Three years ago Siren Talbot’s boyfriend, world-renowned historical fantasy author Carver Ashmore, disappeared in the middle of dinner just as he was about to propose. One minute he was holding her hand and the next he was just gone. She can’t remember what happened in the moments leading up to his mysterious disappearance, but she knows he isn’t dead. Carver would never leave her, and she doesn’t know how to carry on without him.
When an attractive contractor named Patrick Blakely moves into the apartment next door, Siren doesn’t know what to make of him. Her cat, Mr. Pounce, can’t stand the man, and she should really follow her instincts, but Patrick always seems to show up just when she needs someone to lift her spirits and it’s kind of nice having someone around who lives to make her smile. He’s nothing like Carver, but in time she finds herself falling for him, almost as if some outside force is guiding her emotions against her will. There’s just something about Patrick she can’t resist, and before she knows it they’re married and moving into a house he’s promised to make a home.
But Patrick has secrets, a mystical and murky past he doesn’t like to talk about, and sometimes the darkness of his moods is terrifying. When Siren begins to suspect her new husband might be involved in the murder of a local homeless man, she tugs at the strings of Patrick’s carefully woven facade only to discover everything she thought she knew about him was a lie. He is darkness incarnate, capable of manipulating the fabric of the world around them in ways she never thought possible, and he will use that power to keep her with him no matter the cost.
Coming January 2015 from fantasy author Jennifer Melzer, an urban fantasy tale of darkness, magic and betrayal. Stay tuned to the site for updates, excerpts and more! http://jennifermelzer.com