As a lover of both Pride and Prejudice and murder mysteries, I was excited when I heard about this book. The author does an excellent job of recreating a similar reading voice to that of Jane Austen and it was interesting how she adapted the familiar characters into this retelling. I always appreciate a strong […]
This island alone boasts more ghost stories than all of Louisiana combined.
And I’m one of them.
In the Louisiana swamplands, ghost stories are as much a part of childhood as chasing fireflies and crawfishing. They never much scared me, though, nor the possibility of evil out to do me harm. Until the night I watched shadows come to life and butcher everything I loved.
With a stranger’s help, I managed to escape to an isolated place miles north, and, in time, became my own ghost story. A cautionary tale for the locals.
Nearly a decade passed, before I returned to my birthplace, in hopes of unearthing long-awaited answers. Instead, I found something I wasn’t looking for. Someone. A remedy for my loneliness.
Or so I thought.
Turns out, Thierry Bergeron is no elixir. He’s a deadly poison, cursed by the demons of his past, and feared by those who call him the elusive Rougarou of the bayou. A devious rogue, whose seductive whispers and rough hands haunt my dreams. The big bad wolf that defiles me without apology, or remorse.
I should resist him, but I can’t.
And when the shadows return to stake their claim on me, his darkness is the only safe place to hide.
I. Loved. This. Book! It was so dark and had my heart absolutely racing from start to finish. Main character Kammani’s fifteen year old sister Nanaea is one of three beautiful girls chosen to accompany Lugal Marus, the leader of their city-state, into the Netherworld (aka afterlife) to be his Queen and serve him for […]