A Doe Among Wolves
“Mesmerised by him, Lara stood perfectly still in the crowded ballroom and completely forgot that there were others wheeling around in the dance around her. Their swirling dresses and laughing eyes were obliterated as she gazed into Alex’s endless features. Suddenly, he seemed to have caught the scent of something, and began inhaling, searching for whatever had reached his highly sensitive nostrils. She raised the wineglass to her lips, about to take a sip, still looking into his face.
“No!” he shot in a panicked tone, locating the source of the acrid smell and snatching the glass from her hand. She was so surprised that she could not form a reply of any kind. “Look,” he said, lowering the glass and showing her the contents. “Do you see anything?” At the bottom, the remnants of a heavy, white powder were dissolving and within moments all trace of it had vanished. He sniffed the glass and Lara could have sworn she heard a low rumble in his throat.”
Lonely Lara Gilchrist stumbles into a world of ancient bloodlines, base-born shadow vampires, and an ancient prophecy, when she is dragged by her obnoxious father to a Halloween Ball, deep in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania. The hosts, the mysterious and exquisitely beautiful Sekelsky family soon realise the dreadful role Lara plays in this ancient game of chess, and as Alexander – tall, dark haired, white skinned, devastatingly handsome – falls more and more in love with her, he realises that even he, with his heightened hearing and supernatural speed, might not be able to keep her from falling into the hands of the most dangerous and evil vampires the world has ever known.