Kristin by Stacy Eaton (Blue Blood Returns #1)
English | 2020 |Romance > Paranormal| ePUB | 2.8 MB
It’s been forty years since the gang was together in Blue Bloods Final Destiny, and many things have changed. Lives have been lost, mates are different, and the breed is on the verge of war. This war isn’t just between the two factions within the vampire race, but now includes the humans who have learned of their existence.
With the Mistress, Kristin, at the helm, the tension is growing, and the elders are pushing for a change. The U.S. government wants information on the breed, and Joseph Portage, Kristin’s newest enemy, is lurking in the shadows.
Hugh McMurphy heads a task force that is determined to get the vampire race under control and learn what they can do. When Kristin and Hugh find themselves pulled toward one another, the only option is to make Hugh her human consort.
It’s not until she tastes his blood that she realizes Hugh is more than originally thought, and with Portage’s men wreaking havoc on the town, she realizes that something drastic needs to happen.
Can Kristin and the new gang figure things out before a major transition occurs, or will Kristin and her sister get blindsided by the taste of blood?
“She can’t just walk out on this.” Tom snapped as Mrs. Armstrong left the room.
“Don’t worry, I’ll find a way to talk to her, Tom. Calm down.” One of the men that had shown us into the conference room waited at the door for us to follow. Tom and I left without saying anything further, our entourage of unarmed guards in front and behind us.
I hadn’t wanted to bring them, but Tom had insisted. He said that we needed protection walking into the viper pit, but I had little doubt that the six men with us could have taken the two vampires that were leading us out—especially unarmed. I’d seen vampires fight before, and I knew they were no match for the men with us.
Perhaps if we hadn’t shown up with so many, Mrs. Armstrong might have been more comfortable talking to us. Or maybe she’d never be comfortable speaking with us. I sighed as we reached the elevator and piled in—all ten of us crammed into the metal box. Talk about a lot of testosterone in one place.
When we got down to the first floor, we were led to the lobby, and our guns were returned to us. Tom and I went out front and stood on the sidewalk leading to the parking lot.
“I’m going to stay here.” I told him.
I shrugged, “Maybe if it is just me, she’ll be more open to talking.”
“I doubt that,” he scoffed, “But it might be worth a try. Keep these men with you.”
“No, Tom. You take them back to the office. They aren’t going to do anything to hurt me, besides, like I said, if it’s just me, she might talk.”
“You’re insane to go back in their alone.”
I laughed, “No, I’ll be alright. I’ll give you a call later and let you know that I’m still alive. If I don’t call you by eleven, you can send a search party for my bloodless body.”
He shook his head, “That’s not funny.”
I slapped his shoulder, “I’ll be fine, Tom.”
“Make sure to call me later, Hugh.”
I watched him walk away. There was something inside of me that was telling me to stay. I wasn’t sure if she would speak with me or not, but I had a strong desire to find out. Was it because I had been instantly attracted to her, and felt that maybe she had felt the same? It wasn’t like anything would happen between us, but still the desire was there.
I returned to the lobby of the building. Strangely enough it was a hotel, and it had a bar. As I went to step in, one of the men from upstairs stopped me, “Do I need to remove your weapon again?”
“I mean no harm to anyone.” I responded. “I’m not stupid enough to think that I could do that and not be killed within a second. I’m only here for a drink.”
He stared at me hard for a moment, nodded, and then walked away.