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Deadly Destinations gives you a glimpse today into Darkest London, the setting for Kristen Callihan’s series that includes the novella Ember, Firelight and Moonglow, which was just released. Darkest London is one place I could just get lost in. Want to know our thoughts on this series? Read my reviews for Ember and Firelight. My review for Moonglow is forthcoming. We are giving away one copy of Moonglow at the end of this post, thanks to Kristen!
“Through me you pass into the city of woe.” –Dante
Welcome to Darkest London, where the streets are sticky with mud, and the smell of rot permeates the air. Fog swirls about you like a thick soup, obscuring the faces of those who pass you by, and only the glowing orbs of lampposts offer any light.
It is a place of cold, dank hollows, where the rounded cobbles swell against your feet. Let your guard down and a monster, lying in wait, may snatch you up before your next breath.
But it is not all bad. There is also music, laughter, and warmth, found in small taverns where the ale runs free and a buxom maid might make herself comfortable upon your lap.
Or perhaps you prefer something a bit more posh? Have the proper connections and you might find yourself in a candlelit parlour, with satin brushing against your skin and the perfume of the ton drifting through the air. Here be ladies and lords. High society. A handsome Marquis might catch your eye, and you his.
Beware, though. Be not beguiled by his azure eyes and auburn locks. He cuts a fine figure as he makes his way toward you, his smile assured yet mischievous. But all is not as it seems, for like the beast that waits in the shadows to pounce, this lord too has a secret.
If you’re not careful, you just might rouse something within him, something deadly, something wolfish…
“Northrup strode back to her, his gait loose-limbed and sure. A predator’s stride. One might try to run, but it would be useless.
Daisy drew her shoulders back and faced him head-on. He noted the gesture, for a contented smile oiled over his features. She ignored it, and the little flutters that were running riot in her belly. “Thank you for letting me stay.”
He sat next to her on the settee, and the fresh, wild scent of him hit her anew. “I’ve never been one to deny a beautiful woman.” He looked her over slowly, as if contemplating how to start a particularly fine meal. “Especially when she is so eager for a moment alone with me.”
“Hmm. A penny compliment. I’m all astir.”
Sharp canines flashed in the firelight. “Immune, are you?”
“Only when flattery is given by rote.”
“Then I shall have to try harder.”
“Or give up.”
Northrup dimpled, his teeth clicking as his smile grew wolfish. “I never give up.”
He said it lightly, yet a flash of something dangerous, almost feral, lit his eyes, and Daisy wondered at the notion of truly being the object of this man’s obsession. A chill chased over her skin. Rather like being hunted, she thought…” Daisy and Ian –MOONGLOW.
Kristen Callihan is a child of the 80’s, 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 life long 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.
Her current novel, FIRELIGHT, a gothic retelling of Beauty and the Beast set along the shadowy lanes of Victorian London, will be published by Grand Central Publishing in February of 2012.
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This giveaway is provided by Kristen Callihan
One lucky winner will receive a copy of Moonglow
Available July 31, 2012 from Forever/Hachette Book Group
About this Book:
Once the seeds of desire are sown . . .
Finally free of her suffocating marriage, widow Daisy Ellis Craigmore is ready to embrace the pleasures of life that have long been denied her. Yet her new-found freedom is short lived. A string of unexplained murders has brought danger to Daisy’s door, forcing her to turn to the most unlikely of saviors . . .
Their growing passion knows no bounds . . .
Ian Ranulf, the Marquis of Northrup, has spent lifetimes hiding his primal nature from London society. But now a vicious killer threatens to expose his secrets. Ian must step out of the shadows and protect the beautiful, fearless Daisy, who awakens in him desires he thought long dead. As their quest to unmask the villain draws them closer together, Daisy has no choice but to reveal her own startling secret, and Ian must face the undeniable truth: Losing his heart to Daisy may be the only way to save his soul.
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