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Fay Rae Lambers is caught between two men...

Dangerously appealing Simeon, who has awakened her long-dormant sexuality, and Michael, the brooding son of her late mentor. Rae and Michael have each inherited half of his father's estate, and are sharing a large house as they renovate it.

Being around Michael has rekindled the torch Rae carried for him as a young girl-but when Rae is with Simeon, everyone and ...

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Overview

Fay Rae Lambers is caught between two men...

Dangerously appealing Simeon, who has awakened her long-dormant sexuality, and Michael, the brooding son of her late mentor. Rae and Michael have each inherited half of his father's estate, and are sharing a large house as they renovate it.

Being around Michael has rekindled the torch Rae carried for him as a young girl-but when Rae is with Simeon, everyone and everything else fades into the background, including the creepy souvenir Rae brought back from her Egyptian vacation.

Rae was warned the deck of tarot cards was dangerous. She was told to throw the cards into the sea, to not look upon them lest she set free evil spirits. The psychic she consults insists that the dark spirit of the Tarot has taken form as one of the men in Rae's life.

Rae must figure out whether the Dark Lord of the Forbidden Tarot is Simeon or Michael before she loses her heart... and possibly her life.

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"An awesome talent! Patricia Simpson is about to set the publishing world on fire. The Dark Lord has won a coveted spot on my keeper shelf."—Sherrilyn Kenyon, USA Today bestselling author of Night Pleasures on The Dark Lord

"Patricia Simpson has a fast-paced, intriguing story in The Dark Lord. Full of passion and dark magic, it's a true modern gothic. Don't miss it!"-Karen Harbaugh, author of 2004 Rita Award finalist Night Fires on The Dark Lord

Karen Harbaugh
"Patricia Simpson has a fast-paced, intriguing story in The Dark Lord. Full of passion and dark magic, it's a true modern gothic. Don't miss it!"
Sherrilyn Kenyon
"An awesome talent! Patricia Simpson is about to set the publishing world on fire. The Dark Lord has won a coveted spot on my keeper shelf."
Library Journal
When Berkeley math professor Rae Lambers unearths a mysterious deck of tarot cards in an Egyptian dry lake bed and then her irresponsible sister foolishly opens them, an ancient, vengeful force is unleashed. With its Victorian mansion setting, bizarre, unexplained happenings, and a heroine trying to decide between two different men, this darkly intense, provocative paranormal has many of the hallmarks of the classic contemporary gothic, with a stunning overlay of mythology, religion, and philosophy. It should appeal to fans of both the fantasy and romance genres. Simpson, an experienced writer of paranormal romance (e.g., Jade), returns to writing after a hiatus of several years with this latest. The first volume in a new series, "The Forbidden Tarot," this is the third release in Tor's fledgling romance line. Simpson lives in the San Francisco Bay area. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765348616
  • Publisher: Doherty, Tom Associates, LLC
  • Publication date: 1/1/2005
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 4.18 (w) x 6.75 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Meet the Author

Until recently, Patricia Simpson hailed from the moody shores of the Puget Sound, where writing paranormal suspense novels was a natural consequence of living in the mist and rain. When not at home, Ms. Simpson could be found shaking out her bumbershoot at the local Starbucks Coffee House.

Since her marriage to a Scotsman (yes, a real livewire Scot just like those heroes in her novels!), she now resides in the Bay Area of San Francisco, California, where she is learning to rollerblade and is rediscovering the sun.

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  • Posted November 16, 2010

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    Suprisingly good considering the back cover summary

    If you are looking for a book about Tarot Cards, this is not the book for you. If you are looking for a book with a plot and suspense, this is the book for you. I'm glad I read it over the weekend and I could finish it in two sittings. It was a page-turner. The plot was interesting and the characters did have development. The main character was raped as a child and cannot get over it as an adult. Her poor sister had it even worse and she goes in the other direction. I picked this book up for free and I put it down for a while because the back summary did not make it look good. I was hooked on first chapter. The only flaw was the ex-wife and her threats of exposing Rae and her family's past. If Rae thought about it hard enough, she would realize no newspaper in the world would expose her and her secrets. I hunted used book stores and found number two and I cannot wait to get started.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2005

    Loved it!

    Dr. Fay 'Rae' Lambers and her sister, Angie, come across a mysterious box wile in Egypt. When the foreign writing mentions 'The Dark Lord', Rae knows the contents (tarot cards) are bad news. But Angie pulls out the tarot cards anyway. ......................................... ......................... ................ Rae works at the University of Berkeley. Her mentor, Dr. Thomas Gregory, has only recently died. Rae learns that she has inherited half of his estate. Dr. Gregory's son, Michael, inherited the other half. Rae and Michael are by no means strangers. In fact, Rae used to have a crush on Michael back when they were in high school. The attraction is still there. Rae also finds herself strongly attracted to Simeon Avare (they met during Rae's trip). Simeon is in town and wants to view the late doctor's Egyptian items. ........................................... ....................... .................... Things get eerie when Rae gets a video that her mentor made before this death. He charges Rae with the task of guarding his house. For within his home is an object that could possibly cause complete havoc on earth if the wrong person gets hold of it. ......................................... ......................... ................ Unfortunately, a dark and evil spirit has been released from the cards and has taken form of either Michael or Simeon. Rae must figure out which before she loses her heart to the wrong one, and perhaps her life. ......................................... ......................... ................ ***** This story is a 'lulu' readers! Even people who do not believe in spirits, curses, and the like will not be able to simply shrug off this super natural romance. Author Patricia Simpson has written a compelling plot filled with danger, the super natural, and romance that readers will find difficult to pull themselves away from. Expect to sit up late into the night reading. *****

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    pleasant paranormal romance

    In Luxor, Egypt, the Khamsin (windstorm) forces everyone to seek cover; the visiting twenty something sisters Fay Rae (her mom liked King Kong) and Angie Lambers rush to shelter, only to have the former having lived an entire life with bad luck, trips over a small golden box mostly buried by dirt. She opens the box that looks modern, but finds something wrapped inside that has Aramaic writing on it. A shopkeeper translates mentioning THE DARK LORD, but refuses to read any further out of fear. Rae wants to leave the contents behind having dealt with demons as a teen, but Angie pulls out tarot cards and selects Typhon the Devil. Rae returns to work at the University of Berkley but learns that her mentor Dr. Gregory passed away. Not long afterward, she receives a message from Gregory, demanding she watch over a dangerous object he has in his home. Because of the deathbed request, Rae finds two men associated with the deceased, Gregory¿s son Michael and Gregory¿s friend Simeon Avare, interested in her. Other happenings frighten her as she wonders if Angie released an ancient evil when she opened the Tarot cards. THE DARK LORD is a pleasant paranormal romance with the emphasis on the otherworldly elements though the love subplot is a key entity. Rae is the star as she battles malevolence, the attention of two males, and overcoming a life of blue notes yet keeps on trying. The two men suddenly in her life add the paranormal and romance elements in an intriguing triangle that displays why Patricia Simpson is one of the sub-genre¿s best at keeping the suspense on multiple tracks at high levels. Harriet Klausner

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