This Book Bundle contains the first three books in the Companion Series: THE COMPANION, THE HUNGER, and THE BURNING.
You are about to enter a world where there is no turning back. Where danger and desire become one. Where a man and a woman must fact the darkest secrets of the night. . .though they may not survive what awaits them.
Ian Rufford was captured, enslaved, and then abandoned in the lonely dunes of Egypt’s desert. His tormentor was a woman of magnificent beauty…and the blackest of souls. Now, Ian prays for a death that will not come. Only after his rescue does he begin to realize how he has changed. He is carrying something strange in his blood known only as “The Companion,” and his new-found symbiotic partner will exact a terrible price in return for the gifts Ian is only beginning to understand.
Elizabeth Rochewell’s home was Egypt, where she traveled the desert organizing her father’s archeological expeditions. After her father’s death, however, she is sent home to live a conventional life in London. Onboard ship, she finds herself drawn to her mysterious fellow passenger, Ian Rufford. He awakens feelings in her that disturb and tantalize her senses. But he hides a shocking secret. Beth has spent her life unraveling the secrets of the desert. Little does she know how dangerous it will be to unravel Ian’s.
Now, journey with two linked souls who are determined to stop one woman’s evil; a journey that will take them to the heights of desire and the depths of depravity. The Companion is an unforgettable, sensual and erotic novel that will make you believe in the power of true love.
An Undeniable Desire
The year is 1811, and the vampire Beatrix Lisse has spent six hundred years trying to atone for the sins she committed with her adopted sister and rival, Asharti. She’s grown weary of life, until she meet John Staunton, the Earl of Langley. John is London’s most notorious rogue, but he sees an innocence in Beatrix that she no longer believes exists. But Beatrix can’t bring herself to reveal her true nature to John, even after they surrender to their fierce passion. It’s only after John abandons her that Beatrix learns that he has a secret of his own…
Leads to Love That Burns Eternal
An undercover spy for England, John’s mission is to find out who is directing Napoleon’s network of spies. If he allows himself to get too close to Beatrix, John knows he’ll put her life in danger. But as John gets closer to completing his mission, he realizes the person he seeks is none other than Beatrix’s centuries-old rival, Asharti. With the world unraveling around them, John and Beatrix unite to fight a nemesis whose fury has no limit—even as their unquenchable passion grows more dangerous by the day…
A Forbidden Temptation
It is 1821 and all who know the beautiful, mysterious Ann Van Helsing believe she is insane. Yet Ann’s curse is the deep psychic ability that shows her everything about another human being—their history, thoughts and desires—simply by touching them. Overwhelmed by a power she can barely control, Ann roams the quiet woods and caves near her estate, searching for an elusive peace. Here she encounters the man who will change everything…
Leaves Her Yearning
To atone for an unforgivable transgression against his own kind, vampire Stephan Sincai has become a vigilante who must hunt and kill those whom other vampires have made. When Ann discovers Stephen bleeding in her cave, she reaches tries to help him. The moment she touches him she knows every fiber of Stephens being—and the knowledge is at once frightening and irresistible…
Praise for New York Times Bestselling Author
“A terrific tale ... the story line is action-packed.”
Midwest Book Review
“Blazingly hot and erotic.”
Romantic Times BOOKreviews
“Marvelously rich, emotionally charged, imaginative, and beautifully written.”
“A fantastic erotic vampire thriller.”
“A darkly compelling vampire romance ... the plot keeps the reader turning the pages long into the night”
—Affaire de Coeur
“Bestseller Squires charts a new direction with this exotic, extremely erotic, and darkly dangerous Regency-set paranormal tale. With her ability to create powerful and tormented characters, Squires has developed a novel that is graphic, gripping, and unforgettable.”
—Romantic Times (4 ½ starred review)
“Travel through Egypt’s deserts and London’s society with two of the most intriguing characters you will ever read about. You will encounter a dark world that is intense, scary, and sexy, and a love that will brighten it... powerful and passionate... captivating ... Squires has a wonderful ability to keep her readers glued to the edge of their seats.”
“A vibrant, riveting, and sometimes just plain scary novel that should satisfy anyone—including the man in your life—who enjoys paranormal tales ... Squires’s saga is off to an intriguing start.”
—All About Romance
“Squires does a fantastic job of taking old-tale vampirism, and spinning it into a new and fresh tale with characters who intrigue and captivate.”
—Fallen Angel Reviews
“An unforgettable, sensual, and erotic novel that takes you places you’ve never gone before... will make you believe in the power of true love.”
—Romance Reader at Heart
“[The Companion] delivers sensual love scenes, and an intriguing plot fraught with danger, adventure, and the unexpected which will leave readers anxiously awaiting the next enthralling tale from this immensely talented author.”
“Squires has just taken the traditional vampire novel to a whole new level with The Companion. With her riveting and compelling writing, she has woven a tale of love amidst the most desperate of circumstances and created unforgettable characters... fans of the genre will be fascinated... The Companion will capture your interest from the first scene until the last... readers who like a strong historical novel as well as one with a definite bite should add The Companion to their wish list. It will be a keeper for sure!”
“Squires has demonstrated a talent that few can surpass. Her descriptions and historical details are flawless. Her characters exceed their potential and the plot keeps you quickly turning the pages. Squires has joined the company of authors whose books are classics. Look for this book to become a classic in its genre too. The Companion is a gem.”
—Coffee Time Romance
“A totally absorbing novel ... the characters are brilliantly conceived and perfect for the gripping plotline. The author gives the reader a unique twist on what vampires really are, a tortured hero to adore, the only heroine who could possibly be right for him, a truly horrific villain—and a fascinating story that carries the reader through one exciting adventure after another ... Squires’s prose grabs you from the beginning and gives you a relentless ride through this complex, beautifully written book.”
—New and Used Books
“A riveting story, the first of what I expect to become a fresh, unforgettable new vampire series.”
About Susan Squires
Susan Squires is a New York Times bestselling author known for breaking the rules of romance writing. She has published seventeen books with Dorchester and St. Martin’s Press. Her contemporary Magic Series is independently published with six novels and a novella. Whatever her time period or subject, some element of the paranormal always creeps in to her work. She has been a finalist in the Romance Writers of America Rita Contest, and won numerous regional and national awards, including the Holt Medallion, the Golden Heart, and the Book Buyers’ Best award, and garnered several Reviewer’s Choice awards from RT Book Reviews as well as starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly. Publisher’s Weekly named Body Electric one of the ten most influential mass market books and One with the Shadows, the fifth in her vampire Companion Series, a Best Book of the Year.
Susan has a Masters in English literature from UCLA and once toiled as an executive for a Fortune 500 company. Now she lives at the beach in Southern California with her husband, Harry, a writer of supernatural thrillers, and two very active Belgian Sheepdogs, who like to help her write by putting their chins on the keyboarddddddddddddddddddddddd.
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These books were previously published by St. Martin’s Press, a division of MacMillan.