Raised in the underworld of demons, 13-year-old Dante
Valtrez is a half-demon obsessed with the power of fire. He
and his demonic brothers are given their final test of
killing a woman and her two small daughters, but Dante
cannot kill the tiny blonde child witnessing her mother's
and sister's demise. Instead, he escapes with her to the
only safe place...a church. Her stories of the shape-shifter
demons are disbelieved by the residents as traumatic and
horrific memories of a small child.
Twenty years later, Marlena returns to Mysteria, Tennessee,
as a doctor studying violent crimes and finds that Dante is
the sheriff. Marlena sees not the son of Satan, but her
savior. When several women are found slaughtered then
staked and burned, Dante is determined to protect the town
from the demonic underworld. He is obsessed with Marlena,
who's pregnant with his child; a child purported to become
the strongest demon to be born and destined to rule the
Dante's father, Zion, ruler of the underworld, is
determined to tear them apart and destroy Marlena and her
unborn child, taking from Dante all he holds dear. This
releases an avenging power and rage in Dante and his two
brothers to destroy their father.
This story will totally captivate the reader. A tale packed
solid with suspense and excitement with a new surprise at
the turn of every page. Dante will truly win you over and
soon becomes the hero we all hope to have in our lives. The
fiery desire that draws Dante and Marlena together
completely consumes them. An absolutely fascinating read
that is definitely recommended. Rita Herron is an
extremely gifted writer.
Fueled by her family's
murder years ago, Dr. Marlena Bender has devoted her life
to understanding violent criminals. But when a serial
killer in this small Southern town starts taking the lives
of women in diabolical ways--leaving trophies of his kills
on Marlena's doorstep--it all hits too close to home.
Terrified, Marlena turns to the only man she can
trust...the man who saved her life.
BUT HIS SECRET
IS HER WORST NIGHTMARE.
Sheriff Dante Valtrez would
move heaven and earth to keep Marlena safe, but he's not
the savior she thinks he is. A dark legacy runs through his
blood and a dangerous secret lies within him. Now a fierce,
hot, ruthless desire draws Dante and Marlena together--as a
demonic force from his past threatens to rip them apart,
destroying everything they hold dear.