#1 New York Times bestselling series.
Mercy Thompson’s life has undergone a seismic
change. Becoming the mate of Adam Hauptman—the charismatic Alpha of the local
werewolf pack—has made her a stepmother to his daughter Jesse, a relationship
that brings moments of blissful normalcy to Mercy’s life. But on the edges of
humanity, what passes for a minor mishap on an ordinary day can turn into so
After an accident in bumper-to-bumper traffic,
Mercy and Jesse can’t reach Adam—or anyone else in the pack for that matter.
They’ve all been abducted.
Through their mating bond, all Mercy knows is
that Adam is angry and in pain. With the werewolves fighting a political battle
to gain acceptance from the public, Mercy fears Adam’s disappearance may be
related—and that he and the pack are in serious danger. Outclassed and on her
own, Mercy may be forced to seek assistance from any ally she can get, no
matter how unlikely.
teen girl unravels the mysteries of a secret society and their most dangerous
invention in this adventure-swept romance set in Victorian London.
home, killing her parents and destroying both her fortune and her future, all
she has left is the tarnished pocket watch she rescued from the ashes. But this
is no ordinary timepiece. The clock turns out to be a mechanical key—a key that
only Meg can use—that unlocks a series of deadly secrets and intricate clues
that Meg is compelled to follow.
of an elite secret society and a dangerous invention that some will stop at
nothing to protect—and that Meg alone can destroy. Together with the handsome
stable hand she barely knows but hopes she can trust, Meg is swept into a
hidden world of deception, betrayal, and revenge. The clockwork key has
unlocked her destiny in this captivating start to a trilogy.
your Thirst with the finale to the #1 New York Times bestselling
series from Christopher Pike.
centuries. She has seen more than most people could ever imagine.
lost; she has killed many, and she has given life.
culminates in an epic—and satisfying—conclusion to the enormously popular
because it was intriguing and, second, because, honestly, what could they do?
Only knives, but all armed, and that made them even more interesting.
Taking on bloodthirsty supernatural monsters is
how Caliban and Niko Leandros make a living. But years ago—before they became a
force to be reckoned with—the brothers were almost victims of a very human
Unfortunately for them, that particular depraved
killer was working as apprentice to a creature far more malevolent—the
legendary Spring-heeled Jack. He’s just hit town. He hasn’t forgotten what the
Leandros brothers did to his murderous protégé. He hasn’t forgotten what they
And now they are going to pay…and pay…and pay.…
over the Pacific Ocean, no one ever expected to find survivors. Which is why
the sixteen-year-old girl discovered floating among the wreckage—alive—is
making headlines across the globe.
miraculously unharmed and she has no memories of boarding the plane. She has no
memories of her life before the crash. She has no memories period. No one knows how she
survived. No one knows why she wasn’t on the passenger manifest. And no one can
explain why her DNA and fingerprints can’t be found in a single database in the
by abilities she doesn’t understand, and haunted by a looming threat she can’t
remember, Seraphina struggles to piece together her forgotten past and discover
who she really is. But with every clue only comes more questions. And she’s
running out of time to answer them.
claims to know her from before the crash. Who claims they were in love. But can
she really trust him? And will he be able to protect her from the people who
have been making her forget?
comes a compelling and suspenseful new sci-fi series, set in a world where
science knows no boundaries, memories are manipulated, and true love can never
1. Any creature whose existence has been suggested but not proven
scientifically. Term officially coined by cryptozoologist John E. Wall in 1983.
2. That thing that’s getting ready to eat your head.
3. See also: “monster.”
The Price family has spent generations studying
the monsters of the world, working to protect them from humanity–and humanity
from them. Enter Verity Price. Despite being trained from birth as a
cryptozoologist, she’d rather dance a tango than tangle with a demon, and when
her work with the cryptid community took her to Manhattan, she thought she
would finally be free to pursue competition-level dance in earnest. It didn’t
quite work out that way…
But now, with the snake cult that was killing
virgins all over Manhattan finally taken care of, Verity is ready to settle
down for some serious ballroom dancing—until her on-again, off-again,
semi-boyfriend Dominic De Luca, a member of the monster-hunting Covenant of St.
George, informs her that the Covenant is on their way to assess the city’s
readiness for a cryptid purge. With everything and everyone she loves on the
line, there’s no way Verity can take that lying down.
Alliances will be tested, allies will be
questioned, lives will be lost, and the talking mice in Verity’s apartment will
immortalize everything as holy writ–assuming there’s anyone left standing when
all is said and done. It’s a midnight blue-light special, and the sale of the
day is on betrayal, deceit…and carnage.
powers make her indispensable to the Shaede Nation, but dangerous missions have
driven her lover, Tyler, to his breaking point. Darian must salvage their bond,
but a new assignment to protect Anya—a fellow Shaede and the first of their
kind to become pregnant in centuries—stands in the way.
longtime rivals and share nothing besides mutual hatred. But when it becomes
clear that someone—or something—is bent on destroying the expectant
mother and her unborn child, Darian must put her feelings aside and track down
Anya’s would-be assassin.
up long-buried secrets—and a startling connection between Tyler and the mission
that could destroy everything between them.…
Chance, that is—the intrepid heroine of this edgy new series that transforms
elements of urban fantasy, historical adventure, and paranormal romance into
pure storytelling gold.
In a Golden Age where spark reactors power the
airways, and creatures of Light and Shadow walk openly among us, a deadly game
of Alchemists and Warlocks has begun.
When an unusual cargo drags airship-pilot Elle
Chance into the affairs of the mysterious Mr. Marsh, she must confront her
destiny and do everything in her power to stop the Alchemists from unleashing a
PSY-CHANGELING COLLECTION BY NALINI SINGH
Experience the explosive series hailed by #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan as
“a must-read for all my fans.”
In Beat of Temptation, innocent Tamsyn
has always had a place in her heart for Nathan, a blooded DarkRiver sentinel.
But is she ready for the fierce demands of the mating bond?
In Stroke of Enticement, a wary young
teacher, skeptical about love, arouses the man–and the animal–in an
aggressive leopard changeling who must prove his affections are true.
Plus NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED
In Declaration of Courtship, Grace, a shy submissive wolf, finds
herself pursued by the last man she ever would have imagined: a SnowDancer
lieutenant said to be “mad, bad, and dangerous to know.”
Plus NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED
In Texture of Intimacy, SnowDancer healer Lara
discovers the searing joys–and unexpected challenges–of being mated to quiet,
powerful Walker, a man used to keeping his silence.
Alex, Lena’s first love—only in the first hardcover printing.
York Times bestselling
Delirium trilogy is a riveting blend of nonstop action and forbidden romance in
a dystopian United States.
has transformed. The nascent rebellion that was underway in Pandemonium has ignited into an all-out revolution
in Requiem, and Lena is at the center of the
Lena and her friends fled to the Wilds. But the Wilds are no longer a safe
haven. Pockets of rebellion have opened throughout the country, and the
government cannot deny the existence of Invalids. Regulators infiltrate the
borderlands to stamp out the rebels.
terrain of the Wilds, her best friend, Hana, lives a safe, loveless life in
Portland as the fiancée of the young mayor. Requiem is told from both Lena and Hana’s
points of view. They live side by side in a world that divides them until, at
last, their stories converge.
seamlessly interweaves the peril that Lena faces with the inner tumult she
experiences after the reappearance of her first love, Alex, the boy she thought
was dead. Sophisticated and wide-ranging, Requiem brings the Delirium trilogy to a
story set in the world of Lauren Oliver’s New York Times bestselling Delirium series focuses on
Raven, the fiery leader of a rebel group in the Wilds.
decision to flee across the border to the Wilds, compelled to save an abandoned
newborn—a baby girl left for dead and already blue from the cold. When she and
the baby are taken in by a band of rebels, Raven finds herself an outsider
within a tight-knit group. The only other newcomer is an untrustworthy boy
known as the Thief until he finally earns himself a new name: Tack.
to each other, the fledgling rebellion, and a future together. But as they both
take center stage in the fight, Raven must decide whether the dangers of the
revolution are worth risking her dreams of a peaceful life with Tack.
past and present, Raven transforms from a scared girl newly arrived in the
Wilds to the tough leader who helps Lena save former Deliria-Free
poster boy Julian Fineman from a death sentence. Whatever the original mission
may have been, Raven abides by a conviction that she believes to her core: You
always return for the people you love.
poignant, Raven’s story enriches the Delirium world and resonates with a voice
that is as vulnerable as it is strong.
stories about characters in the Delirium world appear in print. Originally
published as digital novellas, Hana, Annabel,
and Raven each
center around a fascinating and complex character who adds important
information to the series and gives it greater depth. This collection also
includes an excerpt from Requiem, the final novel
in Oliver’s New York Times bestselling series.
perspective of Lena’s best friend, Hana Tate. Set during the tumultuous summer
before Lena and Hana are supposed to be cured, this story is a poignant and
revealing look at a moment when the girls’ paths diverge and their futures are
mystery—a ghost from Lena’s past—until now. Her journey from teenage runaway to
prisoner of the state is a taut, gripping narrative that expands the Delirium
world and illuminates events—and Lena—through a new point of view.
rebel group in the Wilds, Raven plays an integral role in the resistance effort
and comes into Lena’s life at a crucial time. Crackling with intensity, Raven is a brilliant story told in the voice
of one of the strongest and most tenacious characters in the Delirium world.
normal part of Lorelei MacAlister’s life didn’t just slip away quietly the day
Jared Kovach came to town. Nope. The normal part of her life shattered. It
exploded. It burst into a gazillion shards of fleeting light.
It went out with a bang.
Hello dark and eerie.
While her best friend, Brooklyn, is focusing all
of her energy on helping Lorelei hone her abilities, Lorelei is dealing with
the reality that Satan’s second in command has taken up residence inside her
body. Oh, and the fact that she has a crush on the Angel of Death. But what a
beautiful death it is. If those weren’t bad enough, something sinister has come
to town and it wants nothing more than to hear Lorelei’s dying breath as it
strangles it out of her. Thank goodness the gang has a supernatural champion.
But what happens when the only being who can save them switches sides
midstream? How can a group of misfits capture one of the most powerful beings
ever created? And will they find out how to bring Jared back to them before
it’s too late?
Sheol. We’d raised him on Shan’s spirit radio, which meant his soul wasn’t
wholly destroyed by the demon gate…. Once Corine Solomon only had
the touch—the ability to read an object’s past by handling it. Then she
inherited her mother’s magick, and that ended up being a hell of a burden. But
if Corine can wrestle a demon queen and win, she can bring back her lover
Chance after he’s made the ultimate sacrifice. Can’t she? All Corine knows is
that she can’t leave Chance behind if there’s anything she can do about it.
But the clock is ticking—and she still has to
deal with debt-collecting demons and a maniacal archangel who’s running a
recruitment drive. The stakes have never been so high…and this time it’s truly Corine’s
last chance to save the love of her life.
MaryJanice Davidson “continues to put her own unique spin on paranormal
romance” (Fallen Angel Reviews), and in this all-new anthology, she’s three
times as outrageous as ever before…
Undead and Underwater
Betsy, queen of the undead, and Fred, the dour
could’ve-been-a-princess mermaid, reluctantly team up to help a mutual friend
in trouble. After all, a friend in need is a friend who, well, can really test
your patience—because Betsy and Fred aren’t exactly BFFs. What they do have in
common is the source of the problem: a man. And what’s more troubling than
Meet Karen Kilher, human resources
representative and round-the-clock superhero. Born with the ability to convert
anything she eats into crime-fighting energy, Karen is now faced with her
toughest challenge: the sexy new hire who has a mad crush on her. But how does
Karen break the news that she’s more of a Wonder Woman than he can imagine?
She’d better think of something fast, because letting this guy go would be a
As leader of the Pack, it’s Lara Wyndham’s job
to usher her breed to safety after the cataclysmic Kardashian Riots of 2025—and
fend off the advances of Jack Gardner, a sexy Packer with alpha urges and a
knack for getting into trouble. No matter how bad Lara wants it, she doesn’t
need it. Not that intoxicating scent of his, or his talented mouth, or that
perfect ass. Then again…
learn to be what she needs…
Surviving for centuries, powerful lupine shifter
Jayce Kazan managed to stay away from humans until he met Kat Saburova and was
consumed by the need to protect her. But while Jayce shared his passion with
the human seer, he refused to make her his bondmate—a refusal that caused the
end of their relationship.
A year later, an attack that left Kat near death
has resulted in another lupine shifter turning her. Furious that he wasn’t the
one to save her, Jayce is determined to show Kat that he is the one she should
rely on. But the newly turned shifter is still traumatized and worried that
she’ll hurt those she loves, unless she can learn to control her inner wolf.
And as Jayce struggles to protect Kat from her
own worst instincts and convince her to rekindle their love, the extremists who
almost killed her are looking to finish the job…
author Janet Chapman welcomes her fans back to Spellbound Falls, where no one
is immune to the magical powers of love…
Originally from the ancient mythical island of
Atlantis, Nicholas has spent the last year deep in the mountains of Maine,
serving as Director of Security for the Nova Mare and Inglenook resorts. Fully
embracing his life in the twenty-first century, he finds himself irresistibly
drawn to a trouble-prone employee, and is determined to keep her safe.
The last thing Julia Campbell needs is a man
with a hero complex, especially one as handsome and imposing as Nicholas. All
she has to do is keep it together until her younger sister turns eighteen, and
then she can focus on her own life. But strange things have been happening at
the resort—and it’s Nicholas who keeps coming to her rescue. When Nicholas is
suddenly the one in trouble, Julia realizes he’s not quite what he seems—and
that she’ll do anything to help the man who’s stolen her heart…
hunter by necessity—has left Salem for San Francisco, hoping a move will help
her forget the horrors of her past. But she’s about to discover that witches
tempted by the dark side are everywhere….
Samantha is doing whatever she can to forget her
terrible childhood in a coven destroyed by its members’ greed and lust for
power. Now she’s a San Francisco detective struggling to fight her own desire
to turn to magic. But as she discovers, escaping who you are isn’t easy.
Her latest case seems straightforward enough—the
murder of a local historian named Winona Lightfoot. But strange clues take
Samantha to the Santa Cruz Mountains, a place teeming with witches and black
magic. As she works to uncover the connection between Winona and this coven, an
earthquake rocks the Bay Area. That’s when Samantha has a premonition: Something
is coming. Something evil.
To survive—and save everyone around her—she will
have to tackle her greatest fear, and hope she isn’t the next one put into a
deep, dark grave….
masters of paranormal romance… New York Times bestselling author Angela Knight
revisits the world of Guardian and genetically engineered Temporal
Enforcers Dona and Alerio who combine their talents—and fight their passions—as
they investigate a time-travel murder spree.
USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Ashley continues her
Shifters Unbound series as Bear Shifter Cormac is determined to take single mom
Nell as his mate, despite her objections—until her sons are endangered and she
desperately needs help.
National bestselling author Jean Johnson returns
to her Vulland Chronicles: On the run after being falsely accused of treason,
ex-prince Kiereseth and his companion Vielle take refuge in a snow-bound
cabin—and in each other’s arms.
And Hanna Martine expands on the fascinating
world she introduced in Liquid
Lies. After dissolving their arranged marriage so he can win her on his own
terms, Ofarian guard David pairs up with the heartbroken Kelsey to try to
thwart an enemy to their race.
Watchtower—the last in a long line of powerful women sworn to protect the world
from evil. Although she had once defeated evil in New York City, her
pursuit of her true love, the 400-year-old vampire Will Hughes, has now
unleashed an age-old evil onto the modern world, and the entire planet is
Babylonian deity, is now loose in Paris. He has joined forces with the
villainous John Dee in a plan to destroy the world’s economy and plunge the
entire world into chaos.
of a modern-day band of knights who are dedicated to preserving the sanctity of
the timeline. As she and her allies face this threat, new challenges arise
in the form of a rival faction of knights who will stop at nothing to bring
about the destruction of everything Garet holds dear.
the Tainted is on the hunt for a mysterious demon vampire. But meeting her
face-to-face might disarm his warrior spirit—and spark an unquenchable passion
with apocalyptic consequences.
make his way back to heaven by staying pure and slaying hellspawn. With a new
scourge of vampires unleashed by a blood-drinking demon, the Prince of Thirst,
there’s plenty to be done. But Japheth is after one vampire in particular—the one
they call the Angel Slayer.
the Prince of Thirst can turn even the kindest soul into a soldier of hell.
Feeling abandoned by God, she stalks the West Village taking revenge on his
angels—until she meets her match.
the battle is fierce and charged with desire. But when they discover a common
enemy—the Prince of Thirst himself—they form a dangerous alliance that could
either cost them their eternal lives, or spark a love more powerful than heaven
these extraordinary women must balance the fate of the world with their
it, but is it a symptom of the deadly Scarlet Pathogen coursing through her
bloodstream or the proximity of shifter Keeper Declan Wainwright?
an uneasy relationship ever since they met, and now things are about to get a
lot more complicated. A killer is stalking Los Angeles, intentionally infecting
Elven with the deadly virus, and now Sailor and Declan must work to keep the
supernatural peace while bringing the murderer to justice. But, in doing so,
these powerful denizens of the Otherworld find themselves straddling a fine
line between lust…and love.
though full-figured vampire Glory St. Clair knows a kilt won’t do her hips any
favors, she’s willing to travel to Scotland and beyond for Jeremiah Campbell,
her hunky on-again, off-again lover. Glory is thrilled when their reunion is a
welcome one—until an attack leaves Jerry with amnesia, unable to remember their
While Jerry doesn’t remember Glory, he’s more
than willing to take what she freely offers—her ancient blood and her generous
body. But when she tries to get him to travel to the New World in a flying
machine, he thinks she’s cracked, especially since she wants him to work with
his ancient rival to get his memory back.
With her lover stuck in the past and an unknown
enemy plotting against them, Glory isn’t sure where to turn. But when Jerry
puts his life on the line to save her, Glory knows the man she loves is still
there—and she’ll do anything to get him back…
Now in a thrilling new fantasy series, enter a world inhabited by the Others,
unearthly entities—vampires and shape-shifters among them—who rule the Earth
and whose prey are humans. As a cassandra sangue, or blood
prophet, Meg Corbyn can see the future when her skin is cut—a gift that feels
more like a curse. Meg’s Controller keeps her enslaved so he can have full
access to her visions. But when she escapes, the only safe place Meg can hide
is at the Lakeside Courtyard—a business district operated by the Others.
Shape-shifter Simon Wolfgard is reluctant to
hire the stranger who inquires about the Human Liaison job. First, he senses
she’s keeping a secret, and second, she doesn’t smell like human prey. Yet a
stronger instinct propels him to give Meg the job. And when he learns the truth
about Meg and that she’s wanted by the government, he’ll have to decide if
she’s worth the fight between humans and the Others that will surely follow.
(Soulgirls #1) by Heather Long
the House doesn’t always win.
way to Las Vegas seeking fame and fortune. Instead, she lost her soul and wound
up performing nightly shows at the Arcana Royale. Every day, she straps on her
feathers, her glitter, her stilettos, and she dances. Every day, it’s the same.
the go-to guy for anything his family needs: warrior, diplomat, wrangler,
researcher, and now an attorney. He enters the Arcana Royale Casino, intent on
negotiating the release of his cousin’s bad debt, but one look at the
golden-skinned showgirl ignites a fire of need that he’s never experienced.
When the fantasy come true sits at his table, words he never expected to hear
come out of her lush mouth: “I need your help.”
life, because the Overseers own both his cousin’s debt and her soul. And he’s
not planning on leaving the Royale without either one.
has been revised and expanded from its original release.
showgirls, and a powerful showdown between a vampire that can’t lose and the
House that never does. Spells, slots, sirens and sex, oh my!
she instantly realizes there’s more to the place than meets the eye. Descended
from witches, Nadia can sense that a spell has been cast over the tiny Rhode
Island town—a sickness infecting everyone and everything in it. The magic at
work is darker and more powerful than anything she’s come across and has sunk
its claws most deeply into Mateo . . . her rescuer, her friend, and the guy she
yearns to get closer to even as he pushes her away.
life, shadowed by small-town gossip and his family’s tormented past. Every
generation, the local legends say, one member of the family goes mad, claiming
to know the future before descending into insanity. When the strange dreams
Mateo has been having of rescuing a beautiful girl from a car accident actually
come true, he knows he’s doomed.
and Mateo must work together to break the chains of his terrible family curse,
and to prevent a coming disaster that even now threatens the entire town,
including Nadia’s family, her newfound friends, and her own life. Shimmering
with magic and mystery, New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray’s new
novel depicts a dark and unforgettable world of witches, curses, buried
secrets, and star-crossed romance.
plague is ravaging mortals and immortals alike. With both Heaven and Hell out
to destroy her, Eden can no longer tell the difference between good and evil.
for her life, for the lives of those she loves, and for every life she has ever
For—just maybe—the chance to be mortal again.
dark, alluring trilogy of life, death, and epic love
broken past and a divided future can’t stop the electric connection of two
teens in this “charged and romantic” (Becca Fitzpatrick), lush novel.
Weston has no idea how he survived the category five tornado that killed his
parents. And he has no idea if the beautiful, dark-haired girl who’s swept
through his dreams every night since the storm is real. But he hopes she is.
a sylph, an air elemental. She walks on the wind, can translate its alluring
songs, and can even coax it into a weapon with a simple string of commands.
She’s also a guardian—Vane’s guardian—and has sworn an oath to protect Vane at
all costs. Even if it means sacrificing her own life.
reveals their location to the enemy who murdered both of their families,
Audra’s forced to help Vane remember who he is. He has a power to claim—the
secret language of the West Wind, which only he can understand. But unlocking
his heritage will also unlock the memory Audra needs him to forget. And their
greatest danger is not the warriors coming to destroy them—but the forbidden
romance that’s grown between them.
recovering from an internship that brought her literally to the brink of hell
when a trip to New Orleans leads to more trouble. There, while taking part in a
student volunteer program, Haven and her friends Dante and Lance run across an
enclave of devils known as the Krewe.
are more reckless and vicious than any Haven, Lance, and Dante have
encountered. Yet the friends soon discover that their French Quarter
housemates are also angels in training, and together they must face off with
the Krewe in their quest for wings.
Haven’s resolve is tested when Lucian, the repentant devil with whom she was
infatuated, resurfaces and asks her for help escaping the underworld. Can he be
trusted? Or will aiding him cost Haven her angel wings—and her life?
author Karen Kingsbury comes a heartwarming story about childhood friends,
broken lives, and a long-ago promise that just might offer the hope of love for
Ellie moved from Georgia to California, she and her best friend Nolan sat
beneath the Spanish moss of an ancient oak tree where they wrote letters to
each other and buried them in a rusty old metal box. The plan was to return
eleven years later, dig the box up, and read the letters. But now, as that date
approaches, much has changed. Ellie has abandoned the faith she grew up with,
her days consumed with loving her little girl and trying to make ends meet.
Sometimes she watches TV to catch a glimpse of her old friend Nolan, now an NBA
star, whose faith is known by the entire nation. But few know that Nolan’s own
personal tragedies have fueled both his faith and athletic drive. Despite his
success, Nolan is isolated and lonely, plagued by a void in his heart that has
remained since that night beneath the old oak tree with Ellie. For both Ellie
and Nolan, the coming date is more than just a childhood promise. It’s the
chance to make sense of it all—the chance to find out if it’s ever too late to
find love again.
moving tale of heart-wrenching loss, the power of faith, and the wounds that
only a forever kind of love can heal. She delves deeply into a theme that
resonates within us all: Hope lives for those willing to take a chance.
Till, who has retired from the LAPD after a respected career as a homicide
detective, now works as a private investigator, comfortable chasing down
routine cases while visiting his 24-year-old daughter, Holly, who has Down
Syndrome. But when the parents of a recently murdered young girl, about Holly’s
age, ask for his help when the police come up empty, Till reluctantly takes the
It was discovered after her death that the
victim had been working as a high-class prostitute, and the police are content
to assume she was killed by a client, common in such a dangerous line of work.
Yet as Till digs deeper, he realizes that the victim is just one of several
young female escorts killed in different cities in the exact same way – all had
strawberry blonde hair, and all were shot with a 9mm handgun in the sanctity of
Till must find his way around the tawdry and
secretive online escort business, and decode ads placed by young women who all
use false names, sometimes advertise using other women’s pictures, and move
from city to city every few months. Yet when Till is finally able to catch up
with the killer, he finds that the man he’s after is far more dangerous and
volatile than he ever could have imagined. As the body count rises, Till must
risk his life to find this seductive and ruthless killer whose murderous spree
masks a far deadlier agenda.
notorious London diamond merchant draws aristocratic investigator Sebastian St.
Cyr and his new wife Hero into a sordid world of greed, desperation, and the
occult, when the husband of Sebastian’s former lover Kat Boleyn is accused of
death of a former military comrade, a heart-sick Sebastian learns of a new
calamity: Russell Yates, the dashing, one-time privateer who married Kat a year
ago, has been found standing over the corpse of Benjamin Eisler, a wealthy gem
dealer. Yates insists he is innocent, but he will surely hang unless Sebastian
can unmask the real killer.
and lost, Sebastian plunges into a treacherous circle of intrigue. Although
Eisler’s clients included the Prince Regent and the Emperor Napoleon, he was a
despicable man with many enemies and a number of dangerous, well-kept
secrets—including a passion for arcane texts and black magic. Central to
the case is a magnificent blue diamond, believed to have once formed part of
the French crown jewels, which disappeared on the night of Eisler’s
death. As Sebastian traces the diamond’s ownership, he uncovers links that
implicate an eccentric, powerful financier named Hope and stretch back into the
darkest days of the French Revolution.
vicious, Sebastian finds his new marriage to Hero tested by the shadows of his
first love, especially when he begins to suspect that Kat is keeping secrets of
her own. And as matters rise to a crisis, Sebastian must face a bitter
truth–that he has been less than open with the fearless woman who is now his