Dance through the Dark
Elyse Magellan auditions at a dance conservatory for the elite. Privileged she is not, and so presses on by sheer determination, talent—and hopefully a great deal of luck—to get into the prestigious school and resident company. But nothing overwhelms her more than the aristocratic Gabriel Krist – the school’s accompanist and concert pianist. Not only does he possess a compelling demeanor, he looks like a god, an angel pale and beautiful. He’d like to possess her, but is it for love or something else?
What others in the wings say about him is a shrouded story. His promiscuous reputation has Elyse, the innocent, on edge. That’s not the only thing that troubles her. Gabriel is…different. Something dark resides in him. She doesn’t know what it is, this thing that urges her to run, yet she can’t seem to pull away. At the same time, Gabriel is desperate for someone to find even a flicker of goodness in his cursed and heartless soul.
Dare he lead this young fawn in his irreparable dance through the dark? Or does she possess the wherewithal to lead him out of the shadows and into light?
About Tessa Stockton (Knoxville, Tennessee Author)
Tessa Stockton is an author of inspirational romance and intrigue novels, novellas, and short stories, as well as a freelance writer. She has contributed to ministry publications, as a ghostwriter for political content, and headed a column on the topic of forgiveness. Raised in Washington State, she traveled the world as a dancer and missionary, lived in a few places between, and now resides in East Tennessee where she writes full-time.
All things considered, Tessa has a penchant for chips and salsa. She also takes particular pleasure in dark chocolate, strong coffee, nature, animals, spirituality, and solitude. An introvert, she enjoys a quiet life with her family, including a menagerie of adopted pets, in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains.