THE SURRENDER OF A LADY
Debut author Clare bursts onto the scene with a unique, unforgettable, sensual love story sweeping from the harems of the east to staid Victorian ballrooms. Watch out for this sizzling new talent to rise to the top.
Lady Elena Ravenscliffe is stunned when her husband gambles her away to a slave trader and then dies. To save herself and her infant son, she assumes the role of Jinan, the harem girl adored by her master and every man who can pay for her favors. Griffin Summerfield, Marquess of Rothburn, remembers how he once cared for Elena. When he sees her being auctioned off for the night, he bids an outrageous sum to possess her for a few short weeks, but when the time comes for them to part, Griffin plots to find a way to set her free. (ST. MARTIN’S, Oct., 336 pp., $7.99)