The House of Dark Shadows

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Mystery, intrigue, deceit, extortion and a romance that may not be what it seems...

Haunted by memories and the mysterious disappearance of his one true love, debonair Alex Rommel never thought he could fall in love again. Despite his successful career, casual flings and a well-furnished condo in the heart of Charleston, he still feels that without Shannon, he can never become happy again. He is also plagued by demons from his past, a contentious land deal and recurring nightmares that allow him no rest.
Concerned about his still single status, an old colleague and his fiancé talk Alex into trying online dating. Initially repulsed by the thought of meeting strangers online, he decides to give it a shot—and finds the woman of his dreams. Alex and the French freelance journalist named Hope begin a lively correspondence interspersed with emails and calls. He begins to think that this lovely, conservative, well-mannered and quick-witted journalist may just be the very person to open his heart once again.

Their chemistry is instant; but just when he thinks he has found true happiness, Alex finds that the pieces of the puzzle do not fit. As the sinister web of deceit and danger slowly begins to envelop him – both in the relationship and his business dealings – he frantically searches for the truth. Not knowing who to trust or believe and with time running out, Alex must summon the courage to face the truth before the doors close and he is locked in the house of dark shadows forever.

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The House of Dark Shadows

Submitted: August 22, 2012

Mystery, intrigue, deceit, extortion and a romance that may not be what it seems...

Haunted by memories and the mysterious disappearance of his one true love, debonair Alex Rommel never thought he could fall in love again. Despite his successful career, casual flings and a well-furnished condo in the heart of Charleston, he still feels that without Shannon, he can never become happy again. He is also plagued by demons from his past, a contentious land deal and recurring nightmares that allow him no rest.
Concerned about his still single status, an old colleague and his fiancé talk Alex into trying online dating. Initially repulsed by the thought of meeting strangers online, he decides to give it a shot—and finds the woman of his dreams. Alex and the French freelance journalist named Hope begin a lively correspondence interspersed with emails and calls. He begins to think that this lovely, conservative, well-mannered and quick-witted journalist may just be the very person to open his heart once again.

Their chemistry is instant; but just when he thinks he has found true happiness, Alex finds that the pieces of the puzzle do not fit. As the sinister web of deceit and danger slowly begins to envelop him – both in the relationship and his business dealings – he frantically searches for the truth. Not knowing who to trust or believe and with time running out, Alex must summon the courage to face the truth before the doors close and he is locked in the house of dark shadows forever. Read Chapter


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