The dashing and tormented Captain Reynard takes the stage in this Dark Forgotten adventure. Ashwood has a real gift for developing flawed and intriguing characters — and plenty of action. The tragic nature of these star-crossed lovers’ pasts adds depth and urgency to their developing relationship.
A guard at the supernatural prison known as the Castle, Captain Reynard is as much a prisoner as those he guards. Forced centuries ago to place his soul in an urn, his immortality is threatened when the urn is stolen. Unless Reynard recovers it, he will die.
Ashe Carver is a widowed mom and monster killer. Juggling those responsibilities is tough and a custody battle is making it tougher. But when the sexy Reynard shows up asking for help, Ashe can’t say no. Because of the rejuvenation of the Castle life-force, things are changing and the supernatural world is trying to adjust — for better or worse! (SIGNET ECLIPSE, Jul., 384 pp., $7.99)