Release Blitz, Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway: Across the Sapphire Sea By Lee Colgin
Immortal Jewels Volume II
Love at first… death. “Do it. Kill him for me. Take me with you.”
Elias—plucked from indentured servitude at nineteen and turned into a vampire—is caught in a downward spiraling relationship with his possessive sire.
Valeri—a damaged soul who guards his secrets and his fledgling alike—balances on a razor’s edge of good and evil.
In a race to save one of their own from a deadly sickness, Valeri and Elias lead an unlikely team on a dangerous voyage to pry secrets from an ancient group of vampires. But these vampires are hidden for a reason, and they’ve been known to kill trespassers.
The closer the team comes to discovering the truth, the wider the rift between Elias and Valeri grows—until Elias doubts the relationship can be saved.
Will they find a cure in time? Can Elias and Valeri make it to the other side together, or will ancient secrets shatter their bond forever?
Across the Sapphire Sea is an MM Paranormal romance packed with adventure, a steamy love story, and danger at every turn. This is book two of a series and contains its own story and HEA with no cliffhanger, but author recommends reading Beneath the Opal Arc first for the most enjoyment. Novel contains scenes intended for mature readers, full warnings inside.
Exclusive Excerpt:The crash of water breaking against the rocky banks faded as they sailed farther out to sea. Gulls squawked in the gray sky above. Elias stood on the stern of the cog ship watching a dense fog encase the land they left behind. Sapphire waves rippled between ship and shore. He missed solid ground already. His stomach didn’t appreciate the churning tide. Though resigned to the journey, dread sat heavy in Elias’s gut. He’d no desire to return to his homeland—a frigid place where bad memories drowned out the decent ones. But Valeri had insisted he come along, wouldn’t dream of leaving him behind in the safety and comfort of Bran Vigny Castle where he might actually make a friend other than Valeri himself. Couldn’t have that. He took a deep breath of salty air and let it out slowly, relaxing his stomach muscles in an attempt to ease the nausea. Who ever heard of a vampire getting seasick? Raised voices broke his peace, arguing loud enough to be heard over the wind battering the sail. “Mahu wouldn’t want us to be reckless on his behalf,” said Laurence, irritation in his tone. Elias didn’t know what to make of him yet—Valeri’s estranged fledgling. The tall, dark-haired vampire with the barreled chest intimidated him, so he’d kept his distance. “And you’re the expert on Mahu’s wishes, are you?” Valeri’s voice, crisp and angry as usual. His chestnut curls bounced as he gestured. He had to look up to meet Laurence’s annoyed stare. “It doesn’t take an expert to know our magic isn’t necessary.” Laurence indicated the sail. “The winds are in our favor.” Valeri rolled his eyes. “The only reason you and your milksop are here is to be of some help with your magic.” Laurence stepped in front of his own fledgling, Remy, blocking him from Valeri’s view. “If you won’t cast a spell, you may as well take a rowboat back to shore.” “You’re not listening—” “I wish I didn’t have to,” Valeri griped. “—the wind blows in our favor,” Laurence finished, ignoring the interruption. “Magic isn’t needed.” Remy sidestepped the pair and approached Elias while their sires continued arguing. “So that’s for you to decide then?” Valeri continued. “The rest of us don’t get a say?” A flutter of unease coiled in Elias’s stomach. This would be a dreadful time to gag. He caught Remy’s gaze as the young vampire joined him at the boat’s rail. He was shorter than Elias, and slighter too, but there was a fierceness in his eyes that radiated power. “No,” Laurence growled. “And why would we risk the crew becoming suspicious for nothing?” Remy opened his mouth to speak— “Fuck the crew!” shouted Valeri, entirely too loud. Elias cringed. Remy shut his mouth, whatever he was going to say lost to Valeri’s outburst. Elias gave an apologetic shrug. “Charming,” said Remy instead. “Indeed,” said Elias. Remy didn’t know the half of it. Valeri could be quite loving when he wanted, but his possessive streak always spoiled it eventually. Remy was lucky to have a sire like Laurence, who appeared kind, gentle, and protective. Watching Remy and Laurence together made Elias jealous. Could he ever find companionship like that with the hot-headed Valeri? He’d begun to doubt it. “Are you all right?” Remy’s concern sounded genuine. Elias nodded. “Just getting used to the ship.” “However did you meet such a charmer?” asked Remy, his golden-brown eyes glowing in the dim light of late evening. Elias sighed. That was an interesting story, wasn’t it? Difficult to answer in pleasant conversation with a vampire he’d only recently met. “I was a farmer working the field when he noticed me.”
Catch up on the series with Beneath the Opal Arc
The love story of a witch who saves the world and the vampire who saves him.
As the battle rages around him, Laurence stops to witness a witch casting a powerful magical arc. Werewolves race past, running for cover, but Laurence can’t tear his gaze from the vulnerable spellcaster.
When Remy is injured, he doesn’t expect a vampire to come to his rescue. What is he to Laurence if not dinner? But Laurence carries him to safety, ensures he gets treatment, and protects him from a pack of angry werewolves.
No one knows how long the magical arc will hold. Frightened by what might happen when it falls, Remy needs to escape the frontlines and find a safe haven before his own people hunt him down for treason.
As sparks fly between the unlikely pair, can they find solace in love, or will the supernatural war claim two more victims?
Beneath the Opal Arc ~A vulnerable witch lost on enemy soil ~A lonely vampire fighting to protect his charge ~A love story neither of them saw coming
Beneath the Opal Arc is an MM Paranormal Romance packed with adventure, a steamy love story, and danger at every turn. This novel contains violence and scenes intended for mature readers. This is book one of a series, and though some threads are left for book two, there is no cliffhanger. These characters get their HEA with another adventure yet to come!
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About the Author
Lee Colgin has loved vampires since she read Dracula on a hot, sunny beach at 13 years old. She lives in North Carolina with lots of dogs and her husband. No, he’s not a vampire, but she loves him anyway. Lee likes to workout so she can eat the maximum amount of cookies with her pizza. Ask her how much she can bench press.
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