created by man to serve and obey. But we made a mistake. . .we gave it
them for our use. To wage our greedy wars, toil in our poisonous lunar mines.
We made them pleasing to the eye so our children would not have nightmares,
tall and strong and smart so they would adapt to environments never meant to
sustain life. We thought we had created the perfect sub-species. Obedient.
Disposable. How wrong we were.
stands alone. The first of a dying race. He has spent his life fighting to free
his kind. To avenge them. His world is a cold, desolate one that has never been
touched by grace or light until a hot-tempered woman, a human, marches into his
life, his home and his guarded heart. Through Dawn's dry humor and passionate
embrace, he learns to trust again and to love. But just as he starts to hope,
she is stolen from him. With his light gone, all that is left is darkness and
the one thing he loved and Helios will stop at nothing to get Dawn back. Even
damn his eternal, vampire soul.
Bain's one-pilot company recently celebrated its seventh anniversary flying
Yukon's High North. Erica flies when no one else can, takes on clients no one
else wants and lands her floatplane where no one else dares. But after she
delivers wealthy hunters to their secluded lodge, an electrical fire forces her
to make an emergency landing at a nearby weather station. Its lone occupant, a
man notorious throughout the region for his "charming" personality,
couldn't make her feel less welcome if he tried. Maybe crashing in the mountains
wouldn't have been so bad after all.
been around for six hundred and seventy years, ten months, twenty-five days and
some change. But who's counting? His different careers have included prospector
during the Gold Rush, reluctant medical aide to a charity group after his
immigration to North America, courier during the Napoleonic War, popular man
with the ladies of Vienna's aristocracy and brilliant physician. And before it
all, back in his thirteenth century native Austria — a time he won't let himself
forget — he used to be a sadistic monster.
believed men like him should hope for a second chance. Until Erica lands on him