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Excerpt from A Vampire's Tale:
...Preoccupied with the story Marisa had just committed to writing, she finds herself in a sticky situation before Corgan swoops in and saves her...
This story belonged to him, not her, as much as she tried to convince herself
otherwise. Writing it as he revealed it, with no end in sight, unnerved her. The story
emerged like a living, breathing organism. For the first time, she felt like she had
created something real.
But the world would see fiction instead of truth. Oh, the irony. The best fiction
she ever wrote was actually true.
Lost in thought, the last half of her coffee had grown cold, and she didn’t want
more, anyway. The coffee shop was deserted except for the lone attendant. It must
be later than she realized. Her stomach churned, and something akin to fear gripped
her. She had the strangest notion she had to go home. Now.
Leaving the mug on the table, she walked out of the restaurant without a second
glance. Her step quickened as she heard frightening sounds in the darkness. Almost
home. She sighed.
Two strange men, with dark hoodies concealing their faces, stepped out of the
“Where are you off to in such a hurry, pretty lady?”
She ignored the speaker and continued walking.
“Hey, we're talking to you.”
The largest man of the duo blocked her path while the other grabbed her by the
back of her neck and yanked her into the alley.
Every fiber of her being wanted to flee. “Let go of me,” Marisa demanded.
“Not until we've had some fun.”
She tensed and clenched her fists. “Maybe you didn't hear me clearly before,
asshole. I said let go!”
The man in front of her pulled out a knife, the metal reflecting in the dim light of
Heart racing, she struggled against her attacker, trying to kick her way free.
“The lady doesn't want to play tonight, fellas. I suggest you find a new friend.”
The man behind her released his grip, and the two thugs inched away from her.
“Hey, man. We didn't mean any harm.”
Corgan stepped in front of her and waved his hand in the air. “You were never
here. You never saw me. If you ever see this lady again, you will run away from her
and won't know why. Am I clear?”
They nodded blankly.
“Then go, before I change my mind.”
Marisa fell into Corgan’s arms as her would-be assailants dashed down the
street. Sobs racked her as she shivered uncontrollably. “You saved me.”
“I should've been here sooner.” Holding her tightly, he stroked her hair. “Nothing
will ever harm you again.”
Surrounded by the safety of his strong arms, she had complete faith in him. She
leaned into his embrace and sighed.
“Do you trust me?” he asked.
A Vampire's Tale
The best laid plans…
Marisa Clements was never satisfied writing the ‘gossip column’ in the local paper and she quit her job to follow her dream of writing fiction. Floundering in an unforgiving industry, she wrote about vampires, a popular subject she considered fascinating but as real as unicorns, to pay the rent.
Corgan was tired of human misconceptions about vampires and ‘living’ as a vampire. He planned to tell Marisa his story and end his existence. It was no coincidence Corgan selected Marisa to write his story. With the ability to see the future, he knew she would be a major part of it. He knew if they met, she would help him die, but in doing so, she’d be doomed to the same fate. Once they met, their futures would be irrevocably intertwined.
Corgan began to care for Marisa and finally revealed the truth to her. He admitted his quest to atone for his past sins had put her in grave danger from a nest of revenge-seeking vampires. Corgan must claim her for her own protection. But claiming her is not enough, he must ask for help from his wizard friends and his maker in order to destroy his enemy or Marisa will never be safe.