Action, By Moonlight, Futuristic / Apocalyptic

By Moonlight 1.5

Shay lept into the dark.

The pitch black that awaited her was blinding.  The swoosh of air jetting past her ears and the pressure against her cheeks were the only indicators that she was indeed falling.  

Fast and far.

Ethan’s tower had been much higher up than she had anticipated.  Ethaniel.  Not quite the cold-blooded monster she had envisioned him to be.  Pale, yes.  An uneasy coolness to his skin, absolutely.  But not a monster, this she knew for sure.  

The ground was much closer now, she could sense the sudden dread of its nearness.  Her stomach lurched at the inevitable end that was awaiting her less than four breaths from now.  If the oxygen had not already been sucked from her lungs the exact moment after she swung herself over Ethan’s balcony, she would have surely been screaming by now.

Three.  Her belly tightened.  Bracing for an impact she would never feel.  

Two.  Though she saw nothing through the cole blackness, Shalise felt her eyes close and tighten from the terror awaiting her.

One.  For some reason, her lips moved.  Prayer?  No, she knew nothing of it.  At least, not anymore.

Impact.

Her fall stopped so close to the ground that Shay felt stiff, dry blades of grass scratching at her forehead, cheeks, and bare stomach.

Was this what death was like?  An eternal sense of hovering within your final moments of life.

No.  She was alive.

The only reason why she knew this is because of the quick snatch of breath that flooded her chest as she was violently tugged backward and up into the air.

Something had caught her.  Something had saved her less than a moment away from certain demise.  Something that had grappled her tumbling body with such force that she could feel its claws still digging deep into the flesh of her mid-back.  

Wait.  Not claws.  The texture was too flesh-like.  Not warm, but not bone-chilling, as she imagined talons to be.

Fingers.  The nails were deadly sharp, enough to rip her skin.  Though she could not see the blood, she felt it crawling down the sides of her back.  

Up, up, up, her weakened body climbed.  It was like the entire scene was reversing itself.  The higher she was pulled, the less intense the darkness became.  Slowly, her eyes began to grab at points of reference. Once she spotted the gray slabs of stone that lined the walls of his fortress, a shudder racked through her, from shoulders to toes.  Fresh scratches opened across the flat of her stomach as she was dragged over the edge of the abrasive stone.

Finally, the fingers released their grip within the flesh of her back, and Shay was dropped into a crumpled pile at the center of the open balcony.

As Shay lay there, breathless and broken, she squeezed her eyes tight, hoping for a death that she had been wishing away only seconds before.  Finally, she opened them then released a weak, silent whimper.

Bare feet.  Muscled calves.  She dared not look up any further.  What was he?  Perhaps she was wrong.  Maybe he was a monster.  How else had he been able to save her?

“I can never let you go.”

Harsh. Raspy.  Booming.   Ethan’s voice.

He didn’t bother to force Shay up from her crumpled fetal position.

The feet moved away, with a regal stride.

She knew, he was right.  They were bound together, forever.

If he had a heartbeat, it was moving in sync with hers.  Like a stalking phantom.  She had sensed its presence within her chest as she tumbled down the side of the wall.

Wild.  Erratic.  Afraid.  For her.  For himself.

What had he done to her?  And why?

Out of the dark, into the light.  Shalise would never return to the life she had known.

Wherever she went, however far she fled, Ethaniel, her beloved, would always pursue and would always bring her home.

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Action, By Moonlight, Dear Agony, Futuristic / Apocalyptic, New Release, Paranormal, Thriller

By Moonlight 1.4

Tiffany – the Mouse of the house

My name is Tiffany Poole, and this is my story.

The world that I was born into was ruled by chaos and fear; yet, all my mother and father wanted was for their little girl to grow up on a peaceful patch of heaven on earth. Fires burned in distant cities that I was never supposed to see.  Wars raged in countries that were on the other side of a planet that was too big for me to ever explore.  But on our homestead in a rural stretch of what was once the state of Pennsylvania, there was only love and light to guide me.  My parents tried to protect me from all of the evil that was spilling out into every corner of the world.  They tried – and they failed.

My dad, Gabriel Poole, loved his wife and daughter more than he loved his own life. Unfortunately for him, there came a day when he had to honor that oath.  He and Mama went to their graves trying to protect me from scavengers – bands of mercenaries that roamed the lands looking to steal, to kill, and to ravage any decent remains of human society.  When the fight for our home and for our lives was finally over, I had nothing left but ruined memories of love and horrific nightmares of those I had lost so terribly.

From treasured jewel to slave girl, and now, secret warrior for a clan that was supposed to have been killed off decades ago.  But, despite the orders I was sent to carry out, I’m not here to fight the good fight.  I’m here for one purpose only – vengeance.

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Action, By Moonlight, Paranormal, Suspense / Mystery, Thriller

Closer Than You Know (Sneak Peak)

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By Moonlight

By Moonlight 1.3

moon_kingdom_lenise_leeIn our deepest dreams…

Ethan’s obsession with Shay drives him too close to the edge of reason. She disappeared from his life long ago, and being separated from her for a second time is not an option…it will never be an option, not as long as the blood in his body continues to feed the desires of his heart…

She made her choice, but Shay begins to experience an emotion she has never known before…regret. Her mind and thoughts now mingle with Ethan’s, and she begins to sense the true depths of his affections for her. Before she can decide if she is willing to let down her guard and to take a chance on accepting his love, danger and terror circle back to hunt her down one more time…

Will taking help from a very reluctant ally prove to be the final trap in this twisted game of cat and mouse?

*This continuing dark romance teaser is not for the faint-hearted, and is not filled with steamy, sugar-plum kisses…yet…they’re still baking*

By Moonlight by Lenise Lee

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By Moonlight

By Moonlight 1.2

thechoiceThe near future… 

Ethan is no ordinary crown prince. The kingdom he stands to inherit is filled with darkness and doom. There is only one ray of light remaining for him, and he will bend and break the laws of heaven and earth to possess her heart.

Rendered unconscious and kidnapped, Shay awakes to a new reality and a new destiny. The man holding her as his captive evokes a strange mixture of fear and intrigue. His kiss sparks a flame in her heart, but her instincts tell her he will be her final downfall. Stay and accept the prize he offers or flee into the unknown darkness waiting on the other side of the walls of his fortress.

*This ongoing dark fairy-tale is not for the faint-hearted, and is not filled with sugar-plum kisses*

By Moonlight by Lenise Lee

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By Moonlight

By Moonlight 1.1

whaticouldbeIn the opening of this continuing dark romance series, a young woman finds herself surrounded by danger on all sides. Shay, alone in a world clinging to permanent twilight, encounters two strangers during the midnight hours. Both seem equally mysterious and intriguing, but only one will go out of his way to possess her completely.

*This story is not for the faint-hearted, and is not filled with sugar-plum kisses*

By Moonlight by Lenise Lee

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