Author: Cynthia Roberts
Retail They say that love conquers all, but what if love isn’t enough? What if love was stolen from you by death? What if love came back to you, a miracle, but unseen threats mean to rob you of it all over again? Wouldn’t you protect that love, fight for it with every part of your body and soul? What if by claiming that love you place it in danger? Could you walk away from it? Would you, or would you take the chance that this time around, love will indeed conquer all? Lillian Saint Rose, by all appearances is a young artist born to wealth and privilege, but she is hiding a dark secret. A recluse and a loner, she lives her world by night, never expecting her lonely existence to change until she meets Detective Jack Stone. Jack is handsome and charming, but that isn’t what sparks Lillian’s interest. No, it’s the fact that he is the mirror image of the love she lost so long ago. Strange, unexplainable things have been happening in New York City. Gruesome murders bring Detective Stone on to the scene, but he finds himself at a loss for at none of the scenes is any evidence left, not hair, not fibers, and certainly not blood, at least, not from the killer. As the city starts to panic and scream serial killer, Jack finds himself falling for the mysterious Lillian Saint Rose. Never in his life has he seen such a woman, met such a person. The attraction is instant and intense, but with the city in chaos, he doesn’t have time for a new relationship. That, of course, doesn’t stop it from happening anyway. He just can’t seem to shake the beautiful woman from his mind. It’s as if an unseen force is always pulling them together and Jack finds that he doesn’t want to fight it at all. No, he wants to surrender. As the body count starts racking up and the FBI is called in, Jack starts to realize that he is dealing with two separate killers. When one makes a kill, it is clean, precise. When the other kills it’s a bloody massacre. He knows how they kill, the vicinity where they kill, but he doesn’t have even one strand of evidence or one clue as to who they really are. As the newly found relationship begins to flourish, Lillian finds she is at conflict with her own emotions. She is determined to walk away from Jack knowing that his life is in danger, but she finds herself unable to do so. Unable to distant herself from Jack, she finds herself longing to tell him everything, but how does someone tell someone else that they haven’t been alive and breathing in over a hundred and fifty years? Once cold, she finds her dead heart reawakening and she knows that it is because of Jack. She knew him once before after all, she loved him once before, and she watched him die, because of her. She knows that she is putting his life in danger by allowing him close to her, but resisting Jack is about as easy as resisting what she was reborn to do. Now, an evil from the past comes back to haunt her, and threatens to do again what he did once before, kill the man that she loves. Times have changed, though. Lillian has grown stronger and this time around, she swears that she will be ready. She vows to protect Jack even at the risk of exposure to her and her kind, but what she fears the most is Jack finding out the truth about her and not accepting what she is, not accepting her. What would he do if he knew that she was one of the two that he was looking for, that she was a killer? Would he understand? Would he accept her, or would he deem her the monster, that inside, she knows she really is?