**ALMOST HUMAN is a series of successive trilogies, not stand-alone books.
Each trilogy is self-contained enough to be read alone as a 3 book
set, but the story unfolds chronologically, and the characters do
continue from one trilogy to the next. Main storyline closure is in
each 3rd book, but there are also story-ties leading from one trilogy
to the next in the series. **
Shy Felicity never expected to gain the attention of a handsome man…or
a vampire, but she’ll need all the help she can get to navigate
difficulties of addiction and desire; perils of zombies and vampires;
and struggles with abuse, morality and…college.
Cain is an elder vampire who displays quiet confidence even as he
struggles to overcome sins of his past. Surprisingly, he found that
in losing his life he gained his faith and a purpose. His mission:
find the hostile vampires that inhabit this small college town, and
educate them to live in peace with humans. Their leader, Sindy, is a
wicked temptress who has set her sights on Felicity’s new friend Ben.
She will be difficult to control, but after meeting Felicity, Cain’s
most difficult task lies in controlling himself.
*Please note –
while there is no graphic sex in this book, there is mature subject
matter, and there are some graphic (but tasteful) sex scenes in
subsequent books of the series
Felicity has helped her friends to escape the venomous vixen Sindy, but cannot
divine the motives of Cain, the vampire who captured first her
gratitude, and then her heart.
She finds the historical
account of Cain’s past enthralling and frightening. Now she must
determine whether the addictive venom in Cain’s kiss is clouding
her judgment, and if his thirst for her blood is a driving force too
strong for their love to conquer.
It’s difficult to
contemplate such questions while under the attack of a vengeful
vampire and his zombie slaves. Felicity’s heart has already been
lost to Cain; will she lose her life as well?
The relationship between Cain and Felicity has crested to a peak that
leaves them unsure whether to step back from each other for safety,
or jump into a future united in death.
Felicity is unlike any human Cain has known before. She treats him as an
equal; a man worthy of friendship, respect and even… love. She
embodies qualities of gentleness and loving trust that he has never
found among his own kind. This makes her far more desirable to him
than any creature of darkness could ever be.
The venom of Cain’s bite could protect Felicity from hostile vampires,
but it would give him a measure of psychic control over her as well.
Would Felicity only accept becoming a vampire, due to his addictive
venom, coupled with the foolishness of a young girl in love?
Alyson used to think that vampires were almost human; that is, until she
became one. Finally consenting to be lovingly turned by her boyfriend
Mattie, Allie has come to possess traits and powers previously
unknown among vampire kind. Now Allie seeks the help of the elder
vampire Cain, to discover not only what she is capable of, but why.
Still healing from heartbreak over Cain, Felicity looked forward to a nice,
human relationship, but dating the son of a vampire hunter, and
having a psychic bond with one of his prey makes life far from
normal. How can Ben and Felicity discover the truths of love when
they are forced to live with so many secrets?
Someone has contrived a diabolical plan to control destiny, and blood may not
only be the catalyst for change, but also the master of manipulation
behind it. Is rebirth as a vampire always at the discretion of an
undead sire, or sometimes is one simply born to blood?
Heartbroken and soul searching, the vampire Cain believes he has finally found
his purpose. He is mentoring Allie, who is grudgingly coming to terms
with the fact that she is unique among vampires… The United One.
Together with Allie’s husband Mattie, they are working to discover
her powers, when the vampiress Sindy returns with some new tricks of
Ben and Felicity have tried to leave their past involvements with
vampires behind them, settling into human life together, despite
having to deal with Ben’s vampire hunting father – but is mundane
love strong enough to supersede the supernatural?
The vampire Elric has sabotaged his master’s plans to control The United
One more times than for which he can expect to safely escape the
consequences. Coven Master Arif knows what he wants, and the guiding
forces behind his plan know how to help him get it… If Elric
rebels, he could lose his love, but thwart disaster for the human
race. Is staying true to the coven in order to save his love, worth
the price the world will pay?
When you are descended from darkness, is it still possible to reach for
the light? In times of peace, prepare for war.
Sindy is a vampiress of little morals and large aspirations…or at least,
the old Sindy was. Love and friendship are becoming more important to
her, and after becoming an accomplice to kidnapping and an agent of
betrayal, she would be willing to settle for escaping the tangled web
she has woven without getting herself dusted.
Felicity is being held for a ransom that no one of sound moral conscience
should be willing to pay. Coven Master Arif, a vampire whose
terrifying talent of mind-control holds her more tightly than chains,
wants control of The United One; Alyson. A vampire of great power
unlike any other, Alyson is a good friend to Felicity and a dear
Cain, a vampire who declared his love for Felicity, but left her to fulfill
her dreams of having a human family. Since renouncing his vampiric
tendencies, Cain’s existence has been one of self-sacrifice and
benevolence. To rescue Felicity, he would have to betray Alyson and
endanger the world, an act that would torture his conscience for
Perhaps Felicity’s husband Ben can rescue her, but to ensure Felicity’s
safety he would have to play by Arif’s rules. Is Ben willing to
make a deal with the devil to retrieve his wife? Or should he put his
differences aside to try and work with Cain, his former rival, to
find a solution? Cain may be able to help rescue Felicity, but is he
willing to give her up…again?
Alyson has never been one to meekly follow others. Is it time for The United
One to take a stand of her own? Her blood dictates that her divine
destiny is to rule vampire-kind. Maybe it is time to lay down some
rules! A battle is sure to ensue…can Alyson protect everyone she loves?
Will Felicity survive Arif’s wrath to keep her life…and her humanity,
or when all is said and done, will she find herself ALMOST HUMAN?
Melanie Nowak is author of the venomous vampire series ALMOST HUMAN, and a
happily married mom of 2 boys. She holds a Master’s Degree in Library
and Information Science, and lives with her family on a peaceful
mountaintop in the forest of upstate New York. She has always had a
vivid imagination and a fascination for the paranormal. Acting and
singing are loves of hers as well. However, upon conceiving the idea
for her ALMOST HUMAN series in 2003, she discovered a previously
unknown passion for writing! Now she puts her over-active imagination
to good use, creating characters she loves, and she gets to play all
of the parts!
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