Charmed Lover (Caveat Emptor 1) by Zenobia Renquist

Charmed Lover

[ Caveat Emptor 1 ]

His body is hers to control. Her passion is his to enjoy.

Ryver is one of the many humans who owns a vampire. She purchased Theron for home security. When the magic charms keeping the vampires docile and subservient suddenly start failing, Theron goes from protector to threat. A nationwide, mandatory recall of all vampires is in effect. Ryver is ready to comply, but a night of passion spent in Theron's arms changes her mind.

It's only a matter of time before someone figures out Ryver and Theron's secret. With the threat of mages bearing down on them, Ryver has to decide if she's willing to give up her lover -- or her freedom.

Warning: Title is erotic romance and contains explicit sexual language.

Note: Caveat Emptor titles do NOT stand alone.
Titles meant to be read in order.

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Publisher: Changeling Press

Series: Caveat Emptor

eBook ISBN: 9781605216157

eBook Price: $3.49/US

Pub. Date: 15 April 2011

Format: eBook

Word Count: 10,110 (38pgs)

Cover Art: Marteeka Karland

Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy Romance

Themes: Erotic, Vampires, Magic, Interracial

Read the full first chapter here.

Please enjoy this excerpt:

Ryver came awake with a startled scream. The man touching her inner thigh moved his hand higher. She struggled against him and tried to get away but he had hold of her ankle.



She froze. In the darkness she could just make out Theron's features on the man attacking her. The glint of something red at Theron's throat caught her eye.

The docility charm was red.

It had failed.

The complete horror of that realization kept her paralyzed.

Theron smiled at her, flashing his fangs in the dim light. "I do believe you asked what I would do to you if I were free. Shall I show you, Ryver?" He used her ankle and pulled her closer to him.

Fear kept her from answering or even trying to escape.

The charm had failed.

Theron was loose.

She should have taken him back. She shouldn't have trusted some stupid green glow over her common sense. She should never have gotten him in the first place.

Theron leaned into her. Only then did she try to move away.

She pushed at Theron's face and kicked her free leg, hoping to hit something sensitive. He still had one of her ankles trapped in his grip, and her body was half pinned beneath his, though he braced most of the weight on his other hand which was planted firmly on the bed next to her waist. Her struggles didn't faze him. Theron chuckled as he continued his descent. His mouth was aimed for her throat.

He planned to bleed her dry.

At least it wouldn't be a painful death.

She hoped.



4 Stars!
"...I could not put it down... I love the romance between Ryver and Theron and is the main reason why I loved the book (and of course the smoking hot sex)... Really enjoyed it!!!"
~ Mia, The Romance Review

4 Cherries!
"...a fast paced and fun read, with enough intrigue to have you coming back for more."
~ Buttercup, Long and Short Reviews

4 Diamonds!
"A good read for the first book in the Caveat Emptor series."
~ Starla Kaye, Got Erotic Romance Reviews

4 Hearts!
"This was a fun short story to read. The premise of owning your vampire is great. The writing style is light and fun."
~ Kathy F., The Romance Studio

4 Stars!
"From beginning to end the book captures you, but it does leave you at a cliffhanger that leaves you wanting more."
~ Rasia, You Gotta Read Reviews

In this world, the humans are caught in an on-going conflict between the vampires and the mages. There are those who want to live together in peace and those who think fighting is much more profitable. The Caveat Emptor series follows three couples as they struggle with love during this unstable time.


[Book 1] Charmed Lover ~ His body is hers to control. Her passion is his to enjoy.

[Book 2] Trapped Lover ~ Has she fled one danger only to be embraced by another?

[Book 3] Provoked Lover ~ Emotions become confused when sex is the price of his protection.

[Book 4] Anguished Lover ~ To save their love, Sicily may have to sacrifice her life.

[Book 5] Forgotten Lover ~ Can Medusa allow herself to love a man who's supposed to be her enemy?

[Book 6] Determined Lover ~ Medusa must decide if dealing with her past is a fair price to love the man who will be her future.

[Book 7] Eternal Lovers ~ Three couples caught in one war have only one solution -- peace. Si vis pacem, para bellum.

[Book 7.5] Selected Lovers ~ Love, like peace, is never easy where two men are concerned.

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Encounter #219
Caveat Emptor: Ryver & Theron

Ryver convinces Theron to give her massage a happy ending.
(Timeline Note: This free read is an extension of the Eternal Lovers closing scene in Chapter Seven.)

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