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The Immortal Kindred Series Book 1
BY CLARA WINTER
True love never dies. At least it doesn’t for Millicent, a once French noblewoman turned immortal vampire. Her big problem is the love of her life was murdered before she was granted immortality. Forever is a long time to live in despair. 240 years later, she locks eyes with an English actor named Jack, who happens to look exactly like her dead lover.
Trying to figure out Jack’s true soul identity becomes complicated by her own uncertainty, Jack’s mortality, and the other man in Millicent’s life. Alexandre, her maker and companion, isn’t going to make it too easy for her. Millicent must decide if she’s going to continue to be led by others or take the reins and drive the outcome of her life.
Deepest Midnight is set in modern day Savannah, Ga with occasional glimpses back to 18th century France.
River Street feels like my home away from home. Uneven cobblestone underfoot, shops and restaurants to my right, trees, and black, smooth water to my left. After walking about halfway down, I see camera crews. For the last couple of days, I have seen them around. Areas of town sectioned off with bright industrial lighting, trailers, and curious onlookers. I know a movie is being filmed but haven’t been all that interested.
Alexandre, on the other hand, loves movies. He is besotted with the dark-haired beauty starring in this film. His mission is to meet and seduce this woman, which I’m sure he will. At 6’3”, Alexandre is one solid male, with a face that could have been chiseled from marble and a perfect, wicked smile. He is blonde, although his eyes are baby blue. His muscular body could very easily sell underwear any day of the week.
Alexandre is happy to bounce from one bed to the next, sating his very healthy appetite for female flesh. And why shouldn’t he have his fun? He is the very copy of a Roman god, and women can’t help but fall over themselves to please him. Annie and I, seemingly the only two women able to resist his charms.
I reach into my clutch to take out my phone. Someone may as well get lucky tonight. Before I can begin my text, Alexandre is next to me. I hate being psychically linked to him sometimes. Ok, all the time. If I wasn’t so lazy, I would learn how to shield my thoughts.
As I put my phone away, he says, “You know I hate texting.”
“Why are you whispering? Who could possibly hear us?” I ask, in my sweetest southern belle accent, the one I use the most. Irritating him is what I do best, although he doesn’t always take the bait.
“Do you see her?” He pauses, looking around. “There she is in the back, next to the man with the copper hair. Don’t you have a thing for gingers, Mills?” He tugs on my arm, pointing with his other hand, as I look up.
Alexandre starts explaining how he is going to approach her. I roll my eyes. He thinks he can just walk up to a world-famous movie star, throw up an eyebrow, and she’ll be stripping naked. The annoying thing is, for Alexandre, she probably will. On the last half of my eye roll, I lock eyes with a man who was murdered over 200 years ago. It feels as if all the breath has left my body.
Amy Rugg grew up reading Anne of Green Gables, The Secret Garden, and Alice in Wonderland, while watching Buck Rogers, Star Trek, and Doctor Who. Writing her own stories naturally ensued. She is a wife, mother, and former school counselor, with a Master’s Degree in Counseling. Amy is from Colorado Springs, Co and currently resides in Mission Viejo, Ca. clarawinterbooks.com
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