The story begins with the young Margaux, who is raised by her controlling mother, whose anxieties were fueled by a mysterious event in her past, an event she refused to divulge to anyone for fear of losing her only daughter. Her tight grip constantly frustrated Margaux’s efforts to live a life of her own. One day, Margaux rebels and falls in love with a handsome lifeguard, Byron, who takes her on a wild date towards Lake Tallulah. While swimming in the lake, the couple is abducted by extraterrestrials, who examine their bodies, erase their memories, and return them back to earth separately. Neither one of the couple remembers each other and both are forced to go on to separate lives.
Trying to find a way to get home, Margaux meets a group of eclectic friends on a road trip, who will later become instrumental in her journey to resolve the secrets haunting her.
In time, Margaux leaves home to start a new life in another town. She meets Michel, who becomes her husband. A tragic event ruins their marriage. They divorce and Margaux returns home, still frustrated by the mysterious alien eyes that relentlessly follow her.
Meanwhile, Byron enlists in the military and has his own journey being assigned on a dangerous mission. He has another alien encounter. Eventually, Byron was ordered to go home or he will die. On the plane ride home, he unknowingly seats next to Margaux, but she doesn’t recognize him, either. Eventually, they meet again and fall in love. As their relationship grows, it would take an unusual experience much later to trigger their lost memories.
Margaux confides to Byron that the strange black eyes would not leave her alone, unless she resolves their curious messages or face a terrifying death, at which point Byron gets involved with her quest to save her life and ultimately his. They both serendipitously encounter the eclectic friends from Margaux’s past and the entire group embarks on a wild journey back to Lake Tallulah, where a stunning revelation emerges that will change their lives.
Nina Lisicar was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where her parents were contractors for the Royal Family of Haile Selassie. At 8 months, she contracted cerebral meningitis and survived the disease, but she became deaf as a result. At 5 years of age, she moved to the United States with her family, was outfitted with hearing aids, and attended speech therapy. Her ability to use her voice enabled her to attend regular and private schools and soon she mastered the English language as well as sign language, which is now her second language. She graduated summa cum laude at Gallaudet University. The temples and ruins she had visited with her family in her childhood, such as Egypt and its pyramids and Teotihuacan in Mexico, motivated her to seek greater knowledge and understanding about their history and purpose. While working as auditor for the federal government, she used her free time to write a story that eventually became a novel. It is a fictional romance novel based on her life experiences, as well as applying the ancient alien theories prescribed by Erich Von Daniken and Giorgio Tsoukalos.