Blood of the Sorceress
Blood of the Sorceress
Mira Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780778314219, 344pp.
Publication Date: January 22, 2013
From New York Times bestselling author Maggie Shayne comes the final novel in her thrilling new trilogy,The Portal
Their love was destiny. Was a curse to be theri undoing?
As an ancient king's favorite harem slave, Lilia committed the worst of all possible crimes: loving another man. When the king discovered her treason, her lover was sentenced to lose his soul and linger in eternal imprisonment, and Lilia herself was executed alongside her sisters. While they reincarnated through countless lifetimes, she lingered alone between worlds for thousands of years, waiting for the moment to rescue her beloved Demetrius.
Now that moment has come. Demetrius has broken free, but without his soul and in the thrall of the same high priest who betrayed them so long ago; he has become a ravaging demon, devoting himself solely to pleasure and power. Somehow Lilia must convince him to reclaim his humanity, to abandon the enemy tempting him to give in to his cruel desiresor her life will be lost alongside his, both of them condemned to eternal damnation, eternal isolation, their love lost one final and irrevocable time.
"Shayne crafts a convincing world, tweaking vampire legends just enough to draw fresh blood."-Publishers Weekly on Demon's Kiss
"This story will have readers on the edge of their seats and begging for more."
-RT Book Reviews on Twilight Fulfilled
"A tasty, tension-packed read."
-Publishers Weekly on Thicker Than Water
"Tense . . . frightening . . . a page-turner in the best sense."
-RT Book Reviews on Colder Than Ice
"Mystery and danger abound in Darker Than Midnight, a fast-paced, chilling thrill read that will keep readers turning the pages long after bedtime.... Suspense, mystery, danger and passion-no one does them better than Maggie Shayne."
-Romance Reviews Today on Darker Than Midnight [winner of a Perfect 10 award]
"Maggie Shayne is better than chocolate. She satisfies every wicked craving."
-New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Forster
"Shayne's haunting tale is intricately woven.... A moving mix of high suspense and romance, this haunting Halloween thriller will propel readers to bolt their doors at night."
-Publishers Weekly on The Gingerbread Man
"[A] gripping story of small-town secrets. The suspense will keep you guessing. The characters will steal your heart."
-New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner on The Gingerbread Man
Kiss of the Shadow Man is a "crackerjack novel of romantic suspense."
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