After the brutal
murder of her parents, Katelyn Corbin, a thoroughly modern twenty-one year old
college senior, faces the bitter prospect of having to resume her life. She
journeys from her hometown just outside Atlanta to her new home and school in
the Low Country of South Carolina. Soon after arriving in historic Charleston,
she meets James Dubois a deeply mysterious man with an old world aristocratic
bearing. She is deeply intrigued by him and feels as if he has reached out and
somehow touched her to the very depths of her soul.
The chemistry between the two of them is instantaneous. Her interest in him intensifies as she learns that he is a private man, with very little known about him. James appears to the casual observer to be a handsome young widower and wealthy patron of the school who lives alone in the beautifully restored colonial plantation of Whitehall Manor.
Their casual friendship soon turns serious, becoming a full on relationship as Katelyn falls madly in love with James. Their lives begin blending together, twisting and turning, as they continue to grow closer. But James is not the man she thinks he is. After several strange incidents, dark secrets begin to come to the surface. Katelyn soon develops a series of unsettling questions about her new love. She begins searching her own soul for answers, forcing her to question whether or not to continue their relationship. She finally decides that she must know the answers regardless of the outcome to their relationship.
When Katelyn confronts him with her questions she soon discovers James' true nature. His confirmation of her suspicions validates her fears that he was indeed not the man she thought, but the man she feared him to be. His revelations shock her, turning her world view on its side. She is forced to acknowledge things about herself and her world that she never thought possible. She discovers that old folklore and fairy-tales are real in a world where vampires live and love side by side with humans.
Katelyn continues to uncover secrets as she attempts to adjust what she believes is truth. With her new found knowledge, Katelyn soon realizes she must make a choice. Does she continue her relationship with James, or does she live without him. Will love overcome all? Can she give up all she knows and all she is to be with him? Can she make the right decision when it comes to James, the Master of Whitehall Manor?
The sweeping saga of The Master of Whitehall is set in historic Charleston, South Carolina and will appeal to readers of Rachael Caine's Morganville Vampires, Charlene Harris' True Blood series, and Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles.
Lexi’s story is one
of discovery and growth as a shy and sheltered academic young girl faces the
unknowns of an adult world. After being given her life-long dream of teaching
history in a European college, she begins to settle comfortably into adulthood,
surrounded by other academics at The University of Berlin.
Lexi begins her story by recalling how, only a month after her twenty-second birthday she is suddenly diagnosed with terminal cancer. She recounts her devastation at learning she only has weeks to live. She visits Katelyn at Whitehall, and with tears of fear and sadness at her future, begins to tell her best friend ‘good-bye’. But soon after her arrival Lexi is offered an unexpected cure from a very unlikely source. She discovers the existence of an entirely new life and is shocked beyond belief by Katelyn’s revelations to her of ‘The Gift’. Katelyn describes a life that is free of sickness and death; one that can be hers simply for the asking. Her only option being death and an early grave, Lexi embraces ‘The Gift’ and begins her journey into immortality.
Lexi relates her experiences as Katelyn gently leads her to the change, turning her from mortal to immortal. She describes in detail the changes that take place in her as she enters a supernatural world she never knew existed. She easily slips into the life of an immortal and two best friends become eternal friends. When she wakes from the change, she joins Katelyn and James at Whitehall Manor, embraced in love as the newest and youngest member of a supernatural family.
Lexi narrates her tale of life … lost and suddenly found again. She describes what it is like to leave one life behind and look forward to another. She tells of the fear and uncertainty, as she steps out to begin a completely new journey into an immortal life. She knows as she enters into the life of a fledgling vampire, that she has much to learn about her new world. She quickly begins to discover and develop untold powers that were latent in her human life. The life of the Immortal becomes stronger in her as she tells of her first hunt, the sadness of attending her own funeral, and her beginning search for devotion, for and from, a mate in her new world.:Lexi invites you to join her now, as she leads you on an adventure of life changing proportions … an adventure with many unexpected twists and turns … an adventure of growth and maturity into the life of a vampire … an adventure of love.
Lexi’s Legacy is set in both Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia and will appeal to readers of Rachael Caine’s Morganville Vampires, Charlene Harris’ True Blood series, and Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles.