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A trilogy by Diane Whiteside, focusing on the vampire that rules the Texas territory, Don Rafael Perez, and his children, and their respective love interests. The entire series takes place (mostly) during a period of time when Texas is involved in a Secret War with the crazy New Orleans patrona, Celeste. Flashbacks occur regularly.

The three main novels (there are some short stories taking place in the universe too) are:

  • Bond of Blood
  • Bond of Fire
  • Bond of Darkness

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  • How We Got Here: the entire first half of Fire covers Jean-Marie and Helene's romance from the French Revolution onwards until their separation.
  • Mandatory Motherhood: Rodrigo originally swears never to make vampire children, but eventually caves in.
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  • Mayfly–December Romance: any vampire romance with a non-vampire, Ethan and Steve being the most prominent example.
  • Meaningful Rename: why Rodrigo changed his name to Rafael in Fire.
  • My Biological Clock Is Ticking: the reason why Steve broke up with Ethan and married another man. It didn't work out for her.
  • Never Found the Body: should have been a hint to Helene and Jean-Marie, both of whom thought the other was dead for hundreds of years.
  • Oddly Common Rarity: by the end of the series, there are four couples with conyuge bonds in Texas.


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