Mortal Touch

By Light Unseen Media
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When Jonathan, a lonely vampire, returns to Sheridan, Massachusetts, he is discovered by Regan, a psychic who only wants a quiet life after helping catch a murderer seven years earlier. Regan and Jonathan form a bond which causes catastrophe for Regan's best friend and an investigator who had recruited her to help him investigate mysterious attacks in the area. To save those she loves, Regan is finally forced to make the hardest choice she's ever faced.
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About the author

 Inanna Arthen (Vyrdolak) is an artist, actor, UU minister and author of  The Vampires of New England Series: Mortal Touch (2007), The Longer the Fall (2010) and All the SAhadows of the Rainbow (2013). She runs the independent press By Light Unseen Media (bylightunseenmedia.com). She is a member of New England Horror Writers, Broad Universe, IPNE and IBPA, and a contributor to Blogcritics.org. For more, see inannaarthen.com.

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Publisher
By Light Unseen Media
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Published on
Jul 20, 2007
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Pages
368
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ISBN
9780979302848
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / General
Fiction / Horror
Fiction / Occult & Supernatural
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This content is DRM free.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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