The trade paperback edition of THE RECKONING is being published on January 22 and to celebrate we’re going to be giving away signed copies of both The Reckoning AND The Taker, the first book in the series!
Here’s how it works: I’ll give away a set of both paperbacks to one person a week for the next three weeks (2 US sets, 1 UK set). To be eligible, leave a comment below. Winners will be chosen at random from that week’s comments, so come back and enter every week. The first two weeks will be open to US only (you must provide a US mailing address to receive the prize) but week three will be open internationally!
Not familiar with the books and want to know what the story is about? Keep reading:
“The Taker opens on the midnight shift at a hospital in rural Maine, where Dr. Luke Findley is expecting another quiet evening of frostbite and the occasional domestic dispute. But the minute Lanore McIlvrae—Lanny—walks into his ER, she changes his life forever. A mysterious woman with a past and plenty of dark secrets, Lanny is unlike anyone Luke has ever met. He is inexplicably drawn to her . . . despite the fact that she is a murder suspect with a police escort. And as she begins to tell her story, a story of enduring love and consummate betrayal that transcends time and mortality, Luke finds himself utterly captivated.
“Her impassioned account begins at the turn of the nineteenth century in the same small town of St. Andrew, Maine, back when it was a settlement in the wilderness. Consumed as a child by her love for Jonathan, son of the town’s founder, Lanny will do anything to be with him forever. But when Jonathan fails her in her time of need and she’s exiled from town, Lanny is taken in by a man with mysterious, otherworldly powers named Adair. He uses his powers to give her eternal life, but Lanore learns too late that there is a price for this gift: to spend eternity with him. And though he is handsome and charming, behind Adair’s seductive facade is the stuff of nightmares. He is a monster in the flesh, and he wants Lanore to love him for all of time. And all she wants is Jonathan. She steals Adair’s magic to bind Jonathan to her so they can spend eternity together, learning too late that she’s doomed them both to a terrible fate for all eternity. It’s up to Lanny to figure out how to stop Adair and save them both—though she seems condemned to pay for her betrayal of Jonathan for the rest of her life.
“In the second book in the trilogy, The Reckoning, Lanny believes she’s finally free of both Adair and her hopeless love for Jonathan. She’s trying to atone for her sins by giving away the treasures she’s collected over her many lifetimes in order, purging her past and clearing the way for a future with her new lover, Luke Findley. But, while viewing these items at an exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Lanore suddenly is aware that the thing she’s been dreading for two hundred years has caught up to her: Adair has escaped from his prison. He’s free— and he will come looking for her. And she has no idea how she will save herself a second time from a man who is truly unstoppable.”
That’s the official copy. If you were to ask me what genre these books are, I still couldn’t answer you, even after two years of the books being on the market. Is it a romance, horror, historical, paranormal, fantasy? Yes, yes, yes, yes and yes, and no, no, no, no and no. It’s a little of all that and more besides. It’s a story about the terrible power of love, and about the struggle between good and evil that goes on inside each person.
Here’s what readers have told me they like about the books (I’m paraphrasing): The story is not what you think it is. It’s like nothing you’ve ever read. It’s dark, surprising, and twisty. It’ll keep you turning the pages, it will stay with you for days after you’ve finished reading it. If you want to read something different that will shake you up and stay with you, you should read this book.
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