Be Mine Tonight

Mass Market Paperback | June 27, 2006

byKathryn Smith

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I am called Chapel . . .

For nearly six centuries I have roamed the night, a mortal man no longer. Would that I could undo the past -- when I entered the sanctuary of the Knights Templar to wrest from them the Holy Grail, only to discover the chalice I raised to my lips was not the sacred relic but a hellish cup of damnation. Now I shun the day and all things human, driven by an ungodly thirst. And yet...

Never have I known a maiden the like of Prudence Ryland, whose beauty and spirit awaken a heart I feared long cold and dead. But her young life is slipping away, and she also seeks the deliverance of the Grail -- unaware that the cost of her search could be her soul. I must help Prudence, for in six hundred years, no other woman has stirred my passions so. But dare I tender to my beloved that which she most desires -- the sensuous "gift" of forever that is both rapture and a curse: my immortal kiss?

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I am called Chapel . . . For nearly six centuries I have roamed the night, a mortal man no longer. Would that I could undo the past -- when I entered the sanctuary of the Knights Templar to wrest from them the Holy Grail, only to discover the chalice I raised to my lips was not the sacred relic but a hellish cup of damnation. Now I shu...

I am called Chapel . . . For nearly six centuries I have roamed the night, a mortal man no longer. Would that I could undo the past -- when I entered the sanctuary of the Knights Templar to wrest from them the Holy Grail, only to discover the chalice I raised to my lips was not the sacred relic but a hellish cup of damnation. Now I shu...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 0.96 inPublished:June 27, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060848367

ISBN - 13:9780060848361

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Oh there is another Brotherhood Series! I am starting to believe that Vampire Romance is a very competitive genre for an author to delve into, especially when you have many offerings for the reader to consider from the likes of Frost, Harris, Sands & Ward. This novel from Kathryn Smith is a comparatively tame tale that is a period piece, more like good clean wholesome fun Indiana Jones style in search of the Holy Grail. Okay, the Vampire that struggles with his internal demon is not new (hmm Edward) & the sense that perhaps ‘turning’ your true love would actually damn their soul (hmm Bella). So similarly to Meyers the tension in this book comes not from when Chapel & Prudence will succumb to their mutual lust but rather from whether Chapel will concede to change her in order to save her life. The result is very few steamy scenes but perhaps that makes sense given the period & modest notions of intimacy at the time. Bless Pru for wantonly pursuing Chapel to finally ravage her so she did not have to die a virgin! This is the commencement of a series of Brotherhood books, not to be confused with the BDB series; I imagine future books will explore the stories of characters such as Temple.
Date published: 2010-02-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from HISTORICAL VAMPIRE ROMANCE This is one of those books that you either love or hate and while I didn’t love this book it did manage to redeem itself enough so that in the end I didn’t hate it either. Set in 1899 (which for some reason I didn’t know until I started reading) Kathryn Smith knows her stuff when it comes to writing a historical. The attention given here to the clothing, home trappings, servants and ones status all make for a rich and well written novel. However my mind wandered… a lot as I grew bored with a story that took forever to get going and conversations that had as much internal dialogue as spoken word. I also felt that Smith was unsure of where to take her story; giving us hints of a great protagonist but never utilizing him, removing central characters for no apparent reason and throwing in several erotic sex scenes which were much appreciated but felt gratuitous. The story begins in 1307 with a group of King Philips soldiers locating what they believe to be the Holy Grail and drinking from it. In actuality they have stumbled across something truly evil and its contents have now transformed them into blood lusting, sun sensitive immortals or Smiths version of Vampires. Travelling forward we enter England in 1899 and are introduced to Prudence who along with her friend Marcus is on a hunt for the lost Holy Grail. Pru’s quest is somewhat personal for she hopes that the Grail will prolong her life and cure her inoperable cancer. Prudence lives with her family in the English countryside and it’s at the family manor that the entire book takes place. Starting at a dinner party Pru is introduced to Chapel who works for the church and has come to visit out of interest for the Grail. Chapel although charming is your typical self loathing Vampire, thinking he’s a monster and certain he’s going to hell (yawn). I did however like him because he’s also sexy and just tortured enough to capture my attention. Of course our couple are immediately besotted, spending their evenings together and falling in love. Although because Chapel considers himself a monster he refuses to ‘change’ Pru and a moral battle ensues as Pru grows sicker and after 600 years Chapel finally learns to live. If you like historical romances and vampires then you’ll probably enjoy this one which is very popular and has since become a series (The Brotherhood Of Blood) Cheers
Date published: 2010-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read!!! Thought this was a great read. Has everything you need in a book, romance (cried in this part) mystery, and intrigue. I loved the characters and story line. Will not say anything here as do not want to give away any of the book. Also with the introduction of the different characters in Chapel's past, this leaves the opportunity for future stories to come. I do hope this will happen as I would like to find out what is happening/happened with the other mercenaries who found the Grail. In all, found this a very enjoyable read could not put it down, so read it in a day. Have already recommened this book my friends.
Date published: 2006-08-20