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Cross My Heart
Blood Series:Book 1.5
(Blood Series:Book 1.5)
Copyright ©2020, Elizabeth Morgan
Written inBritish English
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Cross my heart, andhope to die… You should be careful what you wish for.
Danielle Renaud wouldhave never wished for this life of endless hunting and isolation,but it’s the only one she’s ever known. But while her secondcousin, Heather Ryan, is off to single-handedly rid the world ofVampires, she is stuck on the side-lines.
Frustrated andconcerned when Heather hasn’t checked in for over a fortnight, shedecides it’s time to take matters into her own hands. What shedoesn’t expect is to learn her childhood friend, Nathan, is alsomissing, or to discover him half-naked and shackled, lurking aroundtheir old hangout. And he needs her help, because to her horror, heis now one of the undead. Although she is trained to kill his kind,something about his creation and the circumstances surrounding itjust don’t add up.
Promises should not bebroken, but no one ever expects to die if one is.
Nathan Kennedy waswarned that Vampires existed, but he always believed his childhoodfriend just suffered from an overactive imagination. Boy was hewrong. Dragged into a world he once made fun of and “turned”against his will, he will soon discover he has a role to play thateven his Slayer Bestie couldn’t have cooked up.
Nothing is acoincidence.
Though thecircumstances are extreme, fate has brought them back together, andthey need to find Heather, the first born Infected, to make senseof what’s going on. But neither of them could have predicted thepath that lies before them, or how much their lives were trulyabout to change … for the worse…
This title containsexplicit language and some scenes with violence.
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This book tooka lot longer than I expected it to and I can’t even give a reasonas to why that is, but like Sofia Renaud, I believe everythinghappens for a reason.
I startedwriting this book in 2016 after Blood Secrets was published, butthat was also a year where a lot changed for me in real life. Somenot so good, but it brought me to where I am now, and I believeeverything we do in life serves a purpose.
I had beenchipping away at this story since 2016, but it wasn’t until thisyear, 2020, when the world stopped and every day life ground to ahalt that I was able to find my way back to this world again.
COVID-19 hasbeen horrendous and has affected every single one of us in one wayor another, but if there is one thing that I will take away fromthis scary, crazy time – a silver-lining, dare I say – is it hashelped put my priorities in perspective. And in having to isolateand therefore not worry or stress about everyday tasks andresponsibilities, I have been able to focus on what I love, whichis writing, telling stories.
This book wasnever planned but was essential. Elle and Than’s story runsalongside the events of Blood Secrets. It doesn’t matter if youhaven’t read book two in the series or even the prequel, She-Wolf.But I would highly recommend that for your own enjoyment and tounderstand the events of this book, you have at least read bookone, Cranberry Blood.
I’m so happyto finally be sharing this instalment with you and hope you enjoyevery second of it and find it worth the wait.
~ Nathan ~
The sky was a mixtureof orange and pink making the scattered, wispy clouds look likecandy floss. It was hot, with next to no breeze, and somewhere inthe distance, birds sang. But as always, our haven was as silent asa grave.
I had never reallyunderstood that saying. Of course, a grave was silent—it was apatch of ground marked by a slab of stone ... and we weresurrounded by them.
“This isn’t fair.Switzerland is practically on the other side of the world,” Ihuffed, aiming the pebble in my hand toward the thin arch window infront of me.
“Your geography isterrible,” Elle replied, climbing along the wall of what was oncethe left side of the friar’s house. “It’s not that far.”
The monastic site hadclosed hours ago, a tourist attraction by day and our haven in theevenings. Sure, it was a graveyard, but it was historic and had atower which allowed you to see far off into the distance. It hadbeen the site where we had slain dragons and hid from the monsterslurking in the nearby forest. Where we had braved great peril torescue the princess locked up in that very tall tower ... whichElle had never offered to play the part of. She’d always preferredto be on the ground, fighting by my side.
We had played here aschildren and had hung out here as teens. It was our special spot,and right now, I had no idea if I would ever see this placeagain.
“Still—” I reacheddown and grabbed another small stone from amongst the grass. “—Idon’t understand why my da had t’take a job in a differentcountry.”
“I don’t think it’snecessarily his choice where the promotion’s based.”
I snorted. “It’s