The mission always came first... Until her Three and a half thousand years ago, the human realm was cut off from the Seven Planes in an attempt to save it from Sebastian the Ancient Destroyer. But now the vampire is back with a vengeance. When one of his minions steals the Scrolls of Atlantis, it's up to Rogan to bring it back. But as he closes in on the person responsible, things immediately start to go wrong. Emma, the woman they grab, is the wrong twin and worse, she’s protected by the gods. Drawn into an intricate game where one wrong move means the annihilation of the Seven Planes, Rogan can’t afford to be distracted by the soft lips of his captive. And Emma, dragged into a terrifying reality of monsters and magic, can't afford to forget that he's the enemy, hell-bent on painting her sister as a mass murderer. He needs to use her and leave her. She needs to save her sister. But as the sparks fly between them, they need to decide just how much they're willing to lose.
Rogan’s middle name is Ketea. In Greek mythology, the Cetea were fearsome sea monsters. They were normally depicted as serpentine creatures with rows of sharp teeth, but in some stories they also had the head of lions, goats, bulls, etc. The most notable story they were in was the tale of Perseus. When Queen Cassiopeia claimed that her daughter was even more beautiful than Poseidon’s sea nymphs, the Sea God sent a fearsome Cetea to eat her. Delentia was a sudden addition half way through the book. I was googling images of vampires and other creatures to use as descriptive photos for myself when I came across this adorable photo of a baby chimera. I then saw this excellent photo of a fury by Azhi Dahaki. And thus, Delentia was born. I named her after dementia and Schizmo after schizophrenia. Since I also love ancient creatures as well as ancient mythology, I decided to name all of my angels (with exception to the arch angels) after prehistoric animals. For instance, Xeno’s full name is Xenosmilus, which is taken from Xenosmilus Hodsonae. It's a machairodont cat (similar to the saber tooth) and the reason I chose this one was because of this excerpt:
"Xenosmilus clearly wasn’t suited to stalking or pursuing prey at high speeds; rather, this cat would have lounged in the low branches of trees, pounced on slow-witted megafauna mammals as they passed by, dug its cookie-cutter teeth into their bellies or sides, and then let go and leisurely followed them as they slowly (or not-so-slowly) bled to death."
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