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Descended from a long line of vampire hunters, Hal Bergson realizes not all bloodthirsty creatures of the night are merciless killers. Still, he knows better than to trust one of them. His principles are tested, though, when his cousin, in training to follow their family’s vocation, rashly tries to rescue a girl from a homicidal vampire, Conan MacEwan. Now both young people are trapped in Conan’s lair, with their lives dependent on the whim of his appetite for blood and revenge. Hal sees one chance to save them. Monique Dubois, a female vampire Hal has spent months observing at very close range, seems to have a relationship with Conan. Hal drugs and imprisons her in hopes she will help him save the captives. Since the girl is Monique’s favorite donor, she grudgingly agrees to join forces with Hal, even though his family has stalked her kind for generations. One problem—Monique is approaching the peak of her infrequent heat cycle. She needs to mate tonight, and no male vampire is near enough except Conan. She must turn to Hal for relief or risk an involuntary surrender to Conan’s lust, no matter how much she detests the rogue vampire. Can Hal and Monique put aside their mutual distrust to share a night of passion? Can a mere mortal satisfy a vampire’s sexual need? Before their rescue mission ends, they end up forging a deeper bond than either one expected or desired…

Tall, Dark and Deadly

Margaret L. Carter

When horror actor Claude Darvell agrees to produce and star in novelist Eloise Kern’s vampire movie script, they feel a powerful attraction upon their first meeting. Eloise doesn’t suspect that Claude is a real vampire, using his film roles as “hide in plain sight” camouflage…until the ecstatic “dreams” she enjoys under his roof become too vivid to ignore.

This story was previously released as part of the Things That Go Bump In the Night II anthology.

Now available in the trade paperback anthology MIDNIGHT TREAT

Read an excerpt here: Tall, Dark and Deadly