Blood Vine
By Amber Belldene
ISBN# 9781623420048
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In Blood Vine, bites are an inconvenient bliss, exiled vampires are wasting away, and the fate of their kind depends on the perfect PR campaign.

When public relations pro Zoey Porter arrives at an enchanting California winery, she discovers her sexy new client is the almost one-night stand she can’t forget. After her husband’s suicide, Zoey has vowed never to risk her heart again. But can she walk away from the intriguing winemaker a second time?

Driven from Croatia by his ancient foes, vampire Andre Maras has finally made a blood-like wine to cure his fellow refugees. Now he needs Zoey’s PR expertise to reach them. After his wife’s death, Andre has a vow of his own—never to risk another painful blood bond. And one taste of the tempting Zoey would bind him to her eternally.

His secrets stall her PR plans. Her jealousy is stoked by the blissed-out beauties leaving his bedroom. At every turn, he utterly fails to resist her. When she discovers he is a vampire, will she be lost to the golden-eyed Hunters, or lose herself to the emptiness in her heart, before she can help him save his kind? (Goodreads)


Zoey Porter is strictly business, both personally and professionally. She’s good at her job and she knows it.  So when she is asked by her boss to take on the Kastel Estate Winery account, she is up to the challenge.  But what she isn’t ready for is its darkly handsome owner, Andre Maras.

Andre has crafted his new wine lovingly from grapes brought over from his homeland, Croatia and it is of great importance that Zoey help him reach his target audience.  It means the difference between life and death.  Andre instantly recognizes her as the woman that he met in a bar some time ago.  He has never forgotten her or the intense attraction that flowed between them and now that she is a guest in his house he fully intends to have her.  But Andre is hiding a secret and both of them struggle with jealousy and their past.  They find themselves in the middle of a war that has been raging for centuries and both must decide if love does indeed overcome all else.

Blood Vine is surprisingly original and erotic.  The love story between Andre and Zoey is scorching!  The story line is intricately detailed but never overwhelming. So if you like vampire stories with unexpected twists, Blood Vine is just for you. The ending suggested that there may be more books on the way and I hope that’s true because this is such a promising start that it leaves the reader hungry for more…