Praise for "Scent of Darkness
"Anyone with a nose can tell you that pheromones are dangerous. But in this Louisiana-based novel, "Scent of Darkness, " Evangeline learns that lesson the hard way. When her grandmother dies, she leaves behind a perfume, created from Evangeline's own scent, that makes this plain girl so irresistible that strangers bury their faces in her hair. Soon she's torn between Gabriel, a quiet student, and Michael, a fiery artist. Berwin captures New Orleans' mystical juju perfectly." --"Entertainment Weekly"
"Elegant, introspective . . . [A] sumptuous faux memoir--a story of first love, obsession, youthful sexuality and coming of age. . . . Buy this pungent romance for your niece's graduation, then try to look innocent when she elopes with the postman." --Carolyn See, "The Washington Post"
"Profound thoughts are deeply explored by the protagonist Evangeline (aka Eva) in "Scent of Darkness. . . . "Fascinating . . . Which path will Eva choose and with what outcome? Will the powerful scent be used for evil or good? To answer this question would be to give away the twists and turns in "Scent of Darkness"--and that would certainly be unfair, for "Scent of Darkness "is thoroughly engrossing." --Laura Schultz, "New York Journal of Books"
"Berwin follows "Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire "with a tale about the mysterious and luscious world of the "aromata," professional perfume makers. . . . Berwin's prose is poetic and measured, and her enchanting novel will leave readers searching for a scent of their own." "--"Amber Peckham, " Booklist"
"Berwin's Creole-flavored romance . . .""will provide plenty of pleasure to readers who enjoy a touch of magical realism in their fiction. Fans of such atmospheric writers as Alice Hoffman will find much to enjoy here." --Bette-Lee Fox, "Library Journal"
"In "Scent of Darkness," Berwin has created a compelling story surrounded by the mysterious and exotic worshow more