In my novel, "Birthright" Candra is chosen by Kane to become his human servant. In becoming one, she become the ears, eyes,hands and voice of their master vampire. Candra finding out why she feels such a connection to Kane, abhors the idea, but yet, finds it exciting, and at times sensual.
There are four markings and with each one, the connection between the vampire and his human become stronger.
First Mark - The vampire shares his/her life-force with a human. There are no visible signs of this being done, and can be unnoticed by the human in question. The human may also feel like they have 'fallen' into the vampires eyes. Though this mark is generally done in person, it is not necessary for the vampire to be physically present.
Second Mark - The human sees two spots of flame the shade of the vampire's eyes coming towards them, until they over lap their eyes. The human sees the world in the shade of the flames for a moment. In that moment, anyone looking at the person's eyes will see them glow the flame's shade. Though this mark is generally done in person, it is not necessary for the vampire to be physically present.
Third Mark - The vampire ceremonially takes blood from the human and shares their memories with the human and vice versa. It is believed that it is necessary for the vampire to be physically present for this mark to be bestowed.
Fourth Mark - The human drinks some of the vampire master's blood, while the vampire says something like -
' Blood of my blood, flesh of my flesh, two minds with but one body, two souls wedded as one.'
Each vampire may have a slightly different version of the ritual words but the overall meaning is the same - the two are as one. It is believed that it is necessary for the vampire to be physically present for this mark to be bestowed.
But, something goes wrong with these markings, Candra doesn't react to them as she is suppose too. What I won't say, for you must buy my book to find out just what is happening and why?