Jones' talent for blending fantasy into a well-crafted historical romance makes her stories readable for non-fantasy readers as well as those who adore touches of the supernatural. By adding
a hero with a multiple personality (think Jekyll and Hyde), an untouchable heroine and sizzling sexual tension she reaches new heights.
Sanura is drawn to Alix by the knowledge that he is tormented by an alternate personality that's as hostile as he is kind. When he is unjustly accused of murder she helps him clear his name -- and the love that sizzles between them can mean salvation or ruin. (Berkley Sensation, Aug., 300 pp., $6.99)