NINETEEN-YEAR-OLD JULIE NORWOOD is already grieving and hallucinating and lost in her own bad dreams when she discovers letters nearly 200 years old hidden in a heavily carved old rosewood box. Letters written to Mary Shelley and signed─Your Demon.
Julie’s best friend, Lorraine O’Connor, and handsome loner Griffin Digger, Director of the Hall of Tribal People at the New York Museum of Natural History and author of the Bestseller Ghosts, Magic, &Quantum Physics, tell her the letters must be a hoax. But Julie can't help asking herself what if they're not?
Abandoned by her father, her mother long dead, now grieving the loss of the gradmother who raise her, she's haunted by a ghost, stalked by a man she fears, and torn between new grief and old anger as increasingly strange nightmares and hallucinatory visions invade her waking life. So using her inheritance to leave the country and leave all that behind sounds like a great idea. Because now she's not only drawn to the stunning mystery of the demon. Since seeking the advice of the infuriating Griffin Digger, now she's also running away from love and desire.
The stunning letters will pull Julie out toward the deepest unknown seas of herself, far from the shore of all she knows tempting her to follow their paper trail in search of the miraculous Immortal Being, leading her from a monastery unlike any other in the Black Forest of Germany, to the moors of Scotland, and then on to a small ice-bound hut above the Arctic Circle in Norway only to find the last letter will lead her somewhere she never imagined but the only place she might find the answers to the questions that have haunted her all her life─in the terror and ecstasy of an Immortal Embrace.