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Vampire Collection: Brink of Eternity and Embrace the Dark (Dawn of Ascension and Blood Rose Series Book 1) by [Roane, Caris]
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Reader alert: BRINK OF ETERNITY was published under a different cover, but with the same title, in July of 2011. The content is the same. You may have also read BRINK OF ETERNITY on the Heroes & Heartbreakers website.

Welcome to Caris Roane's vampire collection, two very different novellas that track the journey of two powerful vampires. In entirely different ways, both BRINK OF ETERNITY and EMBRACE THE DARK, explore the sexy mystique of the warrior vampire, each over-burdened by the responsibilities of his job and in need of the love of a good woman.

BRINK OF ETERNITY follows the tradition of the Guardians of Ascension and introduces the Militia Warrior aspect of Second Earth. First published in July of 2011, the story features Warrior Gideon and his Mortal Earth lover, Elise Jordan, as she answers her call to ascension. BRINK OF ETERNITY launches a novella series called, Dawn of Ascension. The second novella, THE DARKENING, releases on Valentine’s Day, 2014. But the world is the same, and the Warriors of the Blood often show up as well as the magnificent Endelle.

EMBRACE THE DARK takes you into the world of the Blood Rose series, in which the blood-needs of a master vampire can only be met by one gifted woman. First published in May of 2012, EMBRACE THE DARK explores the Nine Realms of North America, a world inhabited not just by vampires, but by the fae, by charming trolls, and the evil Invictus pairs that prey on the weak of the realm. But ruling each realm, and more powerful than any other creature in the land, is a Mastyr Vampire. Our beleaguered Mastyr Vampire, Gerrod, suffers from chronic blood starvation and can only be sated by a phenomenon called a blood rose. But how can he accept Abigail as his blood rose, when she’s a mere human?

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After years of denying her fledgling powers, Elise Jordan is being called to Ascension and she’ll have to harness all her powers in order to protect herself and build a life with the one man who’s claimed her soul in this captivating paranormal romance.

With a fast paced and smooth flowing plot, this romance has the reader shivering in excitement with lots of suspense, action and romance. The characters are strong and captivating and the reader can’t help but get caught up in the story as Elise begins her ascent into Gideon’s world and the sparks that fly between them. Elise hid her growing powers from Gideon while they dated but now her prophetic visions change everything. Elise and Gideon both have some emotional hang-ups that create some obstacles for their relationship even though their attraction burns hot and refuses to be denied.

The well written scenes and details capture the imagination and bring this world to life as the well orchestrated suspense and action draws readers into the story. Lots of excitement keeps readers on the edge of their seats as danger comes for Elise but not for the reasons they think as there are some surprising twists to keep the reader guessing. Elise’s introduction to Second Earth is intense and hair-raising and full of mind blowing passion.

I couldn’t put the story down once I started it as this fascinating and complex world just keeps getting better and better with every story I read - oh let’s not forget hotter and hotter with all the sexy winged vampires that spark some sizzling fantasies and I can’t wait to read the next one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mini story in between the other stories 2 August 2016
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I actually enjoy these story in-betweeners. A great tie in and basically everyone is getting hitched without having a choice. Almost a futuristic shotgun wedding version of marriage only without all the theatrics.
Elise Jordan closes her optometry practice down to answer her Ascension calling. Still heartsick over ex-boyfriend Gideon, Elise has a vision that involves a death of Gideon's sister, Rachel. Clairvoyant Elise hides her skills and power but feels the need to do the right thing - only it leads her back to her true love, Gideon. Gideon is a Militia Warrior of the Second Earth and cannot get his ex-girlfriend, Elise out of his mind. He develops other powerful skills and powers that initiates him into the Warrior of the Blood elite - only he prefers the Militia Warriors. These two partner up to save Rachel and perhaps rekindle their relationship. However their relationship goes beyond mating into being fated or destined.
This story follows Warrior Kerrick of the Watrior of the Blood & his mate, psychology therapist Alison Wells in Ascension.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brink of Eternity - Great! 2 August 2011
By Candi - Published on
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**May Contain Spoilers**

Elise is orderly, neat and enjoys her life of solitude. She also has powers that she has not shared with anyone and does not plan to. After having a vision of a possible kidnapping, she does the one thing she does not want to do, she calls her ex-boyfriend Gideon to relay the news to him. For the last 2 years Gideon and Elise have met up once a week at the Blood and Bite for a night of passion. Gideon cannot be in a relationship with Elise and she is OK with that, because she is not a relationship kind of girl. Upon meeting up with him again at the Blood and Bite, to relay her vison and the lies she told them while dating, all of the passion they feel for one another errupts and Elise decides to make the biggest decision of her life. Gideon does not think he can handle her decision, but agrees to help her in any way he can.

All I can say about this novela is "WOW". I was PLEASANTLY surprised with this story. I had never read any of the author's books before and seeing as there was just 1 review, I decided to take a chance, how can you not for the price? Anyways, the passion and romance in this story was hot! I read a lot of paranormal romance involving the Alpha male and female meeting and with in 2 days they are rolling in the sheets. I understand why the authors do that though, as there is a strong connection and a "soul mates" kind of feel to those stories. However in this story, Gideon and Elise have known eachother for 2 years and over that time, their passion has grown until finally they can be truthful with themselves and eachother.

I think a good book is when you have to force yourself to stop reading it, not only because it's late, but because you want to draw out the experience of the book. I also think when you DREAM about the story, that is telling the book is really good. BTW, that is what happened with me.

Now, this book is short, only 10 chapters and ends at 71% and the rest of the book are definitions and a teaser chapter for "Ascension". I bought the "1st" book in the series half way through this book, however please note that there are references in THIS book about the main characters in the first book.

I would HIGHLY recommend this read to others. I felt swoonish (if thats a word) through out the book. I thought it was romantic in a non-romantic way (if that makes sense). The love scenes were natural and not forced. I thought it was a lovely book and I wish there was more to it. I loved Gideon and Elise. I cannot wait to read "Ascension" next. Although I think I'll read another short story first, so I can make "Ascension" last as well.
5.0 out of 5 stars Uniquely enthralling 16 September 2013
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I am completely intrigued by the twist on a much used genre. Roane's premise left me breathless. Her vivid descriptions had me walking (or flying) through this world right alongside her characters. I could see and feel everything that they encountered. This story was a very intimate tale between the two main characters that the reader is drawn into. You cannot help but feel the emotions that Roane writes so eloquently about.

This story was so off centre from the bulk of the vampire genre that I found myself saying `that is sooo cool' many times throughout the novella. I wanted to join this world and ascend alongside them. It`s also very intriguing to see what the history Rome has inspired. The seamless melding of history and this unique view of the paranormal creates a very unique world for this story to take place in.

The characters in this novel are completely off the hook. The main characters were fully developed and easy to get to know. They were human in all aspects, except, of course, for their supernatural additions. Even their dialogue remained natural throughout. It was never forced and always sounded human.

Overall, this story (and the series as a whole) is definitely one of a kind amongst a sea of vampire romance stories. It's definitely a must read for anyone looking for a quick, racy supernatural read that you won't be able to put down. I cannot wait to delve into more from this very talented author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I agree with Acal on the limitation of sale 27 February 2012
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As an Australian resident, I have encountered this problem quite a bit.
Many of my favourite authors write the occassional e-novella as part of a series.
Unfortunately, I am finding more often than not, these novellas are not available to Australian residents.
Heads up Amazon, our dollar is actually worth more than the US dollar at the moment and I personally have spent a small fortune purchasing books from Amazon.
Give the readers and the authors a break.
How are we suppose to support wonderful writers like Caris Roane if we don't have access to all her writings?
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Short Story 24 July 2012
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The timeline for this novella is just after Ascension however it can be read as a stand alone or at any time as part of the series.

Elise has resided on mortal earth however she can no longer ignore her abilities. Gideon is a Militia Warrior about to ascend to Warrior status. Elise and Gideon had been meeting weekly at the Blood & Bite for two years before Elise ended the relationship.

I enjoyed this story very much. Elise and Gideon's relationship is romantic based on their past relationship and their intimate scenes were believable and well written.

Don't start reading this story too late in the evening since you will not want to put it down until you are finished.