Retribution! [The Champion Chronicles: Book One]

ISBN Print: 978-1-60154-551-0
Page Count: 364
Word Count: 0
Rating: Sensual (PG-PG13)
MSRP: 6.00

Dreams often reflect hidden desires . . . even if they are terrifying. Michael Malone, a unique creature of the night, has taken down three evil sorcerers. He’s not entirely successful. Faced with eternal suffering, a compassionate soul helps this Champion create an intricate fantasy until he can be rescued by the Georgian Circle. His tale of passion and suspense is tinged with many truths. Eternal devotion to a Guardian of Souls and a troubled teenager forces this mystically enhanced vampire to dream of survival. He yearns to be in Alana’s arms. He vows to protect Lukas, his mortal son. As he confronts his guilty, undead life his imagination runs wild. But Michael begins to lose hope, believing that there is no such thing as redemption. Why did the commanding Champion jeopardize his own immortality? Michael Malone has two very good reasons. One is revenge and the other is love.

PRINT ISBN 1-60154-551-7
(364 pages) Sensual


Wounds streaked his gaunt cheeks. Wavy hair matted with blood. Slashed chest, arms pierced several times—hours of fighting plunged the Champion into weariness no human could endure. So be it, I am ready. One swift stroke of a silver blade across my neck and I turn to dust and bone. My soul will burn for all eternity.

Michael's thoughts turned to the woman he would always love.

My Guardian… my love, from the first moment I saw you, I was yours forever. I couldn't tell you about this. I couldn't put you in danger again. His fading mind turned to the motivation behind his vengeance. Lukas, my precious gift, I have always loved you. I promised myself that the bastards would pay!

This vampire could thrust and parry with the best swordsmen of any dimension. He had centuries of practice. Michael raised his blade for what he figured would be the last time. The weary Champion felt a strange sensation, as if an impermeable shield covered his vulnerable heart.

“Is it finally over?” he shouted to the clouded heavens. “I signed away salvation a year ago! Have I at least made amends for some small fraction of my past?”

A resonant “no” echoed through the vampire's conscience. No matter how many good deeds he did, a special spot awaited him in Hell.

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