Can you imagine living for hundreds and hundreds of years? Never seeing the sunlight...and watching the world change around you.
Being a vampire sounds like a fun time. You are basically immortal. Only a few things can kill you. You never age. A downside is your diet... liquid diet. But hardest is watching your family and loved ones pass on and leave you. I know for me that would be the hardest part. Say one of them comes down with cancer. You could cure them by changing them but should you? Could you? Those choices are a small part of what makes being a vampire not all the glamorous life movies portray.
Clara Winter's vampires are amazing. When Millicent loses the love of her life, her depression takes over. Can vampires become depressed? See what happens when her previous love shows up...
Walking back around the kitchen counter, I approach Jack slowly, hoping he isn’t afraid of me. His hands are folded on top of the counter. His eyes stare straight ahead. I can’t read anything on his face. Tentatively, I reach out my hand, lightly touching his arm. I’m afraid he is going to flinch, but he doesn’t. He turns his head toward me, followed by his body. Jack reaches up and touches my cheek. His gesture makes me think he may actually accept all of this.
If only our life could be this simple--a boy and girl in love--the end. The only ending I ever wanted.
“I’m guessing you’re actually much older than I am. How old are you?”
Not what I expected, but I’ll take it. I won’t make a joke about how he shouldn’t ask a lady her age.
“Two hundred sixty-one, to be exact.”
After a few minutes of silence, I ask if he would like that drink now, which he readily accepts.
Taking my time, I pour him a scotch over ice. He needs a minute to take everything in, and I try to give it to him. I’m wondering if I should go for it, telling him the rest of the story, or wait, letting him process one thing at a time.
True love never dies.
At least, it doesn’t for Millicent, a once French noblewoman turned immortal vampire. The love of her life is murdered before she became immortal. Forever is a long time to live in despair. Two hundred forty years later, she locks eyes with an English actor, who happens to look exactly like her dead lover.
Sadness turns to happiness as Millicent and Jack find passion in each other’s arms. Their fling quickly turns serious as Millicent finds happiness once again—and possibly her one true love.
However, their relationship becomes complicated by her own uncertainty, Jack’s mortality, and the other man in Millicent’s life, Alexandre, her maker and companion. When Alexandre puts his foot down, 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. This is the first book in The Immortal Kindred Series.
About the Author:
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.
You can connect with her at: clarawinterbooks.com