Welcome to the next installment of the Midnight Eclipse Character Reveal Tour. The Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles by Arial Burnz is the saga of Broderick MacDougal following the soul of his true love through the centuries. There are six books, but each one can be read as a stand alone.
Bio: Broderick MacDougal
Born: October 11, 1486
Weight: 220 lbs (15.7 stones)
Role: Hero and Main Character of the Bonded by Blood Vampire Chronicles
Born with a sword in his hand and raised in the Highlands…
…Broderick is a rugged Scotsman through and through! Son to Hamish and Moira, he was the elder of his two siblings – Maxwell the middle son, and Donnell the youngest. In 1478, Broderick’s mother died in battle beside her sons and husband during a raid orchestrated by Angus Campbell and his father Fraser. At Moira’s funeral, Hamish MacDougal threw himself from the highest tower of the MacDougal estate. Though his sons had tried to talk him down, Hamish could not be swayed from his deed and shouted, “’Tis my fault she is dead! I’ve brought this upon all of you,” before he fell to his death.
Broderick and his brothers had to forge on with their lives and occupied themselves with building their own estates. Maxwell and Donnell both married and had children while Broderick focused on finishing his own holdings of Glenstrae, where he eventually settled in with his own wife, Evangeline. However, during a May Day celebration in 1485 at his manor – with his brothers and their families in attendance – Angus Campbell attacked the estate and slaughtered all in attenance, leaving Broderick for dead. Evangeline escaped and was rescued by a convent. Rescued by Cordelia Lynn Harley and with her assistance, Rick crossed over into immortality a year later, seeking revenge against his clan enemy. Traveling as a Gypsy in a caravan of wagons, he hid his vampiric nature by using his immortal gifts to tell fortunes while he searched for Angus Campbell, who is also a vampire.
Rick is a very accomplished painter, and gets to indulge in this pastime when he isn’t fighting for those he loves.
Most Popular Quote from Rosselyn Buchanan
“I want the taste of you on my soul.”
Facts About Broderick MacDougal NOT in the Books
Broderick’s first wife, Evangeline, was a young woman in the small village surrounding Rick’s estate of Glenstrae Castle. She lived with her uncle and, when he died, Evangeline had no one to care for her or the decaying cottage in which she lived. Too busy with managing his estate and helping his brothers, Broderick hadn’t the time to find a wife, so he thought Evangeline was a smart choice. She was comely, no stranger to work and needed a home, so it was a mutual agreement. This was a typical arrangement of the time for a man of his station in the 15th century who lorded over a village. Little did Broderick know that a marriage to Evangeline would lead to the slaughter of his brothers and their families.
About the Book
Title: Midnight Eclipse
Series: Bonded by Blood Vampire Chronicles #4)
Author: Arial Burnz
Release Date: September 15, 2014
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo
This paranormal adventure contains a sexy vampire and a kick-ass wolf-shapeshifting heroine. It also contains lots of other sexy shapeshifters, has strong romantic elements with HOT love scenes, and swashbuckling pirate action.
Broderick MacDougal follows the familiar yearning of his soul to a fierce warrior who is as seductive as a siren at sea – and she is just as deadly. The world of the supernatural opens to Broderick as he not only finds himself in the midst of an ancient war of shape shifters, the devious Cordelia Harley has re-entered his life and has a few of her own surprises.
Born into a hated race of Norse werewolves, Celina Hunter knows all too well the dangers of trusting anyone other than her two brothers. And yet the survival of her family hinges on trusting the strangely familiar Broderick MacDougal, a natural enemy of her kind…yet one her tribe’s Shaman advisors confirm is her soul mate. Enemy or not, Celina slips into the spell of this vampire’s promises of eternal love, gambling with all she holds dear.
Broderick and Celina are bound by a curse, but having come this far through the centuries, Broderick is not about to risk his chance at having his soul mate for eternity. The price, however, may be more than Celina is willing to pay as there is more at stake than just her immortal soul.
Learn more about the rest of the Bonded by Blood Series Vampire Chronicles here.
About the Author
Arial Burnz has been an avid reader of paranormal and fantasy for over thirty years. With bedtime stories filled with unicorns, hobbits, dragons and elves, she succumbed to crafting her own tales, penning to life the magical creatures roaming her dreams.
Having a romantic husband who’s taught her the meaning of true love, she’s helpless to weave romance into her tales. Now she shares them with the world. Arial Burnz lives in Southern California, with her husband (a.k.a. her romance novel hero)—who is also, quite coincidentally, a descendant of Clan MacDougal.
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