Serpent's Kiss - Thea Harrison Loved it!! To save his friend's life Rune made a bargain with Vampire Queen Carling. Rune goes to pay up and is surprised to find a woman on the edge. This story was so awesome. Carling's disease causes her to have episodes that threaten her well being and puts her in dangerous position. Rune is a total alpha Wyr sentinel and is determined to save Carling no matter the risk. He is a dark, sexy, powerful alpha. One of my favorite scene is Carling as a little girl. Total awwe moment. These two hold their own with each other. Great book. Loved it, love the series.