Mackay, who also writes historicals as Sue-Ellen Welfonder, has created a delightful paranormal romance. The writing is poetic, compelling and fun, and the story features an imaginative premise, crisp dialogue and sexy characters whose narrative voices are both believable and memorable.

Self-employed tour guide Mara McDougall spots the most wonderful bed ever at a London antique shop, but she finds it's inhabited by a rather surly ghost: Sir Alexander Douglas.

A betrayed Scottish knight from the 14th century, Sir Alex has an ax to grind with any and all descendants of the MacDougall clan, and he doesn't care how they're spelling their last name these days. When Sir Alex and Mara tangle in an ancient Scottish castle, neither the hallowed grounds nor their sensitive hearts are safe. Will the act of forgiveness be enough to end a centuries-old curse, or are these two potential lovers meant to regret their crossed paths for an eternity? (SIGNET ECLIPSE, Nov., 352 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Marilyn Weigel