Synopses & Reviews
Once a heart is lost in shadow . . .
Life has been anything but kind to Mary Chase. But the Society for the Suppression of Supernaturals has given her purpose. Now she's been tasked with catching a vicious murderer dubbed the Bishop of Charing Cross. But someone is already on the case-and the last thing he relishes is a partner.
Only someone who lives in darkness can find it.
Jack Talent has been alone with his demons for many years.
He never expected to have the willful Mary Chase assist him on the Bishop case. Their age-old rivalry reaches new heights-even as their desire for one another reaches a fever pitch. Though he aches to bring her close, Jack's dark secrets are a chasm between them. With dangerous enemies closing in, Jack must find the strength to face the past . . . or risk losing Mary forever.
"In the fourth novel of her acclaimed Darkest London series (after Winterblaze), set in 1885, Callihan introduces Mary Chase, who was killed by a runway gin wagon and brought back to life by the Society for the Suppression of Supernaturals (SOS). Jack Talent is a tortured man, haunted by self-hatred and fiercely protective of those he loves including Mary, who views him as a rival. When bodies begin turning up at Trafalgar Square, journalists dub the unknown killer the Bishop of Charing Cross, and Mary and Jack set out to hunt him down. Callihan's solid worldbuilding draws the reader into 1885 London from the first page (though her use of the 20th-century term 'ghosts in the machine' to describe the resurrected is disconcerting), and her lyrical writing will have readers racing to the thrilling finish." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Callihan spins a spellbinding web that entangles readers in a complex, carefully plotted story of great emotional depth, heated sexual tension, dark adventure and stunning surprises. Prepare to be awestruck."--RT Book Reviews
"Top Pick! From page 1, Kristen Callihan had me. She weaved a tale so powerful, so compelling, that I had no choice but to follow it through to the end. It's a rare talent, being able to do that, but Callihan has it."--NightOwlReviews.com
"Callihan's solid worldbuilding draws the reader into 1885 London from the first page, and her lyrical writing will have readers racing to the thrilling finish."--Publishers Weekly
"4 1/2 Stars! Top Pick! Like all good things, Callihan just keeps getting better and better. The third installment in the Darkest London series is not only a gripping novel, but also one that elevates the genre with its depth of emotion, passion and mesmerizing storytelling. Callihan doesn't just create worlds, she moves readers into them with unforgettable characters and stunning revelations. Once begun, it's impossible to put down WINTERBLAZE."--RT Book Reviews on Winterbalze
"This richly textured tale of 19th-century London interweaves intricately imagined and historically accurate scenes with red-hot sensual interludes...a deeply compelling and imaginative story."--Publishers Weekly, starred review on Moonglow
"Top Pick! 4 1/2 Stars! Like moths to a flame, readers will be drawn to the flickering Firelight
and get entangled in the first of the Dark London series. Combining Stephen King's Carrie
and Beauty and the Beast
, Callihan crafts a taut tale filled with sexual tension. This is one of the finest debuts of the season."
--- RT Book Reviews on Firelight
"Callihan has a great talent for sexual tension and jaw-dropping plots that weave together brilliantly in the end."--Diana Gabaldon, New York Times bestselling author
"Evocative and deeply romantic, Firelight was fascinating from the very first page."--Nalini Singh, New York Times bestselling author
"A sizzling paranormal with dark history and explosive magic! Callihan is an impressive new talent."--Larissa Ione, New York Times bestselling author of Immortal Rider on Firelight
About the Author
Kristen Callihan is a child of the eighties, which means she's worn neon skirts, black lace gloves, and combat boots (although never all at once) and can quote John Hughes movies with the best of them. A lifelong daydreamer, she finally realized that the characters in her head needed a proper home and thus hit the keyboard. She believes that falling in love is one of the headiest experiences a person can have, so naturally she writes romance. Her love of superheroes, action movies, and history led her to write historical paranormals. She lives in the Washington, D.C., area and, when not writing, looks after two children, one husband, and a dog - the fish can fend for themselves.
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