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by Emma Holly

Genre: Historical Romance, Paranormal, America, Continental Locales, Time Travel
Sensuality: HOT
Setting: 1950s USA & 1460 Switzerland

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In unique Holly style this tale is an amazing historical romance, laced with paranormal elements as delightful side dishes to the basic story. Filled with adventure and heated sensuality, rife with emotion and populated with intriguing characters (including an almost ghost and a vampire queen), this fast-paced novel twists and turns in unexpected ways.

Unlike his power-hungry father, Swiss mercenary leader Christian Durand is a man of principles. When he encounters Grace Gladwell, a somewhat ghostly young women, he thinks he is losing his mind. Grace, who apparently died due to a blow to the head from her abusive father, realizes she is neither alive nor dead, and she understands Christian’s dilemma.

As their unusual relationship develops and their passion grows Grace is able to become corporeal for extended periods. When the vampire Queen Nim Wei insists upon having Christian escort her on an international journey he is suspicious of a plan to pit father against son. As the tale reaches a startling climax Christian and Grace pledge eternal love for one another, though they do not know what Nim Wei and fate have in store for them. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Nov., 352 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Kathe Robin


Published: November 2010

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