I thought Damek’s Redemption would finish the Legacy series, but I had one more story left to tell…
Legacy, Book 7
This vampire’s heart is far from silent
Craig Lawton’s best friend is an ancient vampire and his two siblings are half werewolf, so he’s used to being the only human in the room. When he tries to help a new vampire in the throes of her transformation, he goes from “normal” to “paranormal”.
Left in an alley to become a monster like the one that attacked her, Evie Pelowski is confused, alone, and unable to control the strange bloodlust surging through her veins. When a Good Samaritan tries to help her, she’s does the unforgivable and turns him into a monster too.
They have a bond ignited by blood, but trust is hard won, even though Craig’s still determined to help her. But the vampire who turned Evie is out there, and both she and Craig have a new reality and future to face.
Foot traffic was getting lighter as the daytime crowd had all headed home and the evening patrons hadn’t come out yet. Craig didn’t mind. He enjoyed having the sidewalk almost all to himself. He could see the Haven sign in the distance and quickened his step. He was almost past the dark alleyway when he heard a whimper.
Craig stopped and went back a few steps, peering down the alley. The streetlights didn’t penetrate very far, making it difficult to see anything. “Anyone there?” It was probably nothing more than a stray cat or dog searching for scraps. It was an unfortunate fact that every city had a problem with stray animals.
He squinted, wishing not for the first time that he had the enhanced senses of his siblings. They’d had the same mother but different fathers, and Craig was fully human while his brother and sister were part werewolf. “Hello.”
He heard the whimpering sound again, but this time it sounded more human than animal. Cursing himself for a fool, he started down the alley. He really should go to Haven for help. Any one of the pack would come back with him to check this out. It was pure folly to go alone.
Still, he took another step into the darkness.
His eyes were adjusting a little better, but he couldn’t see where the noise was coming from. “I won’t hurt you,” he promised.
A skittering sound caught his attention. It was coming from the far side of the dumpster on the left side. “Who’s there?” He wished they’d say something.
Taking a deep breath, Craig inched carefully forward until he could see just beyond the dumpster. Curled up next to the nasty smelling metal was a small person. He couldn’t tell if it was a woman or a kid. It was too dark to see what the person was wearing or to make out any details. He squinted again and took a step forward. “Hey.”
A head came up and reddish-tinged eyes peered back at him. Crap. He was in big trouble. Whoever this person was, they were a paranormal creature of some kind. And if Craig was a betting man, he’d say she was a vampire, a young one, potentially unstable and very, very dangerous.
He backed up a step.
“Help me.” It was a woman’s voice and it stopped Craig in his tracks.
“What happened to you?” he asked.
She moaned and closed her eyes. “I don’t know what’s wrong with me.” She panted heavily and Craig could sense her distress.
He reached into his pocket for his phone. “I know someone who can help you.”
“No.” She came to her feet in one fluid motion and jumped at him.
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