He is not supposed to love. The nature of his being makes it nearly impossible.  And the cult of semi-immortals to which he belongs forbids it.

Opera diva Teresa McMillan has an obsessed fan hot on her trail.  Ali Abdur Rahman can’t believe his eyes when he sees Teresa’s photo in a local newspaper and chases her around the world just to get the opportunity to be with her, believing her to be his lost love.

Although Ali’s love for Teresa is honorable, he knows full and well that he shouldn’t envelop this woman into his dark world, but he can’t stand the thought of losing her — again.

In the end, will love reign supreme and interfere with a way of life Ali has known for hundreds of years? Barnes & Noble Google Books Nubian Bookstore MEDU Bookstore


A tale about twin flames reuniting…

Do you believe in the existence of a soul mate? Would you abandon the one that you are supposed to marry, believing that a stranger is your one true love?

Teresa and Ali were going about their own individual lives; that is until Ali saw a photo of Teresa in a newspaper. Her picture reignited in Ali a passion that he couldn’t contain. Ali didn’t believe it — she looked exactly like his long lost love. However, he had to meet her in person to know for sure that it was her.

When they came face to face, Ali undoubtedly knew that it was her. The magnetism between them was undeniable. Ali felt familiar to Teresa, too, but she could not understand why. Was he someone she had a chance meeting with years ago during one of her travels? Or, was he the incarnation of the creature that kept appearing in nightmares that she had recently?

Teresa and Ali are twin flames destined to become one, but, she is fated to marry another man. The pursuit is on for Ali to take back what he believes is rightfully his, but the secret Order of semi-immortal genies that Ali has pledged his life to is not having it. Ali knows damn well that he has to play by the rules that they all live by, and Teresa doesn’t factor into his future the way that he wants her to. His comrades will protect the secrecy of the Order at all costs, even if it means someone has to die.

Everything stands in the way of Teresa and Ali reuniting, but nothing will ever stop true love. Or will it? Get on board as the stakes rise, and death makes its way to Teresa’s doorstep disguised as a gorgeous stranger.

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    Fiction / Fantasy / Paranormal
    Fiction / Gothic
    Fiction / Occult & Supernatural
    Fiction / Romance / Fantasy
    Fiction / Romance / Paranormal / Shifters
    Fiction / Romance / Time Travel
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The Story

Teresa is lured away from her fiancé by her twin flame only to discover that her new lover belongs to a secret clique of evil genies.

Teresa McMillan’s celebrity status makes her cross paths with some eccentric people. However, the frequent encounters she has had lately with this new, mystery man are by far the strangest.

An obsessed fan? A crazed ex? Just who exactly is Ali Rahman?

Brace yourself for a supernatural thriller in which death makes its way to Teresa's doorstep disguised as a gorgeous, irresistible stranger.

Key Characters

Teresa (Zodiac - Libra) is the star of the novel, in terms of her being the main character and literally an opera star. Despite her fame in the world of opera, she has always considered herself a very ordinary woman and her private life is far more simple than anyone would believe a celebrity's life would be. This changes when Ali Abdur Rahman comes into her life.

Ali Abdur Rahman (Zodiac - Pisces) is an Egyptian business tycoon that lives a very lavish lifestyle. He is a ladies' man in every sense of the word and commitment isn't his thing. He's a love 'em and leave 'em type not because he is a low down, dirty scoundrel. He is harboring a dark secret from his past that can't be known to anyone; but, his obsession with Teresa McMillan threatens to let the secret out.

Anwar Mamluk (Zodiac - Scorpio) is a former Turkish mercenary turned business tycoon. Like Ali Rahman he's a ladies' man that enjoys all the pleasures of life and won't compromise that for anyone, especially not for a woman. He and his other co-leader, Chi Khan, find that they have to keep their brother Ali in line with their cult rules more than they should have to. They are on a mission to save him from the base desire of love that is an emotion that none of them should engage in anyway.

Chi Khan
Chi Khan (Zodiac - Sagittarius) is a Mongol spy and fighter turned business tycoon. Like his fellow cult co-leaders, Ali Rahman and Anwar Mamluk, he is also a ladies' man. He's the more fashion conscious of all three of them. He loves the Asian fashion scene and definitely loves western culture. Most of his wealth comes from the fashion industry and electronic commodities. He has a youthful, playful nature but when it comes to his loyalty to the cult, this is no laughing matter.

The Location

The primary setting for The Vital Sacrifice:

2006 New York - US, Milan - Italy, and Cairo - Egypt.

The settings for the flashback sequences:

15th century Granada, Spain - Kingdom of Boabdil, The Last Muslim King in Spain, 16th Century Castile, Spain - Reign of Joanna the Mad and King Philip, 12th Century Egypt - Kingdom of Salahudin.