Bestselling author Susan Squires brings you a shadowy world of seduction and betrayal, vengeance and desire…
TEMPTATION BEGINS IN DARKNESS
Kate Malone makes her living reading Tarot cards and fleecing society’s elite. With no prospect of independence, her own fate looks bleak. But Kate’s fortunes change when she steals a magnificent emerald—and is confronted by a mysterious stranger. Kate is sure the striking gentleman’s attention is a ruse to retrieve the gem. But his presence awakens her to a passion she never dreamed of… and to powers she never knew she possessed.
AND LASTS FOR ETERNITY
Gian Urbano is bound by honor to retrieve the mystical stone that can drain a vampire’s power—and drive them to madness. The willful, stunning Kate has no idea of the emerald’s dark magic, or the lengths Gian’s enemies will go to possess it. But soon Gian discovers for Kate a desire more compelling than duty—one that could save them both or lead them to their downfall…
“Squires writes a darkly compelling vampire romance.”—Affaire de Coeur
“Full of colorful character, romantic locales, and vivid details of 1820’s life, [One With the Shadows] has a delicious pace and plenty of thrills, and her vampire mythos is both mannered—almost Victorian—and intriguingly offbeat. Bound to net a wide audience of paranormal fans, this one may even convert devotees of traditional historicals.” —Publisher’s Weekly (A Best Book of the Year)
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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Thief and con artist Kate, alone and undaunted in 1822 Europe, makes a living hustling the aristocracy as a fortune teller, hoping to save up enough for a countryside cottage where she won't be bothered. While working a party in Rome, she meets beautiful, sophisticated Gian Urbano, who sees through her ruse immediately. When, later, she steals a cursed emerald from a shady figure on the street, she's visited by genuine visions and a powerful, violent woman bent on possessing the gem. Fortunately, Gian wants the emerald, too, and he shows up just in time to save Kate's neck. Kate and Gian set out on an international escapade to return the jewel to its proper place, but it isn't long before an accumulation of uncanny details leads Kate to realize the truth: her guardian is an honest-to-God vampire, and so is the woman after them. Full of colorful characters, romantic locales and vivid details of 1820s life, Squires's newest (following One with the Night) has a delicious pace and plenty of thrills, and her vampire mythos is both mannered almost Victorian and intriguingly offbeat. Bound to net a wide audience of paranormal fans, this one may even convert devotees of traditional historicals.