paranormal vampire romance book
genre: paranormal vampire romance book
length: 109500 words / long novel
released: April 2007
Book 2 in the series
Prophecy: Caelestis and Aurorea [book 2]
In a world of darkness and danger, Prophecy will fight to her limit to save the vampire she loves and stop a terrible evil from unleashing Hell on earth.
A female vampire on the brink of discovering the true depth of her extraordinary power, Prophecy’s strength of heart is put to the test when her blood brother, Arkalus, and Valentine’s lord set in motion a terrible plan that threatens to destroy her. Old friends turn their backs on her, unlikely allies come to her aid, and with the help of the dangerously seductive Lord Hyperion, the scroll that foretells her true destiny is completed, but nothing can prepare Valentine and Prophecy for what lies ahead.
When her visions show her the dark path they must take, will Prophecy and Valentine be able to do what is necessary to win against the mounting threat of a mysterious enemy?
Following on from Prophecy: Child of Light, the tension rises and love grows in Prophecy: Caelestis & Aurorea, a thrilling second part to the trilogy that draws you into a dark, exhilarating world of vampires, werewolves, magic and the war to end all wars.
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Extending his senses, Valentine searched the building for a sign of the two vampires. He looked up the stairs. One of them was up there and it wasn’t Prophecy. He wondered where she could be. Walking through into the lounge, he went into the kitchen and found it was empty. He stared at Mathias’ glasses for a few seconds, trying to figure out where she was, and then went back into the hall.
He reached out again, letting his senses guide him towards her. Her blood was so familiar to him now that it was easy to find her once he was concentrating. His feet moved of their own volition, carrying him towards her. He knew where she was. She had gone to the same place she had the last time she’d wanted to be alone so she could think.
He thought about letting her be alone, but his heart won out over his mind and he pushed the doors to the courtyard open.
She looked up when he stepped out, relief evident in her eyes. Had she been expecting someone else? He was glad that she obviously didn’t welcome Venturi’s company. Her eyes dropped to his hands and he held them out by his sides.
“I will have to get you something to eat tomorrow,” he said in an apologetic tone.
She smiled and he realised that she wasn’t angry with him. Walking towards her, he was within a metre of her when she shot to her feet, her look becoming one of worry. She reached her hand up and her brows furrowed when she brushed her fingertips against his cheek.
“What happened?” she said with a weight of anxiousness.
“I met a weakling who had the audacity to fight me for my kill.” He sat down and leaned into the back of the seat.
His eyes moved to rest on her face when she sat next to him. She was so concerned with the scratches on his cheek. His chest almost warmed to see it in her eyes and feel it in the tender, gentle way she was inspecting the wounds. It was instinct and love driving her, and he felt as though he’d never seen the full depth of her feelings for him before that moment. When she raised her eyes to his, he was hit by how beautiful she was and how much she loved him. He cupped her cheek, giving her a tender and affectionate smile.
“Let me,” she said and leaned towards him. He closed his eyes and took a deep breath when her tongue traced the length of one of the scratches on his cheek.
He sighed out his breath, relaxing into the seat and letting her continue with what she was doing. It felt so soothing to have her tending to his wounds, to feel all the love she held for him in one simple act of healing. He moved his head to one side, giving her more access to his cheek, and relished the way she carefully cleaned and sealed each cut.
It had been too long since he’d felt so looked after, so safe and cared for.
She purred and his jaw tensed on hearing it. Lowering his head, he tilted it towards her, nudging her cheek with his own. She nuzzled him back, her fingers seeking his and her breath tickling his ear.
“I’m so sorry,” she said.
He frowned and leaned into her, burying his face in her neck and holding her hands tightly.
He didn’t say anything. There wasn’t anything that he could say. He didn’t want to speak about what had happened, he just wanted to feel her arms around him and take comfort from her touch. He pressed a kiss to her throat and the marks that now littered it. They were all his marks. She was indelibly his, as he was hers.
She kissed his neck and a shudder ran down his spine.
He held his breath while he waited for her to do it again, wanting to feel it and knowing that it was a precursor to something more. She was hungry for his blood.
He was hungry for her.
Prophecy pressed another kiss to his throat and then another. She parted her lips enough that she could trace her tongue across his skin, tasting it and refreshing her memory of his scent. His fingers tightened around hers, drawing her towards him a little when he pulled his arms back. She closed her eyes, savouring the quiet feeling of intimacy between them.
Sighing into his neck, it became a moan when he ran his tongue up the length of her jugular. She moved her head to one side, exposing more of her neck to him while she continued to lick his. She could still taste his blood in her mouth, the richness of it filling her senses and stirring desire in her stomach. She slipped her hands free from his and slid them up over his jacket to his shoulders. Her fingers curled around them, holding him and bringing him closer to her.
She bit back a squeal when he swiftly caught hold of her waist and dragged her onto his lap, sitting her sideways on it. Her breathing quickened when she felt the hardness of his legs below her and his stomach brushing against her side. She frowned when he placed his right arm under her knees and supported her back with his other one. He stood up, carrying her with him. His lips still coursed over her neck while he walked and the sensation it made run through her pushed all of her questions away. She didn’t need to ask to know where he was taking her.
Raising her hand, she ran her fingers into his hair, twirling the longer lengths around them while her other hand played against his chest. She undid the top button of his jacket, letting her fingers brush inside it before moving slowly downwards to the next. He growled quietly against her throat and she smiled at his reaction. When she slid her hand inside his jacket, brushing her fingers over his bare chest, he moaned and nipped at her ear.
Nerves flooded her but were quickly dampened by her excitement. A thrill coursed through her when he nipped downwards to her neck and nicked her. She moaned this time, unable to stop herself when he lapped at the small amount of blood he’d drawn.
She heard him mounting the steps and her head fell to one side. She watched the stairs passing beneath her while her concentration remained on the way he was kissing her neck. She wanted to be out of his arms so she could reciprocate. He’d started a fire in the pit of her stomach and with each nip and kiss, he was fanning it higher and higher. If she didn’t kiss him soon, it was going to consume her.
Hooking her hand around his neck, she drew herself up and smashed her mouth against his, her tongue immediately tangling with his. He growled and his grip on her tightened, holding her against him. She realised that she’d made him stop. He was standing on the stairs now, his teeth clashing against hers as she kissed him, not caring how desperate it appeared. She needed to feel him against her. Dropping one hand to his chest, she drew her claws down it, eliciting a small moan from him. She did it again, smiling against his mouth when he responded by taking the steps two at a time.
He kicked the door to her room open and then shut it again. She giggled a little when he flung her down on the bed but her laughter fled her lips when she caught sight of the dark hunger in his eyes.
She lie on the bed on her back, propped up on her elbows. Her breathing was heavy, her eyes never leaving his as he stripped his jacket off and walked towards her. She was stunned when he threw it to one side instead of carefully placing it down like he usually did.
Desire shot through her when he caught hold of her ankle and tugged her towards him, forcing her to fall onto her back. She stared at the canopy of her bed and then closed her eyes when he removed her boots. Her mouth went dry and she grasped the sheets when he pushed her knees apart, crawling up the length of her.
When he stopped, she opened her eyes and looked straight into his.
He had so much fire in his eyes that she wanted to look away, unsure of what she was supposed to do to quench it and the flames that were burning inside of her.
He lowered his head at an achingly slow pace and his lips barely brushed against hers, teasing her. She ran her hands up his arms, delighting in the feeling of his strong muscles tensing beneath her fingers and the silkiness of his skin.
She closed her eyes and leaned her head to one side when he kissed along her jaw. Opening them again, she stared at his throat and couldn’t stop her teeth from extending. Her hands caught his shoulder blades and she lured him down to her, close enough that she could reach his neck. She ran an incisor along it, cutting him, and then wrapped her lips around it, sucking on the shallow wound. He groaned into her ear and placed his arms about her. Her eyes widened when he rolled onto his back, pulling her on top of him. She swallowed hard when she realised that she was straddling him and for a few seconds she wanted to get off, but then he tugged the hem of her shirt up and ran his cool fingers across her belly. Her fear was instantly replaced with arousal and she moaned against his skin. Her teeth sliced into him and she pulled hard on his blood, letting it fill her mouth and her senses.
His fingers tensed against her, his claws scratching her and his breath heavy in her ear. She extracted her fangs and sucked the blood from the twin holes she’d created before licking them clean. Leaning back, she sat astride him, her eyes locked with his. She ran her thumb across her lips, capturing the blood that coated them. Extending her hand, she smeared the blood across his lips and smiled when he craned his neck, sucking her thumb greedily into his mouth. Her eyes became hooded when his hands moved to the front of her shirt and he began to unbutton it. When he peeled it open to reveal her bra-clad breasts, she kept her eyes fixed on his. There was no sign of the awkward look he’d given her that night in Venice when he’d walked in on her while she was only in her underwear. In his eyes burned a fire so strong that she knew it was consuming him as much as her desire was consuming her. She removed her thumb from his mouth and extended her claws again. Running a lone finger down her chest from her collarbone, she noticed the way his eyes darkened, his pupils dilating while he followed the progress of her hand. She looked down at the thin streak of blood she’d drawn and then at him.
He immediately sat up, his arms snaking around her back and holding her so she didn’t fall while his tongue ran up the length of the cut on her chest. She leaned back, luring his mouth downwards and digging her nails into his shoulders when he nipped at her breast.
“Valentine,” she whispered and buried her fingers into his hair, holding him against her.
"Prophecy and Valentine are back in the second book of the Prophecy series. As Iíve said before in my first review, this author, F E Heaton has a very imaginative mind in her for creating a world where vampires, wolves and magic combine making a beautiful paranormal story. I fell in love all over again with Prophecy for in the first story she seemed naÔve, young and innocent about the vampire world. She is mature now and knows that the only one in her life that means anything to her is Valentine. Here is a young woman who is finding out that the only way to get things done is by yourself and not to let fear overcome you. I loved this story and canít wait for the third one in this series for I am anxious to see how they will overcome the final battle and can Prophecy find Valentine."
-- Lena C, Fallen Angel Reviews -- 5 Angels and a Recommended Read (read the whole review)
"Prophecy is a fascinating vampire trilogy. Caelestis & Aurorea is the second installment in this highly imaginative and truly creative tale. Readers will need to read these stories in order to really understand and fully enjoy what is taking place. This fast paced tale will totally captivate the readers and maintains their interest throughout this exciting story... The action is non stop and some times quite brutal in description. These are vampires at war and they hold nothing back as they battle with sword, fang and claw. The excitement and intrigue is easy to become totally absorbed in as the story progresses. Readers are in for some surprises that will take them completely unaware and leave them anxiously awaiting the next book in the Prophecy trilogy. Caelestis and Aurorea by F.E. Heaton is a fascinating adventure and amazingly creative addition to the world of vampire romance and readers are highly encouraged to add it to their reading list."
-- Anita, The Romance Studio -- 5 Hearts (read the whole review)
"Author FE Heaton captivates the reader with her tantalizing story, mesmerizing characters that will grab the readersí heart from the first page and never let go! Within the pages are twists and turns that will leave the reader breathless and feeling like they were on a roller coaster of a ride! This reviewer found PROPHECY: CAELESTIS & AUROREA full of vibrant characters, a captivating story that leaves you gasping for more at the last page and sensual writing from an author that weaves a spell around you within each page! ... FE Heaton is a bright new addition on the world of paranormal... Run to grab this as well as the first in this series, Prophecy: Child of Light now and be transported to the Vampires Realm! This is truly a masterpiece that will captivate the reader from the get go!"
-- Dawn, Love Romances and More -- 5 hearts (read the whole review)
"I highly commended Ms Heaton for this wonderful story...Prophecy does not, as most heroines tend to, sit idly by waiting for the hero to save her, solve her problems, or drive the blood-thirsty action forward. The author has written the heroine as a character more than capable of kicking her share of the butts in any battle, without diminishing the heroís role as a strong man complete with all the alpha qualities we expect. The words within the pages of this book are so well crafted it is more like watching a movie than reading a book. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Reads like this do not come along often, so do not pass up the opportunity to be thoroughly entertained by a gripping yarn and awed by the talent of this author!"
-- Caro, Coffee Time Romance -- 5 cups (read the whole review)
"Once again F. E. Heaton draws you into the fascinating world of the Vampires Realm... I really enjoyed watching her (Prophecy) grow as both a magic user and a woman. Continuing their quest puts both vampires in danger but also reveals the true depth of their feelings for each other. I especially liked the fact that Prophecy is so true to herself and her feelings. She doesnít understand the feelings she has for Venturi, but does know that her heart lies with Valentine. As they search, their battles are filled with twists and turns as well as jam packed with fighting. So sit back and enjoy as Ms. Heaton skillfully introduces additional information about these two families, making you just want more! Prophecy: Caelestis & Aurorea, is the second in this amazing series. As for me, Iím off to read the next one--and so should you!"
-- Trang, Ecataromance -- 5 out of 5 (read the whole review)
The second book in the Prophecy Trilogy sees everything really kicking off. It was heart-wrenching to take Prophecy away from her love, Valentine, but it was essential to the plot and it helped her character develop into a strong woman that realises she can handle herself and her power. She's so determined in this story to rescue her love, even though most have turned their backs on her, that you really see her character begin to evolve and take off. She's grown up a lot and it's Valentine's disappearance that allows this transformation to take place. She's got a lot to deal with too. The only one willing to help her is Venturi, the new lord of Tenebrae thanks to her killing his sire. The trouble with Venturi is that he's interested in more than just helping her. He's a potential spanner in the romantic works between her and Valentine, and he doesn't believe in hiding his interest in her. This part of the story really sees the characters growing. There's some bad times in here, with Valentine's captivity and someone dying, but everything serves to strengthen the bonds between Valentine and Prophecy. They're really up against it now and desperate to discover who the person in the black robe is. It's a gripping part of the story, and I think it leads the reader quite smoothly from the first part to the last part, and marks a very noticeable change in our heroine, Prophecy.