About the Book
Gabriel James never imagined he would fall in love, didn't believe it possible, until he met Melissa. Melissa Martin changed him, transformed his life completely and caused him to feel as he never had before. He never dreamed his origins would put her at risk and ultimately threaten her life. He never thought he would have to leave and endure the pain of losing her. To ensure her safety, he made a deal with his creator, Dr. Franklin Terzini, to disappear and take with him incriminating evidence that implicated the geneticist in the embezzlement of genetic material and human cloning. In exchange for her safety, he was forced to disappear to a remote location and never return to Harbingers Falls again. When Gabriel left Harbingers Falls five months earlier, he thought he'd lost everything. He believed he had no choice but to exist in a world without the only person he had ever loved, the only person that had ever loved him. He soon discovers, however, that his suffering has been in vain, that leaving Harbingers Falls was a horrible mistake. He unearths vital evidence that suggests Melissa is in danger and that Dr. Terzini has not upheld his end of their agreement. He suspects that old enemies have come back to pursue her, that their missions have been resurrected. Gabriel must race against time and travel to Harbingers Falls to save Melissa from the evil that is closing in all around her. He returns to find that things are far different than what he originally thought. Will Gabriel be able to save Melissa from the danger that threatens from every direction or has a new ally arrived to take her away, forever?
About the Author: Jennifer and Christopher Martucci hoped that their life plan had changed radically in early 2010. To date, the jury is still out. But late one night, in January of 2010, the stay-at-home mom of three girls under the age of six had just picked up the last doll from the playroom floor and placed it in a bin when her husband startled her by declaring, "We should write a book, together!" Wearied from a day of shuttling the children to and from school, preschool and Daisy Scouts, laundry, cooking and cleaning, Jennifer simply stared blankly at her husband of fifteen years. After all, the idea of writing a book had been an individual dream each of them had possessed for much of their young adult lives. Both had written separately in their teens and early twenties, but without much success. They would write a dozen chapters here and there only to find that either the plot would fall apart, or characters would lose their zest, or the story would just fall flat. Christopher had always preferred penning science-fiction stories filled with monsters and diabolical villains, while Jennifer had favored venting personal experiences or writing about romance. Inevitably though, frustration and day-to-day life had placed writing on the back burner and for several years, each had pursued alternate (paying) careers. But the dream had never died. And Christopher suggested that their dream ought to be removed from the back burner for further examination. When he proposed that they author a book together on that cold January night, Jennifer was hesitant to reject the idea outright. His proposal sparked a discussion, and the discussion lasted deep into the night. By morning, the idea for the Dark Creations series was born. The Dark Creations series, as well as the Arianna Rose series, are works that were written while Jennifer and Christopher continued about with their daily activities and raised their young children. Life simply continued. And in some ways, their everyday lives were reflected in the characters of each series. As storylines continue to evolve, so too does the Martucci collaboration. Lunches are still packed, noses are still wiped and time remains a rare and precious commodity in their household, but it is the sound of happy chaos that is the true background music of their writing. They hope that all enjoy reading their work as much as they enjoyed writing it.