Egan’s debut in the Imnada Brotherhood trilogy exhibits a talent for effortlessly blending paranormal and historical romance. Replete with dark, sensuous and honorable characters and a fast-paced, intricate plot, this highly romantic and exciting story is a winner.
As a member of the Imnada, a race of Fey who predate King Arthur, British intelligence officer Mac Flannery has the abilities of a shape-shifter and telepath. But he is also cursed to live the hours of darkness in animal form. Following his compatriot Adam’s murder, Mac meets Covent Garden actress Bianca Parrino, who claims to have seen Adam several times on the evening of his death. Mac realizes Adam found a way to break their curse. When she becomes the killer’s target, Bianca and Mac discover a growing respect for their mutual abilities as well as strong physical desires. As Mac attempts to find the killer and break the curse, he realizes he must rely on Bianca’s love to eliminate their ruthless enemy. (POCKET, Jan., 384 pp., $7.99)