Lexi’s Legacy, a contemporary adventure romance set in Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA., is the second book in the continuing saga of The Master of Whitehall. After being diagnosed with terminal cancer, Lexi discovers an unexpected cure from an unlikely source and two best friends become eternal friends. Lexi tells her tale of life, lost and found, relating her experiences as she leaves behind her human life and begins her journey into a new immortal life.
She recounts the changes that take place as she enters a supernatural world she never knew existed, joining Katelyn and James at Whitehall Plantation.
Lexi has much to learn about her new world as she grows and matures into the life of a vampire. Join her as she takes you on an adventure of life changing proportions. Let her tell you about how her life changes, about love … found … lost … and found again.
Lexi’s Legacy is an exciting and enjoyable adventure in the on-going epic of The Master of Whitehall.
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The three of us crouched quietly in the shadows on top of an old warehouse in the center of the Port Authority, the breeze gently blowing in from the harbor. The full moon, a deep yellow, beginning to fade to white, had just risen out of the water, throwing a long path of light across the dark harbor. My new and much more responsive senses were all on full alert. I very slightly raised my nose to the breeze, curious as to what it carried on it. I could smell the salt air but also the other distinct smells of the waterfront … fuel oil, dead fish, the wet ropes and nets, stale beer mixed with old urine and vomit … and it all combined to make a unique fragrance in the air … one that was very pungent to my new sense of smell.
I quickly noticed that even combined together, I could pick out each individual smell and which direction it was coming from. I smiled silently to myself as I realized that even over all the harsh smells of the waterfront … I could smell humans … the workers … or more probably it was their blood that I smelled. It was my first scent of humans and I breathed it in, enjoying it, feeling the pull of it on me. The flaming hot thirst leaped up in me, the blood lust rising up from the center of my being. They smelled so much better than a deer.
The sounds of the busy harbor filled my ears … bells, whistles, men shouting in a jumble of languages, the clank of heavy machinery moving various kinds of cargo as it was being loaded and unloaded in the early night air. I smiled to myself with the anticipation of my first human hunt as I thought back about the conversation and plans we had made earlier in the afternoon at Whitehall.
At the end of Book 1, The Master of Whitehall, we are left with Lexi being offered The Gift from her best friend Katelyn. Lexi has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and Katelyn does not want to lose her best friend, especially at such a young age. This book picks right back up from where the other started. The book starts out talking about the transformation and change that Lexi goes through at the hands of her “parents” James and Katelyn. Lexi takes to her new lifestyle like a duck to water. She’s able to pick up the nuances that are prevalent in vampire life. She’s able to hunt with lethality and precision, killing her prey when necessary and only drinking from it the rest of the time. She’s young and beautiful which helps her in her hunt. However, she’s lonely. Everyone at Whitehall has a mate but her. She knows she’s young and she has time, but she just can’t help but feel like she needs someone with her now. And that is where she runs into problems.
This is an easy read story and if you are already a fan of Master of Whitehall, then it already has you hooked from the start. What if you have not read the first book? It is possible to read this book as a stand alone, but you are missing out on the back story from the first book. This is a nice story about young vampires and learning the ropes and the challenges that come along with immortality. There is comedy, sex (not very graphic), drama and romance. The book has it all. If you want a good story about vampires and a different take on their existence, then read The Master of Whitehall and Lexi’s Legacy.
About the Author:
Rick Veal was born sometime during the last century and has lived most of his life in the Upstate of South Carolina. He joined the Navy immediately out of high school becoming an aircraft mechanic. During a six year span he sailed four times around the world and had the pleasure of visiting eighteen different countries. He says of that time that he did about two thirds of everything there was to do and was accused of taking part in the other one third!