Excerpt: Kane - The First Blood Son by Carol McKibben

The prequel to the thrilling Snow Blood Series by Carol McKibben
A most interesting start to a unique new vampire series!
- Patti, Goodreads Reviewer
Kane - The First Blood Son
Carol McKibben
Series: Prequel to The Snow Blood Series
Genre: Paranormal Fiction
Publisher: Troll River Publications
Publication Date: October 1, 2017
Kane de Medici’s thirst for knowledge leads him into the dark vampire world.
Kane de Medici’s thirst for knowledge leads him into the dark world of vampirism. Working as an apprentice to the great master, Leonardo da Vinci in 1503, he encounters Brogio, one of Florence’s most wealthy bachelors. Their growing friendship coupled with strange events lead him to uncover Brogio’s inconceivable secret. Brogio is a vampire, the very first vampire.
Kane’s quest for endless learning has him propose that the vampire “turn” him so that he can become Brogio’s first vampire blood son. Reluctantly Brogio agrees, but Kane’s uncontrollable blood lust unleashes a plague upon the world.
This Snow Blood Series Prequel will delight fans of this beloved family of vampires.
This is not your normal vampire series... If you are one of those individuals who has yet to read the Snow Blood Series, this will be a great start...
- Dina Bushrod, Goodreads Reviewer
Absolute Perfection-Must Read. Carol's style of weaving a story draws you into the book. You're not just reading, you find yourself answering characters, or running with them as they hunt, or fight, "she's that good!" If there is one book you don't want to miss, it's First Blood Son!
- inspectorrick, Amazon Reviewer

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Kane awaited his future as he looked into Brogio’s violet eyes. Eyes that shifted in color from red, then back to purple in an unnerving shimmer. Not at all human. Brogio’s fangs extended, and his face contorted as if in pain. Surely opening his jaw that wide was excruciating. A momentary hesitation… Brogio paused and pulled back.

“You’re not ready. Sit. Let’s talk.” Brogio pushed his six-foot-eight frame back a step. One hand swiped back long strands of silver blond hair from his face. With a disappointed sigh, Brogio walked to the mahogany wood bar and pulled out two glasses and a bottle of wine.

Confused, Kane de Medici rubbed his dark eyes and stumbled to the plush, burgundy arm chair next to the roaring fire in the den of Brogio’s Tuscany wine estate. Brogio shoved a glass of his finest Cabernet into Kane’s hands and sat across from him. He eyed the dark haired young man’s long six-foot-five body. Broad shoulders and a cleft chin were immediate outstanding features. Kane’s dark eyes hinted at his extreme intelligence mingled with devilment.

“Tell me again why you would want to be an abomination like me. You are a descendant of the first bankers to the pope.”

“Yes, the infamous de Medici. A notorious name I’ve tried to avoid all my life… criminals – all of them!” Kane sat down the glass of wine on a small mahogany table nearby and stared at the fire.

“But with you, the name could be synonymous with genius. You are apprentice to the great Leonardo da Vinci. Like da Vinci, you invent, paint and sculpt. You love architecture, science, math and engineering. You are devoted to literature, history and cartography. You have ongoing discussions with da Vinci about anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany and the two of you write together endlessly.”

“Yet here I am, asking…”

“For Gods’ sake, Kane, you’re only 25 years old. Women faun all over you. They love your dandy ways, your elegant clothes, and your precise manners. Why would you want to become a blood sucker, like me?”

Kane’s eyes sparkled above his wine glass. “Immortality. I want time. Time to learn. You know it’s my passion. I want to watch things change and grow through the ages as you have. It’s 1503. Can you imagine what the world will be like in the twenty-first century? The inventions? The science? The literature? The sheer knowledge that will exist?”

Brogio leaned forward. “It was that very genius of yours, and that of your Master da Vinci, that drew me to you. So, I do understand. But once again, you must listen. When the blood lust consumes you, it must be controlled. If you run with it, the world will spread like a plague with my kind. If you purposely “turn” others, how long will it take for those progenies to get out of control?”

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Other Books by Carol McKibben

Be sure to check out all the books in the popular Snow Blood series!
Join the paranormal world of Brogio, the first vampire, as told through the eyes of his kindred dog, Snow Blood! The Snow Blood Series takes readers through the creation of the first vampire and how he saved a dying white husky to be his eternal companion. Together the two face a series of events that reveal sinister plots to destroy the father of all vampires and those he loves. Through it all, Snow Blood demonstrates the meaning of unconditional love and redemption.
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Snow Blood Season 1

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This series was such a unique and original experience. As told through the eyes of a Dog and his vampire family, Snow Blood was such a gripping tale brought to life on the pages of this book by a really magnificent story teller.
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About Carol McKibben

Carol McKibben
Carol McKibben was a magazine publisher for 20+ years. Carol writes from the heart of a dog’s eyes. Her books help support her dog rescue efforts and focus on unconditional love. Carol, her lab Thor and Siberian Husky Ty are currently working on new adventures. Go to http://www.carolmckibben.com or email carol@mckibben.com.
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