ALL ABOUT ME IN 30 DAYS
Day 13 – A Fictional Book
I am assuming that this is supposed to be a favorite book. I actually have a series that is my favorite but the very first book of the series was the one that hooked me in, Dark Prince by Christine Feehan. Somewhat of a fan of paranormal and vampire stories, this got my attention when my friend, Cathy, told me about it. Yes it is full of steamy stuff but not too graphic, it is a romance series full of strong men, strong women that are under the protection of their mates, shape shifting, mind speak, vampires, committed love and good verses evil. While the main characters, a race known as Carpathain, are blood feeders, they don’t turn vampire unless they fail to find their lifemate and resort to killing those they feed upon. At that time they become the undead, enemies to both Carpathian and human alike.
Heavy on the romantic side, the Carpathian male binds his lifemate to himself permanently after 3 blood exchanges and speaking their ritual binding words. Fans of the book tend to agree that the words would make beautiful wedding vows by any groom to his bride:
I claim you as my lifemate.
I belong to you.
I offer my life for you.
I give to you my protection, my allegiance, my heart, my soul, and my body.
I take into my keeping the same that is yours.
Your life, happiness, and welfare will be cherished and placed above my own for all time.
You are my lifemate, bound to me for all eternity and always in my care.