Guarding Bloodlines, by Deborah Garland

We do not destroy what is ours . . .

Loren Tagaris’ gifts for destruction have made him the most feared vampire on the planet  and he rarely plays nice . . . until he’s forced into a rescue mission in exchange for Julianna’s freedom from the lords who want to abduct her.

Loren and Julianna must find the missing Philadelphia Commander in thirty days or she will be handed over to the lords who govern the allegiants.

As a half-turned vampire with warm blood and Loren’s deadly gifts, Julianna has been on the run for centuries. She hides from humans and is scorned by other vampires. Thirty days with Loren, her sire, awakens her like no other man has or could, but submitting to him will really be the end of her freedom.

When Julianna agrees to help Loren locate Aiden, with hopes of being accepted into an allegiant, sparks between her and Loren fly as well as anything not nailed down.

Loren can control anything except his desires for Julianna. She inherited his gifts and is just as deadly. Watching her wield his own powers turns him on to the point of madness. Whatever she is, he made her. She belongs to him. That’s how it works. Right?

Never steal a vampire’s mate . . .