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The Princeton Allegiant #3

Matching Bloodlines

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Award Winning Author Deborah Garland is back with an all new steamy vampire romance in Matching Bloodlines, an angst-fest about a vampire in search of a new mate and the matchmaker he hires who ignites decades of unmet needs and passion…only she’s off limits.

Never match a vampire with the wrong mate…

Nothing could have prepared Francisco St. Claire for living as a single male after centuries of being mated. The serious and scary Commander of the Princeton Allegiant is now heartbroken and that makes him one dangerous vampire. Still, he has an allegiant to run and there is trouble on his borders.

When the ruling lords demand he hire a matchmaker to find a new mate for himself as well as the other males who have sworn to him, the loyal commander follows orders but vows he’ll never love again.

Princeton Matchmaker, Charlotte Kincaid is drowning in debt. She’s so desperate for cash, she agrees to work for a mysterious rich businessman requesting a ‘mate’, who just happens to be a vampire. If only this intoxicating Frenchman with the most sensuous lips she’s ever seen wasn’t her client.

Since meeting Charlotte, Francisco’s emotions and senses have awoken, including his primal need for a woman’s body against his. But if he takes Charlotte to mate and turns her, she can’t find matches for the rest of his vampires.

Will the Princeton Allegiant Commander show his strength by mating with the woman he craves or will he continue to follow orders?

The Princeton Allegiant Series features a recurring cast of hot and sexy vampires, but each book can be read as a stand-alone. No cheating. No cliffhanger.


Published December 2, 2019

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Deborah Garland

40 books305 followers
Deborah Garland is an Award-Winning author of emotional, funny, and steamy romances!

She loves pugs, Friday night Cosmos, and that feeling when she publishes a new romance novel.

She lives on the beautiful North Shore of Long Island loves with her very patient husband and in the summer she escapes to Maine.

She eats cheap mac and cheese with expensive red wine, her heroes are ALWAYS over six feet tall, and they fall, hard, HARD for the girl.

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New Releases are always featured, but all books can be read as standalones. Don’t be afraid to jump in. The water’s fine 😊

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Profile Image for Merissa (Archaeolibrarian).
3,438 reviews93 followers
January 27, 2020
MATCHING BLOODLINES is the third book in The Princeton Allegiant series, and trust me when I say this series just keeps on getting better and better! Although I would say you "could" read this as a standalone, the better question would be "why?"

At the end of the last book, Francisco (and us) found out that Sophia was alive and also got a location. The start of this book takes us to that location. Poor Francisco. That's all I'm saying. And what the hell is Loren thinking? He's got his mate so he should have some idea of what it is he's saying!!!

I am sincerely loving this world. It gets more amazing with every book. Francisco really shines in this, showing the reader just how caring (and possessive) a vampire can be about his mate. Charlotte has a hard choice to make. Well, hard for her, at any rate. The attraction between them is off the charts and I loved every moment of it. Sophia is playing a game and I really don't like her. Just saying!

If I could do half stars, this would definitely be a 4 1/2, but I can't so it's not. Do NOT let that put you off though. I sincerely recommend this book and the series, and I really can't wait to continue. But who is next? Is it Reese or Victor? Either way, I'm ready and waiting.

A fantastic story and highly recommended by me.
Profile Image for Kaye.
6,823 reviews59 followers
December 4, 2019
Holy hell! Deborah nails this bad boy with 100% on point realism that hooks you from the start and reels you in for the duration. One refreshing spin with an exhilarating storyline and gripping plot propels this bad boy to life flawlessly. Well rounded scenario's, ramping up the excitement and adrenaline with such intensity and precision, blowing this jewel wide open. Revving 'em up, laying 'em out and watching 'em roll, breaking it down, blazing this baby into a tailspin with thrilling results. Pushing through the trials and tribulations keeping pace with a bevy of plot twists, sharp turns, traversing the struggles our characters face. The chemistry and attraction is intense, sizzling and explosive. The personalities are well matched and blended with just enough flaws for diversity. The characters and scenes are strikingly sharp with abundant details and colorful descriptions so rich and lively, they blend and flow beautifully. Remarkable job Deborah, thanks for sharing this little jewel with us.
Profile Image for Claire Cronin.
1,117 reviews12 followers
December 22, 2019
Book 3 in the Princeton Allegiant Series and this one is all about the Commander of Princeton Allegiant Francisco St. Claire.

Francisco lost his mate 30 years ago, only to find her again and realise she is now in love with another. He is hurt and upset as can be expected. With Loren become a Lord of New York, it is agreed that vampires can turn humans for the purposes of creating mates, and mates are what are required to stabilize the Allegiants. Francisco is all for this, as long as it doesn't mean him finding a mate also!

Loren finds a matchmaker to use hoping they can find willing human females who would want to mate with a vampire. Of course there are risks involved with this, the owner of Strike a Match, Charlotte Kincaid needs to be told about the existence of vampires. When she meets Francisco she is struck by just how handsome he is, but also by an almost uncontrollable desire to be with him.

Charlotte agrees to help find the vampires a willing mate, but must learn what they are like before she will even think about putting another woman in danger. So Charlotte and Francisco end up spending a lot of time together as she learns about vampires and what they are like.

Francisco is nearly overwhelmed with his attraction to Charlotte, even with his previous mate he has never felt like this, she makes him feel alive again. But he is supposed to follow orders are find mates for the rest of his allegiant, not by hijacking the matchmaker which will put the mate finding back, so he fights his attraction to her, but does not want to spend time with anyone else, realising he has already found his mate.

Charlotte is so very attracted to Francisco, but with a twin sister desperately ill and needing a kidney transplant, she needs the money that Francisco is providing to find mates for his Allegiant in order to pay the medical bills. If she were to become his then the contract is void and she would have no money for the bills, and her sister comes first, she must resist Francisco at all costs, right?!

A good storyline, I really enjoyed this one, the chemistry between Francisco and Charlotte is sizzling hot and I love how caring and protective Francisco is of Charlotte, showing just how compassionate he would be to his mate. Charlotte is stuck between a rock and a hard place, wanting Francisco but looking after her sister, I really felt for her, even though her sister is just awful with her, family is family. Lots here to keep you entertained with drama, rogue vampires, loyalty, dishonour and some scorchingly hot sizzling passion. Well worth the read.
Profile Image for Sydney M Neblett.
2,459 reviews6 followers
December 29, 2019
Will love win out
This book fits seamlessly with its predecessors. The characters we love continue to be a force in the book and we meet even more characters, each one adding more flavor and detail to the story. This author is able to reach an emotional depth that just drags you into a story and keeps you invested in the outcome. I hope there will be more books to come.
691 reviews10 followers
November 30, 2019
Charlotte Kincaid is drowning in debt and, trying desperately to keep her head above water. She's trying to keep up with her twin sisters' ridiculously expensive hospital bills as, she's already gone through three kidney transplants and, is down to the wire. It doesn't help that her sister has the worst, insulting attitude EVER! Christina has also lost all male subjects from her matchmaking database because, her business partner stole them since Charlotte wouldn't be more than a business partner to him!
Suddenly, like manna from heaven, Charlotte has someone call her to make an appt. to speak with her about finding "mates" for ALL of his 'employees!'
Francisco St. Clair is the head of the Princeton Allegiant and, having finally found his mate, who has been gone for 30 years, only to find that she has mated with one of his former guards, has sworn off ever finding another mate.
Meeting Charlotte has him suddenly, overwhelmingly attracted to the head of the agency and, he can smell that she is just as attracted to him! How do you tell a woman you know is your real mate that you are actually a vampire??!!
How do you integrate her with the other vamps under your leadership while a war is starting with the Philadelphia Allegiants??!!
I was so happy to read this story! This series just continues to get better with each book and, I can't wait for the next one!!!
6,113 reviews20 followers
December 7, 2019
I have to say I absolutely love this entire series so this may be a little biased but hell when you enjoy something so much you are allowed. This is the third book in the series and do yourself a favour and read the other two Each is a stand alone there are character cross overs but well worth the effort.

Charlotte is struggling financially her business partner has ripped her off because she wouldn't become more than a business partner her sisters medical bills are killing her (the sister is a bitch) and she needs yet another kidney transplant. Then like mana from heaven she is offered a opportunity to find matches for a an entire company what she doesn't know is that her clients are vampires Then she meets Francisco the leader of the Princeton Allegiant he swore he would never mate again after been mated for 300 years losing his mate and finding her mated to another so why is he so strongly attracted to Charlotte and can he go there and maybe destroy the other embers of the allegiants chance at a mating Will they fond a way to be together You will have to read to see
2,043 reviews10 followers
December 10, 2019
I volunteered to read this ARC for an honest review. I enjoyed this story about Francisco and Charlotte. She's a Matchmaker that's struggling to pay her sisters medical bills. One of her employees stole information and now she has to start over. In comes Francisco, Alexander and Loren, three handsome men looking to find wives for their friends. But she's blown away when they reveal they are vampires. There is a spark of chemistry between Francisco and Charlotte getting the start. Weird things keep happening in Princeton and it requires more of Francisco's attention. Unfortunately his ex, who was kidnapped, now is mated to someone else and is jealous if his relationship with Charlotte. Things are just getting interesting.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Profile Image for Caroline Doig.
5,337 reviews40 followers
December 13, 2019
Commander Francisco’s mate had gone missing leaving him with a hole in his heart he has been ordered to go to a matchmaking agency to find another mate so he does and when he meets Charlotte who owns the matchmaking agency she makes him feel things that he hasn’t felt in a long time. Charlotte is in debt she’s paying for her sisters medical bills, she has a new client who is a vampire and she’s been asked to match him with a human woman who would have no problem being turned. As these two get to know each other they fall in love but Charlotte needs him as a client she needs the money for her sister. So will Charlotte break her own heart and set Francisco up with another woman or will she follow her heart?. Fantastic story I loved it and I highly recommend this book it’s definitely well worth the read.
2,261 reviews5 followers
December 4, 2019
Another Allegiant Commander finds love. Francisco has found his mate. But after thirty years circumstances have changed and he has lost her to another. He is angry and aloof. But Loren has come up with an idea. All commanders and many of their security must find mates, and he has hired Charlotte’s firm to do so. Francisco is okay with his people finding mates but not him. NEVER. Then he meets Charlotte. He has found the love of his life, now to convince her. But Charlotte has baggage, a twin sister on the verge of dying, waiting for a kidney. Charlotte has no time for anything right now but her business and healing her sister. But love waits for no one. I received a free copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.
547 reviews7 followers
December 5, 2019
The great parts of this steamy book were truly fantastic, but it also suffered from several 3-star issues like too much manufactured drama, a very 2-D Leigh, the fact that crop dusting wasn’t even invented until the 1920’s, some completely atypical drama queen outbursts by Charlotte, the unresolved Fred issue, inconsistent details, and the fact that although this book is supposed to be a standalone, it felt like there were a few giant holes missing in the background stories. It also ends in a cliffhanger, which is understandable for an ongoing series, but annoying nonetheless. But again, the great parts were great, and I’m sure a lot of people will enjoy this book despite the issues that bothered me.

I received a free copy of Matching Bloodlines, but that did not affect my review.
Profile Image for Alyson  L.
146 reviews54 followers
December 26, 2019
Francisco can possess me anytime!! Mmm, mmm, mmm. Love me some Francisco. Another awesome book with a fun and unique storyline that I just couldn't put down. I love the way Deborah writes these Vamp books! Watching Charlotte and Francisco's relationship evolve was a delight to be a party to and the world-building is outstanding. I truly feel like a part of these stories as I read them. I know how sad I'm going to be when the series comes to a close. :(

This is most decidedly a MUST READ for any true Vamp fan and I strongly recommend it for all lovers of well-written, unique action-filled and sexy hot romance books!


I received this book freely upon request and am voluntarily leaving my review. All opinions are my own.
1,476 reviews20 followers
December 10, 2019
Francisco finds his new First Lady!
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This was a vampire romance that captured my imagination from the start. With an excellent original story line and well drawn characters I was soon engrossed in the story. Francisco is the Commander of the Princeton Allegiant, his leader has instructed him to find himself a mate and mates for the unmarried vampires under his control. He was unhappy with this order but when he meets with Charlotte, the owner of a matchmaking service he soon changes his mind. It was very enjoyable to follow their courtship despite the many difficulties they faced.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
1,777 reviews4 followers
December 4, 2019
This was an awesome book that I really enjoyed. The story and characters grabbed me from the beginning and I couldn't stop reading. I loved the characters and watching them grow together, they were well written and went well together. I found this book amazing with great word building making me feel apart of the story and watching it unfold in front of me. A definite must read for any fan and I can't wait to read more from this author!!!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Profile Image for TRICIA.
2,278 reviews10 followers
December 6, 2019
Francisco found his mate but lost her to another, this made him bitter and angry and vowed to never take another. Now years later all of the commanders and many of their security have been told to find mates and Charlotte’s firm has been hired to help. Francisco is agreeable to his people finding mates but never him.

In Charlotte, he has found the love of his life but now he must convince her. Charlotte's twin sister needs a new kidney she isn't looking for love she has enough on her hands running her business and worrying about her sister. Will he be able to change her mind?
Profile Image for Jackie Grant.
310 reviews2 followers
December 5, 2019
It was amazingly written, I couldn't put the book down. I loved the story of Commander Francisco and his soon to be First Lady Charlotte. I also loved reading about the Princeton Allegiant and Lord Loren. I enjoyed be able to read about the Commander having a couple female guards that would do anything to protect their Commander and their First Lady.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Profile Image for Barbara.
16.8k reviews8 followers
December 5, 2019
The third book in The Princeton Allegiant Series and it is just getting better with each new book, I hope there is going to be more. Francisco St. Claire Commander of the Princeton Allegiant lost his mate. He meets Princeton Matchmaker, Charlotte Kincaid there is suspense, drama, danger, kidnapping, and romance, I enjoyed reading. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

Profile Image for Janet.
1,383 reviews1 follower
December 6, 2019
A lot to think about. It can be so hard when you are having trouble thinking. The emotional trauma of her twin dying or so close to it. Having someone who can turn Leigh so close and not be able to get it done. Would be a shock and add to the turmoil. This story has been so good. All the things going on I am surprised Charlotte has not had a nervous break down. I received a complimentary review copy of the book and I am voluntarily leaving a honest review.
Profile Image for Ashleigh.
3,411 reviews1 follower
December 17, 2019
Great addition to the Paranormal Romance genre!

The writing draws you in and keeps you involved throughout the whole story, I found myself in love with not only the characters but also the world that was created.

The descriptions of the characters and their feelings are so involved, you can truly picture it in your mind. Their attitudes toward the events that are happening makes the story even richer.

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1,295 reviews3 followers
December 23, 2019
Francisco alway thought that he would have one mate for life, but his mate has broken his heart and chosen another man. He is a vampire Commander, and they just expect him to move on, but he is finding it hard. Luckily Loren has a plan, and he is going to get the matchmaker Charlotte to find him his mate, the only problem is Francisco would rather have Charlotte. Charlotte has had plenty of experience finding matches for people, but she has never match vampires with humans.
1,342 reviews5 followers
December 25, 2019
This is an excellent paranormal series for anyone who loves hot alpha vampires! After having lost his mate to another, Francisco, the Princeton Allegiant Commander, is about to have his vows of only having another mate in name only, fly out of the window when he meets the indomitable Charlotte. A very good story of finding love...again. I enjoyed reading this!

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1,060 reviews12 followers
June 27, 2020
This was an OK book, but too predictable. The characters, especially Charlotte's sister, are one-dimensional. The plot was interesting and I would actually read more in this series if nothing better was around, but I want more than lust and sex in my romance. And, unfortunately, the world-building needed to be done earlier in the book for those readers who have not read the earlier books in the series. It took awhile to catch up.
Profile Image for Toni.
817 reviews3 followers
May 30, 2022
Mated for centuries then his mate leaves. Now he's irritable and convinced that he won't mate a second time. Then he's forced into looking for a new mate. A matching service is hired but the woman who runs the service sets him alight. But how can he take her if her job is to also find mates for others!!??
Fantastic story!.

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Profile Image for Bonny Niswonger.
387 reviews8 followers
December 2, 2019
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. Francisco is trying to find his soulmate back but it is not that easy. Francisco was a five hundred year old Vampire that worked for his Lord Loren. Time to get the book and others from this author. I will be getting more from this author. Thank You for writing the books so we can read them.
5,494 reviews42 followers
December 5, 2019
Francisco has been ordered to find a new mate. He's not very happy about following that order. Charlotte has a matchmaking business and has been hired to find a mate for Francisco. Very good plot with well developed characters that have lots of chemistry. Looking forward to reading books 1 and 2 of this series. Great Book. I received a free copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Profile Image for Barbie-Ann Clark.
600 reviews
December 5, 2019
Wow this book was amazingly written. Once I started I couldn’t put it down till I was finished. This book has twists and turns you don’t know what’s happening. will they all get there happily ever after or will it all go wrong. To find out what happens go buy the book. You won’t be disappointed I wasn’t.

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136 reviews1 follower
December 6, 2019
I have tried to read this book but have found that it isn`t my type of book.
Nothing against the author or book, but just not to my taste.
I would love to give a positive review, but find that I can`t.
I am not a reader of vampire books
So sorry.

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Profile Image for Kathleen Bradbury (Bulfon).
16.3k reviews158 followers
December 9, 2019
AMAZING! A fantastic, well written read. An intense storyline that holds your attention as you get caught up in the fierce twists and hot chemistry. Plenty of excitement and emotionally heartfelt. A thrilling must read.

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Profile Image for LaToya Johnson.
39 reviews1 follower
December 13, 2019
This was a Great read!! I gave it 4 stars because the story-line was really good!! It kept me staying up and is a real page turner!!! This is my first Vampire book in a long time! I look forward to reading more of your books!!!!

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Profile Image for Elizabeth McDaniel.
2,317 reviews
December 19, 2019
Francisco’s mate was taken and when he finds her she’s in love with another vampire. He’s made to go to a matchmaker. The matchmaker Charlotte is the one that Francisco decides that he wants. This story was full of intrigue, romance and danger.

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