When librarian Poe Markham takes the job at Thornchapel, she only wants two things: to stay away from its tortured owner, Auden Guest, and to find out what happened to her mother twelve years ago. It should be easy enough--keep her head down while she works in the house's crumbling private library . . . and while she learns why this remote manor tucked into the fog-shrouded moors would be the last place her mother was seen alive.
But Thornchapel has other plans for her...
As Poe begins uncovering the house's secrets, both new and old, she's also pulled into the seductive, elegant world of Auden and his friends--and drawn to Auden's worst enemy, the beautiful and brooding St. Sebastian. And as Thornchapel slowly tightens its coil of truths and lies around them, Poe, Auden and St. Sebastian start unravelling into filthy, holy pleasure and pain. Together, they awaken a fate that will either anoint them or leave them in ashes...
From the author of the USA Today bestselling New Camelot series comes an original fairy tale full of ancient mysteries, lantern-lit rituals, jealousy, money, murder, sacred torment, and obsessions that last for lifetimes...
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How does she do it? How does this author manage to up her game with every book she comes out with? My only answer to this is that she is a master storyteller with a wicked mind that is only capable of coming up with plots that are uniquely satisfying and delectably delicious. I have yet to read anything like this and I can’t wait to see what else unfolds in the books to come. Six friends come back to Thornchapel (for their own individual reasons) after twelve years. Following that, the envelope is pushed in every direction possible.....all I’m going to say about that. It is so well written with fantastic dialogue and several plot lines that are just fluid. The kink we all know and love from this author is delivered flawlessly and pushes some boundaries-even when you think you have none. Lust, mystery, magic, sexual awakening and self discovery are all journeys these characters are set up to take with some angst and love thrown into the mix. This is a full length novel that sets the tone for what is going to be an amazing collection of yumminess. It climbs the steps of sexiness for sure, but I have a feeling we have only made it midway on the staircase. The cliffhanger has knocked me senseless and I need the next book to come quickly to revive me. I would absolutely recommend this book and any other book from this author. Her words are beautifully addicting!