The Dark Glamour: A 666 Park Avenue Novel

The Dark Glamour: A 666 Park Avenue Novel

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by Gabriella Pierce
     
 

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Jane Boyle married her prince charming and moved into his upper east side castle—but she didn’t get her fairy-tale ending

It’s hard to live happily ever after when you discover your demanding and controlling mother-in-law is literally a witch, determined to steal the magical powers you didn’t even know you had. Jane narrowly avoided Lynne

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Jane Boyle married her prince charming and moved into his upper east side castle—but she didn’t get her fairy-tale ending

It’s hard to live happily ever after when you discover your demanding and controlling mother-in-law is literally a witch, determined to steal the magical powers you didn’t even know you had. Jane narrowly avoided Lynne Doran’s clutches when she escaped on her wedding day, and has been hiding out in New York City. But she can’t hide forever.

When Jane learns of the one thing Lynne wants most, she sets out to provide it, hoping her good turn will persuade her mother-in-law to stop hunting her. Unfortunately, Jane’s daring plan will send her right back into the witches’ den—the Doran clan’s multistory town house on Park Avenue. But thanks to a tricky spell, blond architect Jane will be transformed into Ella, a dark beauty with a whole new look . . . and all of Jane’s budding powers. Though the stakes are life or death, nobody said “Ella” couldn’t have a little fun along the way, too.

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In this follow-up to series opener666 Park Avenue(2011), Pierce's heroine is still puzzling over whether her Park Avenue playboy husband is in league with the devil.

Fledgling witch Jane Doran,néeBoyle, hiding from her evil mother-in-law Lynne in a Manhattan fleabag, thinks there's a chance Malcolm Doran, whom she married in Book One, might be a good person. Although in all likelihood he murdered her grandmother, Malcolm has left Jane with the key to a safe-deposit box chock-full of cash, not to mention access to a bank account that replenishes whatever she withdraws. (The box also contains a glass unicorn, a memento of Annette, Malcolm's sister, who drowned at age six.) Jane moves into much nicer digs west of Washington Square and invites Dee, a Wiccan pastry chef who's also on the lam from Lynne, to room with her. Jane's only hope of calling off Lynne's vengeful dogs is to find Annette, Malcolm's sister, who is the true heiress to Lynne's witchly dynasty. In666, Lynne plotted the disastrous marriage of Malcolm and Jane in hopes of producing a descendant to replace Annette. However, since Malcolm has now disappeared, the prospect of progeny seems unlikely, and Jane isn't so sure she wants to continue the marriage in any case. Using the unicorn as a trigger, Jane inhabits Annette's mind long enough to learn that Annette is indeed alive, but living in squalor. The vision dissipates when the unicorn shatters, and now Jane's mission is to once again gain access to Lynne's opulent Park Avenue lair to find more Annette memorabilia. The only way to avoid detection by Lynne is to cast a spell, courtesy ofJane's Wiccan trainers, which transformsblond Jane into sultry brunette Ella, a Brazilian baroness, for one month. Complications ensue when André Dalcascu and his sister, scions of a Romanian witch clan, seek an alliance with the Dorans. Ella's attraction to André is as immediate as it is counterproductive.

A brisk, stylish supernatural thriller.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061434907
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/30/2011
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
619,763
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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Gabriella Pierce is an American living in Paris with her two dogs.

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The Dark Glamour 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not as great as the first book but still entertaining and I'm looking forward to the third. Jane got a little annoying in this one and a little too superficial at times
TexasYankee More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and Park Avenue 666! I found the characters charming and the plot is fun. Both of these books keep your attention, I stayed up very late and couldn't wait to see what the conclusion was, enjoyed the endings!
Stacy25 More than 1 year ago
Also the people who think that a review is the same as a synopsis need to stop posting the whole synopses online.
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This sequel was just okay. Real action didn't begin until the very end which leaves you hanging until the third instalment is released.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
Recently married Jane Doran buried her beloved grandma and learned she was a witch. She hides from the mother-in-law from hell Lynne the witch in a Manhattan dump near the Port Authority using the guise of Caroline Chase. Jane knows Lynne's plans for her involve a witch granddaughter to replace her late heir six years old daughter Annette who died two decades ago. Lynne offers three million to anyone who brings them home safely; while NYPD names the newlyweds as persons of interest in a cab accident in which the driver vanished. She wonders whether Malcolm who has vanished is as evil as his mother as she assumes he murdered her grandma but also gave Jane access to a special safe-deposit box filled with seemingly endless cash and a glass unicorn that belonged to his Annette. Jane uses the unicorn to learn Annette lives in wretched conditions, but loses the connection when the unicorn breaks. She needs access to other Annette items that can only be found in the den of her enemy at 666 Park Avenue. With the help of Wiccan like Dee, Jane turns into a Brazilian sexy baroness Ella. André Dalcascu arrives from Romania seeking an alliance with Lynne and her horde. Ella is attracted André. The sequel to 666 Park Avenue is an entertaining chick lit urban fantasy starring a woman in peril from malevolent witches led by a matriarch who needs the birth of the next generation replacement. The story line is fast-paced while Jane wonders what happened to her life ever since she married the offspring of a she-demon. Although the asides while in trouble seem unlikely semi-noir for a kick butt rookie, readers will enjoy The Dark Glamour. Harriet Klausner