All Things Except Blood

All Things Except Blood

cover for All Things Except Blood - a vampire short story romance by KallystenVampire Eyrin lives in a world in which her kind seals pacts with humans and protects them from fearsome demons in exchange for blood. She is one of her clan’s strongest fighters, until the night when she is gravely wounded, in both her flesh and spirit. Disfigured, she hides from all and refuses to feed.

Returning to the lair, her human lover Ian is shocked to discover her condition but resolute to show her she is still as beautiful in his eyes. He offers her blood and comfort, causing Eyrin to do the one thing forbidden to Childer – take his life.

When Ian awakens a vampire, sired not by her but by the clan’s Master instead, Eyrin reluctantly takes on the task of teaching him about his new existence. But her guilt over killing him makes this responsibility a heavy burden for Eyrin, and the new relationship they forge is a far cry from the one they used to share. Will Ian be able to reach out for her again, or will she keep her door and heart locked to him?

LENGTH – 23.500 words / about 80 PDF pages




NOTE – This book is a part of The Vampire Pacts series but all books in this series are standalone and can be read separately.

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Excerpt from All Things Except Blood

Eyrin rarely waited so late in the afternoon to feed.  Patience had never been her strongest point, especially when hunger and lust were both troubling her, and she was slowly growing restless.  Earlier, she had closed the book she had been trying to read and observed the faces around the common room until she could have drawn all of them from memory alone.  Now she wanted Ian to arrive so she could get on with her day.

She could have chosen someone else, of course.  A few humans had entered the common room even as she waited, and some had approached her.  She had declined their offers with a polite smile and returned her gaze to the doorway, seeking Ian.  (more…)