Tell Me A Tale of Rebirth: Book 1 (Paperback)
Caspian's immortal curse can only be cured by another who holds the secret in her ancient memories. Problem is, she dies and is reborn forgetting all about her past lives. After 2,000 years of failure, Caspian finally finds her as a child and tells her these bedtime stories about her past lives: werewolves in the French Revolution, Renaissance vampires, witch hunts driven by a Hexenjager, and so much more.Fantastical twists on history similar to famous titles such as: Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice; Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith; The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden Full Synopsis:
It is ironic for an immortal killer, such as Caspian, to have his destiny locked away in the mind of a mortal who is cursed to be reborn without any recollection of her past lives. At the turn of the 21st century, Caspian finds her as a five-year-old child. When the 9/11 terrorist attack claims her father's life, Caspian adopts Samantha under the guise, Connor Roberts.
Throughout Samantha's childhood, Caspian tells her fairytale bedtime stories. Samantha has no idea these grand stories of heartwarming adventures, French werewolf armies and pirate wars are secretly intended to reconnect her to ancient memories. Telling Samantha bedtime stories was the easy part. Raising her into adolescence has demanded unsurmountable patience, requiring Caspian to call upon his loyal followers to assist him in managing the comical attributes of a developing pre-teen.
Tiring as guardianship is, Caspian unexpectedly notices that Samantha isn't the only one growing and changing. She is bringing back his humanity. These newfound emotions battle his lethal internal demons, pulling forth a sense of compassion and love that only humans can possess. Subdued by his human traits, the demon within awaits the day it shall be free, whispering sweet temptations into Caspian's soul. This internal conflict impulses Caspian to fiercely protect Samantha from potential evil that lurks in the shadows. A classic tale of good versus evil encrypted in complexities that aren't as black and white as "happily ever after" fairytales.