In THE SHADOWING, Joan Overfield departs from her usual Regencies and historicals
to enter the realm of paranormal romance.
Four hundred years ago, just moments before his execution, an evil monk cursed
the MacCairn family with madness. Ruairdh MacCairn is the last of his line and
before he's taken by the curse, he decides to sell the castle to support his
Anne Garthwicke and her father are the appraisers contracted to inventory Castle
MacCairn but the laird wants nothing to do with Anne until he's forced to let her
stay when her father dies. By day Anne avoids the volatile Ruairdh, yet at night
erotic dreams feature her in his bed! Ruairdh feels the madness growing, yet his
dreams of Anne are a lifeline to sanity. He and Anne will have to lift the curse
before his descent into madness becomes terminal.
Ms. Overfield delivers an eerie, chilling read. Her combination of realistic
madness, masterful lovemaking and an impending deadline of doom creates a
wonderful gothic atmosphere. (Feb., 368 pp., $5.99)