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Monday, June 09, 2014

New Indie Book Release: The Lost Centurion (Monica La Porta)

New Indie Book Release:
The Lost Centurion - Monica La Porta
Paranormal Romance / Urban Fantasy - (195 pages - May 2014)

The Lost Centurion is set in Italy, in modern days Rome. Marcus, a Roman centurion turned immortal by a capricious god, lives in the year 2014, but he is anchored to the past. The Author paints images of what Rome looks now and add all the details from its glorious past. In The Lost Centurion, the city of Rome is as much a character as Marcus.

About the Book

The Lost Centurion (Monica La Porta)
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Marcus has sworn to avenge his wife's death—even if it takes an eternity to hunt down the vampire who murdered her. Once a Roman Centurion, Marcus is now immortal and, for the past two thousand years, impervious to human emotions. Until the night he rescues Diana...

Diana knew nothing of the paranormal world until her transformation into a vampling, a newborn vampire entirely reliant for survival upon the distant and seemingly emotionless Centurion, who found her in the throes of changing. Her protector turned her without her consent, but at his untimely death, she becomes the distant and cold immortal’s responsibility.

The entire vampire community is determined to kill Marcus as he protects one of their own. While Marcus and Diana travel the Italian countryside, being chased by their enemies, Marcus must choose between avenging his dead wife or saving Diana from the same vampire who ruined his life.

Will the power of love win over his desire for revenge?

Bewitched by the Amalfi moon, he soon discovers life might still surprise him.

About the Author

Author Monica La Porta
Author Monica La Porta
Monica La Porta is an Italian who landed in Seattle several years ago. Despite popular feelings about the Northwest weather, she finds the mist and the rain the perfect conditions to write. Being a strong advocate of universal acceptance and against violence in any form and shape, she is also glad to have landed precisely in Washington State.

She is the author of The Ginecean Chronicles, a dystopian/science fiction series set on the planet Ginecea where women rule over a race of enslaved men and heterosexual love is considered a sin. She has published the first four books in the series, The Priest, Pax in the Land of Women, Prince at War, and Marie's Journey. She just released two new NA paranormal romances, Gaia, and Elios. She also wrote and illustrated a children's book about the power of imagination, The Prince's Day Out. Her published short, Linda of the Night, is a fairytale love story celebrating inner beauty. The Lost Centurion, the first title in a new series, The Immortals, a paranormal saga set in Rome, has just been released.

Stop by her blog to read about her miniatures, sculptures, paintings, and her beloved beagle, Nero.

Connect with Monica La Porta via the Author's Blog
and Twitter: @momilp