Samhain New In Print Nov 2008

NEW IN PRINT FROM SAMHAIN – November 25, 2008

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New Anthology in Print

Holiday Seduction PRINT Holiday Seduction PRINT Anthology
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Red Hots!
ISBN: 978-1-59998-959-4
Length: 208 Pages
Price: 11.50
Cover art by Anne Cain
Unwrapped by Jaci Burton

He’s going to give her the Christmas gift of her dreams…in triplicate.

When Justin Garrett accidentally views Amy Parker’s private online journal, he sees the cold corporate exec in a brand new light. It seems the icy, unapproachable Amy has fantasies. Fantasies that both appall and intrigue her.

No one knows the real Amy Parker, and she’s satisfied to keep it that way. A woman with kinky tastes wouldn’t cut it in the straight-laced law firm where she’s fought her way to partnership. And she certainly refuses to let an underling use her to advance in the firm. Justin Garrett might be brilliant, gorgeous, and sexy as hell, but he’s firmly restricted to her fantasies and that’s where he’ll stay.

While working together on a corporate acquisition in Hawaii over the Christmas holidays, Justin sets out to make Amy’s secret fantasy come true–a night of passion with two men who adore her. And he knows the ideal other man to help Amy unwrap the perfect Christmas gift.

But first he has to melt her heart and convince her he sees her as a woman, not a rung to climb on the career ladder. In fact, by giving Amy exactly what she’s always wished for, Justin hopes to climb right into her heart.

To Do List by Lauren Dane

He wasn’t part of her balance sheet. But one week in his bed could tip the scales.

Since she could pick up a pencil, Belle Taylor has used lists and charts to map out her life. When she achieves a goal, she marks it off her to do list. Simple. But now, just steps away from her corner-office, name-on-the-letterhead goal, she realizes that the life she thought she wanted may come at too high a price.

Exhausted, she retreats home for Christmas vacation to rethink her life, complete with all-new lists. What she hadn’t expected is Rafe Bettencourt, her brother’s best friend, the man who she thought only saw her as a pesky younger sister. But when he kisses her under the mistletoe, Belle finds herself with a whole new set of goals to balance with what she thought she always wanted.

Rafe knows Belle is trying to figure out what to do with her life. He also knows he’s done loving her from afar, and he’s not beneath making it as hard as possible for her to choose to return to San Francisco.

Because Rafe can make to-do lists too–and his plan is to seduce Belle back home where she belongs. At his side. And in his bed.

Warning, this title contains the following: Smokin’ hot monkey love and naughty wish fulfillment, a few words you wouldn’t say in your grandma’s presence as well as explicit sex, graphic language, ménage a trois, a trip to Hawaii and maybe a glimpse of Santa on a surfboard.

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New in Print by Author Name

Strawberries in Winter PRINT Strawberries in Winter PRINT by Kerri Augusto
Genre: Mainstream
ISBN: 978-1-60504-003-5
Length: 328 Pages
Price: 16.00
Cover art by Scott Carpenter

Kyra Adams feels like she is living someone else’s life. The problem is, she’s right…

At thirty-six, Kyra has a workaholic husband, an ailing mother, a radiant daughter, and a dream home in the heart of suburbia. Her days are filled with saccharine `Mommy and Me’ play dates, but her nights are haunted by terrifying dreams of a girl with no reflection.

When her daughter becomes lost in a department store, Kyra’s dream intrudes on her waking state, and a threatening voice in her head challenges, “If you lost her, who would you be?”

Terrified by the realization that she is disappearing into the footnotes of other people’s lives, and yearning for a full and genuine life of her own, Kyra seeks solace at a writer’s retreat in rural Vermont. What she expects are answers. But what she finds is a deeply troubled stranger with a tragic past, and a powerful secret that pierces into the heart of her family, testing the limits of forgiveness.

Are some secrets better left untold? Kyra is about to find out.

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Starbound PRINT Starbound PRINT by Kassie Burns
Genre: Romantic SciFi-Futuristic, Red Hots!
ISBN: 978-1-60504-000-4
Length: 200 Pages
Price: 11.50
Cover art by Anne Cain

Four lovers’ lives are torn apart by a despotic race bent on sexual slavery.

Held captive aboard the Starbound in the depths of interstellar space, the human race is ruled by the despotic Napau’s one inviolable law: Love one, love all. Far from a decree of universal acceptance, this law serves one sinister purpose: To keep the humans from fixating on each other, leaving their bodies free to be used as sexual slaves to the star gods.

Jerod and Erlinn defy the gods by falling in love, and take rebellion one step further by planning to marry. The Napau are quick to retaliate, summoning Jerod to the Temple of Eros to serve their sexual pleasures, tearing the lovers apart.

Desperate, Erlinn turns to Kev for help in freeing Jerod and continuing the rebellion he started. Kev joins forces with her, risking his budding relationship with his own lover, Gem. But Kev soon finds himself alone in his mission, for the Napau have chosen their next victim. Erlinn.

A dark secret lies within the temple, one that could free humanity for all time–if the four lovers can overcome possession, distrust and jealousy and act as one to discover it in time.

Warnings: This title contains shoot-to-the-stars sexual debauchery, lusty star gods, friendly robots, and explicit language.

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Princess of Thieves PRINT

Princess of Thieves PRINT by Gia Dawn

Genre: Fantasy Romance, Red Hots!
ISBN: 978-1-59998-997-6
Length: 248 Pages
Price: 13.00
Cover art by Anne Cain

Cross a lawyer with a tale-spinning thief and throw in three meddling fairy godmothers. Result? Magical mayhem, hidden evils and dangerous desire!

Demons of Dunmore, Book 3

Snapdragon, Pansy, and Rose have their hands full as Allard Dunmore meets the woman of his dreams–or rather nightmares–in the impish thief, Jo. When her father goes missing, she enlists Allard’s aid to find him. And she won’t take no for an answer.

Sparks fly and love sizzles when Jo kidnaps Allard and attempts to force him to help her. Despite his best intentions, Allard is drawn into the web of dark secrets and heretical writings that revolve around the renegade Jo and her mysterious missing father.

As ancient evils chase them, and even allies become enemies, the couple must learn to rely on each other to find the hidden truth. When Jo herself goes missing, Allard’s worst fears are realized. How can he face losing the lawless beauty he has come to love? Is he finally willing to put his doubts aside and believe in her at last?

Warning: This title contains explicit sex told in graphic language, and a special tease at the end.

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Starchild PRINT

Starchild PRINT by Katriena Knights
Genre: Romantic SciFi-Futuristic
ISBN: 978-1-60504-001-1
Length: 272 Pages
Price: 14.00
Cover art by Scott Carpenter

A no-nonsense starship captain and a billionaire financier, Fairfax and Cavendish are the ultimate odd couple. Until an insidious government conspiracy leaves them with nothing–except each other.

When billionaire financier Harrison Fairfax boards the EarthFed starship Starchild, Captain Trieka Cavendish knows he’ll bring trouble. Earthlubbers always do. But she has no idea “trouble” will come in the form of a vast government conspiracy that will turn her whole world upside down.

Harrison Fairfax has spent the past seven years trying to find out what happened to his wife, an investigative journalist. But his wife’s disappearance is only the tip of the iceberg. What lies beneath is bigger–and much, much worse. It’s a conspiracy reaching to the highest echelons of EarthFed.

Government strongmen, who are on to Fairfax’s meddling, drive him and Cavendish into the wilds of the colony planet Denahault, where they discover even more secrets–and a passion that may be the only thing that can save them.

Warning, this title contains the following: sensual content, violence.

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The Host: Shadows PRINT The Host: Shadows PRINT by MK Mancos
Genre: Paranormal Romance
ISBN: 978-1-60504-005-9
Length: 280 Pages
Price: 14.50
Cover art by Scott Carpenter

Sometimes the things that go bump in the night are there to protect the innocent.

Four hundred years ago, Tristain St. Blaise worked as an apprentice for alchemist Benito Achilles. An experiment went terribly wrong, fusing an entity to Tristain’s soul, turning him from an enlightened man of reason to one of dark passions. Now, to find some measure of redemption, he wears the mantle of a hired killer, protecting innocents and ridding the world of men like Achilles.

Angelia Lightheart has worked hard to purge her life of unhealthy relationships. One night in a dark Manhattan alley, she is saved from a would-be rapist by a man who seems able to look through her very soul into the weary heart she hides from the world.

As Angelia and Tristain fall in love, his work as a contract killer brings him face to face with the one responsible for his immortal state–endangering not only their love, but Angelia’s life.

Warning: Contains graphic violence and explicit sex. Religious and blasphemous overtones may offend some readers.

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Black Widow PRINT Black Widow PRINT by Mackenzie McKade
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Red Hots!
ISBN: 978-1-59998-990-7
Length: 264 Pages
Price: 14.00
Cover art by Scott Carpenter

Her touch is heavenly. Her kiss, deadly. To mate with her means certain death.

After a brutal attack by a huge, dog-like creature, Tammy is left clinging to life by a thread. Her last memory is of her rescuer asking her if she wants to live. She awakes to a nightmare, bound in chains, nearly paralyzed by terror–and with a strange sensual creature slinking beneath her skin, screaming with hunger for only two things. Blood. And sex.

Roark and Marcellus, leaders of the werewolves and vampires, come together to destroy the results of a night gone terribly wrong. As a result of the attack, Tammy has become a hybrid–part wolf and part vampire–and to complicate things, she’s in heat. The transformation has thrown her into a sexual frenzy that makes her a virtual black widow. For the sake of their people, Tammy must die.

Yet they can’t bring themselves to kill her. Instead, Roark and Marcellus find themselves trapped in the femme fatale’s web of seduction. Her touch is heavenly…her kiss, deadly. To complicate things, they discover she is mate to each of them.

Soul-wrenching desire reigns over their struggle for dominance and possession, forging a unique bond between the immortals. Together Roark and Marcellus will fight to save the woman they love from the people they are pledged to protect.

Warning, this title contains the following: hot, explicit and a little kinky ménage sex, graphic violence and language, and explores the impact of combining werewolf and vampire blood. The results are dangerously delicious!

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Gold Dust PRINT Gold Dust PRINT by Gail Murphy
Genre: Historical Romance
ISBN: 978-1-59998-993-8
Length: 224 Pages
Price: 12.00
Cover art by Vanessa Hawthorne

Gold Rush dreams don’t come cheap–or without danger.

Fleeing the cheerless prospect of marriage to a man she despises, Sarah Delany sails into the heady excitement of Gold Rush San Francisco. She has high hopes for a new life. Romance is the last thing on her mind. Especially with a rude ruffian of a gold miner who rescues her from being crushed by a wayward wagon.

John Lawton arrives that very same day, brushing the grime of more than a year’s work in the mining camps off his rumpled clothes. He’s got a grim-willed resolve to turn a pocketful of gold into a fortune, and no “helpless female” is going to interfere with his plans. Not even when fate literally throws one into his path.

After these shaky first impressions they go their separate ways, but chance throws them together again and again until they put their prickly beginning behind them and admit their attraction is more than a passing fancy.

This vibrant young city is a stage set not only for romance, but for danger, which comes in the form of Sarah’s jilted, vengeful fiancé. She and John must sift through a mountain of lies, deceit, and a brush with death if they hope to find the ultimate treasure–in each other’s arms.

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Lover's Talisman PRINT Lover’s Talisman PRINT by Ashleigh Raine
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Red Hots!
ISBN: 978-1-59998-995-2
Length: 272 Pages
Price: 14.00
Cover art by Jason Stoddard

Welcome to Talisman Bay, where all hell breaks loose on a daily basis, especially when you fall in love.

Book one in the Talisman Bay series.

For twelve years Stephan Rashleigh has lived in the shadows, patrolling the city streets as leader of the Talisman Bay Shadow Walkers. The danger of his world leaves no room for a woman in his life. Until now. It should have been easy–rescue Mariah, then let her go. Except once she’s in his arms, he can’t walk away. Vibrant, breathing life into him, she makes him feel again.

Mariah DeSilva isn’t interested in falling in love, even with the gorgeous hero who rescued her from a brutal attack. When her best friend is kidnapped, she turns to the only man she can trust to help. The more time she spends with Stephan, the less she can hide her growing feelings for him. There’s so much more between them than an explosive romp between the sheets, against the wall and everywhere in between.

As they search for Mariah’s missing friend, a sinister evil is revealed, someone who’s been watching, waiting for Stephan to reveal his greatest vulnerability–falling in love. This enemy will stop at nothing to wipe out the Shadow Walkers and claim Mariah for his own.

This book has been previously published but was revised and re-edited for Samhain Publishing.

Warning, this title contains the following: Bondage and knife play (don’t worry, no one gets hurt). A fantasy ménage scene–two brothers loving one woman, yay! Magical orgasms. Pleasure sparks. Lots of demon killing, lots of cursing while killing demons, and even more sex (without the demons).

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Breaking All the Rules PRINT Breaking All the Rules PRINT by Monica Robinson
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Red Hots!
ISBN: 978-1-59998-991-4
Length: 240 Pages
Price: 13.00
Cover art by Scott Carpenter

What happens when the rules we create for ourselves end up being the ones we most want to break?

Between flying tequila bottles and auctioning off body shots, Allie McAllister knows how to work a crowd. When she isn’t mixing drinks at The Guild, she devotes her spare time to teaching aspiring authors–namely, male authors–how to make women melt with nothing more than a pen and paper.

The Mistress of Seduction has only three rules for her students: 1) Six months is the limit; 2) When she speaks, they listen; 3) Never, under any circumstances, are her students allowed to fall in love with her.

Her newest student has a lot to learn when it comes to putting his passion to paper, but there’s nothing Allie craves more than a challenge.

Criminal defense attorney Adam Carlton is well aware he doesn’t have a creative bone in his body. Just the same, after taking a body shot off the most beautiful spitfire he’s ever seen, he has to see Allie again. But how? Then it hits him.

He’ll write a book.

Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex, graphic language.

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Shaking off the Dust PRINT Shaking Off the Dust PRINT by Rhianna Samules
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Paranormal Romance
ISBN: 978-1-59998-999-0
Length: 328 Pages
Price: 16.00
Cover art by Anne Cain

Hannah’s list: Ghosts are cold to the touch. Being tied up isn’t much fun. And danger is a sure-fire prescription for amazing sex!

When Hannah Campbell attends a memorial service for the neurosurgeon who once saved her life, the last thing she expects is a lightning strike that knocks her out cold and blasts her lungs full of the departed’s ashes. Things only get weirder when she wakes up to find the deceased standing over her hospital bed, insisting she help him track down the terrorists who blew up his plane.

Professor Takeshi Shimodo doesn’t know what to believe when smart-mouthed Hannah appears on his doorstep, claiming to be haunted by the ghost of his best friend. Yet she exhibits some extraordinary psychic abilities. And her determination to find justice for the crash victims, in spite of her fragile health, touches his heart.

Takeshi’s acupressure techniques are meant to calm Hannah’s erratic heartbeat, but the longer they are together, the more his magic fingers have the opposite effect. Soon, their passion flares hotter than any lightning strike.

But now the terrorist they seek is hunting them. And the FBI is suspicious Hannah knows just a little too much.

Without some “spiritual” help, they haven’t a ghost of a chance.

Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex, graphic language and violence.

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Dangerous Grounds PRINT Dangerous Grounds PRINT by Shelli Stevens
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
ISBN: 978-1-59998-992-1
Length: 264 Pages
Price: 14.00
Cover art by Dawn Seewer

Something’s hot in Seattle, and it’s not just the espresso.

The Seattle Steam series

Madison’s needs are simple. All she wants are two things: Make Ooo La Latté the newest trend in espresso, and seduce the sexiest cop in Seattle. But things aren’t going exactly as planned.

First, Gabe’s a little hung up on the fact that she’s his best friend’s little sister, and he’s determined to keep his hands off. Second, her shop gets robbed by the increasingly violent Espresso Bandit, and now she’s the only one who can identify him.

Gabe whisks her into hiding for her own protection, but soon finds his heart is under assault by the luscious–and persistent–Madison. But no matter where they hide, danger follows.

On such dangerous grounds, the trick will be to live long enough to keep the flame alive.

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For the Love of Jazz PRINT For the Love of Jazz PRINT by Shiloh Walker
Genre: Romantic Suspense
ISBN: 978-1-59998-830-6
Length: 264 Pages
Price: 14.00
Cover art by Scott Carpenter

Someone wants a secret to stay buried–even if it means murder.

Since waking up in a hospital at age eighteen, accused of driving the car that killed his best friend, Jazz McNeil has lived with a guilty heart. Now, more than a decade later, he has returned to his hometown to raise his daughter and to uncover the truth about what happened that fateful summer. And gaze into the eyes of the girl whose life he shattered.

Though Anne-Marie Kincaid was told that Jazz was responsible for her brother’s death all those years ago, she has never quite believed it. The facts don’t quite fit; they never did. All she knows is, she still feels loved and safe when she’s with Jazz, and that he misses her brother just as much as she.

This novel has been previously published, but has been revised and expanded.

Warning, this title contains the following: some hot sex and a crazy killer.

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A Spell for Susannah PRINT A Spell for Susannah PRINT by Jody Wallace
Genre: Fantasy Romance
ISBN: 978-1-59998-987-7
Length: 328 Pages
Price: 16.00
Cover art by Christine Clavel

A not-ready-for-Disney fairy tale.

Princess Susannah’s discovery that she can work fairy magic unlocks the door to a delicious secret: Beneath the castle where she and her eleven sisters live, there’s an enchanted palace that has an edge over the Middle Kingdoms. It’s chock full of princes who just love to dance. In a world where the nobility have been fairy-cursed to bear no more male children, it’s a secret they enjoy to the fullest.

But without male heirs, the human lands are on the verge of anarchy. The King and Queen hire Jon Tom, a detective, to find out where their daughters are disappearing to every night. Susannah finds herself wanting to tell Jon Tom all her secrets–and give him her heart.

But if Susannah’s secrets go public, her parents won’t be happy. Worse, the fairies won’t be happy. And the enchanted princes will be in danger.

Warning, this title contains the following: hot sex, hot springs sex, hot-to-trot women and patriarchal hardheadedness.

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The Seduction of Shamus O'Rourke PRINT The Seduction of Shamus O’Rourke by N. J. Walters
Genre: Contemporary Romance
ISBN: 978-1-60504-007-3
Length: 288 Pages
Price: 15.00
Cover art by Anne Cain

All small towns have secrets. This one could be deadly.

Book 4 of Jamesville.

After her father’s death, Cyndi Marks returns to Jamesville, determined to settle here and lay the ghosts of years ago to rest once and for all. But the past has a way of catching up–and hanging on.

When her car breaks down outside of town, a handsome stranger stops to help. He intrigues and attracts her, but then she discovers who he is.

Shamus O’Rourke enjoys his job, his family and small town living. What he’s missing is someone with whom to share it. Immediately drawn to Cyndi, he is determined to get closer to her, even as he senses her pulling away.

But not everyone in Jamesville is happy to see Cyndi. People are hiding secrets. Secrets they would kill to protect. When violence erupts in her home, Cyndi turns to the only person in town she can trust–Shamus.

In a situation where family loyalties are strained, Cyndi’s life is threatened and everyone is a suspect, will their emerging love survive?

Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex, graphic language, and violence.

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Talnut PRINT Talnut PRINT by J. H. Wear
Genre: Fantasy-SciFi
ISBN: 978-1-60504-004-2
Length: 256 Pages
Price: 13.50
Cover art by Christine Clavel

In the search for home, sometimes you find more than you bargained for.

Awakening to find himself deposited like a zoo animal on an alien world, all Carl wants is to find a way back to Earth. But he’s stuck on a peninsula, hemmed in a small paradise by sea monsters and an impassable desert.

His fellow villagers, also specimens plucked from Earth, live in primitive conditions, paralyzed by superstitions that keep them from venturing beyond the peninsula. To complicate matters, Carl has fallen for Tanya, the witchdoctor’s enchanting daughter. If she would just stop refusing his advances, he might almost–almost–be content with his new life.

But Carl arrived with something the rest of them lack–memories of home. And a growing suspicion that the “desert ghoul” the villagers fear could be his ticket back to Earth.

Violence, some nudity.

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The Killer Among Them PRINT The Killer Among Them PRINT by Anita Whiting
Genre: Romantic Suspense
ISBN: 978-1-60504-006-6
Length: 264 Pages
Price: 14.00
Cover art by Dawn Seewer

Can her sixth sense be enough to stop the murders or does the killer have his sights set on her as his next victim?

Katarina Ramon is a busy, well respected attorney in New York City. Yet the dreams still torment her. More than dreams–they are replays of the clairvoyant flashes that show every detail of her parents’ murder years ago. She resents her gift, these sudden flashes that come out of nowhere, but accepts that she can see things others can’t.

When another couple is found murdered in her small hometown, her aunt begs her to come home and assist in the investigation.

Police Chief Cole Collins isn’t at all pleased with Katarina’s interference. Nor is he immune to her charms. Yet with someone in this little southern town is continuing the same murderous ways that killed her parents, Katarina and Cole are left with no choice but to work together.

Katarina’s vivid memories and sixth sense may stop the killing–or make her the murderer’s next victim.

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Hunter’s Moon PRINT by Rose Marie Wolf
Genre: Paranormal, Horror
ISBN: 978-1-59998-994-5
Length: 272 Pages
Price: 14.00
Cover art by Anne Cain

Werewolves Jason and Rose Barnett have tried to put the past behind them, but Jason’s strange dreams prove true and his dangerous obsession uncovers a shocking revelation that may destroy them…once and for all.

Book three of the Moon Series. Books are recommended to be read in order.

Jason and Rose Barnett believed hunter Simon Connor to be dead and gone. But Jason continues to have strange dreams, which reveal something that could destroy the Paranormal Research and Development Institute and tear relationships apart.

Jason becomes a vigilante, fueled by his growing psychic powers that tell him something–or someone–is still out there. Rose, no longer able to stand by while her mate destroys their lives, begins her own struggle to save what little relationship they have left, before it’s too late.

Then the unthinkable happens. A stunning eye-opener and an unexpected attack once again threaten their existence, and the rift between Jason and Rose becomes irreparable as their tumultuous past once again surfaces and their future becomes increasingly bleak.

Warning, this title contains the following: graphic language, explicit violence and several graphic forced sexual encounters.

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Noble Hearts of Ellan Vannin PRINT Noble Hearts of Ellan Vannin PRINT by Gloria Wiederhold
Genre: Historical Romance
ISBN: 978-1-59998-996-9
Length: 312 Pages
Price: 15.50
Cover art by Vanessa Hawthorne

A new generation ascends the throne of Vannin…

The dramatic conclusion to The Hearts of Ellan Vannin Trilogy.

Prince Manfred knows King Roan didn’t take him under his wing out of the goodness of his heart. It was to keep his treasonous father Godfrey under control, assuring peace in the kingdom of Vannin.

Yet a bond of loyalty and friendship develops between the two men as Manfred, under Roan’s fosterage, turns into a fine warrior. But that loyalty is torn apart when Roan discovers Manfred’s secret ambitions–and love for his daughter, the gentle, blind Princess Rosette. In an instant, Roan’s benevolence transforms to bitter rage, forcing Manfred to take drastic measures to achieve his dreams.

Kidnapped from her secluded, tranquil life at Rushen Abbey, Rosette finds herself an unwilling queen to Manfred. No matter how sweetly he woos her, he will forever be the man who usurped her father’s place on the throne.

Amidst distrust, betrayal and invasion, who will make the ultimate sacrifice for love and honor?

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