Like moths to a flame, readers will be drawn to the flickering Firelight and get entangled in the first of the Dark London series. Combining Stephen King’s Carrie and Beauty and the Beast, Callihan crafts a taut tale filled with sexual tension. This is one of the finest debuts of the season.
Miranda Ellis’ gift and curse destroyed her family fortune and she’s forced to marry the mysterious, masked and disfigured Lord Benjamin Archer. Archer feels passion for his flame-haired bride, but she demands more than he can offer. Miranda begins to have suspicions about his actual age. If her young, virile husband is only in his 30s, why are his friends so much older? When his companions from the West Moon Club are found brutally murdered, Miranda’s search for the truth will draw her into a frightening, dark world where her uncanny power may be the only means to save Archer’s soul. (FOREVER, Feb., 380 pp., $7.99)