Earl of Darkness

Earl of Darkness

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Cat O'Connell has no idea why she's been hired to steal a diary from the Dublin town house of the Earl of Kilronan. But after a disastrous affair led to her banishment from Regency Society, she's scraped by doing what she can to make money. When Aidan Douglas, the Earl of Kilronan surprises Cat in the act of stealing his father's diary, he is shocked to discover that she appears to be reading the mysterious language of Feyin the diary and seems to understand its ancient, headache-inducing language. Haunted by the disappearance of his brother, and the murder of his father at the hands of the Amhas-draoi, guardians of the divide between the Feyand mortal worlds, he believes his father's diary may hold the answers he seeks. Aidan makes a decision to trust this beautiful and unlikely thief and makes her an offer she can't refuse-translate the book for him or be dragged before the local magistrate. With Cat's help, Aidan feels he's on the verge of finally discovering the truth about the death of his family. But as Cat slowly translates each page, the two of them are drawn further into his father's violent legacy of the Otherworld and Aidan finds himself drawn further under the spell of the tempting woman beneath the thief's clothing.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 104 x 170 x 26mm | 117.93g
  • SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • POCKET BOOKS
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1439170363
  • 9781439170366
  • 436,281

Review quote

"A sexy and intense tale packed with dark passions and even darker magic." - USA Today bestselling author Caridad Pineiro "Get ready to curl up on the sofa and lose yourself in the world Alix Rickloff serves up in this fabulous Regency with a wicked twist of paranormal. I can't wait for her next one!" - Melissa Mayhue, award-winning author of A Highlander's Homecoming "Ms. Rickloff conjured a tale so rich with words this reviewer could literally hear, feel, and smell every moment that unfolds. Cat and Aidan's characters have all the flaws, humanity and humility a reviewer needs to ground one to the characters. This book is magic personified and this reviewer highly recommends Earl of Darkness. Watch out you other grand dames of paranormal romance, Ms. Rickloff just spun a winner that is sure to be nipping at your heels." - Night Owl Reviews "Rickloff begins a new trilogy that is as dark, brooding and chilling as a gothic novel and as startling as a paranormal tale while still maintaining the deep emotions and sexual tension of a romance. Like a black widow spider, she lures readers into a tangled tale of good and evil, magic and mystery, passion and desire - one that won't be easily forgotten." - Romantic Times 4.5 stars, Top Pick!show more

About Alix Rickloff

ALIX RICKLOFF has never been able to decide who she enjoys reading more; Austen or Tolkien. That lifelong indecision drove her to create stories of her own, combining those distinct loves. Her writing awards include a final in the Golden Heart, while Romantic Times Magazine calls her work both compelling and original. To learn more you can visit her on the web at www.AlixRickloff.com.show more

Our customer reviews

Catriona O'Connell "Cat" is tasked with stealing a diary from Aidan Douglas, Earl of Kilronan. This sets into motion an adventure that keeps you turning these pages and wondering about the mystery of Other and their strange world. Men and women who have a mix of Fey and human blood are considered Other and must hide or face persecution. Cat must rely on these powers to survive in the slums of Dublin. She is caught by Aidan and is given only one choice, either translate this mysterious diary of he will throw her in jail. Aidan knows what she is and needs to use her for her abilities. What he didn't plan on is falling for the vixen. She captivates him and he doesn't know how much longer he will be able to keep his distance. As they discover the secrets they find themselves being targeted and must live to be able to solve the mystery of the diary. To do this they must accept the help of the Amhasdraoi, who Aidan absolutely abhors but as a falls head of heels for Cat, he must protect her and he can't do it himself. Fast-paced and full of mystery and interesting characters makes Earl of Darkness a delicious read. Cat is a feisty heroine and Aidan is just plain yummy!show more
by Kelsey Opsahl
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