Thursday, June 27, 2013

Vampire Elite by Irina Argo: Teaser, trailer and Review

Vampire Elite
by Irina Argo

Part 1. Prophecy
Part 2. Keepers of the Key

Genre: Paranormal Romance
PG +18
Date Published: 6/7/13

Vampire Elite is a new vampire series
The first two parts are released in one volume

What will he do if saving his people means destroying the woman he loves?

A millennia-long war between two immortal races is about to come to an end. Long ago, the Vampire Elite began capturing the immortals called the Amiti, attracted by their unique blood properties. Now most Amiti live in underground cells, forced to serve as vampires’ bloodstock. The few surviving free Amiti, preparing a final strike, have declared their Queen a traitor. Her execution makes possible the rise of a new Queen, her young daughter Arianna, who will inherit her mother's mystical powers. Working with the Keepers of the Key, Arianna may be able to eliminate the vampires, once and for all, from the face of the earth.

The new Queen is the last hope to save her dying race and she's ready to fight to the last drop of her blood.
But the King of the Vampires has other plans.  What neither expects is the passion that erupts between them.

Vampire Elite is an epic story of a bitter conflict between two immortal races, and the effect of that conflict on everyone living in its grip. The characters are driven to love and betrayal, vengeance and sacrifice in a world without easy black-and-white answers.
            Based on an ancient Egyptian legend, packed with action and intrigue, Vampire Elite will pull you into the entrancing world of immortals and open new portals into their hidden universe.

Readers’ Favorite reviewers on Vampire Elite:
You’ve managed to restore my hope in the future of vampire books ...
... a fascinating read and definitely a book for anyone who loves fantasy, romance and of course vampires.
… a spellbinding novel of action, suspense, romance, and conscience ...  character development is superb ... the type of book that will make you read all day until you get to the end! It is deliciously addictive!
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Simone at the Hunter’s auction  
As the auctioneer spoke, two Sekhmi in eveningwear—a male carrying an elegant dagger and a female a silver tray covered with glass vials—approached the Amiti girl.
“She’s barely eighteen, ladies and gentlemen. That’s a good three years younger than the youngest bloodstock you’ll usually come across. Look at her; she’s stunning, simply stunning, and as you can see, we’ve kept her well conditioned, in excellent health.”
The auctioneer paused as the male Hunter grasped the Amiti’s hand and held it above the tray. The girl showed no resistance, her only display of anxiety the butterfly fluttering of her thick eyelashes. He raised his other hand, and the dagger flashed in the light as with a swift motion he slit the Amiti’s palm. The dark, intoxicating scent of fresh blood filled the room as it poured into the vials.
Simone’s gums began to itch and burn, and she covered her mouth with her hand so no one would see her fangs punching down. It was considered terribly rude to expose one’s fangs in public, even among other vampires. But she needn’t have worried; everyone’s attention was riveted to the stage and the blood flowing from the girl’s wound. The room vibrated with bloodlust and sexual arousal.
            The female Sekhmi approached Simone’s table, offering the Royal Pride the first of the blood samples. Knowing that all eyes were on her, Simone forced herself not to hesitate and took a small sip—and was immediately flooded with euphoria.
            “For this magnificent specimen, we open the bidding at ten million U.S. dollars,” announced the auctioneer. 




This book was truly amazing.
It totally blew my mind! 

I want to have the following instalment NOW!

An Amity Queen, a vampire king, a half amiti-half vampire princess, sexy and stormed vampires and love stories so enthralling and heartstopping you won't be able to stop reading. (or at least that happened to me XD)

It's different from what I've been reading lately, it's an adult book, and here vampires are vampires. (not that the other weren't but you know... shining and being "vegetarians" and all that, it's cute but not very "vampiric")

And overall my review will be a collection of ramblings, I can't seem to make it properly I'm still so excited about it!!! :D

"I decree that your path will be difficult beyond measure", she cursed her infant daughter, her voice cold. "You will suffer and bleed, and in order to save your people you will have to sacrifice your greatest love. That, you little witch, is my parting gift to you"

Yup, with mother's like that who needs enemies right? (no spoiler here, you can learn this like in page 3)...

There are many races that are part of this book but mainly we find Winged demons and of course vampires (Nightwalkers and Elite) and Amiti.  Humans are almost missing from the story. (very original too)
I love the characteristics of each race, how unique they are and the way they relate, their traditions and legends. 
Amiti's way to seduce Sekhmi like sirens is thrilling. 

Another thing I loved is how each subplot, each love story unfolds independently but at the same time enriching the main storyline.

The writing is superb and the characters are well constructed. I couldn't help to get attached to almost all of them. 

My heart ached for Anock though. He was not only strong, brave, caring and absolutely "huggable" (if that's not a word, now it is!) his soul is also tortured and he always want to do the right thing.

Sorry Cara! but you were the worst character in the book... well built, that's for sure, but never won my affection.

Tor and Arianna's romance OMG! I wanted to step in the book and help them find a solution! So heart wrenching!

And the end... well UNEXPECTED! 

As I said, can't wait for the next book! Please Irina Argo write fast!

I promise to write something better but believe me, if you like a good read, this is one of them! Totally recommended :)

Meet VE Character: Arianna, Queen of the Amiti and Keeper of the Mystery of Balance

Arianna becomes the Amiti Queen as an infant, following the execution of her mother. Along with the title, she also inherits all of the Queen’s powers, including the role of Keeper of the Mystery of Balance as well as the Gift of Ra, a power bestowed by the Sun God himself to help her protect herself and her people. Sheltered by her father as a child, Arianna finds herself thrust into a world of danger and intrigue when he is murdered and she must confront the fact that her race’s destiny depends on her. Despite how overwhelming it can be, Arianna ultimately embraces her life’s mission: to free her people from their enslavement by the Vampire Elite by any means necessary. But along the way she encounters an unexpected and seemingly unmanageable challenge—the charismatic and powerful vampire King Tor, who takes her on an emotional and sensual journey that makes her question her very destiny. Will the young Queen have the willpower and inner strength to fulfill her purpose and save her people, even if it means destroying the man she loves?



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