Courting Moon: Vampyres Desire
The Bloods Passion Saga, #1
by Adom Sample
Date of Publication: April 28th 2017
Cover Artist: Adom Sample
Genre: Magical Realism /Paranormal Romance
Tagline: How far will you go to be with the one you love?
The Book Junkie Reads . . . Review of . . . COURTING MOON: VAMPYRES DESIRE (The Bloods Passion Saga, #1) . . . Quick thoughts . . . lovers of vampire theme romances would find this one interesting. There are differences of opinions on how the humankind and the vampryekind should or could interact. The romance is palpable. There are bands put in place and a price to pay for doing the forbidden.
This romance was between two classes that should not have that kind of contact. There was no room for love. There was no room for passion. There was only one way and that was the way that was dictated to them. Kyra and Sebastian find that they never felt the kind of emotions that they were feeling. There was something elemental yet soul stirring about the emotional connections that were made here. The sacrifices that were willing to be made.
Courting Moon was a romance filled with some drama between races, a bit of mystery/suspense, passion never know by either, and romance that will change the direction of this new world.
I got drawn in and wrapped up in the opposite side of the Council and the Coven. Krya had a lot to come to terms with in her young life. The first POV was telling from Krya’s aspect. She tackled real world impacts on her small family. Seeing things from her viewpoint allowed for further insight into what was going on with her. For me this was a read that will give new ways to see the roles of the various races living together and when things cross between and beyond those lines.
Separation and control were all they had ever known. The laws set by the iron fist of the Coven of Vampyres pass down to the human reverts was what their worlds were built upon. Love, passion, emotional yearning and above all, human and vampyre fraternization–all strictly forbidden. Yet, a moment’s encounter would soon change all that. One single embrace would alter their worlds forever.
The young vampyre, Sebastian of Orias, son of a ruling member of the Coven, and nineteen-year-old Kyra Dunning, daughter of the Chief Councilman in the human régime would soon learn what it means to feel an insatiable passion. This feeling caused the forbidden fruit to consume their hearts with hunger neither knew existed. To be apart was to die. Henceforth, they chose to break the rules, defy the Coven, and embrace this connection, regardless of the dangers that may unfold.
With marriages arranged, political power to centralize, and underground dissension to eradicate, both the Coven and the Council will stop at nothing to maintain order. And the love between Sebastian and Kyra, unbeknownst to them, may mean the end of everything they’ve ever known.
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The dark meadows and midnight air blast through her hair giving off a scent that would attract any Vampyre for miles. It was there he sensed her. It was there he could no longer deny himself the pleasure of getting to know who she was. The rules were set, and the laws were written, but none of that could keep him restrained. Not anymore.
His emotions fluttered, leaving him no other choice. He must take that chance, regardless of the prospect of rejection. For months, he watched her, lurking in the shadows of their lands, never giving thought as to what would happen if he were to be discovered. It was a risk he was more than willing to take, if only just to get a second glance of her beauty.
He was, after all, the son of a count, and he knew the rules better than anyone. Fraternization between Vampyre and human was strictly forbidden. The rules were imprinted in his brain from birth, but he had to choose differently. Was it her human frailty or the smell of her blood that drew him there every night? Whatever this enchanting spell was that led him to her lands took total control, forcing him to do things he thought he’d never do.
Romantic love was forbidden and after months of obsessing over this human woman, he was beginning to understand why. All rational thought escaped his mind whenever he was near her. The erratic and irrational impulses that made him sneak out of his room, cross the neutral territory, and enter their lands each night had overwhelmed him. He’d lost control, yet refused to do anything about it. This was who he wanted to be.
Henceforth, that night in the dark meadows, basking in the midnight air, he made his approach. Would she welcome him or fear him? What stories would she have heard about his kind that could force her to be reluctant by his presence? He had no choice, for it was too late to turn back now. She was alone, and he would never have an opportunity like this again. He pushed back the bushes, taking slow steps toward her. Hesitant, he thought about turning around and forgetting about her. He knew where this would lead. Still, he interjects his reason and pushes aside all logic, giving in to his wanting desire.
“Hello,” he whispered softly from behind. She froze. She knew the end was near. She knew the Vampyre creeping up behind her would make her his supper if she didn’t run, and quick. Without thought, she took off screaming for her life. Her action to his bold move didn’t surprise him at all; the only thing that entered his mind was how beautiful she looked when she ran away. He didn’t pursue right away. He stood there paralyzed, fearful that he would be discovered.
If anyone heard her screaming it would be the end of him. Before she could get too far, he headed her off, and in a flash was right in front of her. They had collided. She ran right into him. The touch of her soft warm skin sent a sense of inner peace and tranquility through this entire body.
They had their arms wrapped around each other like lovers in need. That sensual gaze he gave her forced the fear to melt away only to be replaced with apprehension and embarrassment.
“I will not harm you,” he said in a passionate whisper.
“What do you want from me?” Her voice trembled.
“You mean to kill me?”
“Of course not. But far be it for me to make you my meal someday.”
“Who are you?” She gave him an uneasy glance.
He stared into her eyes and smiled, brushing his fingers through her soft, long hair. And thus that single encounter, that bold embrace set forth the path they would go through together; placing things in motions that would tear the very boundaries of everything they’d ever known. Forever.
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Adom Sample was born in Kansas City, Missouri and currently lives in Fairfax, Virginia. He holds an MBA from GMU, an MHA from ATSU. He served in the United States Air Force from 2001 to 2008. He is an independent author who enjoys reading and writing romance, erotic, and paranormal stories. Writing is his passion and he lives to give others ideas and inspire stories to push the limits of creativity.
MY INTERVIEW WITH ADOM SAMPLE
How would you describe your style of writing to someone that has never read your work?
While this book Courting Moon: Vampyres Desire is in the first person present tense, I do enjoy writing in the third person as it gives me much more leeway in telling the story. I felt Courting Moon should be told from the perspective of the protagonist so that readers may feel her journey as it plays out. When writing in the third person I try to be as descriptive as possible while not overloading the reader with too much detail. With Courting Moon, I chose a more expository style of writing. She’s the one telling the story so it is told from her point of view, including her bias and opinions. It really depends on how the characters are developing.
What are some of your writing/publishing goals for this year?
My goal is to finish Book 2 of the Bloods Passion Saga. Haven’t just published Courting Moon I told myself that I want to be at least 25,000 words into Book 2 before its release. I just so happened to surpass my goal and by putting down 40,000 words (Only because the editing process and rewrites too longer than expected). I hope that I’ll be finished with the second book within the next couple of months. There are five books in the series and the book I’m really wanting to get started on is the Book 3 (The prequel) =. I have so many ideas about it floating around in my head that I can’t wait to get them all on paper so to speak.
Where would you spend one full year, if you could go ANYWhere? What would you do with this time?
I’d go to Azores Portugal and just relax my mind. I would there once for only an hour on my way back to Japan back in 2003. It was extremely peaceful. It’s a place where I could allow my mind to unwind. I’d have no distraction and it’d be the perfect opportunity to continue my writing in peace.
Can you share you next creative project(s)? If yes, can you give a few details?
With the exception of the Bloods Passion Saga (five books in total), I currently have six other projects in the pipeline. I’m constantly coming up with new ideas for a novel and I can’t seem to stop writing. I’m planning a romance noir immediately after the Bloods Passion Saga. I’m always looking for ideas when it comes to creating my stories and each time an idea pops in my head I write it down and save it for later. So far, those ideas have spawned seven potential books in the making.