Tynan MacGillivray was a member of the Caith Sith, a
vampire dynasty without a leader. Caith Siths were
considered lowbloods, but if they were lucky, the highblood
Ptolemy dynasty vampires took them in as slaves. Caith
Siths were recognized by a mark branded on their body which
appeared after they were sired into their new lives. Most
Caith Siths lived as thieves and outcasts. Ty was
fortunate enough to attract the attention of Arsinoe, the
queen of the Ptolemy dynasty. Arsinoe, sister to Queen
Cleopatra, had a special assignment for Ty: find a human
seer who can discover who created the curse that is slowing
destroying the Ptolemy dynasty.
Ty's first encounter with Lily Quinn, an English literature
professor, was anything but strictly vampire business.
Although Ty was sent to find a human seer, Lily instantly
ignites uncontrollable passion and a deep need to protect
her from his own kind. Unfortunately, the only way Ty can
protect Lily is to take her to Arsinoe. Lily resists Ty's
demands for her to follow him. But when a vicious vampire
named Damien suddenly attacks Lily, the struggle unleashes
an unusual and amazing power which proves to Ty that she is
no ordinary human. Ty is also determined to uncover the
meaning behind the mysterious mark on her body which
frightened Damien away.
As Lily and Ty travel to meet with Arsinoe, Lily begins to
learn about the very complex hierarchy of vampires that
live among humans. Although Ty is keen to keep his personal
life private, Lily discovers that Ty is considered a
lowblood and looked down upon by the highbloods, such as
the Ptolemy and The Dracul Dynasty. To his own kind, Ty is
considered a traitor for working for Queen Arsinoe, who is
known for enslaving Caith Siths. As Lily spends more time
with Ty, she begins to realize the loneliness and
inferiority that has plagued him for centuries: a feeling
Lily knows all too well.
Ty attempts to keep his distance from Lily, after all, he
knows that he must deliver her to the Ptolemy queen, who
will use her to serve her purpose and then dispose of her.
But as Lily begins to see beyond the monster Ty believes he
is, Ty begins to question if he can part with Lily, even if
his life depends upon it. When Ty discovers the true
meaning behind the mysterious mark on Lily, he realizes
that he may be able to save the woman he loves after all.
Lily not only holds the key to the future of the Ptolemy
dynasty, but of all the vampire dynasties.
Kendra Leigh Castle has set the stage for a phenomenal new
vampire series which will take the paranormal genre by
storm. Paranormal fans will love the inclusion of well-
known historical figures, such as Arsinoe and Vlad Dracula,
as well as some popular figures from mythology. DARK
AWAKENING has one of the most interesting and well-thought
out vampire hierarchies that I have encountered in a
vampire novel. Ty is not only a vampire, but he is a shape
shifter. When he isn't a gorgeous vampire fighting his
feelings for a human woman, he is a big cat that purrs when
petted. Vampire novels just don't get any better than this!
Enter the world of the Dark Dynasties . . .For centuries,
shapeshifting vampire Tynan MacGillivray has prowled the
night as an outcast, valued only for his ferocious hunting
skills. When a feud among the immortals escalates into
all-out war, he is ordered by his ruthless queen to locate a
Seer-a human woman with a special gift-who can secure
victory for their clan. Ty's search leads him to a quiet New
England town, but once he has the Seer in his grasp, her
touch awakens within him a hunger like he's never known . .
.Lily Quinn has always been different. Since childhood,
she's had vivid nightmares and an eerie sixth sense. When a
sexy, silver-eyed stranger demands her help, Lily plunges
into a new world of danger and sensuality. With Ty, she
discovers sizzling passions she cannot deny and powers she
cannot control. Soon, it is clear that Lily is much more
than a Seer-she holds the key to ancient secrets and
unthinkable destruction. But will a vampire's vow of eternal
protection stop these evil forces . . . or unleash her dark