Her passion is her greatest weakness.
His legacy is his prison.
To reunite, both must fight the demons within.
A world of deception and danger separates Annie Fremont from her mother—and from Chase, the enigmatic half ifrit with whom Annie’s fallen in love. But she vows to find her way back to them, before Chase succumbs to the madness that threatens his freedom. The only person who can help is the magical seductress, Lotli, a beautiful, manipulative woman . . . a woman who has disappeared.
Annie must stay strong, even as the future she imagined is slipping away. With the help of family and friends, she discovers that Lotli is being held against her will, by those who want to exploit her powers. But though weakened, Lotli remains a powerful ally and adversary. A bargain is struck. And now Annie’s only chance to rescue Chase could also tear them apart . . .
Loyalties will be tested, walls will be breached, and enemies will be fought, yet Annie’s greatest battle lies within her own heart—to trust her love for Chase to overcome its greatest enemy, and to save those she holds most dear from the terrifying realm of the djinn. For all of their lives depend on it.
Praise for Pat Esden and her Dark Heart Novels
“What a fantastic ride! Full of mystery, action, and romance.” —Kim Karr, New York Times bestselling author
“Twists and turns, a hot guy, and a family with too many secrets to count: the perfect read for a dark and stormy night!” —Jen McConnel
“A dark and sexy adventure, mixed with a refreshing twist. Well done!” —Rachel A. Marks
“Deliciously dark.” —Publishers Weekly
“A major and unexpected paranormal threat adds freshness to Esden’s page-turner.” —Booklist
The entertaining, fast-paced third Dark Heart gothic paranormal romance picks up just hours after the final events of Beyond Your Touch, in which Annie Freemont was unceremoniously ejected from the realm of the djinn. She refuses to let that stop her from rescuing her boyfriend, Chase, and her long-lost mother, who are still being held captive in the other dimension. Working with her father and extended family, Annie must make an uncomfortable alliance with mysterious Lotli, whose flute magic can help Annie safely cross between worlds, but it's clear that Lotli has no qualms about manipulating everyone around her for her own benefit. Annie must find her way back to Chase, whose mental health is suffering from being trapped in the place where he spent so many of his younger years. Though Annie and Chase's romance is a focus of the series, they're kept far apart in this installment; fans will hungrily anticipate their reunion, but new readers will be completely lost.