||Dream Realm Award Finalist, 2002!Bret's well-ordered life is already off the rails when the lovely but bloody ghost confronts him on a dark, deserted road. His body is almost fully recovered from the attack that nearly killed him but his nerves must be in worse shape than he thought. Seeing ghosts?! He must be losing his grip on reality. Milly spots the tall, attractive blond man the moment he steps into the piano lounge. As she spins her web of magic on the audience, she is intensely aware of the stranger's unwavering gaze. She doesn't realize she is the woman Bret saw on the road-or is she?