Reincarnation and the bonds of timeless love bring poignancy to this darkly romantic tale. Once again Ashley has made a lasting mark with a terrific tale
of vampires and eternal love.

For centuries, vampire Dominic St. John has loved only one woman, but he loses her in each lifetime when she refuses to accept his dark gift. Now, in the new millennium, Dominic has staked out his territory in the small coastal town of Sea Cliff. Artist Tracy Warner impulsively bids on the vacant Nightingale House, and upon moving in, feels strangely at home and yet on edge, as if something is watching her.

Dominic is gratified to discover that this time his soul mate has sought him out by purchasing the house built above his lair. And from the moment she meets her mysterious neighbor, Tracy senses that while there is something different about him, he means her no harm. Dominic is forced to take another tack in his slow courtship of Tracy when a rival decides to challenge him on his own territory.

. (Feb., 384 pp., $6.50)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith