When Ari touches a cursed artifact and becomes possessed by a powerful spell, he must find a way to control it or risk losing himself and the half-vampire he loves. ***** Aristotle Lorenfield knows he's unusual. He lives in a museum of haunted objects, studies ancient magics, and is unapologetically asexual. He's used to being alone and doesn't want anything more. Then, one day, his archeologist uncle sends him a mysterious artifact in the mail, thrusting Ari into a world of real magic, necromantic cults, supernatural beings, and dangerous secrets. Torn from the comfort of his solitude, Ari must face the pain in his past, and the truth in himself, if he hopes to survive and save the man he's come to love -- but the greatest dangers lie closer to home than he thinks. Cover designed by Ashley Santoro. [[Word count: 60,000 - 70,000 words]] [[2019 NaNoWriMo project]] Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events, locales, and incidents are either the products of the author's imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.