Author Grey Francis Releases Bound to a Vampire, First in the Into the Dark Woods Paranormal Romance Series
Los Angeles, CA –Author Grey Francis announces the release of Bound to a Vampire, Volume 1 (ISBN 978-1-5023-3800-6), the first erotic paranormal romance novel in the Into the Dark Woods series featuring the vampire trio Cassandra Monteclaire, Killian Monteclaire, and Alastair St. Germaine. A psychologically compelling and literary erotic novel, Bound to a Vampire combines the themes of sexual awakening with paranormal adventure and creates an admirable heroine in Cassandra, who must find her inner strength to combat demons from her past and her future.
Set in modern-day New York, Bound to a Vampire tells the story of Cassandra, a three-hundred-and-sixty-year-old vampire with healing powers. Her human life ends three centuries earlier when, condemned as a witch, she is rescued and turned by the sexually dominant and emotionally enthralling Master Vampire, Killian. Bonded in an erotic trio with their Protector, the brooding and ardent Alastair, the three live an exciting and dangerous life full of love, decadence, and dark passion. But when Killian suddenly vanishes, Cassandra and Alastair face an ever-changing and threatening world, where they struggle with the loss of their mate while trying to protect the vampire empire from destruction by human armies called Torians. Centuries later, when a close friend of Cassandra’s discovers that Killian is alive and executing members of the allied Sentient organization, Killian becomes a target for elimination. Cassandra vows to find him before time runs out, but she must first journey into her torrid past and face her own demons before she can save Killian and reunite the vampire triad.
Filled with erotic passion, great tragedy, and dark mystery, Bound to a Vampire is a turbulent thriller that delves into the history of vampires and the dramatic events that shaped them into the complex and powerful beings they have become. For fans of paranormal vampire series such as The Vampire Queen by Joey Hill and Black Dagger Brotherhood by JR Ward, Francis creates a vibrant world where secrets abound and the dominant and submissive power exchange between mates is as essential to their survival as the blood they drink.
“As much as I enjoy reading about vampires in today’s world, I feel as if I rarely get to see their personal histories and the events and people – human and vampire – who have shaped them into their beautifully flawed selves,” said Francis. “I wanted more than a glimpse into these histories. I wanted to be in those candlelit bedchambers, ride in those carriages, run through those moonlit forests and walk through the teeming streets of 17th century London. And by giving my vampires their histories and intertwining them with the present, I hope to give them the key to unlocking their hearts.”
Grey Francis, a native of Los Angeles, has been writing since she was a teen, penning stories about ghosts, witches and vampires, among other denizens of the night. After graduating with a B.A. in Journalism from San Diego State University, Grey was employed in the New York publishing world before relocating back to Los Angeles to work in the film industry. She later explored her fascination with the paranormal as a screenwriter, but it wasn’t until the birth of her series, Into the Dark Woods, that she found her voice as an erotic novelist. When Grey isn’t writing her next book, she is busy full-time mother of two children.