"You thought I wouldn't find you, Maddie? I told you what would happen if you refused to behave." His laugh was pure evil, a song that shattered sanity like nails raking down a chalkboard.
I heard screaming and realised it was coming from me. I felt like I was watching myself in a nightmare, helpless and unable wake up. "Help me!" The hoarse cry barely made it out of a dry throat, my lungs lacked the oxygen to give it power.
Warm breath caressed my ear as I sat there frozen, gripping my hand. "Have you had enough yet, Maddie? Will you submit?" Firm lips trailed down my jaw, then gently kissed the throbbing vein in my neck. They nipped at the soft skin...
Maddison Tempest was taught to be kind, loyal and forgiving from a very young age. Her parents told her to never give up on a dream and that there was good in the world if you looked for it. "Fate will guide you towards the right path," they said.
But she had lost them a few days before her fourteenth birthday, so they never warned her about the immense evil that dwelled in the woods to the north. Dark power that was forever searching for the innocent and vulnerable. If their glowing eyes met yours, it was too late to run, too late to scream.
Maddison stumbled upon one lost and alone one night. But it was no accident that she came to be wandering so far from safety...and he was waiting.
** PLEASE BE AWARE, THIS IS NOT A SOFT ROMANCE. IT DOES CONTAIN MATURE THEMES. **