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Sunday, July 31, 2011

LKF: CE1 - Charmed Lover by Zenobia Renquist

Charmed Lover
Caveat Emptor, Book 1
by Zenobia Renquist

Changeling Press

eBook ISBN: 978-1-60521-615-7
Genre: Erotic Romance, Paranormal/Fantasy, Interracial, Vampire

Ryver is one of the many humans who owns a vampire. She purchased Theron for home security. When the magic charms keeping the vampires docile and subservient suddenly start failing, Theron goes from protector to threat. A nationwide, mandatory recall of all vampires is in effect. Ryver is ready to comply, but a night of passion spent in Theron's arms changes her mind.

It's only a matter of time before someone figures out Ryver and Theron's secret. With the threat of mages bearing down on them, Ryver has to decide if she's willing to give up her lover -- or her freedom.

4 Little Known Facts About Caveat Emptor 1: Charmed Lover

#1 - I did not mean for this to turn into a series. Let's just lay that out there first. I had every intention of this being a one-shot story where, for once, the vampire isn't in total control of the relationship. However, my muse had other ideas. I ended the story in a question mark. I tried to write more and nothing was coming. Rather than force an ending that might ruin the story, I left it alone. After I submitted the story my editor sent me an email asking me if I planned to write more. I wanted to say no but I had already figured out the next few books and came up with the major plot that flowed over all of the books. Thus the Caveat Emptor series was born.

#2 - Caveat emptor means "buyer beware." The series name refers to the fact that the heroine purchased her vampire and got way more than she bargained for. Unfortunately that theme only really fits the first two books of this series.

#3 - Theron's physical template is based on the model Chip Nicolas.

#4 - Ryver is pronounced just like "river." I just loved the way it looked with the Y. I decided to name my heroine after the popular Doctor Who character. She is one of my favorite characters, and I love her name.

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Anonymous said...

I like the forbidden love element of the story. A little danger always heightens the emotions of the couple.

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Robin said...

What a great storyline concept! And I like that it is a series!

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Cathy M said...

Great visual of Theron, thanks for the pic link.

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Na said...

I find the premise charming and it's not often I come across a human who rules over a vampire. It sounds like Theron is a keeper :) I had no idea caveat emtor means buyer beware but now I do. I like meaningful names.

Zenobia Renquist said...

Stacie - I had way more fun writing this story than I should have and possibly because of that forbidden element.

Robin - You should give it a try and let me know what you think.

Cathy - You are very welcome. I love looking at Chip Nicolas. The man is very hunky.

Na - I figured this relationship dynamic was a break from the norm. I liked writing it. Theron is most definitely a keeper.

~ Zenobia