A man hunts a woman. Yet what if he is no ordinary man, but a predator in search of prey? A dark soul looking for the light? A vampire, a werewolf, a mythic being who strikes fear into the hearts of mortals?
Three of romance's hottest bestselling authors invite you to explore the dark side, to taste the forbidden, to dive into danger with heroes who fire the blood and lay claim to the soul in these striking tales of sensual passion.
When day fades into night, when fear becomes fascination, when the swirling seduction of everlasting love overcomes the senses, it must be…
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Other Authors: Amanda Ashley & Ronda Thompson
Release Date: September 2001
Number of Pages: 400 pages
Publisher: Love Spell
This anthology was very important to me to be a part of as I wanted to thank you for your fantastic support. I have brought together two special people for a journey into a magical tale of timeless love. More importantly, I wanted to share with you a true storyteller, unsurpassed in her craft, Amanda Ashley. That is the highest compliment I could ever pay a writer. I love her books and each one has a place on my keeper shelf. Ronda Thompson is a more recent discovery for me and she can make you laugh or cry or make the hair on the back of your neck stand up, but most importantly, she waves a tale of pure romance!
~AFTER TWILIGHT AWARDS & HONORS~
Winner for 2001 PEARL Award
for Best Anthology
Winner for 2001 PEARL Award
for Best Novella / Short Story: Dark Dream
2nd Place for RIO Dorthy Parker Awards
for Contemporary / Historical Anthology
Winner for 2000 Love Romances
Reader's Choice Award
for Best Paranormal Romance
Recommended by Barnes & Noble
~AFTER TWILIGHT BESTSELLER LISTS~
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~AFTER TWILIGHT REVIEWS~
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Reviewed by Amanda Killgore
From the first moment I began this story, I was captivated by
its haunting beauty.
As he watches
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Jason, the darkly beautiful vampiric hero
of the story, is captivated by the lovely mortal, Leanne, who
is the image of his first love. In a way, their story is a reflection
of the one she participates in on stage. After they meet and
fall in love, Jason realizes that to love her, he must leave
her lest one of them be destroyed; but he keeps on holding onto
their love for just one more day. When Leanne discovers the
truth about the man she loves, what will the fate of their love
As I read
this story, I could hear the soundtracks of PHANTOM, JEKYLL
AND HYDE, and even HIGHLANDER in my heart. Jason's tortured
love for Leanne, the yearning for a love that can never be,
is perfectly captured in this tale that brings more than one
tear to the eye and at least one smile. I do, however, have
a major complaint with it; I wanted a whole book about these
Gladly, I return to the world of the Carpathians, where the
males live in darkness until love awakens their hearts. This
chapter of the saga concerns Falcon, an ancient warrior of that
race, who has sought his true love for centuries, for only she
can save him from becoming a vampire, a beast driven to kill
and destroy. When he rescues Sara Marten from a gang of street
punks, he knows he has found the woman he has sought all his
spent fifteen years hiding from a vampire who destroyed her
family when she was a girl. At first, she believes Falcon to
be him, or something like him. When she learns the truth, she
accepts what must be, but holds off on committing to him until
the children she has been rescuing and caring for are safe.
Will she be able to escape the one who wants her death and give
her love to her destined mate before he becomes a monster equal
to the one hunting her?
story is understandable even if you have not read the rest of
the series, it is so much better if you are familiar with the
setting and the recurring characters who appear therein. Falcon
and Sara make a wonderful couple, both strong in places that
offset the other's weaker spots. Again, Ms. Feehan's gamble
in changing the vampire legend pays off richly for her readers.
rescues an injured wolf from illegal hunters, she has no idea
what an incredible adventure is ahead of her. Tracking the injured
creature to a cabin, she finds not a wolf, but the most amazing
man she has ever seen. She and Rick are instantly drawn to one
another, but he is haunted by a terrible secret-- he is the
wolf. Three years ago, he and his brother, Jason, were bitten
by a werewolf, and have sought to free themselves of the curse
ever since. He has longed for death, but now has love to consider.
Yet, this seems impossible. Inadvertently, he had bitten Stephanie,
and now she is slowly becoming a creature like himself. Her
only salvation lies in the death of the one who infected her.
To save the one he loves, Rick must die-- just when he wants
to live most.
haunting tale was the first I have read by this author, and
now I truly look forward to reading more of her work. Rick is
a wonderfully tortured hero without falling into the trap of
being stereotypical. Stephanie matches him perfectly with her
strength and the compassion she exhibits. This story blends
the more traditional werewolf legends with modern interpretations
excellently. I hope the brother gets his own story someday.
this is a wonderful collection; and I am not one to often read
anthologies. Once again, I must say that the only real fault
in any of these stories is that they were not full length novels.
They will chill you even as your heart warms.