Marco Carales

Marco Carales — Vampire

Marco Carales

Introduction Edit

Marco Carales shows up in the Cassie Palmer series as a senior member of Mircea's household--and a 1500 year old vampire.

That makes him roughly three times as old as his current master. But it's power that counts in the vampire world, not age, and Mircea has more of it. But Marco is no slouch, either, and experience also counts for a lot. So, when Mircea was faced with the prospect of finding somebody up to the task of keeping his walking disaster area of a girlfriend alive, there was just no contest. Marco was it.

Now, this former gladiator is faced with a more daunting challenge than any he ever had in the arena. So far, he's managed it with style, humor and at least a modicum of affection for his young charge. And a lot of pain for anybody who tries to hurt her. ~ Take A Chance: Gallery

About Edit


  • Master Vampire

Physical DescriptionEdit

  • six foot five, maybe two hundred and fifty pounds, and built like a freight train;
  • Large and muscular, dark hair

Character / Personality Edit

  • He’s a swarthy, hairy, foulmouthed, cigar-munching, example of machismo who is usually covered in weapons he doesn’t need because he’s also a master vampire.[1]
  • He tends to play mother hen with Cassie.


  • 1500 year old

Powers & AbilitiesEdit

  • Very, very strong


  • Cassie's head bodyguard
  • Former gladiator

Love Interests Edit

  • none mentioned

Family Edit

Other DetailsEdit

  • Smokes cigars

Vampire Name Edit

He was one of the vamps who end up being traded around like playing cards. Marco was not as starry-eyed about his masters as those who are always part of one family line. He did adopt a few of his masters’ names in the beginning, but after the third trade he said screw it and took Carales (after the town in Italy where he once lived). And after using it for hundreds of years, he saw no need to change it once he came into Mircea’s service. ~ Karen Chance's Ramblings #20

Biography Edit

Related Characters, Groups, Places, etc Edit

Events Throughout the Series Edit

This secton may have spoilers. Think of the book title as a "Spoiler Warning" if you have not read that title yet.

Embrace the NightEdit

Curse the DawnEdit

Hunt the MoonEdit

Tempt the StarsEdit

Reap the WindEdit

Ride the StormEdit

See Also Edit

Note Edit

  • Source for Images and Into: Author's site. The Artist is not credited I would name the artist.

Book References Edit

  1. Tempt the Stars, ch. 3, p. 30
  2. Tempt the Stars, ch. 22

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