Discovery of Death (Blood of my World Novella One): A Paranormal Romance [MultiFormat]
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eBook by A.P. Fuchs
eBook Category: Romance/Horror
eBook Description: Zach and Rose had fallen in love during their sophomore year, their worlds completely changed and utterly belonging to each other's. It was the first time either had fallen in love, deeply, purely. Aiming for a future together, plans were interrupted when Zach went missing for three long months, leaving Rose distraught, heartbroken and depressed.
Zach awakens in the dark of a coffin, his memory erased, his life and feelings for Rose forgotten. A strange group of people who identify themselves as his family reveal he has become a vampire, one of the undead, and is now a being with incredible power and a thirst for blood.
However, during Zach's absence, Rose learns of her own secret heritage: she comes from a long line of vampire slayers, hellbent on eradicating the unholy threat of the undead from the face of the Earth. Now, not only does she need to try and get over the young man she loves, she must also come to terms with her new life and what that means for her future.
It is only when her path accidentally crosses with Zach's does lost love begin to surface again.
Discovery of Death is an approximately 25,500-word novella that reveals secrets of the undead, the Slayer Order, and will touch your heart with a story that'll keep you up into the night.
eBook Publisher: Coscom Entertainment, Published: 2011, 2011
Fictionwise Release Date: April 2011
"A refreshing teen fantasy full of bite, blood and romance." -- K. H. Koehler, author of Raiju
Kissing Rose was like kissing blood: warm, smooth, sweet; a gentleness to her lips that made Zach cry out for more. When their lips met, his heart held hers and she his; her life flashed before his eyes and he knew her better than she knew herself.
As their lips playfully melded, separated, merged, he held her close, his embrace gentle and careful, yet firm enough so she knew he'd never let go. Her arms wrapped tightly around his neck, he sensed that if it was possible, she'd pull him deep into herself and make their bodies one. Instead, Rose's hands tugged behind his neck, her fingers stroking its nape, letting him know how much she loved him.
Tongues gliding across each other's, Zach was ever cautious that Rose didn't accidentally drag her tongue across his fangs and cut herself. The last thing he wanted to do was hurt her. They'd already been down the road of pain, loneliness and separation. For something to happen to set them on that path again, he couldn't bear it.
Even now, standing here with her, holding her, kissing her, there was the underlying trepidation that something might go wrong.
Zach's heart raced with phantom beats, his uneasiness at the prospect of losing her distracting him from their kiss.
Rose must have sensed it because she pulled slightly away and said, "What's wrong?"
"I just . . . I love you so much," he whispered. "I never thought--"
She placed the soft skin of her fingertips across his lips. "Shhh." And drew her to him.
Their lips met and Zach's world exploded in flashes of Rose growing up, a little girl with brown hair in pigtails wrapped in purple ribbon all the way to the gorgeous sixteen-year-old she was now.
The images--flying photographs wrapped in light--not just mere pictures but each a snapshot of Rose's time on this earth oozing with meaning and life, their display not just impacting his mind's eye but also his heart. Though each image flashed but for an instant, the sensations crashing through him drew on, the events depicted happening in real time. A nightmare when she was three; a pizza party for her and her girlfriends when she was six; the cake falling off its tray as her mother tried to bring it to her on her tenth birthday; her first pimple; her dad giving her the keys to the car when she got her license.
It was Rose's life that kept Zach connected to the realm of the living. His life . . . he didn't know it, at least not in the way he should. These past few weeks with Rose were all he knew by way of life.
It was a few months ago that he emerged from the dark, unsure of who he was and how he wound up in a crypt in Eagle Park Cemetery.
It was several months since he became a vampire.