Inherited Damnation by Claire Ashgrove

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INHERITED DAMNATION is an 8 book paranormal romance series being released as one book every three weeks between January 27th and June 23rd, 2015.

Damned at birth, eight immortal children of a high priestess are compelled to kill the one that holds their heart. They can never fall in love. Driven by the need to finally destroy their evil sire and break the curse, each struggles to balance their desire for innocence against the dark needs of their conflicted souls.

The series contains mythos shared between the volumes, but each book stands on its own with a newly featured couple.

The first volume, Cursed to Kill, is available now!




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One of eight children born to an ancient Celtic priestess and sired by a demonic incubus, Cian McLaine suffers from a centuries-old curse. Though his immortality allows him to enjoy the pleasures of mortal life, he is plagued by the desire to kill. As long as he doesn’t fall in love he can keep the compulsion at bay.

When Cian walked into her rare bookstore months ago, Miranda Phillips never imagined she’d lose her heart to the handsome playboy. Her reward for doing so was abandonment. Cian left as mysteriously as he appeared, in the middle of the night with no explanation, no goodbye. Now he’s back, and passion flares just as hot. But Cian has secrets. If Miranda is to survive, she must uncover the truth and free his darkened soul.

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“I’ve missed you.” His confession rasped in the thick silence that blanketed them. It was true. He’d missed her more than he had believed was possible. Though he hadn’t really realized just how deep that longing ran until he felt her soft lips beneath his.

The disbelief that flashed across her expression gutted him. He shouldn’t have expected anything less after the way he had abandoned her, but still, it cut deep to know he’d damaged the trust she once gave so freely. He would make it up to her. When this was over, he would spend the rest of his mortal days doing everything possible to regain that faith.

For now, he needed the desire more than he needed her trust. He was too far out of control to leave her house and leave her unscathed. One way or the other, he was taking something from her tonight. Goddess help him, it wouldn’t be her life. Leaning forward, he brushed his lips across hers.

Her sigh caressed his cheek like the gentle stroke of fingertips. Surrender came with the softening of her mouth, the nip of her teeth against his lips. He nipped back, slipped his hand into the silky hair at the back of her neck, and held her still for his kiss.

The languorous heat that flowed between them as their tongues slowly tangled soothed Cian’s darkness. He began to feel Miranda, not the vile power that ran in his veins. He allowed her to overpower him, to soak so deeply into his being that he couldn’t possibly sift between where she began and he started. The less separation, the better.

But with that all-consuming absorption, deeper emotion pulled his gut into a hollow pit. In a desperate quest to quench the need to somehow possess her, he tightened his hold on her cropped hair, and his kiss took on more demand.

Her hands settled against his chest, her fingers curling into his long-sleeved jersey. Holding onto him. Drawing him closer until her arms slipped around his neck, her fingertips slid into his loose ponytail, and her breasts pressed against his body. He groaned at the splendid contact of her body. Cian twined an arm around her waist to pull her closer, hold her more securely.

Miss her. Need her. Love her. Goddess above, he had never known a sweeter homecoming.

 Claire Ashgrove

Author Bio:

Building on a background of fantasy game design, a fascination with history, and a lifetime love of books, Award-Winning Author Claire Ashgrove brings to life action-filled, passionate journeys of the heart. Her paranormal series, The Curse of the Templars, marries the history of the Knights Templar with the chilling aspirations of the most unholy–a must-read for speculative fiction fans. For romance fans, she also writes as the National Bestselling Author Tori St. Claire and historical romance as Sophia Garrett.


In her non-writing time, she owns and operates Finish The Story, a full-scale editing house co-founded with Bryan Thomas Schmidt. She lives in Missouri and enjoys cooking, studying ancient civilizations, and spending downtime with her two sons and too-many horses, cats, and dogs.


To learn more, visit her at: or For all the latest updates look for the Untamed Spirit blog, via any of her websites.


You can also find Claire on GoodReads, on Facebook, and on Twitter.



2 Responses to Inherited Damnation by Claire Ashgrove

  1. Virginia H

    Great excerpt, sounds really good

  2. Jane

    Must go check out book 1 in the series.

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