I've recently started posting the second book of a series, but the first has to be read for the second to completely make sense, so I'll link both. XD
Crimson Blaze: Redemption (Novel)
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, LGBTQ+
Hunting vampires is simple: find the target and deliver its head to the boss. Black and white, yes?
Adonai has been a hunter for a long time, and he's set in his views about the bloodsuckers he eradicates. Lukiel wasn't his original target, but a vampire is a vampire. He has to go. Except ... this one saves Adonai's neck and only asks for a favor before agreeing to be killed. It throws everything the hunter believed about these monsters out of whack.
When his conscience gets the best of him, he agrees to let Lukiel find his family first. The problem? If Adonai's comrades find out, he's in a lot of trouble. So he's stuck tailing an undead creature he's supposed to eliminate while hoping his indiscretion stays under wraps.
As events unfold, however, it becomes clear Lukiel's story is more complicated than it seems - and Adonai realizes his contempt is misplaced with this particular vampire. In time, their reluctant alliance may shift into something unexpectedly friendly ... maybe even affectionate.
Crimson Blaze: Retribution (Novel)
Genres: Fantasy, Drama, LGBTQ+
Lukiel is genuinely happy for the first time since he became a vampire. He's found his brother, his family's massacre has been put to rest, and he's settled down with the love of his life - a former hunter, of all people. He even runs a successful business, and the townsfolk no longer look down on him as a killer.
Adonai's former comrade Valyrna also pops in for a visit, and poor Illano is clearly smitten. But he still carries the pain of losing his fiancé a decade earlier. If he's to ever be happy again, he has to learn to let her go ... and push past his fears of being left behind again.
Then a woman who claims to be Lukiel's aunt arrives unannounced. Her regret for her son's murderous rampage seems sincere, and yet her appearance triggers a chain of events that could ultimately lead to Lukiel's demise.
After all, to get his protection pass, the vampire swore on penalty of death that he would never kill a human ...