far as to want mercy from his kind.
Before he plunged his fingers into me a hand stopped him. My
heart pounded, yet I was not scared to face death. A swift movement was made
and I fell to the floor, holding my throat. Whoever had grabbed his hand tore
him away from me. I looked up in front of me to see the familiar coat. It was
Chase. His back was to me as he faced the vampire who had almost killed me. Did
the Council really have such old and strong vampires right under our noses?
“Don’t touch her. She’s mine,” Chase snarled, holding two swords.
“She threatened Whitney!” the other vampire spluttered.
“Tythian.” The small voice of the woman from behind him broke the
tension. “It’s okay, we can go now.”
Kia Carrington-Russell is a young author
writing from her Australian home. Kia is supported by her helpful friends,
family and readers. Most of all she is assisted by her Ying and Yang kitties,
Isa and Forest, as well as her Cavoodle, Sia, who are always by her side as she
busily types away in her office.
Kia completed her first manuscript, Possession
Of My Soul: The Three Immortal Blades, when she was fifteen. After graduating
from high school, Kia pursued freelance journalism. After working for half a
year within the sales section of the local paper, Kia realised journalism was
not what she wanted to focus on.
Kia started Ther Precious Living website, which
is a self-help blog publishing weekly affirmations. It was a way to express her
enjoyment of photography as well as reaching out to readers who might not be
feeling positive in their current lifestyles. She often published motivational
stories, hoping to fill many with gratitude for what they had, instead of
focusing on what they didn't.
In the year of 2014, Kia took her first
manuscript seriously, and on May 15, Kia's first book was published. Since then Kia has continued
writing and publishing many works from the Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance, and
Action genres. Kia has many more books planned for the future.
In 2015, Kia's self-publishing services and
promotional services became live. She is now CEO of both Crystal Publishing and
Crystal Book Promoters, which have been designed to help other authors at an
affordable price. The mission is to guide writers through the perilous journey
Kia enjoys dancing, cooking, painting, manga,
anime, eating (loves eating), reading, and is very competitive in all games, no
matter what game.
Things need to know about Kia:
Favorite color: red
Favorite food: I love everything. Probably
ice-cream. But my favourite dinner is spaghetti bolognaise.
Favorite thing to do: If I have the time
reading or just spending time with my boyfriend or best friend, Keeley.