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Be Mine Tonight

(Brotherhood of Blood #1)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  4,518 ratings  ·  183 reviews
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
Paperback, 370 pages
Published June 27th 2006 by Avon (first published June 26th 2006)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
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
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
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
Ronda  Tutt
Aug 13, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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I read this for the Relics and Curiosities square for Halloween Bingo

Just as they all knew the legend of the Holy Grail, so had they heard of the Unholy Grail.

Pru has cancer and is looking for any way to negate her grim diagnosis, when she starts up a friendship with Marcus, they begin in earnest a search for the Holy Grail. Our hero is a 600yr old vampire who was once a knight of King Phillips of France who was also on the search for the Holy Grail. What Chapel and his group of mercenaries
♡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
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
May 09, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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 loved it!
Sep 09, 2015 rated it it was ok
Only 2 stars won't be reading anymore from this series
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?
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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.
Be Mine Tonight
3.5 Stars

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
Jul 15, 2009 rated it did not like it
Oh man, when I read the blurb I really thought that this could finally be a new series I like. I was so wrong. :(

The idea behind it was really good and new to me so that was something. But Kathryn Smith's writing style was aweful! It felt like she had no idea how to write a good book, how to develop her characters, and so on...

Especially the characters were both stupid. Pru talked and behaved like someone from the 21st century (and the story is set 1899!) and Chapel was a whiney vampire who did
Mar 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
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 ...more
Nov 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Really terrific book, thank you Shawna for the recommendation! :)
Nicki Boice
Aug 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Nov 01, 2009 rated it it was ok
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
Feb 07, 2010 rated it really liked it
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-
Jun 19, 2012 rated it did not like it
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Not exactly your typical 'girl meets vampire' story. (view spoiler) ...more
Monique Lebrocq
Jun 02, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: vampires-i-love
A total bummer because the heroine was dying of cancer the ENTIRE book. In between all of the hot sex Prudence and her vampire lover, Chapel, are having, Pru is in severe plain and bleeding internally from ovarian cancer. While it might not have ruined the mood for Pru and Chapel, I found it a little disturbing. I am going to give the next book in the series a try, and then I am calling it quits.
Apr 18, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Jul 01, 2009 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.
Oct 16, 2009 rated it liked it
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!
Nov 20, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: vampires
it took me half the book to feel some interest in the story and the characters, I felt sorry for Pru but I hated Chapel almost till the end
Sep 20, 2016 rated it liked it
Good read, more romance than I was expecting!
Heather C
Jun 16, 2015 marked it as did-not-finish
so close to finishing, but was bored and gave up
Paranormal Romance
The heroine is dying. The cancer in her womb is killing her day by day but never will she succumb to pity or compliance. It's a shot in the dark but theirs a chance the Holy Grail itself is hidden somewhere on her property and she's means to find it. She's researched long and hard and she must think positive as her time is rapidly running out. She takes it as a good sign that news has traveled to the church they see sit to send 2 men as representatives, that even they believe her claims might be ...more
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