WINTER ROSE (vampire romance)
"You forget who I am too easily. Do not take liberties with me Nothapela, I am not an animal you can tame."
"I never forget who you are Malcolm, and I don't want to tame you. I'm not romanticizing you or hoping one day the beast will turn into a prince. I am young but I am not deluded."
"You know you can't change me, yet you care for me. I can see you developing feelings for me, they scare you yet you don't try to run, you are trying to accept it?"
"Then you are either stupid or as insane as I am."
Fairytales tell of a prince, charming, handsome, brave and sweet that will sweep you off your feet. But what happens when your prince isn't charming, or sweet? what happens when your prince is the villain of the story? When Beauty gave the beast her heart, he turned back into a prince, but Nothi's beast wasn't cursed, he is who he is, a king, a vampire, cold sadistic cruel, bordering on sociopath and incapable of love. Can love truly conquer all? can her heart survive such a love? They say love is not for the weak hearted, and to love a man like Malcolm requires a heart as strong as a rose in winter.