"When you're immortal, true love really is forever."
Immortal is an anthology of stories about the beauty, passion and terror of love affairs between mortals and vampires. "Free: A Story of Evernight" tells the history of Patrice Devereaux, Bianca's friend and roommate in Evernight. Patrice's life as a free woman of color in antebellum New Orleans allows her a very strange kind of freedom, one with definite limits and a definite end. Just as she prepares to take a tremendous risk for love, a mysterious man appears in town with very different ideas about liberation -- and an obsession with Patrice that might cost her everything.
Other authors featured in Immortal include Cynthia Leitich Smith, Rachel Caine, Richelle Mead, Nancy Holder, Kristin Cast and Tanith Lee. The anthology is edited by P.C. Cast. You can read an excerpt of Free: A Story of Evernight, as well as excerpts from some of the other stories, at TeenLibris.