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       Beauty & the Beast: Some Gave All, p.25

           Nancy Holder
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  Mr. Thornton chuckled. “Californians. Now, please tell us everything you know. We’re especially interested in hearing how Vincent Keller devised the plan to eliminate Experiment Z two-three-seven. Or as they so quaintly called it, ‘the fear beast.’”

  Sky Wilson took a seat at the beautiful conference table. “Of course, sir. I’ll tell you everything I know.”

  Mr. Thornton beamed. “Wonderful. And in return, Mr. Wilson, I will show you… wonders.”

  * * *

  In Greenwich Village, in each other’s arms, two lovers dreamed of rings and rainbows, and loved ones long departed; and the words of their vow sealed their soul together:

  We are better together than we are apart. And we always will be.

  That vow would see them through the dark times, if more came. If the entire world came at them, as long as they stood together, they could not lose.

  We will always win. We have already won.

  Cat woke from the unimaginable joy in her heart. Propped on his elbow, hair tousled from sleep, Vincent gazed down at her, his eyes glistening with unshed tears.

  Another life that has just begun.

  “I had the most amazing dream,” he told her.

  And Catherine said, “Me too. I dream it every night.” She reached up to hold him. “And you’re always in it, Vincent.”

  “You are it, Catherine,” he murmured. “You are the dream.”

  When the sun rose, they were still dreaming.


  Nancy Holder is a multiple award-winning, New York Times bestselling author (the Wicked Series). Her two new young adult dark fantasy series are Crusade and Wolf Springs Chronicles. She has won five Bram Stoker Awards from the Horror Writers Association, as well as a Scribe Award for Best Novel (Saving Grace: Tough Love.) Nancy has sold over eighty novels and one hundred short stories, many of them based on such shows as Highlander, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and others. She lives in San Diego with her daughter, Belle, two corgis, and three cats.

  You can visit Nancy online at


  During a mysterious blackout, Angelo DeMarco, the son of New York City’s most powerful family, is kidnapped. NYPD detectives Catherine Chandler and Tess Vargas are on the case when they learn of a second missing person: Cat’s father has disappeared from his prison cell. Vincent is desperate to help Cat, but as tensions rise, the couple become caught in a trap where the only way out is to confront their pasts and prove their epic love.


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