The Inn of the Vampires (Collection)
|by Madeleine Oh |
Cover art: Sahara Kelly
|Theme(s): Bisexual and More, Vampires, Werewolves|
|Series: L'Auberge Pipistrelli|
|Page Count: 148|
Can love offer hope for a lasting relationship between a lupo mannaro and a vampire?
L'Auberge Pipistrelli -- The Inn of the Vampires... Owned and operated by three sibling werewolves. Every luxury is assured and the management is committed to meeting the guests' every need -- from fine cuisine and excellent wines to total sensual satisfaction.
Elaine Vargas comes to the Inn of the Vampires at the urging of her friend, Lucia Mannaro. As a mature werewolf, Elaine needs a mate, and Lucia thinks one of her brothers might just suit. Once Elaine meets Luc, their lives will never be the same. Meanwhile, Marcel finds himself providing his own special brand of entertainment for a guest who enjoys bondage.
Maria Lucia Mannaro comes home intent on taking her place in the family business. Fortunately her big alpha wolf brothers don't know about the vampire lover, Acelin, she's come home to, or they'd be even more annoyingly overprotective.
Still, life is close to perfect -- until Elaine Vargas returns. Now Luc faces the quandary of his life. Can love and passion offer any hope for a lasting relationship between a lupo mannaro and a loup garou?
This collection contains the previously released novellas in the L'Auberge Pipistrelli series: Service with a Smile, Scented Nights, Kiss the Cook, and Pleasure a la Carte.
The Inn of the Vampires (Collection)
Excerpt from Service with a Smile
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Copyright ©2011 Madeleine Oh
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"You did what?"
Luc shrugged. Marcel had woken up in a bad mood.
"What the hell did you bring Jules Batteau into this for?"
He was tempted to let his brother rant on. After all, hypertension wasn't a worry for lupo mannaro and the guests had left for the day so they weren't around to be disturbed but no point in letting him get too full of hot air.
"I'd accommodate the Harshbargers, but I'll have to man the bar tonight. I can hardly ask Paul to when he gets up at dawn. We agreed not to have any of the women behind the bar and you won't want to, as your Mademoiselle Leroux arrives this afternoon."
That got Marcel's attention. "Claire? Why did you not remind me?"
"I'm reminding you now." Honestly. Marcel's attachment to this human was amusing. "She's here for just one night. So I presume you will want time to devote to her comfort."
Marcel's reply was closer to a lupine growl than human speech but Luc got his meaning. "Understand, now, why we need Jules' assistance? I can hardly ask one of the human staff to take on the job."
Marcel nodded. "Fair enough but I don't like the idea of vampires in the house. They belong out in the tower."
Luc agreed one hundred percent. "And that's where he'll return, but Maria promised this couple -- or rather the wife -- a romantic getaway in the south of France and they deserve their money's worth."
"Pity you couldn't have done the job last night."
Luc ignored that. It was none of his brother's business what he did last night. "At least it will keep Maria happy."
"Talking of Maria. Isn't it time she came home? Who knows what sort of werewolves she's associating with out there."
"You want to tell her that?"
"You should. You're the eldest."
Luc couldn't hold back the laugh. "But I was the one who suggested she leave."
"All the more reason you should tell her to come back."
Didn't sound logical to him, but damn he did miss her, and now that family of annoying loup garous had moved (damn French shifters thought they were the equal of the lupo mannaro) there was no danger of that trouble surfacing again. "Maybe I should. By the way, would you look over the dinner menus? Chef had some question about the sauce for the mullet." Or was it the haddock? Either way it got Marcel out of his hair.