boe button Gideon has promised to uphold his decree to defend Second Earth from the vicious death vampires intent on claiming it. He’s a Militia Warrior, and needs to remain focused on the task at hand. Unfortunately, his mind keeps traveling to his ex-girlfriend, Elise. Their breaking up is still quite recent, and he’s nursing the hurt in more ways than one. If he’s to succeed in fighting the war against the other faction, he’ll need to set aside his pain, and the incessant yearning roiling within him. An unexpected call from Elise soon turns his world topsy-turvy. Elise insists that danger is afoot, yet Gideon is reluctant to take her words at face value. After all, she left him not too long ago. When she reveals that she’s been a clairvoyant for as long as she can remember, he soon realizes just how much she’s held at bay from him. He can’t help but to wonder as to what else she’s kept from him. Discovering her secrets, however, will have to wait. His sister has been targeted, and it’s up to him to make things right. Elise is now the key in their discovering the treachery that’s coming their way. Sadly, time is of the essence. BOE BCA chance decision soon changes life as they know it. The death vampires are on the march, and they’re intent on destroying everything in their path. Gideon refuses to allow them the upper hand. The path to redemption is rocky, at best. Protecting Elise and his beloved family is of the utmost importance, and he’ll make sure to succeed in that endeavor. I admit I’ve started the series on the third book. (I think?) I’ll need to catch up on the first two, but I’ve got to admit that from what I’ve read, thus far, this is a beautifully crafted series. The love, the tension, the intrigue – they’re just enough to keep my attention on the story itself. Action flows non-stop, and the romantic elements succeed in giving a deeper meaning to the decisions Gideon and Elise undertake. I look forward to catching up on this lovely series.     Available for purchase via the following retailers: Amazon, Barnes & Noble.     Synopsis: Discover powerful winged vampire warriors, the Guardians of Ascension, and the women they’re sworn to protect!  Warrior Gideon swore he would never see Elise Jordan again even though they’d been passionate lovers for two years.  Her human nature couldn’t survive in his ascended vampire world; she would be vulnerable to attack on every front if he tried to continue a relationship with her. When Elise starts having visions of the future of Gideon’s sister hunted by death vampires, Gideon can no longer ignore that Elise is in her Call to Ascension, her call to become a vampire.  Though determined to keep her at bay, the infamous breh-hedden, an all-consuming vampire bonding ritual, wraps him up tight and demands that he protect Elise.  As he strives to keep her alive during her Rite of Ascension, love threatens to overwhelm his carefully ordered, war-weary world. Reader, please note:  BRINK OF ETERNITY was published under a different cover, same title, in July of 2011.  The content is the same.     CR PictureAbout The Author: I was ten when I first watched an old movie version of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and loved it!  Movies led to books, which led to writing and after a good long while, publishing.  I wrote sweet Regency romance for Kensington for 19 years and recently fell in love with paranormal, although I’ve always had a thing for vampires.  I currently write paranormal romance for St. Martin’s Press but I self-publish as well.  Building an online platform has been an enormous but rewarding challenge.  I think all the changes in publishing will alter how authors approach the business going forward and I for one am thrilled to have so many options. Caris Roane has published over fifty Regency romance novels and novellas under the pen name, Valerie King.  In 2005, Romantic Times gave her a Career Achievement award in Regency Romance.  Having had a long-time love affair with vampires, Caris tackled the paranormal genre and built a unique vampire world based on ascending dimensional earths.  Her series is called Guardians of Ascension. Her most recent self-published project, The Blood Rose Novella Series, launched in May of 2012 with the first title:  Embrace the Dark.  Currently, Caris is working on a new vampire series set to launch in the Fall of 2013:   WARRIORS IN CHAINS with the first novel, BORN IN CHAINS. Caris lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her two cats, Sebastien and Gizzy. BRIEF BIO: badgeCaris Roane has published nine Paranormal novels and novellas and writing as Valerie King, fifty Regency works.  In 2005, Romantic Times gave her a Career Achievement award in Regency Romance.  As Caris Roane, she currently writes paranormal romance for St. Martin’s Press and also dabbles in a few self-pubbed projects.     Connect With Her Online: Website: Blog: Facebook: Twitter: Goodreads: