Tonight I received an email from a lovely reader that was concerned about a review she’d read of part four… so I thought I’d post a note about this!
In part four, Kosmas is very confused about his feelings for Nora… and his feelings for Keely. Despite his countless conquests, there was only one woman in his past he was serious about, and that was hundreds of years ago.
In part four, he’s struggling to come to terms with his emotional side. Love and relationships aren’t always easy, and in some ways, Kosmas is innocent when it comes to matters of the heart. He’s a vampire used to sex, but he’s not used to caring. And there lies the difference.
How many of you were involved with someone in the past, and you believed that you were in love, that they were possibly even the one, even though it didn’t work out? And then one day you find yourself involved with someone new and in a moment of clarity you realize that what you felt before really wasn’t true love?
Sometimes this discovery isn’t always clear cut. It doesn’t happen perfectly. Sometimes people go back and forth on this, and sometimes we are filled with doubts over whether our feelings are right (cold feet, anyone?). And then you have the time factor. They say that time heals all wounds, and Kosmas has had five hundred years. But then he gets a bombshell.
In part four, there are no mistakes. The storyline is right on track. He’s struggling to come to terms, and I think many of us have been there. It’s even more difficult for him, a man that’s had countless years to settle into a life filled with lots of sex… without attachments. He’s the ultimate confirmed bachelor, but he’s haunted by the one time he actually cared, yet innocent enough in matters of the heart to find that he’s pretty tied up trying to figure out what his feelings were and are.
I hope as you read through this book, you can understand where Kosmas is coming from. I hope you can appreciate the turmoil he’s in. And I hope you can see how much his past shapes the present. This book is really about his journey. It’s not an easy one.
So until the next “episode” of Taken: The Vampire’s Concubine… I hope you enjoy reading this one as much as I enjoyed writing it.