In a departure from her futuristic romances, Jan Zimlich creates an alternate world flavored by sixth-century B.C. Asia in THE SHADOW PRINCE.

Adrik is a tortured soul, sold at birth to a demon by an ambitious royal father. Lorienne is barter for her nomadic tribe's safe passage through enemy lands.

Against his will, Adrik falls for the innocent Lorienne, introducing her to passion's pleasure even as he mourns his impending fate as a permanent demon vessel. Before they met, Adrik hadn't known hope and Lorienne hadn't known evil. Together they may find a love to stop a demon and a king.

Fans of Kathleen Morgan and Roberta Gellis will welcome Ms. Zimlich's brooding, sensual romantic fantasy. Excellent character development makes for page-turning delight. (Sep., 320 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed by: 
Kelly Rae Cooper