Bond of DarknessBook - 2008
For 150 years, Ethan Templeton has happily followed Don Rafael Perez, vampire patron of Texas. But now Ethan has fallen in love with Stephanie Darling - known as Steve - a Texas Ranger and mere mortal. Unfortunately, a future with Steve is impossible. Because if Ethan turns her into a vampire, the price is execution by Don Rafael - the only one allowed to create vampires in Texas.
But working together to stop a serial killer makes Ethan reconsider the price of forever, especially with Steve's life suddenly in danger. He can't help but think it's worth the gamble - especially if it means he'll save the life of the woman he loves. But will Steve agree - or will she refuse her one chance at eternal life, lust, and love?