Once again darkness has covered the earth… and another page is revealed from Lucian Monroe’s journal~
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COMING SPRING OF 2010
A Cry From Beyond
Book #2 in my Vampire series~
A Sense of Untruth~
For six full moons, I have spent my waking moments alone—until tonight. For the invitation to Kara’s masquerade ball held no interest. However, my creator was quite persistent—invading my every thought until I agreed to attend. So as darkness covered the earth, I dressed for the occasion and honored her request. I arrived at mid-night and entered the manor. Kara greeted me with a warm smile and a human by her side. The moment she introduced the handsome creature—I sensed a change in the air. Her happiness flooding my thoughts—for Grayson Moore had stolen her heart. I wondered if he knew Kara’s secret—that she was a vampire. As were many of her guests this evening. I pierced his mind and my question was answered. Grayson knew all too well Kara’s secret—wanting nothing more than to become one of the un-dead. The human’s desire concerned me. With-in I sensed his wanting to be turned went deeper than his love for my vampire friend. I decided to broach the subject—once I could get Kara alone.
Much later while enjoying the fresh evening air Kara joined me on the balcony. I leaned over and kissed her cheek—my creator was a beautiful creature. Then I asked, “Are you in love with the human?”
“Is it that noticeable? I’ve never been one to reveal my feelings,” she responded.
“The moment I arrived, I sensed your happiness—your love for this man.” I confessed.
I sensed my observation pained the vampire—which was not my intent. “Kara, we have been friends for centuries. Your welfare is my only concern—for I sense Grayson’s desire. The human is longing to become one of us—undead. The question I ask—this yearning for mortality he wishes. Please insure it is because he loves you—and nothing more.”
“I am not a fool, Lucian,” in a hushed voice the vampire responded.
Not thinking I pulled her into my embrace—for Kara would always possess a piece of my soul—my heart.
“I only say these words out of concern, Kara. You are a dear friend, and I’m worried. In nearly 300yrs, I’ve never known you to be this trusting.”
Her golden eyes blinked away fresh tears. “Lucian—you will always hold a special place in my heart. The night I turned you into one of us—a part of me wished for so much more. Nonetheless—deep with-in, I sensed it would never come to be. For the one, you will love as no-other is not I. Your denial will not change what I feel to be true—Lucian. Please—believe in my words.”
I drew in a breath—to ease the burning pain in my chest—wanting desperately to believe—to love another. Part of me hoping Kara’s certainty only a myth—knowing my existence would end if this mysterious being—was taken from me…
Look for Tristen’s story in my next spellbinding novel~
Released date: spring of 2010
A Cry From Beyond…
He has existed for centuries…
Fighting evil… Vowing to protect the one being—he loved beyond reason.
The woman he pledged his heart to—that long ago evening they were married.
Now… night after night the vampire awakes—consumed with agonizing pain.
For he failed to keep his promise—her death haunting him… ripping apart his soul.
For 200yrs—emotionally the vampire has battled the beast with-in—wanting to end his existence.
Cursing his wife’s dying words—
“Tristen… you must carry on—promise me you will protect the innocent…”
Her dying words forever—embedded in his mind…
Unable to bear her loss—any longer… he plans his demise…
While the vampire rests under the moon-lit sky awaiting the rising sun…
A panic-stricken voice invades his thoughts.
Pleading for his help…pleading he save her from the soulless monster—
An ancient vampire~ the good of his kind believed no-longer of this world…
At the age of 17 a monster existing to inflict pain—emotionally destroyed her.
Ripping apart her inner-self—subconsciously tormenting her mind night after night.
For she will always live in fear—as darkness covers the earth…
That night an institution… for the mentally in-sane—became Ana’s home.
10yrs… she has lived hidden from the being. Now… once again the creature—has found her.
Knowing deep with-in—this time—the monster tormenting her thoughts will not stop until it owns her soul.
Mentally she cries out—not understanding—yet believing the one …
With emotionless eyes—possesses the power to save her.
~Enter into the realm of the undead…
~Tristen and Ana’s story…