It has only been one year since twenty-year-old Rein Pierson boarded a ship to America in an effort to escape her fearful past. It was there, on that fated ship, that Rein met the mysterious Traith Harker, who would end up as her undoing—and her salvation. Rein and Traith fought off evil then, and they found love in one other.
The year is now 1844. Rein learned Traith’s dark secret—his vampire nature—and she is now one of his kind. Together, they believe they can face any dark foe as they look into a bright future, filled with passion. Perhaps, as immortals, together Rein and Traith can live normal lives. They could never guess that someone has other plans for them.
A series of murders sweeps the English coast. Somehow, the deaths involve an ancient evil, hell bent on ruining lives. Plans for a regular, happily married life soon fade as Rein and Traith realize they must fight this foe. The vampires are humanity’s only hope, but their battle may yet end in tragedy.
“I held off as long as I could,” she started hoarsely. “I discovered this matter nearly a week ago, and in consideration of your celebration I held off , but it is too serious to lay aside any longer. An upsurging number of mass murders are sweeping across the eastern Atlantic border. It began in the southern part of Africa, in the Angola territory, and therein spread throughout the remainder of southern into central Africa, where hundreds of towns and villages were burned to the ground. This holocaust has since shot northward, up through France, where the savage, widespread destruction suddenly altered into calculated murders of creative brutality and stealth. Now, in this last week, the power behind it all crossed the Channel and entered England. This phenomenon is more than just a plotted rampage. It’s supernatural. At this point in time I know it’s the last thing you’d wish to hear.” Her head fell, and she just shook it. “But it’s the captain.”
Other than Lorena’s yelp of horror, it was silent enough to hear a pin drop. Rein felt her heart sink to the pit of her stomach, and her blood ran cold. Even her ears started ringing, and all she could do was look at Traith. His anger turned to a very stunned sobriety.
“I thought I killed him,” she whispered, clutching the cross around her neck.
Kelly Varesio became a registered nurse in 2011. Infectus is the sequel to her debut novel, Insperatus, written when she was only sixteen years old. Varesio enjoys spending time with a cup of coffee, her cat, and her laptop. She lives in New Jersey. Visit her online at www.kellyvaresio.com.