Circle of the Red Scorpion Book 1
by Charlene Johnson
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Beneath the flashing lights and the throbbing beat of the music in an LA
night club, Drake Devereaux admits he’s grown tired of his playboy
lifestyle and vows to change it. Haunted by a devastating tragedy in
his past, he’s never dated a woman he could love.
Ebony Jordan lives a mundane life but longs for the hot, steamy nights she
writes in her romance novels. She can write happy endings in her
stories but never one herself.
Drake and Ebony meet by chance and know it is more than a casual fling.
Their attraction is immediate and all consuming. They share a
passionate kiss and an unforgettable night of sex. When he opens the
door to her innermost fantasies, she starts to believe in the
impossible. When Drake allows his fears to separate them, Ebony must
face the stark reality – happily ever after only happens in fairytales.
Solomon Blackwell, a powerful Rogue vampire, sees Ebony and is stunned by her
resemblance to the woman he loved and lost decades ago. Ebony rouses
his bloodlust and her sexy body sets him on fire. He will stop at
nothing to claim her soul.
When an unexpected tragedy brings Drake and Ebony back together, Drake is
given a second chance. He must to face the consequences of his
actions and protect the woman he loves from a dangerous man who has
set his sights on her. Will Drake and Ebony’s love survive or will it
be shattered by an obsessed vampire who threatens to tear their world apart?
In a high rise above the city, Broderick Devereaux holds clandestine
meetings to formulate a plan to protect his only son and the woman
his son loves from the Rogue vampire he’s pursued unsuccessfully for
more than two decades. The same cruel, sadistic vampire who also
destroyed his life. Will history repeat itself?
Charlene is a Waynesburg, Pennsylvania native. She went to Waynesburg High
School and graduated Cum Laude from Waynesburg College with a
Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts. Currently lives in Sacramento,
California where she spent the last 33 years working at Northrop Grumman.
Books have always been her passion. She started reading at an early age and
progressed to full-length books by age nine. The first supernatural
book series she read was Dark Shadows, and it sparked her interest in
all things paranormal, with a spicy touch of romance mixed in for
good measure. She also started writing poetry in grade school and
continues to do so today.
Being an avid reader, the consummate daydreamer and an incurable romantic
with a Cinderella complex, she started creating her own characters
and story lines because she realized she had her own stories to tell.
She is married to John, who believes she can do anything. She has a son,
Ty; a daughter, Danika; and four beautiful grandchildren, Aries,
Victoria, Maya, and Tobias.
Besides reading and writing, she also enjoys
photography, travel, music, and great movies.
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