Shades of Sepia is the first book of the series, and as well as introducing readers to the world and the guys who live at Boggs’ Castle. It’s also Ben Leyton’s first time realising that vampires, werewolves, and ghosts are real after his meets his vampire soulmate, Simon Hawthorne.
Ben and Simon are very much opposites. Simon is still the Edwardian gentleman he was raised to be, while Ben is a Kiwi (New Zealander) on his OE (overseas experience). Simon teaches history at Lakeview University. Ben works at a local cafe.
One of the things I loved co-writing this series was the discussions about characters and worldbuilding. It’s fun bouncing ideas off each other, and also writing each other’s characters.
• Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy
• Found Family
To be soulmates they first have to survive.
A serial killer stalks the streets of Boggslake, Ohio. The victims are always found in pairs, one human and one vampire.
Simon Hawthorne has been a vampire for nearly a hundred years, and he has never seen anything like it. Neither have the other supernaturals he works with to keep the streets safe for both their kind and the humans.
One meeting with Simon finds Ben Leyton falling for a man he knows is keeping secrets, but he can’t ignore the growing attraction between them. A recent arrival in Boggslake, Ben finds it very different from his native New Zealand, but something about Simon makes Ben feel as though he’s found a new home.
After a close friend falls victim to the killer, Simon is torn between revealing his true nature to Ben, and walking away to avoid the reaction he fears. But with the body count rising and the murders becoming more frequent, either, or both of them, could be the killer’s next target.
Author’s note: This story was originally released by another publisher. This edition has been revised and re-edited with the end result being a better, stronger story.