|One & Only
Vampire, lover, savior. He's all that... and more.
A deadly crash forces the hand of one lonely vampire. Should he save the one remaining human survivor, or end it all for both of them? Destiny has surprises in store after his fateful decision...
Charmed by an intriguing mortal woman upon boarding a doomed mini-bus, vineyard owner Atticus Maxwell saves her life after the vehicle crashes over the side of a rain-slick mountain road in the dark of night. Only her faint heartbeat calls him back from the edge of his own oblivion. He'd almost given up on life -- until he caught sight of her.
Lissa is heading for a conference at the mountain resort in a last-ditch attempt to find a job. What she finds instead, is the love of her life. When he saves her from the wreck, she learns quickly that he is not quite human. He's weakened from his injuries, but he gains strength from drinking her blood. Now that she knows what he is, she is even more fascinated by the man who stirred her latent psychic abilities from the moment she first saw him.
Breaking the news of her rescue by one of the most eligible, if reclusive, bachelors in the valley to her closest friends, Lissa gains acceptance for Atticus and the relationship that seems to have blossomed overnight. Things are moving along according to their plan when Marc LaTour, the Master Vampire of the region, reveals the accident that brought Lissa and Atticus together might not have been an accident after all. He warns them to be careful, but without knowing who their enemy is, all they can do is try to be careful as they go about their lives. Will it be enough?
What the Critics Are Saying...
"ONE AND ONLY is a captivating paranormal romance." - Jennifer Ray give it 5 Bookmarks at Wild on Books
"...emotionally romantic... This delightfully sweet paranormal romance carried an 'R in Romantic' timeless vibe. ... There's a tender thread throughout that works well with themes of friendship, loyalty, and hope, as well as the continuing battle of good vs. evil." - Patrice F. at Joyfully Reviewed
"ONE AND ONLY is brilliant to the very end." - jhayboy gives it 4.5 Blue Ribbons at Romance Junkies
"Overall, this is a great read, and I can't wait for the next part of this series to be published." - 4.5 Paw Prints from The Howling Scribe
"...a fabulous start to Ms. D'Arc's Brotherhood of Blood series." - 4 Red Hot Dragons from Megan at Veiled Secrets Reviews
"...well-written, sexy paranormal romance. After reading this fast-paced novella, I can't wait to get my hands on the remaining books in this large series arc. Watch for the next book by this talented author with the release of Rare Vintage, and get acquainted with more of Ms. Dâ€™Arcâ€™s great secondary characters." - 4 Nymphs from Mystical Nymph at Literary Nymphs
"...an intriguing vampire tale. Here was a vampire who had lost the will to survive because after six very lonely centuries he had yet to find the woman who would make him complete. My heart went out to him. But when Lissa entered the picture, Atticus' world became brighter and he had finally found something worth living for. Lissa brought joyfulness, sweetness and most of all passion into Atticus' being. Their love affair was a magical event and the sexual play between the couple was sizzling hot and very erotic...Readers, you will not be disappointed with One and Only." - 4 Hearts from Contessa at The Romance Studio
"Ms. D'Arc has done it again with her brand new series called Brotherhood of the Blood...With tight writing, a fast paced storyline and characters that grow within the pages, Ms. D'Arc delivers a spine tingling story that has you reaching for your significant other when it is all done. With twists and turns, Ms. D'Arc delivers one of these stories you can not put down as you try not to peer at the end to see what happens between Lissa and Atticus...Ms. D'Arc delivers a beginning of a series that will leave you breathless and panting for more." - Dawn at Love Romances and More
"This short story is hopefully the beginning of a lengthy trip into vampires, hot sex and mortal women." - Nancy Eriksen, PNR (paranormalromance.org)
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