By Jordan Michaele
(Pyr, Paperback, 9781616145293, 368pp.)
Publication Date: October 25, 2011
Jacob Aldridge is still utterly devastated by the death of his fiancée, when he suddenly encounters her doppelganger. Livia Aram’s uncanny resemblance to the late Rhoda Carothers so transcends coincidence that Jacob becomes obsessed with her. The intensity of his passion terrifies her until her compassion is roused by his desperate plight. A demon is stalking him, a succubus-like entity that feeds on human pain and desire. With the help of Jacob’s sister, Cecily, and Livia’s guardian, the mysterious Dr. Chang, they overcome the demon. Or so it appears . . . Jacob, Livia, and Cecily are all victims of a single curse, a curse that entrapped and destroyed their parents before them. Now fate has drawn the unsuspecting descendants together, and the curse is playing out again. Nothing can help them, until Cecily’s husband returns from abroad. Colonel Beckford has been missing for years; he has seen strange things and acquired strange powers in his absence. Now he will do whatever it takes to free his wife and end the demon and its curse once and for all.
Michaele Jordan was born in California and raised in Cincinnati. She took a bachelor of arts degree from Bard College and an associate’s degree in programming from Southern Ohio College. She worked for years as an administrator before at last pursuing her early dream of becoming a writer. Mirror Maze is her first novel to appear in print, although her earlier work, Blade Light, was serialized in Jim Baen’s Universe. Visit her website at www.michaelejordan.com.
"Jordan’s Victorian fantasy debut is an exciting and well-conceived story of demon possession, generations of betrayal and intrigue, and magical worlds."
"Michaele Jordan has written a wildly impressive debut novel."