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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Blood Dynasty Chronicles #Excerpt by David L Dawson #Paranormal #Romance


She felt the tears staining her cheeks.  “I don’t trust anybody.  Not any more.”

“At least trust that I am human and that the vampires are bad.”

Ashlyn nodded.  She knew at least that much, or was sure that vampires were the bad guys in this situation.

He held his gloved hand out towards her.

“Our ride will be arriving any minute,” vowed the man.  “You’ll have one chance to come with me.  My compatriots are holding out the stairs further down but we can’t afford to dally.”

Ashlyn felt her heart beating fast and her hands shaking.  She was still in a white flimsy hospital gown and she felt that everything was closing in on her from all sides.  The man was right, though.  The vampires were bad.  They were giving her as a slave to someone called Lord Sublime.  Anything had to be better that that, including going off with someone who was most likely a terrorist.  Or a freedom fighter, as she half suspected.

She took hold of his hand and smiled, showing her the confidence she had in him.  His words moved her.

“What’s your name?” she asked him.

He saluted and said, “Union Jack.”

“Pleased to meet you, Union Jack.”


Excerpt 4

“Wake up,” someone whispered.

Ashlyn stirred in bed but kept her eyes closed.  She’d just had the most terrible dream, but she was still sleepy.  Surely she couldn’t have the same nightmare twice?

“Please wake up,” the voice pleaded once more.  “You’ll get into trouble and I really don’t have time for this.”

“Harry?” Ashlyn mumbled.

She sat up in bed as a bucket of ice-cold water was thrown over her.

“Mom, what are you…”

The room wasn’t light pink with mirrors, posters and art prints.  It was dark brown and the sole tiny window had bars on it.  A stern looking woman with her arms crossed was standing by her bed.  It reminded her of a nun’s cell from a documentary she’d watched on TV last year.

“Who are you?” Ashlyn asked.

“I am Dotrice,” said the wrinkled old woman.  “You will get yourself dried and tidied up and then you will put on your uniform.  Then I will show you around the house and allow you to get a handle on your duties.”

Ashlyn wiped the water from her eyes and said, “What duties?”

“Your duties as a slave of Lord Sublime,” said Dotrice.

Ashlyn staggered out of bed, finding herself in a damp white nightgown.  Dotrice’s spindly fingers reached out and cupped her chin.

“You look confused,” she said.

“Where am I?” Ashlyn asked.

“You are in London at Sublime House,” said Dotrice.

“Who is Lord Sublime?”

Dotrice smiled.  “You will meet him later.  Get yourself dry and dressed and I will show you the house and tell you all you need to know.”

At that, the middle aged woman turned to leave.

“I will try to escape,” Ashlyn vowed.

Dotrice turned to face her and said, “You can escape if you want, but where would you go?  Who would look after you?”

“I…”

“Your family died centuries ago.  You have no friends and you cannot buy food if you haven’t an official stamp from a vampire family.  You would just end up in the slums, starving to death.  Is that what you want?”

Ashlyn hung her head, thinking about her family.  They were all dead.  Harry would’ve died from the cancer and her parents from old age.  Even her friends would’ve had children and died a long time ago.  She had nobody now.

“I miss my family,” she sobbed.


Epic paranormal romance with a dystopian twist!All 6 parts of the epic Blood Dynasty Chronicles in one super-sized boxset!


Ashlyn Fountain has woken from a thousand year sleep.  Her family is dead.  Her friends are dead.  Her whole world is gone, replaced a new terrifying reality; a future ruled by vampires, where humans are viewed as cattle, and kept as slaves.  She is sold into slavery and bought by the powerful Sublimes, a decadent vampire family ruled over by the charming Grey Sublime and his wicked wife, Catherine.  Ashlyn resigns herself to her fate.  What can she do but accept what is her life now?
Then she meets Jensen Sublime and Union Jack.  Both are sexy, intriguing, and inject a little romance and mystery into her life.  Who will ultimately win her heart – the handsome vampire, or the man who could free her from slavery for good?
The Blood Dynasty Chronicles is a bold new paranormal romance series, fusing the passion and romance of vampire fiction with the adventure and intrigue of dystopian adventures.

This boxset contains the following:
1. The Girl From Yesterday
2. The Streets Are Paved With Blood
3. Masks
4. Movie Night
5. New Whitby
6. The First Vampire
That’s over 180,000 words of vampires, romance and dystopia!

OUT NOW – “Shadow of the Snow Queen”, a Blood Dynasty Chronicles Christmas Special, featuring a long tale all about Ashlyn, and several short stories featuring the other characters.

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Genre - Paranormal romance
Rating – PG-13
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