Savannah Past Midnight, by Christine Edwards: An Alpha Male Confronts the Ultimate Power Female

savannahHe’s a lover and a fighter, and he just might have what it takes to satisfy her hunger.

Savannah Past Midnight ($12.95/186 pages/ISBN: 978-1-60381-558-1), by Christine Edwards, is a paranormal erotic romance about a Montana cowboy who meets a mysteriously invincible woman on the streets of Savannah.

Savannah Past Midnight is the second book in the Past Midnight series, which began with Charleston Past Midnight.

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5 Stars: “This book is the exciting story of a vampire and the human who loves her enough to risk his life to be with her. Cosette had always been in love with adventure and excitement, and it led her to the decision to become a vampire when one adventure ended badly. Colton lived a childhood filled with harsh punishment and little love and seeks fights to deal with the lingering pain. While he is sure their love is worth any risk, she struggles with the decision to bring him into her dangerous world. It is the story of an enduring love and sure to appeal to those who love romance stories.” Read more….

—LiaL, The Romance Reviews

5 Stars: “Fans who love their paranormal romances to have a raw, earthy sexuality will enjoy SAVANNAH PAST MIDNIGHT … a very sexy and sultry vampire free-for-all.”  Read more….

—Miranda Owen for Fresh Fiction

5 Stars: “This author writes perfect heroes every time. I can’t get enough of their bossy yet sweet ways…. I was lost in this story from page one and didn’t want to see it end. Totally addicted. This author’s heroes and her heroines are strong yet the perfect softness for these awesome alpha males.”  Read more….

—Nichole’s Sizzling Pages

5/5 Stars:Savannah Past Midnight continues Christine’s reign as one of the Queens of Vampire Erotica! Her atmospheric locations combined with passion so tangible that it literally scorches the page make her each and every book uniquely hypnotic and compelling. And that’s why Christine’s vampires never sparkle—they bloody sizzle….” Read more….

—Agents of Romance Blog

“As dominant as both of these characters are, they also both have their vulnerable side. Pieces of their pasts catch up with them and cause all kinds of turmoil in their relationship. As always, Christine Edwards writes a fabulously sexy story full of hot hard loving, deep painful emotions, and triumphant in the end over all obstacles thrown in the paths of these characters!”  Read more….

—I am a book addict and proud of it blog

“I loved that our heroine was the supernatural part of the couple. Our hero was still the over the top alpha I expected, but he works with Cosette’s personality perfectly. Getting a peek at what characters from Charleston Past Midnight are up to made this book extra special for a loyal reader, but by no means do you have to have read the first to enjoy this one.”  Read more….

–Mandy, Raw Books

4.5/5 Stars: “Cosette may be one of my favorite heroines of Edwards. She’s extremely independent and spirited, headstrong and sexy with just a hint of vulnerability underneath…. Another fun turn of events courtesy of Christine Edwards…. Pure erotic romance.”  Read more….

—Sarah, Smut and Bonbons

“The chemistry between Colton and Cosette is blazing Another hit out of the park for Christine Edwards!”  Read more….

—Hines and Bigham’s Literary Tryst

“A light, easy read with a heaping dose of sexy.”  Read more….

—The Book Cellar

Cosette Beauvais is a risk taker with a capital R. When her daredevil behavior leaves her paralyzed, her uncle ends her suffering by turning her into a vampire. In no time she makes her mark as one of the most cunning female vamps in existence. Though her fearlessness is admired in her violent new world, her impulsiveness leaves her with terrible regrets. By violating the rules, she kills a young human while feeding from him. The selfish deed haunts her, causing her to steer clear of men who attract her both physically and mentally.

After she breaks with a vampire kingpin named Tristan who tried to turn her against her uncle and her own vampire family, her life spins out of control. Bloodthirsty wolves, a new threat to the Savannah area, stalk her daily. She is dead set on finding the source of the attempts on her life and repairing the strained ties with her uncle Severin, so the last thing Cosette needs is a devastatingly sexy new human in her life. Colton Brennan is a massive Montana cowboy, a skilled fighter who has sworn to win Cosette’s love. Try as she might, she can’t resist the passion he has ignited within her, no matter what the consequences. Can this human provide the love and protection Cosette has unwittingly craved?

Meanwhile Tristan and his power-hungry clan are on a quest for Southern vampiric domination. Can Cosette and her Charleston-based vampire family survive their brutal onslaughts?

Says Christine, “Savannah’s shrouded mystery is the reason I simply could not resist making it the setting for Savannah Past Midnight. What better stomping grounds for elusive vampires than a city whose cemeteries hold nearly as much beauty as its residential areas? Although I have visited Savannah annually since I was a little girl, I am still endlessly fascinated by the fact that there is always a new square or historic site to explore.”

Erotic romance author Christine Edwards grew up on Hilton Head Island, SC. Christine has a special place in her heart for reading and writing erotic tales. She continues to publish stories that immerse readers in exotic and realistic geographic settings amid interesting subcultures of adult life. Within the vein of BDSM romance, her main focus is on loving, multi-faceted relationships involving intense alpha males and strong-willed, passionate heroines. Christine resides in the Deep South. Click here to visit Christine online.

Keep reading for an excerpt:

Closing in from behind, one of Tristan’s guards threatens, “Release her now. She’s coming with us.”

He twists us around to face them and I watch Colton smile a malicious grin, one of a fearless killer, before he lands the two giant vampires with, “You just try and take her from me.” I’m stunned to see a glimmer of excitement in his eyes, as if he would almost welcome the violent altercation.

I speak low and quickly, “Don’t do this. You don’t know what they’re capable of.”

I know I can get out of here, but now I need to try and get him out of here as well. Damn it!

His eyes never leave theirs as he says, “Think that’s the other way around, wildcat. Time we bail. This place has always been a den of fuckin’ wannabe assholes, anyhow.”

As fast as a whip he lashes out with a powerful haymaker that catches the first of Tristan’s men square in the jaw. It hardly fazes the vampire—only causes him to stagger back two steps. Both of them lurch for us as we spin around, the bouncer blocking our way.

No time! Need to move fast!

“I’ll handle this.” The words fall from my lips as I kick the bouncer backward through the set of swinging glass doors. Any humans who see the act will most likely be too drunk or high at this late hour to process it. Even if they do, it would have appeared to be a fast, bad-ass martial arts kick that caught him right in the chest, nothing more. There is no way for them to measure the inhuman power behind it.

We leap over his splayed out body as Colton shouts, “My ride is right behind yours! Go!”

I jump onto my bike and take off as Tristan’s furious guards race out onto the sidewalk, fighting their way through the crowd of bystanders. I can hear Colton’s engine behind mine, knowing that he’s made it. Not until we’re three traffic lights away do I pull over to the curb. He rolls up beside me on his low-slung chopper that perfectly suits his huge frame.

I lift my visor to meet a glacial stare as he asks angrily, “You wanna give me some idea what all that bullshit was about back there?”

“No. I don’t. It was my personal business.”

The muscles in his neck and shoulders go rigid as he grates out, “Your business, huh? Woman, I about capped three guys in a packed nightclub just to get us outta there safely, so I think the very least you can do is give me a fuckin’ explanation. The cloak and dagger act is wearin’ thin, sweetheart.”

He’s leaning forward, nostrils flared. Most women would be terrified, but I’m unbelievably aroused.

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