KASTON & LUX
SHADOWS IN THE DARK BOOK ONE
Some call me a monster, some a lover of evil, and others, the devil himself, but they’re all wrong.
I’m a criminal’s worst nightmare.
Most people run from darkness, but I live in it, require it, and thrive in the night. For the guilty I’m a shadow. I speak for the innocent when no one else will. Once I mark you, your time has run out…
Revenge is the ultimate wage for evil. Some just can’t stomach to do it themselves. That’s where I come in. I am the ultimate judge when called upon for justice. I will decide who lives and who dies. Blood may be on my hands, but it’s not the blood of the innocent. Remorse is nowhere to be found. I don’t give a shit if you understand. I can live with the man I look at every day in the mirror. My soul was tainted the day I was conceived. You think you know me? You have no fucking idea. I am who I am because of what they did to her, and to him. They were my family. This is the only form of restitution he believed in. I owe him everything.
His only heir—I took over the empire he built. This is how I repay him. He had one rule: shut off all emotions. Numb and heartless are the only two ways to live.
What I never included in the plan…was her.
NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: NO CLIFFHANGER. HAPPILY FOR NOW. THEY ALSO APPEAR IN LOVE AND WAR, SO TO GET THE FULL EFFECT OF THE STORY IT IS RECOMMENDED TO READ IN NUMERICAL ORDER. THEIR STORY WILL CONCLUDE IN FOREVER MARKED.
KASTON & LUX
shadows in the dark book four
I got a taste of blood.
Tainted blood. Since that day I think about it often, wondering what it would be like to do it again—to drain worthless life with my own two hands. I shouldn’t, but I do. When you were raised in Hell you take a piece with you when you leave. That nagging fire will always be just below the surface, smoldering embers ready to burn. I have a good life now, full of light, but it’s too much light, and it’s blinding. It makes me feel exposed. I want to run and hide in the shadows. Most days I feel like two different people, like sinner and saint, but both are in love with him. Things in our lives are too normal. I fell in love with a killer. I don’t want him to change who he is. I want the man that took my heart hostage and still hasn’t given it back. What I want is . . . the dark and the light.
I agreed to marry him. A lot has happened since then.
My best friend Delta found the happiness I always knew she deserved. We have a new addition to our little crime family, all bundled up in pink. She’s perfect. And with a father like hers she doesn’t stand a chance. Having two murderous men surrounding her she’ll never see boys. One thing is guaranteed to come with babies—fever. And I’m sure as hell not the one that has it. I went through an internal hellfire that entire pregnancy, constant reminders of what I lost. And just when I’m finding peace with my new niece, the man I love fired a bullet my way.
He aimed straight for the heart.
My answer was no. Now we’re fighting. The tension is high. Our relationship is strained. Problems arose. With one word I’ve been sentenced to Hell. I’m reliving every nightmare as if I’m trapped in the memories. I’m crumbling with every hit of his heartache. He shut off the light. It’s said to be careful what you wish for. I’m afraid of the dark. He knows why I can’t give him what he wants. My man wants a baby. I want revenge.
Question is—with two alphas, who’ll back down first?