After the brutal murder of her parents, Katelyn Corbin, a thoroughly modern twenty-one year old college senior, faces the prospect of restarting her life. After arriving in Charleston, Katelyn meets James Dubois and soon falls madly in love with him. He is a handsome young widower and wealthy patron of her school with an old world aristocratic bearing. She is deeply intrigued by this mysterious man who lives alone in the beautifully restored colonial plantation of Whitehall Manor.
But James is not the man she thinks he is. Dark secrets begin to come to the surface. Katelyn soon begins to develop a series of unsettling questions about her new love. She begins searching her own soul for answers, forcing her to question whether or not to continue their relationship.
Katelyn confronts James with her questions and His confirmation validates her fears that he is indeed the man she fears him to be. His revelations shock her, forcing her to acknowledge things about herself and her world that she never thought possible. She discovers that old folklore and fairy-tales are real in a world where vampires live and love side by side with humans.
Katelyn realizes she must make a choice. Does she continue her relationship with James, becoming a vampire herself and living with him forever, or does she walk away, remain human and live without him … is she really strong enough to make either choice?
The Epic Saga of The Master of Whitehall is a timeless love story set in historic Charleston, South Carolina.
I went into this story thinking that it was just another vampire story. But, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it’s so much more than that! Katelyn is heartbroken over the death of her parents. While in college, she meets a man and becomes intensely in love with him. But, as she learns of his true self, Katelyn becomes interested in James’ immortality.
I love Katelyn’s strong attitude in this story. She doesn’t just sit back and let James take over. I, also, love the secondary characters in the story – Lexi (her bff), Dale (a sully teen turned against his will), and Charlotte Ann (James’ maker). They has this incredible bond between all of them that is very family like.
This is a fantastic beginning to this series of characters and the stories about their lives!
Lexi’s story is one of discovery and growth as a shy and sheltered academic young girl faces the unknowns of an adult world. After receiving her life-long dream of teaching history in a European college, Lexi begins to settle comfortably into adulthood. She is happy and content with her life surrounded by other scholars at the University of Berlin.
When she is suddenly and unexpectedly diagnosed with terminal cancer, her dream crumbles and her life begins to collapse around her … she shouldn’t be dying at twenty-two … it’s just not right … it’s just not fair. But amid the clouds of hopeless despair, a light begins to shine and a new world suddenly opens to her. Lexi discovers an unexpected cure from an unlikely source and two best friends become eternal friends.
Lexi tells her tale of life, the despair of losing one and the joy of finding another, as she leaves behind her human life and begins her journey into a new immortal life. She recounts the changes that take place as she enters a supernatural world she never knew existed. Lexi discovers there’s much to learn about her new world as she joins Katelyn and James at Whitehall Plantation.
Travel with Lexi as she takes you on an adventure of life changing proportions; watch as she grows and matures into the life of a fledgling vampire. Listen as she tells you about how her life changes … about love … found … lost … and found again.
Lexi’s Legacy is set in the historic cities of Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia.
Book two in the Master of Whitehall series, this story focuses on Katelyn’s best friend, Lexi and her struggles. As a shy college student, she is dealt with the heartbreaking news that she has cancer at the age of twenty-two. After sharing her news with her friends, she is offered a cure for her illness….along with the option of living with her friends, forever.
My heart absolutely broke for Lexi as she was diagnosed and I could not help but be joyful during her transformation. She was the puzzle piece missing from Whitehall. Her journey drew me in and made me love these characters so much more than I originally did. With a fabulous story and just as amazing writing, there isn’t really anything not to like about this book.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Dale’s Descent begins in a small mining town in western Pennsylvania where his mortal life begins and ends. He relates his story in a soulful manner, full of hurt and disappointment as he watches all of his dreams and aspirations suddenly fade away. Dale recounts his story of a young teenager, illegally attacked, turned and kidnapped by a rouge vampire on his sixteenth birthday.
Dale’s journey into darkness begins as he is forced into the life of a creature of the night … compelled to hunt and kill innocent people in order to survive. His tale is one of abuse in the supernatural world. His journey spans decades of personal struggle in his search to find answers to why he was attacked and taken. Finally, left all alone he wanders in a seemingly empty world, a lost boy – unknown and uncared for – searching for a way of escape.
Dale’s Descent is brought to an end with his discovery by the Charleston Coven. He is stunned by the revelation of an immortal life that was his all along when he is brought to Whitehall. He begins to grow and mature with his new found family. He finds happiness and his life changes with the discovery of a teacher, a lover, and ultimately an eternal mate in this story of a boy that was lost and found again.
Dale’s Descent is set in historic Charleston, South Carolina with some portions taking place in New York City.
Poor Dale. He is such a lost soul. Literally. He has had such a hard life and is now a vampire in a teenager’s body. As a reader, you can’t help but feel for the poor guy and all that he has been through. He’s such a charming boy, which works to his advantage with his prey. He meets up with Lexi, Katelyn, and James and they form a sort of family unit. It was nice to see these characters, again, within this story. He also has such a sweet and calming relationship with Charlotte Ann – even if the love scenes are pretty darn steamy.
I really enjoyed this installment of the series and the insight into Dale’s world. It made me like him even more. Great job to the author!