"I was eaten, plain and simple. It felt like being burned alive, like every cell in my body was exploding. Then everything stopped—my breathing, my heart, my pain. . ."
We all start out innocent but don't remain that way. In this modern-day paranormal retelling of Jane Eyre, Mr. Rochester is an incubus with a touch that can kill.
Cristien LaRoche is terrifying, deceitful, beautiful and deadly. He is a medieval knight, a world-weary monster and a man cursed by his murderous past. He has come for Alexa Wyndham and nothing can stop him, not even himself. He knows he should leave her in peace. Alexa is everything he believes he can no longer be, pure, good, and happy, but Cristien has been alone for so long, and she is the only thing he has ever loved.
Alexa Wyndham is a college student out on her own for the first time. She is an innocent in every sense of the word, her views of the world formed from the romantic poetry and literary novels she reads. Alexa thinks love should be a perfect dream. Then an evening out in Manhattan lands her in a feverish nightmare full of deadly supernatural beings. Is Alexa brave enough to see the good man inside the monster and free Cristien from the ageless evil that haunts him? When all the veils are torn down and the truth is revealed, will Alexa rise from the ashes like a phoenix or will love destroy her utterly? The Innocent
is a passionate, poetic and at times humorous novel about the transformative power of love. It will take the reader on a literary adventure from suffering to redemption, from innocence to heroism. At its heart, The Innocent
is an allegory about Love and the immortal Soul.
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