The Willow Creek Vampires Series by Stephanie Summers
Craving (Book #1 of The Willow Creek Vampires Series)
Welcome to Willow Creek. People are happy, crime is practically nonexistent, life is good…unless you’re Sabine Crowley, who has been chosen to be the next blood bag for the vampire lord who has protected the town from otherworldly creatures for 200 years.
Sabine has big dreams for her life, and none of them include becoming a vampire’s concubine. On her 18th birthday, she seeks solitude to process the cruel turn her destiny has taken. As she sits alone in Cleary Park, a sexy stranger approaches her. He’s tall, mysterious, handsome, and a complete jerk. He soon reveals himself to be a vampire and she’s terrified of him and her strange attraction to him. She wants to get as far away from him as possible, yet finds herself wondering if she’ll see him again.
Remy, the cocky newcomer vampire, has been summoned by his maker, Bastian, to take his place beside him in the hierarchy of vampires inhabiting Willow Creek. He’s none too thrilled to be stuck in a boring little town in the middle of nowhere where he’ll have to feed exclusively from the girl he’s been paired with. He’s repulsed by the whole situation.
When Sabine tries to run away from her fate, Remy is forced to follow and bring her back. They’re unwillingly thrust into each other’s lives and reluctantly find an undeniable attraction between themselves. Will they ever look past their contempt for one another and act on their urges? Or are they destined to hate each other forever?
Excerpt 1 from Craving:
Sabine slept facing him now, and he caught himself looking at her again. He studied her face, memorizing every tiny pore of her skin, every strand of her hair, and every curve of her face. He watched the artery in her neck thump with every beat of her heart and longed to taste her. The more he looked at her, the more he wanted her.
Excerpt 2 from Craving:
Fulfilling all of her wishes and dreams consumed him in that moment. He wanted to give her everything she was worried she’d never have or experience. He wanted to show her the world. He wanted to love her.
Haunting (Book #2 of The Willow Creek Vampires Series)
Sabine Crowley is adjusting well to her new life at Willow Creek Manor with Remy by her side. That is, until she finds out some devastating news from Bastian. Has Remy been lying all along about his feelings for her? Had she been a fool to believe he really could love her?
Remy has been accused of trying to leave Sabine and his responsibilities to Bastian behind. He’s been locked up and drained of his lifeblood to the point that he has no memory of what has happened since just after Sabine officially became “his”.
In a house full of vampires, not being paired has put Sabine into quite the predicament. Luckily for her, she’s managed to make a couple of powerful allies who are more than willing to help her out in any way they can. It’s up to Sabine to figure out the truth about Remy and how the secret of Willow Creek can help or hinder her quest to be free.
Excerpt 1 from Haunting
“I’ve been drained of most of my blood and beaten nearly to death multiple times. My mind has been wiped as a result of the damage to my brain and all the blood loss. I don’t remember much of anything from just after the ceremony. Making love to you that first night together plays through my mind on a loop. It’s the only thing that keeps me going.” He smiled weakly and blinked. “The memory of how sweet your blood tastes is almost enough.”
Excerpt 2 from Haunting
“I’m still mad at you.” She crossed her arms and playfully rolled her eyes.
“Yeah, yeah. Now, shut up and kiss me.” Remy gripped her face, as he planted his lips firmly on hers. His hands cupped her cheeks, as he pulled back and gazed deeply into her eyes. “I love you,” he whispered. “You have to know that no matter what happens to me or us, you were the love of my life.”
About the author:
Stephanie Summers is a paranormal and contemporary romance author. She recently graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in accounting, though writing is her true passion. Stephanie seemed to always have a story or two or ten running around in her mind. At the ripe old age of 30, she finally decided it was time to put aside the thought that she didn't have what it took to write a novel and began writing her first story.
She has since began and finished a paranormal romance, Craving (Book #1 of The Willow Creek Vampires Series) and the second book in the Willow Creek Vampires Series, Haunting. Her short story, Love Forgotten, was chosen to be published in Stardust: A Futuristic Romance Collection. She recently released an erotic short story, Saved by the Bear, and plans to release a set of erotic short stories in September 2014. Her contemporary rock star romance, Undone, as well as the third installment in the Willow Creek Vampires Series is scheduled to be released later in 2014.