Veil of Secrecy:
The darkest secrets won't remain hidden. Rachel Brackett arrives in Sullivan, Montana with simple goals: relocate, settle an estate, and manage her own antique store. Her parents and friends back home called it running away. That’s just fine with her.
Rachel’s curiosity leads her into the forest, and she finds creatures who know more about her ominous heritage than she does. The creatures only exist in nightmares – grotesque mutants and shapeshifters. They seek vengeance for hideous crimes in genetic engineering, and Rachel is the prime target for retribution. While Rachel searches for the truth behind the family she never knew, a bounty hunter stalks her every move. Only Leonardo, a figure shrouded in the shadows, offers protection. A were lion with the perfect blend of human and feline features. Terrifying. Impossible. Alluring.
When Rachel’s home is ripped apart and a friend attacked, it’s clear there is no safe haven. She is no longer running from her past, but trying to survive to make it to her future.
Rachel is trying to outrun her past and the crushing memories of her old life. She moves to a small town in Montana and from the moment she spies the little town strange things start to happen. Chalking it all up to paranoia she goes about trying to build her new life. On her firs day in town she meets Erica and they quickly become friends. The forest seems to call her name and so she ventures into them and quickly realizes the danger of that decision. Surrounded by a pack of wolves she has no hope for escape, yet someone come to her rescue. Her protector likes to stay hidden I the shadows and for good reason. When Leonardo finally allows Rachel to see him he knows that she will have a ton of questions. How does one go about explaining the impossible? Rachel’s world turns from a dream into a nightmare. Rachel is being hunted and targeted for reasons unknown to her. What she learns of Leonardo and his “family” leaves her bewildered. What she feels towards him really throws her for a loop. Will she be able to finally move past the things that drove her to want to start over? Will the people after her get to her and her new friends before they get a chance to explore their feelings?
"Normal" is just a word, and one that no longer applies to Rachel Brackett's life in the Bitterroot Mountains. Keeping her two lives in Sullivan, Montana isn't easy. Rachel struggles to protect those with the deepest secrets, and the only one helping to keep her sanity intact is Leonardo. When he disappears, Rachel's world tilts on a dangerous axis. War with the Others is building, leaving Rachel and Justiz in a rush to find Leonardo. Time is not on her side, and Rachel must find a way of reaching Leonardo, or risk those she cares the most about.
Rachel and Leonardo are finally in a place where they have a semblance of happiness but all too soon it is ripped away from them. The people at Telov labs will stop at nothing to get their hands on Leo and the other Torrents. Justiz and Shakira have grown to love Rachel just as much as Leo has. When all of a sudden Leo disappears they try not to worry but when he does resurface it is blatantly obvious that something is horribly wrong with him. While trying to bring back the Leo they all know and love they are also fighting a battle with the Others. Secrets that all would rather remain hidden come to light and have deadly consequences. Rachel is determined to end her family’s evil legacy once and for all before she loses everyone she has come to love.
Things have finally come to a head for Rachel, Leonardo, Shakira, Justiz and all of the Torrents, Others and Rogues. Hell bent on stopping once and for all what her family put into place so long ago Rachel goes undercover at Telov labs to find something, anything that will help put a t stop to this evil. With the stress of her previous injuries everyone worries for Rachel’s safety. The tension between Leonardo and Justiz is at an all-time high now that Justiz has admitted his feelings for Rachel. With an uneasy alliance adding more fuel to the fire is the last thing they need if they are to succeed. Will Rachel find what she is looking for in time? Will the labs emerge triumphant because of petty in fighting? Even if this war comes to an end can Rachel and Leonardo really be together? Will the remaining secrets that are uncovered finally be the thing to push Rachel to the breaking point? Can ANYTHING good really come out of such evil experimentation?
Rachel Brackett is living on the edge, and the view is exhausting. The lines have been drawn. Rachel searches for ways of setting her adopted family free of the evil caused by Telov's experiments. Winning requires nothing less than full cooperation from all factions, leaving Rachel and Leonardo to unite forces bonded by hate. In the search, Rachel uncovers truths more crippling than any she has known, and threatens all that she has come to love. The war has arrived, and anything less than success promises to forever poison the beauty of the mountains with the stench of death.
Author Info And Links:
RM Alexander is an author of Sweet / Clean Romances that are sometimes contemporary, sometimes paranormal or suspense, but are always ruled by the heart of true romance. With characters who look for love in wrong places and are victims of the worse kind of betrayals while fighting for what they want and believe in, RM's novels promise a good read with unexpected twists and turns. When she's not writing, RM is spending time with her husband and two small children in Michigan. She loves to travel, especially to Walt Disney World, and can often be found on Twitter or Facebook chatting with other authors and fans.
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