Hunter by Night, Chronicles of Yavn Book 3

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She wants out

Party girl Alexia Blackburn is only hanging around the vampire compound until her best friend—the queen—has her baby. After that, nothing is going to stop Alexia from getting back to daylight, safety, and feeling like a normal human being. But leaving the vampire world has one big catch…

He needs her to stay

Head of vampire security Lee Goram has hated and distrusted humans for centuries. Feeding on vampire blood has kept him strong…but now it’s killing him—and he’s horrified to discover that Alexia may hold the key to his cure. He’d rather die defending his king than admit his weakness, but time is running out for the great vampire warrior…

Praise for Prince of Power:

“Exciting, engaging, and hot.” —RT Book Reviews

“Complex, superb romantic urban fantasy.” —Genre Go Round Reviews

“Truly entertaining.” —Long and Short Reviews

“Captivating storytelling…a stellar series.” —The Romance Reviews

His boots sped over the damp earth. Moments later, they arrived at one of the local properties where show horses had once been trained. The economy was tough these days, especially for humans. Dilapidated fences ringed the perimeter, and downed dressage posts lay on the ground in a dirt ring in front of the house. The humans had clearly loved their horses. The nicest kept building on the property was the barn. It stood close to the house. Closer than some people kept them.

He went there instead of the main house. The building appeared sturdy, and it would be a less obvious place to hide. Upon inspection, Lee found that some straw remained in the upper loft area.

He sat her against a bale of hay. Her clothes, soaked with blood and rain and spattered with dirt and tree sap, had seen better days. Still, after everything she’d just gone through, her dark eyes challenged him.

“Are you okay?” She nodded and brought her hand to her face, but he grabbed it preemptively. “Don’t touch. Do me a favor and look to the left.”

She complied. A deep cut across her cheek oozed steadily. Unexpectedly dark and lovely… for human blood.

Lee’s fangs thrust into his mouth. He ignored the pulsing ache in his cheeks and gums. All that life-giving fluid of hers. All… over… her. “I’m going to stop the bleeding.”

A blink and slight nod was all he got in the way of approval. She sat still, even though she probably didn’t know what he was about to do. And he didn’t explain, because around Alexia, he barely kept his will on a leash. Darkness pressed in around them, but she didn’t complain and didn’t act nervous as he pushed against her. His cheek brushed against hers as he swept his tongue over her cut. The smooth, delicious warmth of her human blood slid down his throat and deep into his gut. A throbbing need took root. Merciful heaven.

He’d dealt with his share of human fluid over the centuries. In battles, prisons… The odor pungent and reminiscent of dirty pennies. Alexia might have soft, olive skin and doe-like eyes, but he’d expected nothing more of her blood than the same astringent copper.

He sucked a deep breath and took another swallow, trailing his tongue again gently over warm, wet skin. Alexia’s blood tasted pure. Clean, with hints of all that tea and raw honey she loved to consume. Lee had never perceived anything so refreshing.

“Lexi…” Unable to say anything else, he licked from collarbone to chin, cleaning the blood from her skin. Across her jaw. More. Dear fucking God… like breathing, he wanted more.

  

“Staab adds another tense, action-heavy thriller to her engaging Chronicles of Yavn series.” – RT Book Reviews

“Bringing together a sharp witted heroine and a sexy brooding vampire, Staab delivers an emotionally delicious story!” – I Smell Sheep

“Brilliantly written. Everything came together perfectly for a super fast read that I did not want to put down. “ – The Romance Reviews

“[Lee] has one of the biggest presences of any character I have ever read.” – Heather M.

Comments

lee mullins
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Hi I had Hunter by Night on preorder at Amazon and they took it off my order saying they don’t know when the book will be out Thank You

Elisabeth
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Thank you so much for pre-ordering the book, and I’m so sorry your order was removed. The release date was changed, and I suspect that must have been why they took the book off of pre-order, and unfortunately that’s something I have no control over. It is now slated to be released in the summer of 2014 and as SOON as I hear that it is available for pre-order again I will make an announcement.

Maria Kirby
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Do you know what date it will be released in Australia. I can’t wait.

Elisabeth
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Hi! Thank you, I’m thrilled you’re looking forward to book three!! I know it comes out in June here in the US, and I think / hope it will be available in Austrailia then too? I don’t have control over the publisher’s distribution so I’m not 100% on that but I KNOW that Booktopia and iBooks carries the first two books so I’m hoping it will have Hunter by Night as well! Also the Book Depository usually picks the books up shortly after they release, and they ship anywhere worldwide (if you specifically want paperback). Thank you so much!!

claire
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Wow. I love this series and cannot wait for the kindle release in the UK!!!!! Keep writing great books!!!!

Elisabeth
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Thank you! I’m thrilled with this book, I hope you will be too! It should be out June 3rd!

Lauren
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I’m super obsessed with your series. You are a fantastic writer! I instantly became engulfed in your writing; you bring your characters to life! lol I’ve been using your style of writing as a guide(since I’d like to write and may be publish one day). Ohh I cannot wait until book three comes out! I’ve been excited about this book a lot more than the others. I also enjoyed One Week(I just wished it was LONGER) Well can’t wait to read Hunter By Night, I really like Lee and Alexia’s story line.

Elisabeth
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Such a wonderful compliment, thank you! I appreciate your taking the time to read the series, and I’m thrilled you enjoyed One Week as well! I love Lee and Alexa’s story, an I can’t wait to see it hit shelves. June will be here soon! All the best to you and your writing goals!

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