Earl of Darkness (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Alix Rickloff

Pocket Books, 9781439170366, 341pp.

Publication Date: December 28, 2010



The magic she tries to hide . . .

Born a lady, but reduced to surviving in the slums of Dublin, Catriona O'Connell has been hired to steal a mysterious book from Aidan Douglas, Earl of Kilronan. But Cat is secretly Other, an age-old mixture of Fey and human--something Aidan recognizes immediately when he surprises the lovely young burglar in his library, about to steal a magical diary.

. . . is the magic he desperately wants.

From the moment Aidan sees her, Cat's spirited beauty enchants him, but her uncanny abilities are what he truly needs, for Cat can understand the mystical language in the diary he inherited from his murdered father. So Aidan makes an offer: translate the book or be thrown in prison as a thief. And as Cat slowly deciphers each page, she and Aidan are drawn together by passion . . . and into the violence of the Other world that is the Kilronan legacy. Can they defeat those who seek the book, or are their lives in even greater danger than their hearts?

Praise For Earl of Darkness

"A sexy and intense tale packed with dark passions and even darker magic."

- USA Today bestselling author Caridad Pineiro

“Get ready to curl up on the sofa and lose yourself in the world Alix Rickloff serves up in this fabulous Regency with a wicked twist of paranormal. I can't wait for her next one!”

- Melissa Mayhue, award-winning author of A Highlander's Homecoming

"Ms. Rickloff conjured a tale so rich with words this reviewer could literally hear, feel, and smell every moment that unfolds. Cat and Aidan's characters have all the flaws, humanity and humility a reviewer needs to ground one to the characters. This book is magic personified and this reviewer highly recommends Earl of Darkness.

Watch out you other grand dames of paranormal romance, Ms. Rickloff just spun a winner that is sure to be nipping at your heels."

- Night Owl Reviews

"Rickloff begins a new trilogy that is as dark, brooding and chilling as a gothic novel and as startling as a paranormal tale while still maintaining the deep emotions and sexual tension of a romance. Like a black widow spider, she lures readers into a tangled tale of good and evil, magic and mystery, passion and desire — one that won’t be easily forgotten."

- Romantic Times 4.5 stars, Top Pick!