Jennifer St. Giles begins a dazzling new series that takes you into a world of seductive shape shifters and mystical beings, and into the hearts of a band of heroic warriors known as The Shadowmen. . . .
Yesterday, Erin Morgan worked for a pioneering Manhattan medical center. Today, she's on the run, witness to a chilling conspiracy. Fleeing for her life in the Tennessee mountains, she is run off the road by a mysterious beast . . . and things only get stranger when she wakes the next day to find a naked Adonis sprawled on the hood of her car.
For centuries, Jared has been a shape shifter, sworn to protect mortals like Erin. But in saving her, Jared has damned himself, for the poison from his battle wound stirs a terrible blood lust. Determined to protect Erin, Jared stays by her side and discovers a sensual rapture beyond imagining . . . and a love that can change his fate. But can Jared overcome his savage thirst and protect Erin from the beast within?
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August 28, 2006
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Excerpt from The Touch A Dark Wolf by Jennifer St. Giles
THE MIST FILLING the Tennessee mountain pass was either fate's middle finger telling Erin Morgan she was screwed, or a beckoning finger from the grave letting her know that sooner or later she was a dead woman. Sooner, if the budding sixth sense tingling her scalp and twisting her gut was proving itself true yet again. She'd been trying to shake the feeling, but couldn't. It was more than just the Sno-Med billboards lining the road, advertising, "Let us enrich your life. We care for you." Somehow Erin felt that Dr. Cinatas was tracing her escape from Manhattan into no-man's-land, realizing she was after his jugular rather than hiding.
She'd never dreamed make that nightmared that Dr. Cinatas was a murderer. She'd worked for the devil for months and hadn't had a clue until this morning. A sudden cold sweat made her shiver. How many people had she unknowingly helped kill during that time? How big a pawn had she been? What evil plan was Cinatas playing out, and why? From what Erin had seen, four people had been murdered to bring one back from the edge of death. Multiply the number she'd help treat by four, and the death toll was
Oh, God. She gripped the steering wheel tighter, her nails biting into the leather padding. A cold sweat broke out all over her body, and her stomach churned with a sickening dread that she could hardly face.
Don't think about it! she told herself, trying to force her mind away from the scene that had greeted her that morning, but she couldn't erase it from her mind. She couldn't stop seeing everything in vivid detail.