Hello Everyone! Today I am one of the host for the Vampire Elite by Irina Argo virtual tour! (Presented by Goddess Fish Virtual Tour)
Go check out the great deets on this book as well as the awesome giveaway, PLUS I will be sharing my thoughts in a brief review!:O)
Can the ultimate choice be made if saving your race means destroying the one you love?
At the beginning of the twenty-first century of our era a millennia long war between two immortal races was coming to an end. The Vampire Elite, the strongest among vampires, forced the race of immortal beings, the Amiti to become their blood suppliers, called bloodstock, locking them in their underground cells and treating them like livestock. The surviving free Amiti make a final attempt to strike back. The Queen of Amiti is proclaimed a traitor and is executed. Her death signifies the rise of a new Queen, her young daughter Arianna who becomes the last hope of her dying race. Arianna totally embraces her mission and is ready to fight for her people to the last drop of her blood but encounters an unexpected challenge—the vampire King Tor. They both are captured into a trap of love where they had to make an ultimate choice; to kill the loved one or to let their races die.
Vampire Elite is the epic story of a bitter conflict between two peoples, 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.
EXCERPT ( Rated Mature)
(Oberon is captured. Anock is interrogating him)
“I can’t do that, Anock.”
“Oh, but you can. You don’t want this female to die, do you?”
“No, I don’t, and I appeal to your mercy, Anock. You can spare her life; it’s your choice as much as it is mine. More than mine. I will not give the Keepers up. There’s nothing that you can do that will change my mind.”
“Yes, Oberon, you will. At the count of three. One.”
“I am so very sorry.” Oberon glanced at the woman. She held her head down, but her shaking shoulders betrayed that she was crying. “There is nothing I can do for you. The Keepers are the only Amiti’s hope, I cannot give them up.”
Please Goddess, kill me. Spare me from having to make this choice.
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“Two!” Anock was bluffing. He had no intention of letting the woman die. It was a test of wills.
“Please, Anock. You’re a warrior, not a butcher. How can you reduce yourself to this level? Torture me, kill me, do whatever you want, but please, don’t waste her life.”
Anock looked one last time at the Amiti.
This is so wrong.
Blade’s sword hissed through the air, slicing through the female’s neck. Her head hit the floor and rolled toward the cage, lifeless jade-green eyes staring into Anock’s soul. It took a few seconds for the body to collapse to the floor.
The hysterical screams of the other Amiti filled the room.
Anock stared, transfixed, at the lifeless eyes.
Cara’s eyes. Oh Goddess.
“Take the bloodstock to her cell and clean the place up,” he ordered, his voice and brain totally disconnected, and left.
Irina Argo is a combined pen name for two authors, Irina Kardos and Jo-An Torres.
Irina’s world is dark. She works as a clinical psychologist in a Juvenile Correctional Facility dealing with the extremes of human behavior on a regular basis and takes care of her paralyzed husband who suffered a stroke several years ago. To bring light into her life she writes. Writing has always been her passion. She is originally from Russia where she was employed as a TV journalist.
Jo-An is a Leo, a lioness who has emerged to follow her dream, to someday write a book of her own. She owned a costume shop for 15 years and was able to satisfy and excel in her creative nature. She is an over-achiever and believes that anything is possible if you believe in yourself and ignore the nay-sayers. Her philosophy is based on Shakespeare “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves.” She currently resides in California with her 5 cats and 1 husband.
VAMPIRE ELITE RAFFLECOPTER GIVE AWAY!
Vampire Elite was a fascinating read! Oh my goodness I loved the fresh, unique spin on the vampire story. Thrilling due to the wondrous world that the authors created with a mix of the traditional sprinkled with a touch of Egyptian mythology, made for an awesome ride!
Now there are multiple characters, with their individual story lines converging, but to me this made for an exciting adventure:)
Well written, fast paced, whenever a down time appeared, there was still information to keep the story moving forward.
I recommend for those that enjoy Paranormal,Fantasy and Adventure stories. Now I would RATE MATURE for Sexuality and Fantasy Violence.