Meet The Swoony and Sensitive Kos Maras
and place your vote: http://www.readlovelust.com/omnific-smackdown
My name is Kosjenic Maras, Kos for short. I’m one hundred and seventy four. I was raised in Croatia, on the beautiful island of Šolta, but I’ve lived in California with my adopted father since the days of the Gold Rush. We came with rootstock from our vineyards on Solta, and we’ve been making wine here in Sonoma Country ever since. I’m the logistics man at my father’s winery–the Kaštel Estate– which means I make sure my father has everything he needs for growing grapes, harvesting, crushing, bottling and distributing his wine.
Character Name: Kos Maras
Personality Type: Swoony and Sensitive
Author: Amber Belldene
Book Title: Blood Entangled (Book #2 In the Blood Vine Series)
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Author Website: www.amberbelldene.com
Book Two in the Blood Vine series:
KOS MARAS’s orderly life is in shambles—he must distribute Blood Vine to a population of ailing vampires, but Hunters block him at every turn. To make matters worse, each night he watches over a temptingly beautiful woman sleeping in his bed. He is convinced love cannot last a vampire-long lifetime and an entanglement will only cause them grief, but he doesn’t have the heart to send her away.
From a long line of blood servants, LENA ISAAKSON is destined to serve a vampire, but a string of humiliating rejections thwarts her pleasure. When Kos shows her kindness, she hopes he will claim her. Instead he proves himself a coward in the face of love and sends her to serve another. Will the dark seduction of a rakish new vampire finally bring Lena the pleasure she desires or deliver her into the hands of Hunters who want to destroy everything the Maras family has worked for?
She called out the moment she saw him. “I’m not going.” His father’s
cook—no, former cook—sat on Kos’s sofa looking fierce and lovely.
“Hello to you, too.”
She seemed fine—no scent of fear, pulse slow and steady—surprisingly
calm and composed. For the first time since she’d called, he took a full breath,
because she was safe and unafraid. She drew her long legs up underneath her on
the couch. That was good—he found them immensely distracting. She crossed her
arms over those awe-inspiring breasts, which was also helpful.
“Come on, we’ve got to go.” He pointed his thumb at the door.
She pouted. “I said no.”
When had she grown so stubborn? Dropping into a squat with his elbows
on the coffee table, he peered into her eyes, the same dark blue as the ocean
outside. “You’re not safe.”
“I feel better than I have in years. Away from Andre, I’m my old self. I
won’t go back. I have friends I can stay with in San Francisco. Take me to Santa
Rosa and I’ll get a bus.”
Krist i svi sveci–by Christ and all the Croatian saints, she was difficult.
“Good chance the Hunters know your name,” Kos said, “which means they
can find you anywhere. It’s possible they’ll even tail us from here.”
“I won’t go.” She shook her head and crossed her arms more tightly.
If her resistance weren’t so infuriating, it would have been cute. Kos set his
jaw and put on his most determined expression. “You will.”
Her mouth opened in surprise, but she still said, “No.”
Damn, she had a way of making him tense. He rolled his shoulders. Reason
wasn’t working, neither was coercion. He had one more option.
“Lena, do it for me. I’d never forgive myself if something happened to
you.” It wasn’t strictly manipulation if it was true.
“What do you mean?”
He leaned over the coffee table. “In Croatia we lost four members of our
household. I promised I’d never let that happen again. Please don’t endanger
yourself and put me through that a second time.”
She inched toward him, still hugging herself tightly.
At last, she dropped her arms to her sides. “Okay. I’ll go if I can borrow one
of your books.”
“I have loads of books at Kaštel too. You’re welcome to any of them.”
“But I like this one.” She touched the cover of A New Selected Poems by
Galway Kinnell where it lay on the coffee table.
“I like the one about the footsteps.” She blushed, her eyes aimed at the
A lump formed in Kos’s throat—the poem was a favorite, about how
Kinnell’s young son appeared every time his parents finished making love, to
climb between them in the bed where he was conceived. The last time he’d read
it, it had stirred longings for impossible things, so he’d abandoned Kinnell entirely.
Lena thumbed the pages of the book where it lay on the table. She still
didn’t look at him. “It got me thinking I might not want to do the whole blood
servant thing anymore. Maybe it’s time for me to leave household service and
have a normal life.”
“I understand that feeling, but the decision will have to wait. I’ll help you
find a job, with humans or vampires, but first we need to keep you safe.”
1. What is your ideal woman like?
Honestly, I don’t think I have an ideal. I like all kinds of women. At any given moment, the women I’m seeing will look different and have a variety of personalities. I’m unfailingly honest with them about the temporary nature of getting involved with a vampire, and so we always remain friends when the spark dies.
2. What do you like the least about yourself?
I wish I was more insistent about helping my brother and father patch up their relationship, which would require me to be more assertive with both of them. I’m the only person in a position to get them to work things out, but I suppose I get exasperated and give up on them too quickly. Also, sometimes I wish I was as macho as the two of them, but the truth is, I would rather read a book than bench press vats of wine or fight Hunters for fun.
3. What are the three most important things in life to you?
My family, looking after the Kaštel Estate, and doing right by the women generous enough to feed me.
4. What music is on your playlist right now?
Mostly classical. I’ve been listening to a lot of Franz Liszt. And, call me nostalgic, but I have a thing for Baltic choral music.
8. What is your favorite curse/dirty word?
I have a terrible habit that surely makes my Christian mother turn over in her grave–I say Krist.
9. How do you seduce and/or excite a woman?
A movie, a little poetry, a little biting. Full-disclosure here: vampires don’t usually find seduction a challenge.
10.Where is the most interesting place you’ve ever made love?
I’m the sort of male who likes to linger, so making love requires horizontal surfaces–beds, blankets spread out in the grass, occasionally a dining table. Perhaps not particularly interesting–but sex doesn’t need to be shocking to be intensely satisfying.
To vote for this book boyfriend, go to Love Between the Sheets, find this character, and place your vote: http://www.readlovelust.com/omnific-smackdown
Enter to win an ebook copy of Blood Entangled (Book #2 In the Blood Vine Series) By: Amber Belldene
Two winners will be picked at the end of the Smackdown.