Exclusive Excerpt: Redemption’s Edge

Tempting love can be fatal—even for the most dangerous vampire in Savannah—in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Alyssa Day’s tantalizingly sexy romance… Releasing on February 12, 2024, this book is currently available for pre-order. Find out where to pre-order here.



“Do you still read a poem a day, Edge?” She touched his hair, his cheek, standing so close her breath mingled with his.

“I don’t—”

“Yes, you do,” she murmured, stepping closer until her body touched his. “You love your mother, and you read poetry, and you’re brilliant, and sometimes I think the gods put you here to mock me.”


But she shook her head, putting a finger on his lips. “No. I’ll explain . . . no, I probably won’t.

Just kiss me, Edge. Kiss me goodbye.”

She raised her beautiful face to his, sorrow brimming in her eyes. “Kiss me. Please.”

“Not goodbye,” he rasped. “Never goodbye.”

Tears shimmered in her eyes, but she just shook her head. “Then kiss me for Shakespeare and for sonnets and for mothers who love their sons. Kiss me for moonlight and magic and the exquisite pain of knowing when something is meant to be but never can.”

“I can’t,” he began, but the rock in his throat wouldn’t let him get the words out.

“Yes,” he said, instead. “Yes.”

And he kissed her. He pulled her to him, so gently, so carefully, as if he held starlight in his arms. Fragile and precious and brilliant; her cold fire shattering his defenses. The heat of her burning through his resolve.

He kissed her as if she were ambrosia and he a supplicant to the gods she’d mentioned. As if she were the very oxygen he needed to breathe.

She put her hands on the sides of his face and returned his kiss with passion and fervor, but he didn’t realize until he tasted salt that she also gave him her tears.

He raised his head, still holding her, the pain of her tears shredding his soul. “Why? Why are you crying? Don’t you understand that I would give you the world, Meara Delacourt?”

She drew in a deep, hitching breath. “I know you would. And then I would destroy it, like the monster I am. I can’t, Edge. I can’t do this.”

Before he could reply or even try to stop her, she was gone, leaving him standing in the middle of a ballroom turned war room, alone with the shards of his heart.


Meara Delacourt loves being underestimated, especially when it comes to her enemies. Few know that the wealthy socialite and philanthropist is a 300-year-old master vampire—or the horror that rains down when her emotions spiral out of control. The consequences are nothing short of devastating. Which is why she can’t risk an attraction to the irritating, arrogant, and unbelievably hot Edge…even if she wanted to. And oh, she does.

Scientist-turned-vamp Edge knows exactly what it’s like to fear emotions. He keeps a tight rein on his, knowing that—thanks to being the subject of a cruel experiment—falling in love is an instant trigger for his death. Fortunately, he can control himself…he has no choice. But the golden, sexy-as-hell Meara is one temptation he can’t find a cure for.

Now they’re forced to fight the pull of their attraction, knowing that every moment of surrender brings them closer to the edge of disaster. But as the Chamber—a sinister organization of ancient warlocks—decides to seize control of Savannah, they’ll have no choice but to fight together, knowing it could spell doom for them all. Especially when the Chamber reveals the one secret that could end it all…



Alyssa Day is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author with more than a million books sold, including the Vampire Motorcycle Club, Warriors of Poseidon, and Cardinal Witches paranormal romance series and the Tiger’s Eye Mysteries paranormal mystery series. Throughout her seventeen-year writing career, she has won many awards for her fiction, which include Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA(R) award for outstanding romance fiction and the RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Paranormal Romance Novel of 2012. A former trial lawyer and frequent speaker, Alyssa is also a past president of Romance Writers of America. She currently lives in Florida with her Navy Guy husband, two kids, and any number of rescue dogs.


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