“We were two broken souls who had found each other in a world of shadows. We were held together by a connection of secrets, dark and fearful and reluctant to leave. Their depth was seductive and overwhelming, an endless ocean of black that threatened to cover the brilliance we kept reaching for with each other.”
With her art career flourishing and the mansion predators no longer a threat, Charlie is creating a new life. Her desires have changed, and she has a chance at a healthy, loving relationship with Cameron—if they can bury the memories and doubts that plague them.
Can they overcome the destruction of their clouded pasts, or will the revelation of more painful, shocking secrets pull them back into the shadows?
Charlie has been trying to put what is left of her life back together since escaping “The Mansion.” She immerses herself in her art and in Cameron. Things seem to be going so well for them – their art careers have never been more promising and they are working toward building a solid relationship with each other. But Charlie can’t seem to overcome her guilt at what happened in the past. She seeks the support of her father, who is on the run after his role in the take down of the Mansion. For with him, she feels she may finally have a chance at the family that she always yearned for.
“Maybe I should gaze at the sky more often. Maybe I should enjoy the night air instead of sheltering myself from it from. Rather than letting the never-ending blackness overwhelm me, maybe I should appreciate it for what it is: a background for the brilliance of stars. After all, without darkness, there cannot be light.”
“We were two broken souls who had found each other in a world of shadows. We were held together by a connection of secrets, dark and fearful and reluctant to leave. They recoiled whenever light reached them. Their depth was seductive and overwhelming, an endless ocean of black that threatened to cover the brilliance we kept reaching for with each other. But it wasn’t the only color on our palette. Maybe it was time to explore a different hue.”
So it's no surprise that The Shadow Series has definitely earned a place on my “must read” list for 2013…