Vampire Nick Christos might have been born in the Middle Ages, but those days seem tame compared to the last eight years spent ruling the Supernatural Council. The only respite in his long days of governing is with his sweet neighbor Casey Meyers. Sure, he’s forced to take a cold shower after every encounter, but no way will he risk anything more with a human. Not with his blood thirsty ex on the prowl and out to ruin Nick’s life.
But when said crazy ex shows up at the ball and flies her freak flag high, Nick has more to worry about than keeping his hands off his neighbor. He’ll have to stay closer than ever if he hopes to keep her alive, but will she want to leave him forever when she learns the truth?
The chemistry between an ancient hero and a modern heroine
by Candace Havens
Hmmm. In my story, Nick, who has been around for 800 years, has lived through a lot of history and, um, women. But he isn’t the kind of guy who would throw it in your face. He’s very sensitive to Casey and her needs. I wrote him that way because you would think after 800 years a man would finally figure it out. It’s fiction. It could happen.
The biggest complication for Casey and Nick, is his past. People from the past create a great deal of trouble for the couple. Some of that trouble is difficult to overcome. Communication is key, which is something Casey still has to teach Nick. He has a tendency to be over protective and won’t tell her things, which drives her nuts. If acid spitting demons might come after her, or nasty witches want to slice off her head, she wants to know these things. And I don’t blame her.
As for the sexual chemistry, wowza. These two have no problem in that department. They begin as friends, and I think that helps. They already know so much about one another, which is good sense the relationship has to progress quickly. The great thing is that Nick has lived for hundred of years, so he knows what he wants in a woman. And that happens to be the curvy, and sometimes shy, Casey.