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Ascension

The Guardians of Ascension

Caris Roane

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Alison Wells is no ordinary woman. Born with supernatural powers, she can never make love to a man without putting him in grave danger. But when her special vision reveals a glorious muscled man soaring overhead on mighty wings, she feels an overwhelming attraction she cannot resist—even as he tells her: "I have come for you. Your blood belongs to me."

Kerrick is a vampire and a warrior who has fought his hunger for a woman's love for the past two hundred years. As a Guardian of Ascension, he is sworn to protect Alison from the death vamp armies who crave her blood and her power. But Kerrick has cravings of his own—a forbidden longing to open his heart and veins to Alison. To share his blood…satisfy his thirst…and seal their fates forever.

Ascension is the first in Caris Roane's paranormal romance series that Romantic Times calls "a series with epic potential."

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Vampire.
 
A most sacred mantle lost to the desecration of those who partake of dying blood.
Vampire.
Keep thyself pure.
—Collected Proverbs, Beatrice of Fourth

 
CHAPTER 1
Kerrick stood by the bar at the Blood and Bite, looking for a woman, the right woman, the one who would keep his head straight, the one he craved. His thighs twitched, heavy muscles he’d worked hard an hour ago, muscles demanding relief. Hunger lived in him now, deep, begging, fierce. He was a vampire and a warrior. He needed what he needed.
Yet something had changed and now
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“Caris Roane powers into the paranormal romance genre with a sexy, cool, edgy romantic fantasy that gleams like the dark wings and lethal allure of her Guardians of Ascension vampires. Prepare to be enthralled!”  –New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian

“Ascension is an explosive and passionate start to a thrilling new series!  I can’t get enough of these sexy warriors!” -New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter

"Roane's worldbuilding is complex and intriguing, and in addition to her compelling protagonists, she serves up a slew of secondary characters begging to be explored further. The Guardians of Ascension is a series with epic potential!" --Romantic Times (4 1/2 Stars)

"Not your ordinary paranormal romance...Ascension is like wandering in a field of a creative and colorful dream.  There are many interesting, formidable, terrifying, beautiful and unique images.  They surround you in a story 'as old as time,' and it's the reason we read romance. We want to believe that good will triumph over evil, and that love still conquers all.  In Ascension you get all that and more." --Heart to Heart, B & N's Romance Blog

“Caris Roane powers into the paranormal romance genre with a sexy, cool, edgy romantic fantasy that gleams like the dark wings and lethal allure of her Guardians of Ascension vampires. Prepare to be enthralled!”  –New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian

“Ascension is an explosive and passionate start to a thrilling new series!  I can’t get enough of these sexy warriors!” -New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter

"Roane's worldbuilding is complex and intriguing, and in addition to her compelling protagonists, she serves up a slew of secondary characters begging to be explored further. The Guardians of Ascension is a series with epic potential!" --Romantic Times (4 1/2 Stars)

"Not your ordinary paranormal romance...Ascension is like wandering in a field of a creative and colorful dream.  There are many interesting, formidable, terrifying, beautiful and unique images.  They surround you in a story 'as old as time,' and it's the reason we read romance. We want to believe that good will triumph over evil, and that love still conquers all.  In Ascension you get all that and more." --Heart to Heart, B & N's Romance Blog

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Caris Roane

  • Caris Roane has authored over fifty published Regency romance novels and novellas under the name Valerie King.  In 2005, the Romantic Times honored her with a Career Achievement award for her Regency work. Ascension is her first paranormal romance.

  • Caris Roane
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