With her sophomore effort, Mayhue jumps into the magical world with a story of the power of love and bloodlines. She not only develops compelling protagonists, but her secondary characters are also rich and intriguing. An author with major potential!
The arrival of romance novelist Sarah Douglas in a nearby cottage adds another complication. Sarah also has faerie blood and is a rare "sensor" of people's emotions. But she has suppressed her ability and is unaware of her heritage, or the ongoing struggle to protect the mortal world. To protect her, Ian would just as soon keep Sarah in the dark; but that decision could turn out to be a major mistake. (POCKET, Nov., 384 pp., $6.99)