Shadows in the Night
Published by: eXtasy Books
Author : Carol A. Guy
Word Count :50000
Publication Date :2010-07-28
Series : Canid#2
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- Product Code: 978-1-55487-351-7
Secrets, lies, deception and jealousy again threaten to destroy Talia and Lucas.
It’s autumn in Arcadia and Talia Coe is still plagued by uncertainty and nightmares, even though she now knows the truth about her past. Or does she? She still feels there are things her lover, Lucas Knight, is keeping from her. And how does she deal with the hot, burning desire that flares inside of her at a moment’s notice? And where is her father, Victor Kane, who is wanted by the police for the murder of local reporter, Craig Lynch? And what about the new tenants of the nearby estate, Nick and Abby Stewart? Nick’s unwelcome advances make Talia uncomfortable, but not as uncomfortable as the attention Abby lavishes on Lucas. For Caroline Thomas, Victor’s lover, it is a time of turmoil as she tries to run the Kane Art Gallery and cope with her pregnancy. Hiring an assistant, Jeremy, has helped alleviate some of the workload and Caroline’s loneliness. But when Neil Wade moves into the townhouse across the courtyard from her, she is torn between two romances. But once again murder strikes when Jeremy’s body is found behind the art gallery. Then a mysterious fire at Caroline’s townhouse almost takes her life. Has Victor returned seeking revenge against those who have betrayed him? Or are other forces at work?
Talia stirred, muttered something, then became fully awake. She sat up, clutching the down comforter around her naked body and looked at the other side of the bed.
She glanced at the bedside clock. It read just after midnight.
She listened for movement, hoping she would hear him walking around in the living room, or bathroom. Nothing. She was alone in the house.
Where is he at this hour?
Memories of their ferocious lovemaking came back to her in a rush. She'd been like a woman possessed. Was it because she saw the attention he'd been paying to Abby Stewart?
Lucas had explained the scene she's walked in on and she believed him. There was something innately conniving about that woman.
Talia glanced at the French doors. It was then she noticed they were not locked. Getting quickly out of bed, she went to them and pushed the white curtain aside, peering out. Satisfied that no one was lurking around, she opened one of them and stepped out into the night.
The air smelled fresh and clean. She looked up at the moon and felt a stirring deep within her that had nothing to do with sex. Then she recalled the way she'd felt earlier when she'd begun to change, to transform. Fear slithered up her spine.
Lucas said we could control it, that we wouldn't turn unless we wanted to. We promised one another we'd never transform again. Not after the awful things that happened in the spring.
All at once, she knew where he was, and she felt sick inside.