Once, Frankie Suchet loved Henri Foucault—and it cost her everything. For two centuries, she has cursed the French duke who gave her his blood and then disappeared forever. Today, this sexy vampire is a bartender living in San Francisco. Now Frankie has been granted a chance to go back in time…and kill the man who made her what she is. But becoming “Francoise” again means losing all memory of the risk Henri poses to her future…and her heart.
France, 1794. The Reign of Terror is in full swing. From the first, Henri is an enigma, saving Francoise from an angry Parisian mob. Drawn to his seductive vitality, Francoise discovers there is much more to him than she once knew. Henri’s devotion to rescuing innocents from the guillotine is his sole passion—until he encounters Francoise’s intoxicating blend of innocence and warmth. And as their attraction explodes to dangerous desire, the only way to save each other may be to sacrifice their timeless love…
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Bartending wasn’t a bad gig for a vampire. Night work. You could get a job anywhere. Especially if you looked not a day over twenty-five and exuded that vampire electric energy that made you seem more alive than anyone else around you.
Ozone was one of the trendiest gin joints in San Francisco. Frankie’s shift had been attracting lots of tourists lately. See above, vampire attraction. That and the French accent she couldn’t seem to quite shake. Americans loved accents. It might be time to move on. This city was too damned foggy anyway.
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“Few writers combine a sensual romance within a supernatural thriller as well as Susan Squires.”— Midwest Book Review
SUSAN SQUIRES is a third-generation Northern Californian whose father almost disowned her for moving south of the Tehachapi Mountains to get her Master’s Degree in English Literature from UCLA. Now she lives a short walk from the Southern California beach with her husband, Harry, a writer of paranormal mysteries and her biggest supporter. Belgium figures largely in her life. She owns two Belgian sheepdogs and an Anglo-Belgian warmblood mare. She has traveled extensively in England doing research for her historical novels.