Secret Vampire. (June 1996.)
The pain was something Poppy couldn’t ignore. The diagnosis was death. There was no hope – until James appeared in the darkened hospital room. James, her best friend and secret love, the handsomest boy in El Camino High. But this was a James she didn’t know, menacing yet irresistible as he offered Poppy the gift of eternal life. Only he could open the door to the Night World, and spirit her into its lonely, secret universe. One dizzying kiss and she can see into his soul. She finds that he has always loved her. They’re soulmates – but can she follow him into death...and beyond? It’s a desperate choice, and Poppy’s time is running out...
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Poppy is dying. But her best friend James can offer her eternal life. One kiss and she sees into his soul. She has always secretly loved him – now he can open the door to the Night World, and spirit her into its lonely secret universe – but can she follow him into death...and beyond?
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