is a Special Enforcer, a vampire hunter with extra training. He has
been tracking down and hunting a specific clan, Nathanael’s, for
several years. Besides his job of hunting and killing vampires that
harm humans, he has a very real reason to want one particular member
of this clan – she murdered one of his best friends right after they
finished their training. Vincent knows they have been playing a cat
and mouse game ever since that evening, but now he just might have
Lilia where he wants her.
Lilia (Hélène de Saint Simon before
being transformed) is a Childe of Nathanael’s and would do almost
anything for him. That is, all but killing Vincent who is a thorn
in his side. For some reason, Lilia enjoys their various encounters
and fights, and she is in no real hurry to end them. Tonight they
have met up again, and she is waiting for the usual fight to begin,
but tonight is going to be a bit different than normal.
Vincent is just trading insults with
Lilia while waiting for his wizard to get his spell done. Suddenly
there is a hot white light and instead of fighting, Vincent and
Lilia are madly making love, and it goes well beyond that before the
night is over. When faced with the results of their night, Vincent
and Lilia will spend the next few years trying to see if they can
come to trust each other and the caring they have developed. When
Lilia disappears suddenly, Vincent realizes just how much she has
come to mean to him, and he is determined to get her back. Will he
be in time so they can live their lives together?
CheckMate is the story of two very different people, the main one being that
Vincent is alive and Lilia has been undead for many centuries now.
After a magical spell backfires and becomes a romantic one, both
begin to learn that there are many sides to the other. Vincent
discovers that just because you might be a vampire, that doesn’t
mean you are always hunting humans. Lilia comes to terms with what
she is, what she has done and what she really wants from her life.
CheckMate is action packed from start to finish and a
story that any paranormal reader will enjoy and want to read.