The Merna Annals (Book 1): Bound by Fate and Blood
Everything comes with a price.
Scottish merchant Baron Christian “Ian” Sinclair longs for solid ground after sailing the Atlantic under King Charles II of England’s banner. When he returns home six months late, he didn’t plan on being captured, finding his family dead, or witnessing the aftermath of a burned estate.
Nephtyri, the last of two full-blooded vampires and the great-granddaughter of Pharaohs, dreams of Ian long before he docks in London and offers to avenge his murdered family. In exchange, she reveals their hidden ties to the secretive Hunters’ Guild—slayers and slavers intent on destroying all immortals and magic.
If the Guild seizes Ian, they will either enslave him against England or enthrone him as their Imperial Lord Hunter. His choices will then save or shatter Nephtyri, his found family, magic, and the Arsinoëphorus Alliance in the process.