That night was the first time I tasted champagne—French he told me, and as I loved all things French I was enchanted. I barely remember what we said—only that I did most of the talking: about leaving the South, my dreams of becoming a writer, my thoughts of Harlem . . . and of you. He said very little, only this: "The moment I saw you I knew you would be mine forever. And even death, even that, could not part us."
Jocelyn's life feels empty, devoid of passion and purpose. After she finds a journal written by her “doomed” great-grandmother, Caprice, she is spellbound by her story: the escape from a loveless marriage, her seduction by a nameless lover who is both "demon and savior." Then, as if stepping out of a dream, Jocelyn meets Asa, her mysterious next door neighbor.
Asa is charming, handsome, and daring and, as if by magic, she is drawn into his hedonistic lifestyle. Yet there is something unsettling about Asa. Luna is suspicious of this man, and although Jocelyn is dismissive of Luna and amused by her friend's warnings, she can't completely ignore them. She begins to wonder if things with Asa aren't quite what they seem.
"An undiscovered grandmother's journal, a mysterious and alluring new neighbor, and obsessive attraction mark this paranormal debut by Savanna Welles. Keep the lights on while you enjoy the ride." --Tananarive Due, bestselling author of MY SOUL TO TAKE
"Jocelyn's need for family, friendship and passion will be familiar to any contemporary woman trying to balance life and not be overwhelmed by it. It's her bad luck and the reader's good fortune that Savanna Welles sends her Asa, a compelling, seductive, demonic lover willing to minister to all her needs--at the price of her soul. Equal parts family saga, erotic adventure, and compelling supernatural thriller, When the Night Whispers takes readers on a journey that is like Asa--exhilarating, terrifying and irresistible."--Jill Nelson, author of Let's Get It On