A violent passion. A dangerous bond. A nightmare that will change everything.
To Ava, love is about as real as fairytales. But it might be that fairytales, myths, and magic have some truth to them after all — as well as the monsters that lie in the shadows. Or she could just be completely out of her mind.
After a mental breakdown and a move to a new town, everything changes when Ava clashes with a stranger with eyes as black as midnight and a terrifying sinister air. Her wishes to feel something again become granted. But Ava soon learns that not only is he as cold as he is beautiful, but he brings something out of her, stronger than ever, like fuel to fire — something she's desperate to bury. He haunts her dreams and waking life, and staying away becomes harder than she could have ever imagined, risking her life, her humanity, and the people that she cares about. Not to mention the fate of the world.
She's fighting for life. He's fighting for death.
What does it take to live? What does it take to love?
It was clear she didn’t know what she possessed. Everyone else felt it. Even the animals. It was magnetic and as lunacy-provoking as the moon. She was invaluable, and Layton would find the key to unlock her.
She was magnificent.
He’d watched her break into a million pieces every time she’d gone into her room alone, shining in the dark, and then build herself back up again. And every time, she had come out to her people with a sober face, only to give them something they needed, a little life. There was an intense ever flow of crashing waves in her soul, a force as vital and vivacious as blood, blood that brings nourishment and oxygen, with the power to live and grow, create life. It was the source of life and essence of vitality. If only she knew.
She had theVitality of blood.
Vitality is an atmospheric and haunting tale, which slowly grows more fantastical as it goes, while bleeding through all genres, and weaving between both light and dark subject matter. It embraces and explores moral ambiguities, psychological complexities, and philosophies about inner strength. This story is emotionally deep, heavily character driven, and thoughtful with mysteries all the way to the end. The romance is intense, shattering, and will drive a person crazy. It's a trip down the rabbit hole. Good luck.
Join Ava on this journey as she begins to learn not only of the magical and chaotic world hidden right under their nose, a world beyond imaginations, dreams, and nightmares, but also as she learns how to love again, to form friendships, strength in herself, and the value of pain and fear.
Please note: This story is a dark romance and a dark fantasy. It contains graphic language, explicit sexual situations, and violence. Suitable for 18+.