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I am called Chapel.

For nearly six centuries I have roamed the night, a mortal man no longer. Would that I could undo the past—when I entered the sanctuary of the Knights Templar to wrest from them the Holy Grail, only to discover the chalice I raised to my lips was not the sacred relic but a hellish cup of damnation. Now I shun the day and all things human, driven by an un...more
Paperback, 370 pages
Published June 27th 2006 by Avon
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
This book made me cry like a baby towards the end. It reminded me of what it was like to lose my father to cancer. It reminded me of the vicious hatred I have for that disease, and the message of this book hit home with increased potency because of seeing my father succumb to this disease, and how Pru suffered in this way.

Yet it was a wonderful book to read. It had the elements of a traditional vampire story that I love. Good versus evil is a part of this story, but Ms. Smith poses a question th...more
Buggy
Opening Line:" It was obvious the door was not meant to be opened."

This is one of those books that you either love or hate and while I didn’t love this it did manage to redeem itself enough so that in the end I didn’t hate it either. Set in 1899 (which for some reason I didn’t know until I started reading) Kathryn Smith knows her stuff when it comes to writing a historical. The attention given here to the clothing, home trappings, servants and ones status all make for a rich and well written nov...more
Shawna
5 stars – Vampire/Historical Romance

This is a great start to a fantastic vampire historical romance series. The Brotherhood of the Blood series is a unique take on vampire mythology, centering on six soldiers who became vampires by drinking from an ancient chalice infused with the essence of Lilith. Be Mine Tonight, set in 1899, focuses on the brooding vampire Chapel and feisty heroine Prudence “Pru”. I found author Smith’s vampire lore intriguing, the plot well developed, and the romance believ...more
Ronda  Tutt
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♡Karlyn P♡
This book read much more like a typical regency historical romance, even though it was written in Victorian times (1899) and had a vampire. The book was good, but if you are looking for a dark, edgy, sensual story about an underworld of vampires and creatures that go bump in the night, then pass on this book. What this book delivers is a tender romance between a man and a woman, whereas the man is cursed with immortality, drinks human blood and has lived in solitude for the last 600 years unsure...more
Corrine
Another pretty original take on vampires, this one includes Arthurian legend, Knights of the Templar, and some biblical lore. I don't believe I've ever read anything by this author, but I was impressed enough to seek out more by her.

Chapel aka Severian de Fonce was a 14th century mercenary until he was sent on a mission with a group of men to obtain treasures of the Knights of Templar for King Philip. Then, in an effort to save his own life after he is poisoned, he mistakenly drinks from what he...more
Hbeebti
This is a story of Prudence and Chapel. I was pleasantly suprised by this book. I have issues with books in this time era. It takes place in 1899 and although it is from that era it did not bother me in the least. I loved how she decribed her Vampires and yes there was a lot of religious talk revolving around the Vampires. But it was refreshing. Talking about the Templar Knights and the Holy Grail was very cool as well.

This book was very hot when it came to the lovin. I mean seriously in public?...more
Lauren
This was such a great book. Chapel is just so sweet and it just kills me that Pru is dieing. The time her and Chapel spend together is so great. And they are just perfect together. Of course, what author is going to write about a couple that isn't perfect together, but still. And when she was just about to die and the way he just knew he couldn't live without her...ooo...I loved it!
Lauren
Be Mine Tonight
3.5 Stars

Synopsis
In 1307, six knights break into a Templar stronghold in search of the Holy Grail only to be turned into vampires when they inadvertently drink from the Blood Grail. 700 years later, the Blood Grail is in danger of being unearthed once again and the warrior known as Chapel must travel to Tintagel England to thwart the attempt. Once there, he encounters Prudence Ryland, a feisty young woman desperate to obtain the grail for her own reasons, and is torn between savin...more
Iraida
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Sabrina
2.5 stars. Where to begin - Smith does manage to introduces an original concept to explain the origin of vampires. Those who walk the night are the descendants of Lilith, Adam's first and forsaken wife who was cursed by God. Our hero, Chapel, after being turned into what he considers an abomination, has chosen to live his life in service to the Church in hopes he will perform enough good works to earn his redemption and entry into heaven.

And it all goes downhill from there. The problem with thi...more
ൠSinful
Feb 07, 2010 ൠSinful rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: PNR fans, adults
A historical adventure series where 5 friends try to make right the wrong of thier youth committed 600 years earlier. With romance along the way, tears and laughter, this story by an author unfamiliar to me took be by surprise. This is the first book in the series.

Although it is rumored that the holy grail can provide immortality, there is another grail that provides damnation as well.. Drink from it and you become a vampire. Mistake one for the other and you end up like Chapel and his friends-...more
Nina
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Bianca
I cryed. I'm neither a crybaby nor the kind of woman who weeps every other minute, but I swear I cried a river. I couldn't stop. My dad was hovering around me, afraid something really bad happened, I don't know what to say. Just this, if Kathryn Smith made an half as good job on her other novels I'm going to the library right now.
I did not love Chapel, but I could FEEL Prudence's love for him, could almost touch his growing love for her, his pain at discovering she was dying, their heartbreak at...more
Lady of the Lake
This is my favorite book of the series it is not a Vampire "hunter" book... Not the main focus anyway. It was a terrific powerful llove story between CHAPEL the Vampire hero And PRUDENCE the young virgin heroine who we find is dying of stomach cancer! I cried and cried and bawled my eyes out as I watched her dying and Chapel loving her through it. With the ending of the book not many pages Away I didn't even think I could handle what was to happen. Pru was in such pain... Oh.. Just thinking of i...more
Arlene
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Shellan
Das Cover ist jetzt persönlich nicht ganz so mein Fall. Es ist in blau gehalten und zeigt eine Frau und einen Mann, der sie auf den Hals küsst.

Die Charaktere sind alle sehr verschieden. Erwähnt werden ein paar mehr, aber eine wirkliche Rollen spielen nur ein paar.
Prudence, oder einfach nur kurz Pru ist unsere Protagonistin. Sie ist ihrer Zeit voraus und sehr mutig. Sie lässt sich einfach nicht unterkriegen und hält stehts ihren Kopf oben. Marcus ist Prus Freund. Er wirkt sehr liebevoll und aufm...more
Susan
Jul 01, 2009 Susan added it
Shelves: did-not-finish
I didn't care for this book at all. Forgettable characters who felt like I was just scratching the surface to know. Although the Knights Templar and holy grail are interesting in themselves, it wasn't enough for me to keep reading.
ChloeLeeNH
Probably more like 3 1/2... I didn't realize how religious it was... not really that kind of reader... so I am not sure if I will seek out the rest of this series. Glad this was at the library and not a buy!
Diana
I'll try again later. Another Bloody Vampire Brotherhood series. I don't know if I can take it.

Boring. Failure to engage. Works better than NyQuil as a sleep aid. Ditching.
Yvonne
Really terrific book, thank you Shawna for the recommendation! :)
Nicki
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KC
I really enjoyed the fact that this story was well written and developed/progressed in a manner which felt realistic and well timed, especially the romance, which was a nice surprise. You see, if there's one thing that really makes me roll my eyes (especially in PNR) is when characters go from not wanting/hating/keeping away from each other one moment, to being lost in love/unable to exist without the other the next - and sometimes all of it developing within the same chapter! *cough*GS*cough*

No...more
Brenda
The first of The Brotherhood of the Blood series, this book features Pru and Chapel, who is one of the brotherhood. It serves as an introduction to the series and the brotherhood. Chapel was the first soldier in the group to become a vampire, and it's been about 600 years since his change when he meets Prudence Ryland in 1899. I loved the character of Pru right from the start. She's witty and rather forward for a young woman of her time, mostly because she's dying and doesn't have time to play g...more
LWB Marissa
Friday, the 13th of October, 1307
By order of the King of France, Severian de Foncé and his five friends, all mercenaries, raided a Templar’s keep to find the Holy Grail. They found a cup and all six drunk from it, except that the cup they drunk from was not the Holy Grail but the Unholy Grail. Their doom was sealed with this one action, for who drinks from the Unholy Grail becomes a son of Lilith, or better said, a vampire...

Tintagel, Cornwall, 1899
Prudence Ryland is a spirited woman who wants t...more
Diane
Feb 18, 2013 Diane rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: uf-pr
Loved it. Captivated the entire way through and I want to know the stories of the other 3 men who thought they were about to find immortality by drinking from the Holy Grail, only to find it filled with the blood of Christ an be changed into a vampire. It was a different more sinister cup from which they drank.

1899...600 years after that, the men are each out and about in the world on their own. One has committed suicide because he despised his blood lust.

Chapel, one of the four, comes to the e...more
Candy
I had no idea from the excerpt that I read that this was a historical paranormal romance . I usually avoid reading historical romances due to the fact that a lot of them seem to be over dramatic with too much heaving of bosoms,etc. Be Mine Tonight was nothing like that at all.
The story revolves around Chapel, a 600 year old vampire who as a human mistakenly drank from the Blood Grail believing it to be the Holy Grail. The chalice transforms Chapel and his fellow soldiers. Believing that they ar...more
Bronwyn Rykiert
While Severian de Fonce was on an errand, with 5 companions, for King Phillip of France in 1307 he along with his companions were turned into vampires by drinking blood from the Blood Grail (they had thought it was the Holy Grail) and for the next 6 centuries he has been trying to redeem himself.

In 1899 he travels from France to Cornwall with his priest companion Father Molyneux to hopefully find the Blood Grail again so that it does not get into the wrong hands and he meets Prudence Ryland and...more
Georgie Lowery
I bought this book because I love the vampire series that this writer has published under the name Kate Locke, the Immortal Empire series.

The first book in a series is all about setting up the characters and the world in which we live. This is what we really have in Be Mine Tonight. Pru is a young woman living in Victorian England. She is also dying from cancer. For some time she has been obsessed with finding the Holy Grail and thinks it may be located in the ruins of a property that her well...more
Alicia Jespersen(orangepeacock313)
Let me start off my saying, i am not a huge fan of historical romance. Kathryn Smith changed that for me. While i was reading “Be Mine Tonight” i forgot that i was even reading historical romance. I really loved the way Kathryn Smith chose to put her own twist on what vampires are like. She didn’t just follow the norm’. “Be Mine Tonight” is an amazing start to a hopefully amazing series.

Don’t be discouraged by the fact that the main male lead in this book is named Chapel. He is a very excellent...more
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