The Darkness Therein
Ancient Blood 2
by Kate Hill
Jocelyn has chased his nemesis for centuries. He swore that nothing or no one would stand between him and revenge on the creature that destroyed his life. That same rival leads Jocelyn to the one person who can reconnect him to the human race.
Art student Charlie has no idea that her family history binds her to a creature of legend--until he appears in the form of a tall, beautiful man with a thirst for revenge. The last thing she wants is to follow his orders, but if she intends to stay alive, she has no choice.
Note: The Darkness Therein was previously published. This re-edited version contains additional scenes.
“Legends say that if properly invoked, the spirits of evil will become incarnate. Once called forth, there is little chance of returning them to the hell from which they came. The most we can hope for is to imprison . Only another immortal has a chance of destroying or imprisoning such a demon.”
Charlie shivered at the ominous words spoken in Jocelyn’s cultured voice.
“I know those stories,” she said. “They’ve been passed down in our coven since the . But there are no monsters or demons. Nature is what you make of it.”
“And we make it evil. Long ago, before even I can recall, one of these evil souls preyed on others, surviving on flesh and blood while seeking to master the world. He killed the one who unwittingly conjured him but the conjurer, realizing the horror he’d unleashed, passed to another the power of immortality, giving him the means to imprison the evil soul.”
Locks of golden hair shadowed his dark eyes. His stony expression made her shiver. She smiled in a poor attempt to disguise the fear that crept like a scorpion into her soul.
“I can’t believe two adults are sitting here talking about demons and curses.”
“Do you think what happened tonight was amusing? Do you know what he planned to do to you?”
Kate Hill is a vegetarian New Englander who loves writing romantic fantasies. When she's not working on her books, Kate enjoys reading, working out, watching horror movies, and researching vampires and Viking history. She runs the Compelling Beasts Blog, which is dedicated to antagonists, antiheroes, and paranormal creatures. Kate also writes as Saloni Quinby.