Vermilion Lies by L.D. Rose
Cindy has a terrible life. A bleak outlook and a no hope for freedom, but maybe she can change the outcome if she can prove her worth.
Publisher’s Description: Wherever Dax Knight sets foot, hell is bound to freeze over.
As a mercenary for the Order of the Senary, Dax departs for New England to assist his comrades in battling the vampire forces threatening to consume the Northeast. The last thing he expects to find is a gorgeous vampiress who surrenders to him entirely. Ensnared by her allure, their intense attraction ignites, and he discovers she isn’t what she seems.
Cindel Konstantinov has been on the run since she escaped her sire’s possession, trading one life of abuse and imprisonment for another. As her hope for freedom wanes, she encounters one of the infamous Knights, and his dangerous appeal is undeniable. After a life-altering moment of mercy, they careen down a path of secrets, lies, and a forbidden passion neither of them can resist. But when her past comes back to haunt them, they’ll have to face the consequences of their actions—and their desires.
Dax and Cindel will need each other more than ever as their world spirals into chaos. But are they strong enough to survive the oncoming storm?
Nervous Nellie’s nervousness necessitates knowledge of the novel. In other words …SPOILERS. *BEWARE*
Nervous Nellie says…
This is an addition to the overall arc of the books as well as an individual romance on it’s own.
This is a tough book to read, but all of L.D. Rose’s books are. They deal with situations that are very dark in nature in a fantasy place. The setting is post apocalyptic America where bad vampires rule. Humans are cattle and weaker vampires are slaves. When I say bad vampires, I mean really, really bad. Drugs, sex trade, pimping, all of it. Everyone’s worst nightmare.
Cindy has been around. She was a favored sex slave for a powerful vampire named Alek. Of course, being favored did give you soft boots for Christmas and a beating every day. She wanted to get away, but to where?
Dax is a Knight withing the Order of the Senary. The Knights take immense risks to try and same who they can. It’s a hard job and they have to play their part very low key so they aren’t killed themselves. It’s forbidden to have a relationship with a vampire while a Knight. Knights are supposed to kill them. Dax tries to stay cold, but there is something about Cindy that pulls him.
Needless to say, Cindy has to stay in hiding so she isn’t killed by the other Knights, by any of Alek’s possible spies or stolen to be sold. It’s a hell of a life. Then the adventure starts. Can Dax keep her safe? Can Cindy be of use to the Knights so she isn’t killed?
This is one of the darkest series I’ve read, but it is written very well. The circumstances that the characters are put through can be linked with real world happenings.
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