Rowan Marlowe hated three things: his birth name, his father, and feeding on live blood—which was ironic for a vampire. Julien Rosenthal loved three things: sex, blood, and his bodyguard, Rowan Marlowe.
Haunted and running from his past, Rowan thought he had found the perfect job as the bodyguard to the tenth vampire prince of the powerful Rosenthal Clan, Julien. Except, the unruly prince's insatiable sex-crazed and bloodlust feedings turned into a live show every night for the last twenty-five years. A point of contention between the two, but the protection of living under the Rosenthal name is too good to pass up—no matter how much Julien's antics get on his nerves.
But when it's revealed a spy lingers amongst the Rosenthal Clan, threatening to burn the entire Rosenthal Clan to the ground, they'll both learn that they have more in common after all, and their need for each other is stronger than any blood ties they've thought they ever known.
This story will include graphic depictions of violence, blood, torture, death, family trauma, consensual sex, and mentions of nonconsensual sexual acts. This is intended for mature readers over the age of 18. Please proceed cautiously and heed the warnings (I will flag certain scenes, but not all).
Disclaimer: Though Julien participates in elements of BDSM, some aspects are not representative of the lifestyle in a healthy manner.
Bloodsworn - To be Bloodsworn between vampires is equivalent to a lifetime partnership. This partnership is eternal and cannot be broken easily. Bloodsworn vampires must feed from their partners, though they may feed from others.
The Rosenthal Family/clan:
Ivan and Valentine (1023 and 847, respectively): the leaders of the clan
Mikhail "Michael" (503)
Owain (would be 500): died at 115
Lucielle "Lucy" (350)
Alexander "Alex" "Xander" (298)
Alexandria "Lexi" (298)
The Rosenthal Clan Members:
Rowan Marlowe (245): Serves as Julien's guard
Jean Roche (330): Serves as Felix's guard
Constance Hermann (630): Serves as Valentine's right hand
Lance Winsor (785): Serves as Ivan's right hand
Ari Hayashi (285): Castle guard
Marcel Chokowski (287): Castle guard
Camilla Bernecki (589): Castle guard
Matteo Dodson (630): Castle guard
Zeke Holtz (570): Castle guard
The Liszt Clan:
Oscar Liszt (1012): Leader of the Liszt clan.
Edgar (832): Second in command
Marlon O'Neil (826): Oscar's right hand; third in command
Ruth Liszt (265): Oscar's daughter; general
Pierre Colridge: Human, leader of the Coalition
Madison Green: Second in command
Daveed Okje: Third in command