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"This is a fantastic vampire romantic thriller."

Once Tia Martell was a police officer but the deaths and depravity that were a normal part of her job sickened her until she quit. Nowadays she tries to make a living as a photographer with her latest assignment to take pictures of the stately homes in Natchez, Mississippi. It is at Bishop House that she meets the magnetically attractive Dallas Aldgate.

They become involved when Tia snaps photos of a hit and run accident that is somehow connected to Dallas. Despite his better judgment, Dallas has a hard time fighting his feelings for Tia, and soon brings her into his own world of the vampire in order to save her life. Dallas has made an enemy of his own kind, one who will do anything to destroy Dallas and all he cares about.

DOUBLE IMAGE is a fascinating vampire novel focusing on a creature struggling with the tough and evil image he expects of himself. Tia is a heroine in every sense of the word because of her ability to look beneath the surface and see the true reality of a person and not the projection her beloved portrays. Fans of the paranormal will want to read Jaye Roycraft's cleverly crafted novel.

Harriet Klausner

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 19, 2001

SUMMARY

Dalys Aldgate has been a survivor for 235 years. Life as an Australian convict had sharpened his survival skills, but the bush also bestowed him the ultimate gift of survival--a journey to the Other Side. His soul left behind, Dalys became a mirror for those still human--a polished surface upon which the living can project their fantasies, never seeing the "monster" on the mirror's other side. In present day Mississippi, "Dallas" lives a reclusive life as owner of a haunted inn while trying to forget his even more haunting past.

Ex-cop Tia Martell is now a freelance photographer trying to adjust to life "after The Job" and put the years of violence and death behind her. While on assignment to shoot antebellum mansions in Natchez, Mississippi, murder brings her face-to-face with Dallas Allgate, the coldest, yet most fascinating, man Tia has ever met. Before Tia can unravel the mystery of the man with the hypnotic eyes, a young vampire and his master, Jermyn St. James, seek out Dallas for revenge. St. James only wants Dallas’ true death until he sees Tia. Now he wants her, too.

Tia's in danger from St. James, but she's in even more peril from Dallas--the man who knows death even better than she does. In their struggle for life, one of them will have to make the ultimate sacrifice. But will Dallas let Tia make her own choices, or will he bend her will by projecting her fantasies upon his Double Image.

 

Double Image
(Image: Book 1)
by Jaye Roycraft

Imajinn Books
July 1, 2001
Available: November 7, 2006
ISBN #1893896668
EAN #9781893896666
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