LORD OF DARKNESS
Readers eagerly anticipate each chapter of the Maiden Lane series, since Hoyt has made Maiden Lane a place where danger and desire merge and legend, love, fairy tale and classic romance all seamlessly blend together. Lord of Darkness further illuminates Hoyt’s boundless imagination, and readers will adore this story like all the others — each one unique and nothing short of enchantment.
With the Ghost of St. Giles married, another must take his place. Godric St. John has vowed to protect the innocent — he even wed a young woman to keep her from disgrace, never expecting to meet her again over the barrel of a pistol. Lady Margaret Reading is positive the Ghost killed her beloved, condemning her to marriage with a man she barely knows. Margaret is determined to have her revenge. She doesn’t recognize the man in the mask as her husband and turns Godric’s well-ordered world topsy-turvy with her entourage and her plans to make his house her home. An unexpected passion leads to them discovering one another in new ways. However, as Margaret grows closer to the greatest discovery of all, more than their fragile trust may be threatened. (GRAND CENTRAL, Mar., 384 pp., $7.99)