House of Royals
Book 1, House of Royals
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Every town has its history and skeletons, but Silent Bend, Mississippi’s are darker than most. Ruled from the shadows by the House—the immortal Born and their aging, enslaved Bitten—everyone knows not to go out after dark and that the police will never look into crimes involving blood.
Alivia Ryan didn’t know the man who claims to be her father through a will even existed until she inherits the Conrath plantation. Instead of the sleepy house she expects, she finds a mansion and a staff who look at her with fear in their eyes.
Ian Ward tried to kill Alivia the first time they meet, and then insisted he train her to defend herself against the House, who he claims will try to manipulate and take her in for their own political reasons. And the growing attraction between them will threaten their lives—Ian is a sworn enemy of the House.
In Silent Bend, people disappear, the threat of a demented King and the legend of his resurrecting Queen hang over everyone’s heads, and proving loyalty means far more than blood. You’d better watch who you trust in this town…
Characters and Storyline Made for Sinking Your Teeth Into
I thought I was over the whole vampire thing. I was wrong. Keary Taylor just sucked me back in with style. See what I did there? I’m already using vampire metaphors.
I know a story is really good when my proof-reading eyes stop scanning the pages for errors and begin devouring the story, page by page, letting my imagination fly.
I didn’t even make it to the end of the first page before my imagination had flown me to the Deep South to stand before intricate wrought-iron-raven-crested gates. Would I be brave enough to venture through them? Absolutely not. But, my imagination must be braver than its owner, because it followed Alivia right through those gates and into a place where vampire royalty, hungry crocodiles, and crossbow-wielding EMTs lay claim to the banks of the Mississippi River. Gulp.
Keary Taylor has a way with a story. Lucky me, I received an advanced reader copy. Lucky you, it will be released on June 21, 2015. Is it too soon to ask when book two will be released? The anticipation is killing me like a bite to the neck.
The whole series is AMAZING. My fiancé was missing me because I just couldn't put my phone down. I wish these books went on forever.