In this spin-off from Heavens Rogue, readers are swept back in time as Nick and his younger brother Ernie move though the portal mirror from modern-day New York to 15th-century Italy and right into trouble.
Ernie travels back in time seeking medicine for his friends dying daughter. Nick goes along for the ride, but his modern sensibilities are in for a shock when he meets Honor, her husband Dom, and beautiful Isabella.
Isabella has been trying to hold onto her estates despite the greedy Luccios machinations to force her into marriage. She needs a hero and Nick rescues her when her home is attacked, but when his wallet and its contents fall into Luccios hands, Isabella is placed on trial as a witch. Isabella must decide whether to stay in her time or follow Nick to the future. Luccio escapes into the portal and now the past and present collide in a stunning climax.
Colleen Shannon always creates a very different and exciting paranormal romance with twists and turns readers will enjoy. She portrays the 15th century with a fine historians hand and then makes magic as she shifts gears into the present. This is surely a keeper for fans. (Apr., 400 pp., $5.99)