Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Eternal Service (The Colony) by Regina Morris
The Colony Book #1
Vampires exist among us. They can be our neighbor, best friend, our child’s teacher.
They alter their aged appearance based upon the amount of blood they consume. They move to a new area, drink a lot of blood, and appear young. Slowly they limit their intake of blood and age, right in front of our unsuspecting eyes. After decades, they fake their death, move, and do it over and over again.
Most live quiet lives in an effort to blend in.
Some however want power and control.
The Colony is an elite group of vampires sworn to protect the President of the United States from these rogue vampires.
When Raymond Metcalf, vampire coven master of the Colony, teams up with a federal operative of the human female persuasion–who has no idea that vampires even exist–will his mission or his heart be compromised first?
Career military woman, Alex Brennan, is being offered the promotion of a lifetime and with it a romance that she has desperately been seeking. Does she dare accept the position as Director of the Colony, an elite group of deadly creatures of the night and risk a dangerous romance with a man who isn’t even human?
Together, can they save the President?
Read an excerpt
Raymond recoiled from the sight of the woman’s blood on his hands as he struggled to keep the exhausted, blood-soaked forger pinned to the cold, hard ground. “You son of a bitch,” he scowled. The crisp, dried leaves crunched beneath his prey. “That woman had a life, and a family who cared for her. You killed her like she was nothing.”
The subdued forger shrugged, unwilling to look Raymond in the eye. “The woman was collateral damage, nothing more.”
The cool night breeze blew the scent of the woman’s blood into Raymond’s face, and Raymond grimaced. He shook his head in disgust. Suddenly needing to end the interrogation, he turned to his team. The darkness of the evening was even more intensified by the secluded spot where he held the forger down, but he could still easily make out the faces of his men.
One of the shadows separated from the dark. Agent Ben knelt down next to Raymond, his dark skin and stocky, muscular build contrasting sharply with Raymond’s tall, marble-like perfection. Ben callously crushed the forger’s hands as he digitally scanned his fingerprints.
“Aargh! Son of a bitch! Look I’ll make a deal with you if you let me go.”
“You don’t know who hired you, so you have nothing to bargain with,” Raymond said dismissively as he watched Ben finish his task and pocket the scanner. Raymond then glanced over at his son, Sterling, who was checking the vampire’s belongings.
“I’ve got everything I need,” Sterling mumbled as he tossed the backpack to the ground.
Raymond pulled a dagger from his boot and wondered if the forger would show any remorse or fear, now that he was about to die, but none came. Sterling moved to hold the captive’s feet down in preparation for the end.
“I can pay you. I can get you gems, gold, blood … whatever you want.”
Raymond didn’t bother to acknowledge the forger’s bribes. Instead, he showed him the cold steel blade as his answer.
“C’mon, everybody’s got a price. What do you say?”
“There’s a price to pay for the lives you took,” Raymond said as he plunged the dagger into the vampire’s heart. Instantly, Raymond’s knees sank into the dirt as the vampire disappeared beneath him. A cloud of dust scattered across Raymond’s fatigues, and the once shiny blade now lay stained in a dusty mound on the ground. The last remains of the captive.
Ben knelt down beside Raymond, “We’ll have to list him as an enemy killed in action,” he said as he collected what was left of the EKIA for DNA.
“The Director and Homeland Security need to be informed that there’s been a breach,” Raymond said as he stood.
Nodding, Sterling took out his phone, “Dixon, we need to meet. McGregor’s Pub. Give us about an hour.”
About the Author
Regina Morris is the author of the humorous paranormal romances that make up The Colony series. She loves paranormal romances featuring vampires, but her personal taste is light-hearted and humorous – not horrific and gory. She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and two children. She enjoys meeting with her monthly critique writing groups and meeting other writers in the Austin area through the WLT events.
She has lived in many different parts of the world. She graduated high school in Germany and she attended the University of Texas at Austin where she received a degree in computer science with a minor in math.
Besides writing, she is an amateur portrait and sports photographer. After enjoying a career in the software engineering business, she discovered that writing was in her blood, and had to put pen to paper!
Regina is giving away the following prizes when the tour ends…
- Grand prize: Copy of eBook “United Service” (book #2 of the series which will be released Sept 8th), two signed bookmarks, two signed magnets and a $5 Amazon gift card.
- unners-up: Two (2) runners-up will receive an eBook of “United Service”
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