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by Amy Corwin
Description: Exploring Gwen's deliciously spooky and long abandoned childhood home in the company of her handsome neighbor sounds like a brilliant way to break her dating dry spell and find a few missing memories. Unfortunately, she soon discovers her mistake. John, her date, is a vampire and her house is not exactly empty. Secrets--and the dead--don't always stay buried, and John's extraordinary strength and determination may be all that can withstand what awaits them. Gwen must unlock her memories and survive the devastating company of her Vampire Protector if she hopes to prevent the past from destroying her future.
eBook Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc./Black Rose, 2010
eBookwise Release Date: November 2010
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [418 KB]
Reading time: 257-360 min.
"If he touches you--tastes one drop of your blood..." Theresa paused dramatically to allow Gwen's mind to fill in the blanks.
"I know. You don't have to beat me over the head with the obvious. If he drinks my blood, we both die. Spectacularly." Gwen laughed. "Maybe that's my destiny. To take out a vampire by spontaneous combustion."
"Don't be melodramatic. I--"
"You also told me my memories would return. And they haven't." Gwen's calm tone made the words sound harsher and more brutal than intended. "You said all of this was for a purpose--what purpose? I lived through hell, and I only remember a few random moments! Vague shadows and the feeling that I've forgotten something--something important. I have to know what happened to me that night--not just what you told me. Did I want to become a vampire at thirteen? Did I let them in to slaughter my family and change me? Was it my fault?"
"I doubt it," Theresa answered carefully. "You're a good person--"
"So you say. But if I'm so good, why do I write jingles for television instead of doing something worthwhile like you?"