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Round 2: Fighting for DFT – Uriel
Uriel vs. Seffy Carter
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Book Series: Guardians of Eternity
Job: Second in command to Victor, the clan chief of London
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Light brown. They glow like molten gold when he’s in his full power.
From (Location): London, England
Significant Other: Kata
Signature Move: Deception. Looking like a fallen angel has its benefits.
Kill Highlights: I’ve battled demons, evil deities, and a zombie vampire…enough said.
Enemies: The Jinn who marked him centuries before.
Favorite Pastime: Music, he has taught himself to play any instrument although he refuses to play the harp. He gets enough teasing for looking like an angel.
Other Facts: Has always longed for a mate, but his secret makes it impossible to allow any one close to him.
A smack down, hmmm? No problem. My name is Uriel and I’m a vampire. For those unfamiliar with my kind; I’m faster, stronger, and more powerful than any human and most demons. I can seduce with a glance, and compel others to do my bidding. My fangs can bring a woman to orgasm or rip out a throat. I also have the talent to shift the earth (all the better to hide the corpses) and to manipulate human technology.
I might not be as ancient as some of my brothers, but I was created with enough power to put me firmly at the top of the food chain. My fellow vampires often tease me for looking like a fallen angel with my wide, velvet brown eyes and halo of curls, but they soon learn their mistake if they underestimate me. I’ve been a warrior from the day I was turned.
I’m trained to kill with every weapon ever invented, but I prefer the silent simplicity of my sword. It’s…elegant. Of course, my most dangerous weapon is my cunning mind. That’s why the clan chief of London took me into his family and made me his right hand man. I not only train the foundlings (newly turned vampires) in battle strategies, but I’m responsible for the daily guard rotations as well as our spies that travel throughout England to make sure the clan is kept safe from our numerous enemies. There is no detail too small to escape my notice.
Of course, not even my chief knows the full truth of my powers.
Two hundred years ago I battled a full-blooded Jinn beneath the London docks. If I had known what I was about to discover in the tunnels, I would never have gone. I’m brave, not suicidal and no demon can beat a Jinn when they’re at their full powers. That’s why they’ve been banned from our world by the Oracles. Unfortunately, I had no idea what I was walking into. Not until my companion was turned into a pile of ash by an unexpected strike of lightning. We hadn’t even had time to realize our danger. My first instinct is to run, but with my chief still in the tunnels along with his mate, it’s my duty to do whatever necessary to protect him.
Forced to stand and fight, I’m shocked when the Jinn approaches me, his lavender eyes glowing in the dark with a power that could destroy the world. But instead of striking the killing blow, the treacherous demon grabs me by the neck with one hand, and with the other, he sears his mark onto the skin of my chest. Softly he whispers that I’ve been become his ‘weapon of revenge’ before abruptly disappearing.
I don’t know why I’ve been spared, but I’m worried that I’ve been cursed by the evil Jinn. Especially when my strength begins to increase with every passing day. Although I’m way past the point where I should be acquiring new powers, I find myself equal to most clan chiefs.
Unwilling to confess my connection to the Jinn I use my newly acquired skills to protect my brothers even as I keep them at a distance. If I’m forced to become the unwilling pawn of a Jinn, then I want to make sure that no one I care about is caught in the crossfire.
But when I’m charged to rescue the beautiful, bewitching Kata and I’m sucked into the underworld my hatred for what the Jinn did to me is forgotten. I’m thankful for the powers that I once considered a curse. Protecting Kata was surely the reason I was born…
I’m not exactly sure when I fell in love with books. Probably on my mother’s knee listening to her read Dr. Seuss to me. I do remember that I was barely old enough to cross the street by myself when I discovered the delights of the local library. Could anything be more wonderful than spending summer days surrounded by stacks of Nancy Drew mysteries? Over the years I fell in love with Victoria Holt, Jane Austen, Agatha Christie, and J.R.R. Tolkien just to name a few. I read poetry, essays, biographies, and plays. In fact, I read anything I could get my hands on.
Years later (no, I’m not admitting how many) I’m still an avid reader, and my tastes are still as varied as they were in my youth, which I suppose helps to explain why I enjoy writing regency historicals under the name of Deborah Raleigh, as well as my contemporary paranormals as Alexandra Ivy. For now that is enough to keep me busy, but who knows what the future might hold!
I do have a few other loves in my life besides reading and writing, the most important being my unbelievably patient husband, David, and my two sons, Chance and Alexander. Without their constant support and belief in me, I never could have been able to follow my dreams. They are truly my heroes.
Want to read more from Alexandra Ivy?
This giveaway is provided by Kensington Books
Two winners will each receive a copy of the Supernatural Anthology
One winner will receive a copy of The Real Werewives of Vampire County Anthology
Available on August 30, 2011 from Kensington Books
About the Book:
In this tantalizing collection, four New York Times bestselling authors invite you into the alluring worlds they’ve created in the Demonica, Guardians of Eternity, Nightwalkers, and Dragon Kin series. Each mesmerizing page will leave you craving more. . .
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When a wave of violence forces shapeshifter Vladlena to go undercover, her first stop is a haven of vice—with a dangerously sexy vamp in charge. Both Vladlena and Nathan are hiding something, but they can’t conceal the lust that simmers between them . . .
“Darkness Eternal ” by Alexandra Ivy
After being held captive by one vampire for four centuries, Kata had no intention of taking another one to the underworld with her. Yet even in the pits of hell, there’s no ignoring the intoxicating desire awakened by his touch. . .
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Escorting the highborn Bram through deadly Sand Dragon territory will try Ghleanna’s patience. . . and her resolve. For Bram is determined to enhance the journey with a seduction no female could resist. . .
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Available on November 1, 2011 from Kensington Books
About the Book:
Drama. Scandal. Secrets. And a whole lot of supernatural goings-on.
I’m Pureblood Were, And Proud Of It. . .
“Where Darkness Lives” by Alexandra Ivy
No one’s more surprised than Sophia when she’s struck by an unfamiliar maternal urge to move near her daughters. But instead of being greeted by a welcome committee, she’s targeted by kidnappers. . .and saddled with a gorgeous bodyguard on a mission to protect—and seduce. . .
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When a werewolf trophy wife is found dead in Vampire County, Heather McPhee goes undercover to investigate. Heather’s never been a mascara-and-manicures sort of girl, but she’s willing to learn. Especially with sexy vampire detective Lucien Mead posing as her husband. . .
Who’s Afraid Of The Big, Bad Werewolves? Not Me, That’s For Sure. . .
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Still Waters is like many other exclusive gated communities—except that it’s home to one of the largest werewolf packs in the state. But Tiffany Winters isn’t frightened of her big, bad new neighbors. In fact, she intends to take her place among the pack. . .
This Is A Town Full Of Secrets. And I Intend To Uncover All Of Them. . .
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Ever since Christine Price moved in with her fiancé, Jonathan, and his twelve year-old son, she’s worked hard to fit in with a cadre of local women whose lives seem picture-perfect. Except no one in Jon’s upscale neighborhood is quite who they appear to be. Least of all Jon. . .
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