By- Liz DeJesus
Publication Date- June 2014
In an instant, Detective Morgan Carbone's life changes from day to night. Sociopath, serial killer and charmer, David McAllister won't reveal where the bodies of several young women are located but Morgan is determined to get answers. She gets more than she bargained for when during an interrogation he attacks her by sinking his teeth into her hand. Though the wound heals quickly and perfectly, it leaves her with an insatiable bloodlust as she has now turned into a werewolf like her serial killer nemesis. With her world no longer as she knew it, she is propelled into a dramatic, action-packed journey that includes being forced to leave the country to kill an ancient vampiress. However, when Morgan sees her intended target, she finds that not only does the woman remind her of her one true love whom she lost years before, but she is falling for her as hard as she did with her former lover. Now Morgan must decide whether to complete her mission or risk her own life by giving in to her heart's desire.
All night she dreamt of blood. The crackle and crunch of bones made her uneasy.
Morgan gasped and kicked the sheets off her body until she forced herself awake. Her head throbbed with pain. She smelled like sweat and fear, and there was something stuck between her teeth. She pried at it with her fingernails but was unsuccessful. She let out a frustrated groan and ran into the bathroom, where she grabbed a bit of dental floss. The thin piece of white string slid back and forth between her molars. She let out a sigh of relief when she felt whatever it was come loose.
Probably a piece of chicken from yesterday’s lunch.
She felt the large piece of skin between her thumb and index finger. Only it had…ridges. She frowned.
She went to the living room and put on her glasses. They blurred her vision.
“What the…?” she muttered out loud as she took them off. Morgan stared at her glasses as though she were looking at them for the first time. That was when she realized that she had made it to the bathroom without them. She also noticed that she hadn’t turned on a single light in the house. It was completely dark, yet she could see everything as though all of the light bulbs had been switched on.
She studied the item she had had lodged in her mouth. Skin. Human skin. She could tell because there was a fingerprint.
“Oh my God,” she whispered.
A little bit of bile ran up her throat. She made it to the bathroom in time to vomit. She mumbled a prayer as she reached for the knob to flush the toilet. Her hand remained frozen as she noticed something floating on the water. It was a mix between pink and blue-grey. With a trembling hand, she reached in and picked it up.
She tossed the item and watched in horror as it flew half way across the bathroom. It bounced across the floor. She pushed herself away from it until her back touched the cold bathroom wall. It was a finger… a quarter of a woman’s pinky finger.
Then…she thought about what happened to her two weeks ago.
About the Author
Liz DeJesus was born on the tiny island of Puerto Rico. She is a novelist and a poet. She has been writing for as long as she was capable of holding a pen. She is the author of the novel Nina (Blu Phi'er Publishing, October 2007), The Jackets (Arte Publico Press, March 2011) First Frost (Re-realeased through Indie Gypsy Summer 2015), Glass Frost (Re-released through Indie Gypsy Summer 2015), Shattered Frost (Indie Gypsy, Summer 2015) and Morgan (Indie Gypsy, July 2014). Her work has also appeared in Night Gypsy: Journey Into Darkness (Indie Gypsy, October 2012), Twice Upon a Time (Bearded Scribe Press, Winter 2015) and Someone Wicked (Smart Rhino Publications, Winter 2013).
Liz is currently working on a new novel and a comic book series titled Zombie Ever After (Emerald Star Comics, Fall 2014).
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