Alec was everything Lilith imagined a lover could be. He was caring, sensual, and attentive to every one of her needs. She wanted and needed him badly to break the hold Jade Emperor had over her. But could this bond last an eternity with Cheng-Huang's sentence of damnation on them both? Would the bond withstand the werewolves' rebellion that was fast approaching? And could this bond transcend through time as his dead heart learns to beat for Obsidian? It was a chance Lilith would have to take in order to defeat the werewolves who planned to give rise to Demetrese, ruler of the demon Underworld, during the rarest of planetary alignments in the Ming Dynasty.
It's hard to have feelings for your food. Once you do, you can't seem to stomach it. This excerpt is where Lilith saw just how special Alec was and how much of a common connection she shared with him.
This darkness stung her. Left a piercing and permeating mark on her and it caused her to realize his first real blemish in character. In the three days she had spent hunting him, nothing else stuck out this badly. The darkness he carried made her ache for his companionship. It was a connection she thought she could only know with him and tried desperately to push through those dark and deathly thoughts in his head by taking the glass in her hands and drawing it to her lips.