The Sentinels -- Book One
(c)2008 Meg Allison
Some nightmares are deadly real.
Camille Bryant is a gifted medium being slowly driven insane by terrifying dreams. When she is forced to accept help from a Sentinel—a mysterious warrior of her race—her comfort zone is quickly invaded. Try as she might, she can’t seem to stop the erotic visions that fill her mind when her rescuer is near.
Ian Spain is a dream walker who’s been assigned to banish the dream demon from Camille’s restless nights. But complications quickly ensue. This is no ordinary demon and Camille is no ordinary woman: both are far stronger than anyone realizes. So strong, Ian suddenly isn’t sure he has the power to vanquish her demon—not when his own hound his every step.
Their passion ignites even as the body count rises and their courage is put to the test in a battle as old as time. Winner takes all.
Warning: Scenes of leather-clad hero may induce spontaneous drooling, erotic fantasies, and unfair comparisons to spouse or significant other.
“And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose….
There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bear children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.” (King James Version, Genesis 6: 1-2, 4)
These children of gods and mortals were born with special powers—chosen to fulfill a unique purpose on the earth with gifts given to help protect their human cousins from demons who prowled the land. Some were given unusual strength, others abilities beyond the mortal realm, a few were granted the promise of longevity and immortality.
The humans soon began to fear the Chosen, their protectors. Superstition and ignorance made these special beings targets of ridicule and scorn. Some of the weaker among them were hunted and killed. Others were made captive while their talents were exploited. Forbidden to kill their cousins, the atrocities continued as the older generations watched in desperate horror.
The persecution went unchecked until the strongest among the Chosen rose up to lead their brothers and sisters to a more secure land where they could live in peace. There they set up a secret society with a small but powerful army of warriors, the Sentinels, to help guard it. Their prosperity lasted a millennium, until pride stirred in the hearts of some of the Sentinels. Power like theirs could not be denied and they sought to regain their place on the earth by ridding it of the weak humans.
They required the power of their brothers to help them wipe out the human vermin—a need met by the most heinous of sins. Many stood against them and a great war raged in the shadows of the night, in the quiet valleys of the forgotten mountains, until those who rebelled were brought down for a time to be bound in chains forged from the mountains themselves. Knowing they would never be safe and loath to kill their powerful brothers, the remaining Sentinels scattered their people across the globe.
Many of the Chosen rejoined human society, hiding their true natures to blend in with the others like chameleons.
The battle continues as their bonds are weakened and the ones who rebelled against their true mission are freed to walk the earth. They seek to conquer it and subjugate the lowly humans to their will. Many have joined with demons in an unholy alliance that grows stronger every day, fed by fear and nourished by blood. Only the faithful Sentinels stand in their way.
They are the stuff of legends and myth—the stuff of nightmares. They are mankind’s only hope of survival.
Indulge your senses...