|Publisher:||Grand Central Pub|
|Publish Date:||Feb 2012|
|Number of Pages:||384|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.45|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||4.25 x 6.75 x 1.25|
Still suffering for being the inadvertent catalyst of her family's financial downfall and tired of doing her conniving father's bidding, Miranda Ellis agrees to marry the wealthy, enigmatic Lord Benjamin Archer, a man who hides his secrets behind a black mask but will do anything to protect Miri from the killer targeting those he cares about. But fearless Miri has lethal, fiery secrets of her own. As the pair must deal with an ancient curse and an experiment gone wrong, Miri's powers may be the only thing that can save her love.
Verdict: Beauty and the Beast meets Phantom of the Opera (with hints of Carrie and an abundance of Egyptian mythology) in this gripping, intoxicating story, simmering with incendiary sensuality and featuring a heroine who risks all to save the man she loves. An exceptional debut and the first of what promises to be a compelling series. Callihan lives in the Washington, DC, area.
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Once the flames are ignited...
Miranda Ellis is a woman tormented. Plagued since birth by a strange and powerful gift, she has spent her entire life struggling to control her exceptional abilities. Yet one innocent but irreversible mistake has left her family's fortune decimated and forced her to wed London's most nefarious nobleman.
They will burn for eternity...
Lord Benjamin Archer is no ordinary man. Doomed to hide his disfigured face behind masks, Archer knows it's selfish to take Miranda as his bride. Yet he can't help being drawn to the flame-haired beauty whose touch sparks a passion he hasn't felt in a lifetime. When Archer is accused of a series of gruesome murders, he gives in to the beastly nature he has fought so hard to hide from the world. But the curse that haunts him cannot be denied. Now, to save his soul, Miranda will enter a world of dark magic and darker intrigue. For only she can see the man hiding behind the mask.