Had Lila Taylor known the fate waiting her outside her door that morning, she would have pulled the covers back over her head, dismissed the cat's complaining entirely, and ignored the flood on the first floor. But you see, Lila wasn't expecting anything life changing to happen to her. Why you might ask? Because nothing exciting ever happens in Endsville, Colorado. Or so Lila thought, until the day Grayson Stone walked into her otherwise boring little world and turned reality into one very exciting fantasy.
Running from an abusive ex-husband who tried to murder her, Kate Alexander's life is turned upside down. Learning of the death of her grandmother, the only woman who ever believed in her, is almost Kate's complete undoing, especially when the devastating news comes from a man so lacking in human emotion he may as well be a robot. Yet Kate is drawn to Matt Stevens in a way she never before experienced. Could there be more to this unlikely friend of her grandmother's - something beyond the cold surface he presents to the world?
The touch of his lips against her skin, the stroke of his hand, felt so familiar and yet so incomprehensible. But then, some things defy explanation. The way he touched her reminded her of things that were impossible. His lean body against hers. The scent of his skin. The cloudy desire in those brooding eyes, so familiar. The only thing not part of her memories was the icy sensation of his skin beneath her fingers. And the beast that lurked under the surface of his loving touch, ready to devour. She wasn't aware of when he left, yet he haunted her dreams long after he was gone.
It's funny the things that go through your mind when you realize your future - or at least what you thought was your future - is at stake. And everything that you've worked your whole life believing in isn't really what you want after all. This is the story of me - a little girl from Santa Anna, Texas; Maggie, short for Mary Margaret Malone. I'm the one who thought I could have it all. I just didn't know at the time what that meant. This is my story. It's a love story, although I never really believed in all that fairy-tale, love-at-first sight kind of stuff until I met Jackson Riley.
The lines are drawn. Sides chosen. The battle for good or evil looms. And caught in the middle of this timeless war, is Jessie Seville and Prince Viktor Brincoveanu. After hundreds of years of darkness, they've been reunited once more. Their love has proven strong enough to withstand the Curse of the Lamia, countless years of solitude, and even death. But will they be willing to die for each other?