With help from a government official, Catherine and Jesse defeat the monsters in the mines near Fort Apache. Just when they think the worst has passed, they wake to discover the threat they had thought they'd contained had outsmarted them. The people of Fort Apache paid a terrible price for their mistake.
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Originally appeared in the print anthology Bitten By Cupid.Ten years after he spurned Julianne's declaration of love and then vanished, Zee's back—only this time he's the one being rejected. Now, in the midst of a Valentine's Day celebration, he's realized she's more beautiful than ever…and just as stubborn. Julianne's in desperate…
A strange new group arrives on the heels of a monster they'd chased similar to the one Cat faced in the mines. The monsters infecting the west was a much bigger problem than they'd realized.
With the help of this strange new ally, Cat and Jesse follow three female vampires into the mountains of New Mexico. But with each passing moment, Jesse struggles with the monstrous nature threatening to overwhelm what's left of his humanity and Cat weakens inexplicably. To make matters worse, their strange new ally fans the flames of Jesse's temper at every opportunity.
When it comes right down to it, she'll have to choose between finishing the job or saving her man, and neither option looks promising.