Beautiful Monster - The Exchange
Beautiful Monster - The Exchange

Beautiful Monster - The Exchange

Lev Baronovsky, a soulless creature of the night, has a problem. Carly, the love of his life has just died in an accident and in three days will pass to the other side. Without a soul, he cannot cross over with her and the thought of spending eternity without his beloved is unbearable. Is seventy-two hours enough time to find a way? With the help of his brother, Alexei, they must face the vilest creature of all, Boris, an ancient one with selfish motivations of his own. A CHAPTER A WEEK WILL BE POSTED


Beautiful Monster - The Exchange (Book One) Chapter 12

26 May 2023 11 minute read 0 comments Jeanne_writes

Lev and Alexei stood outside Boris’s dilapidated mansion for the second time in one night. “Why the hell are we back here?” Lev asked. Anxiety began to lumber to its feet as he remembered what happened inside just hours ago. Alexei ran a hand through...

Beautiful Monster - The Exchange (Book One) Chapter 11

18 May 2023 5 minute read 0 comments Jeanne_writes

Lev rarely fed where he lived. At least his brother had taught him that much, even though Alexei didn’t follow the rule himself. There were times, he was ashamed to admit, even he’d broken that rule. The consequences of being caught wouldn’t be as di...

Beautiful Monster - The Exchange (Book One) Chapter 10

11 May 2023 5 minute read 0 comments Jeanne_writes

An hour later Lev walked through the door of his home; the pink residue of tears on his cheeks was a pale reminder of his anguish. Carly was gone now. Forever this time; vanishing into a ball of light, presumably the portal to the “other side”. Hight...

Beautiful Monster - The Exchange (Book One) Chapter 9

4 May 2023 11 minute read 0 comments Jeanne_writes

Carly let out a shriek and took cover behind Lev. “Can he see me?” she asked, her voice shaky. Alexei answered for his brother, “Oh yes, my dear. I am sure of it.” A towering, barrel-chested figure started slowly down the front steps, but in the blin...

Beautiful Monster - The Exchange (Book One) Chapter 8

27 Apr 2023 7 minute read 0 comments Jeanne_writes

Lev yanked Alexei to his feet. “You will take Carly and me to see Boris.” He shoved his brother toward the doorway to the parlor. “See if Tony’s okay. Take him home quickly, then get back here.” Lev threw Alexei a steely glare. He’d half kill him if...

Beautiful Monster - The Exchange (Book One) Chapters 6 and 7

20 Apr 2023 11 minute read 0 comments Jeanne_writes

“Do you think he saw me?” Carly asked Lev. “We know he did,” Lev answered, surprised. Carly shook her head. “No, not Alexei, his friend.” “Tony?” Lev asked. “Yes. The guy you…well, the man you just attacked.” Lev wiped at his face again to be sure he...

Beautiful Monster - The Exchange (Book One) Chapter 5

13 Apr 2023 3 minute read 0 comments Jeanne_writes

“Carly,” Lev called. He knelt beside her and patted her face with a trembling hand while Alexei hovered over them. “Is she dead now?” Alexei asked. Lev ignored him, smoothed Carly’s hair, and whispered soothing words into her ear. He hardly knew what...

Beautiful Monster - The Exchange (Book One) Chapter 4

6 Apr 2023 6 minute read 0 comments Jeanne_writes

“Do you have to leave?” Lev hated how desperate he sounded. “There has to be a way for you to stay.” “I’m sorry, Lev, but the way to the other side closes in just seventy-two hours from physical death. Hours have passed already. I’m afraid these last...

Beautiful Monster - The Exchange (Book One) Chapter 3

29 Mar 2023 3 minute read 0 comments Jeanne_writes

CHAPTER THREE   “Carly?” Lev asked breathlessly. She silenced him with a finger to her lips and moved closer. He hadn’t shifted from where he’d landed at the bottom of the staircase. Fear, anticipation, curiosity, or perhaps all of the above rooted h...

Beautiful Monster - The Exchange (Book One) chapter 2

22 Mar 2023 6 minute read 0 comments Jeanne_writes

CHAPTER TWO   Lev fled to safety of the home he shared with his brother, Alexei. He couldn’t have seen what he thought he did. Carly was dead and lost to him forever. His broken heart was a testament to that fact. But he’d seen her, hadn’t he? Starin...