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DEEP IS THE NIGHT: NIGHT WATCHAn Ellora’s Cave Publication, February 2004Ellora’s Cave Publishing, Inc.PO Box787Hudson,OH44236-0787ISBN MS Reader (LIT) ISBN # 1-84360-791-3Other available formats (no ISBNs are assigned):Adobe (PDF), Rocketbook (RB), Mobipocket (PRC) HTMLDEEP IS THE NIGHT: NIGHT WATCH © 2004 DENISE A. AGNEWALL RIGHTS RESERVED. This book may not be reproduced in whole or in part without permission.This book is a work of fiction and any resemblance to persons, living or dead, or places, events orlocales is purely coincidental. They are productions of the authors’ imagination and used fictitiously.Edited byMartha Punches.Cover art byScott Carpenter.Deep is the Night: Night WatchDenise A. Agnew“The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where one
ends and one begins?”Edgar Allan Poe,The Premature BurialProloguePine Forest,ColoradoTunnels beneath the Gunn InnThe ancient one lay on the dirt floor in his new hideaway, listening to the rhythmic moans and sighs of ayoung couple having sex upstairs in the inn.More time to heal and he would have the strength to feed on the foolish, unsuspecting humans. Thethousand year old vampire tasted opportunity not far from reach as it called to him with the scent ofsweat and sex. He would break from his shelter and tear into the humans, glorying in their screams andthe spurt of tasty blood. A craving built in his system, burning like fire along his veins.Smells, like those of rotting death, called to him. These tunnels harbored more evil than just his own, andhe planned to tap into that iniquity soon. Down in these depths, he felt regeneration of power. Those whohad hunted him would rue the day they’d attacked him.His body, dead but not dead, struggled to rid itself of damage inflicted by a silver bullet. His entire sidethrobbed with each breath. How long had it been? Two days since vampire hunters Ronan Kieran,Lachlan Tavish, and sweet Dasoria—No. She called herself Erin Greenway, but she only inhabited the woman’s body. Whether she wouldadmit it to herself or not, she would again be Dasoria and belong to him.He shifted, angered at the thought of his Dasoria turning on him. Revenge tore at his insides, urging himto leave this sanctuary and wreck havoc on her life. He could kill her current lover, Lachlan Tavish, thenfinish off her friend, Gilda. She would be pliant then and willing to give herself to her true nature.Some satisfaction could be obtained in blind, hateful vengeance. Then something stopped his escalatingabhorrence.Perhaps his mistake was in thinkingErin would realize she’d been reincarnated. He couldn’t afford hastethis time. That had been his mistake. Somehow he would force her to acknowledge her undead heritage.

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