Angel Leya, author
Blood runs thickest. Adam is the next Beaulieu vampire heir, but the day he's slated to receive his bite, his father informs him he'll be going to the vampire school instead. While still human. But Adam is resourceful. He sticks his nose into school business, trying to make a good impression--determined to get his fangs. There are so many hoops to jump through, and each misstep adds one more thing to Adam's growing list of goals--the girl, the power, the freedom. Adam wants it all, but he'll have to wade through family, ambition, and a vampire world that doesn't have room for another young upstart who hasn't even cut his teeth. Half Blooded was originally published in the Magic Academy anthology as the short story A New Heritage, but has been expanded and revised as a companion novella to the Shifting Alliances series. This series is part of the Shifter Academy world, established by the Siren Prophecy series, but can be read independently.