Tempted: A Vampire Syndicate Prequel by Rebecca Rivard
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Best Novella, 2023 RONE Awards

He’s the crown prince of a vampire syndicate…and I’m his newest obsession.


He’s the crown prince of a vampire syndicate. An alpha vampire who will rule after his father.

One evening, I accidentally trespass on his family estate. Instead of kicking me out, he gives me a tour of his mother’s amazing garden.

After, he sends me home in a car to keep me safe…and now I’m his newest obsession.

I know he’s dangerous, but I can’t give him up.


She’s sunshine…and I’m night.

A field of summer flowers, and I’m the cool green forest.

Human, and I’m a supernatural.

But from the evening I come upon her trespassing on syndicate property, I crave her with an unreasoning desire that shreds my control—and threatens everything I’ve worked for.

TEMPTED is a free-to-download 40,000-word prologue to PURSUED, Book 1 in the Vampire Syndicate Dark Angel Trilogy.

**NOTE: Ends in a cliffhanger.**










A gripping vampire mafia romance series from PRISM Award winner and USA Today bestselling author Rebecca Rivard



Gabriel prowled toward me through the last golden light.

Dark. Unsmiling. And wicked beautiful in a black T-shirt and jeans that hugged his hard body in all the right places.

From the Chesapeake came the distant whine of a motorboat. A few hundred feet away, Black Oak Manor brooded on the clifftop like something out of an Edgar Allan Poe story.

A story Gabriel Kral could’ve easily been the hero of…or maybe the villain.

Up close, he was even better looking, with long-lidded green eyes and peaked black brows. Like Ian Somerhalder and Michele Morrone had somehow combined their genes into a single fallen-angel of a man.

For the first few minutes, I barely knew what I was saying. My mind worked overtime, wondering how to extricate myself. I gripped the straps of my backpack, my muscles tense, my body ready to run like hell.

But he didn’t seem to be a danger to me. He seemed curious, actually.

I relaxed a bit. Because I was curious, too…and insanely attracted.

I recognized his last name, of course. But I didn’t connect it to the Kral Vampire Syndicate. To be honest, it never even occurred to me. Back then, the Krals were still doing their best to fly under the radar.

And besides, everyone knows vampires can’t take sunlight, and Gabriel was standing smack in the center of a golden beam.

All I knew was that he was a member of the snooty rich family who kept to themselves and made sure no one stepped a toe on their precious property.

We introduced ourselves, and his fingers closed around mine, cool and firm. A flare of heat went up my arm.

Suddenly, I seemed surrounded by him. Captured, even though the only part of me he touched was my hand.

His thumb stroked suggestively over my palm, and my lungs locked. Something warm and liquid slid through my lower belly…

A white-hot vampire mafia romance!

THE DARK ANGEL TRILOGY (Vampire Syndicate)

Three powerful brothers and the women they’ll do anything to have

They call us the Dark Angels: Gabriel, Zaquiel and Rafael.
We’re brothers. Princes. Billionaires.
The richer-than-sin heirs to one of the world’s most powerful vampires.
But we’re not vampires, we’re dhampirs. Half-human, half-vampire, with panty-melting good looks.
The media love us.
Vampires hate us.
And Slayers, Inc. will do anything to take us down.

  • Tempted (Prequel, Gabriel)
  • Pursued (Gabriel)
  • Craved (Rafael)
  • Taken (Zaquiel)

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