Monthly Archives: September 2015
Two lives tied together by one loss. When Grace and James tragically lose an important person, they both didn’t expect to find each other.
Grace Hall had it all growing up. A father who loved her and treated her like a queen that is until one tragic day took it all away from her. Now confuse and not knowing what to do she decided to leave and find the one person who could make everything better.
James Walker is a Marine. It’s what he loves to do. Until one disastrous day everything has changed, everything in his life fades to dark. That is until Grace walks into the door and she brings the light back to him. They start off as friends and it turns into more.
Can love survive secrets? Can love survive the pain and the Darkness that consumes them?
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In the long awaited prequel to the award winning Epic Saga of The Master of Whitehall, Charlotte Ann Erickson, an enchanting but deadly immortal, and the acknowledged matriarch of the Charleston coven, has decided after much soul searching that at long last she must tell her story. A decision reached primarily because the natural and supernatural worlds are coming in contact with each other more than ever before in the past. Her main consideration is that she feels it is long overdue for humans to hear some hard truths about the reality of the immortal world … especially after the veritable flood of books and movies in recent years.
Her story, having been a closely guarded secret in the past, begins before the first English settlers came to America. It’s a story that spans across four centuries, shrouded in the fog of myths and imaginations. She was the last of six children born into a prominent shipping family in seventeenth century London, England … and the forerunner of a well-known immortal coven in twenty-first century Charleston, South Carolina.
Charlotte Ann bares her soul, giving insights into the life of a vampire unlike any today. She was made in the days when life was cheap and immortals were hunters and killers. Look through her eyes as she relates her story, dispelling modern misconceptions of immortals. Step into her shoes and recognize humans as she does … easy prey, weak and pathetic … creatures of no real importance outside of sustenance. Listen as she tells of her evolution over the centuries into a modern predator … and when her story is told, watch, as once again, she quietly fades away, back into the mists of folklore and fantasy.
When Deacon Starkis sets his sights on the gorgeous young model gracing the pages of his glossy catalogue, he knows he has to have her. One problem. She’s not available. But that won’t stop Deacon. He’s a man used to getting what he wants and he wants Mia.
Mia is stunned when she receives an email from the elusive billionaire who owns the lingerie company she models for. He tells her he’s intrigued. He’s not the only one. But she knows she’d be a fool to throw away an eight year relationship for a brief affair with the head honcho. He doesn’t do relationships and she doesn’t do casual sex. It seems they’re at an impasse.
Who will come out on top in this battle of wills? The dominant one or the woman intent on teaching him the meaning of submission?
Note to readers: No cliff-hangers! Mature content, 18+
When I read the blurb, I was intrigued. Deacon falls in “love” with a model in one of his magazines. Mia has never met Deacon, yet quickly gets over the surprise of his emails. Too bad Mia is in an 8 year reltaionship with Drew. Eleni is Mia’s best friend & models for the same company. Eleni is the voice of reason as often as she plays Devil’s Advocate. I’d love to see her get a book. Every woman needs a girlfriend like Eleni. She’s supporting you, loving you, calling you on your BS. But I digress.
Deacon is everything you’d expect from a billionaire. He goes after what he wants, doesn’t take rejection well, Yet he shows a remarkable patience for Mia, playing a long term game. He’s convinced Mia is The One. There’s a few hurdles in his way, besides Drew. Mia is sweet, innocent in a way that is jsut part of who she is. She works her butt off while Drew goes back to school and is a lazy slob. Drew has few redeeming quailities, but he’s safe. He’s all Mia has ever known. It’s hard to step out, break away from the comfort zone.
Cheryl Douglas does great job of breathing life into her characters! She doesn’t take the easy path, make her characters do what’s expected. The road to true love is never smooth or easy. The heartache and anguish is as believable as the laughter and sexy kisses. Being an adult is full of twists, turns and stumbles. It’s how you pick up the cracked peices that make you into who you want to be.
I look forward to reading more from Cheryl Douglas and the Starkis Family!!