By Karen Harbaugh
(Dell, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780553584219, 336pp.)
Publication Date: December 30, 2003
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A shattering act of violence drives Catherine de la Fer to flee into the dark and deadly night. Now a hunted criminal, the wily French noblewoman enlists the services of English mercenary Jack Marstone to teach her the art of self-defense. But she has cast her lot with a man whose terrible secret plunges them into a world of depravity and deadly seduction. Their taboo desire takes them from the moon-shadowed highways of Paris to the treacherous palace of the Sun King the prey of a highborn enemy with the mind-bending powers of a sorcerer's dark arts. As day becomes endless night, as they enter a place of unimaginable pleasure, France's most notorious swordswoman and her forbidden lover will attempt a daring act of rescue one that could promise them eternity in each other's arms or damn them both forever.
intelligent son. She has found that being a romance writer, wife, and mother to be more
challenging than being a freelance technical writer or a Quality Assurance Analyst for a major HMO.
On the other hand, she does enjoy challenges, and spinning tales for profit allows her to wear
multicolored socks and Birkenstocks while she works, which is a definite plus.