2 Works in Sharon Lambert
On her thirty-first birthday, Natalie dyes her hair for the first time.
"But what could she say if Nick... envied her? Worse, what if this change in her pushed him to notice time passing, to see the day coming when department ribbing about his appetite would turn instead to his youth?"
(Original: January 2012.)
Natalie takes a break from a murder investigation to attend a memorial for her brother, while considering a new approach to Nick's condition. Flashbacks to Natalie's childhood.
"The mesmerism-enforced lie that had covered Richie's vampirism curdled on Natalie's tongue."
(Original: July 2008. Winner: '08 Forsaken Fandoms.)