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September 4, 2015
Tattoos and Their Symbolism in Romance Novels
Sahara Hoshi
September 4, 2015
The Appeal of the Comfort Read
Scarlettleigh
September 3, 2015
The Younger Man of Shannon Stacey's Heat Exchange
Jane Kriel
September 2, 2015
4 Medieval Romances with Ladies of Power
Rue Allyn
September 2, 2015
Opposites Attract in Rachel Lacey's Ever After
Scarlettleigh
Fri
Sep 4 2015 2:00pm

It’s All in the Ink: Tattoos and Their Symbolism in Romance Novels

Beyond Jealousy by Kit Rocha

Not going to lie. This post was inspired by me watching Ink Master on TV. Especially this season, because there are so many badass female tattoo artists, but to the point, tattoos actually have a lot of symbolism in romance novels. For example, Kit Rocha’s Beyond series clearly uses tattoos to demarcate who belongs to the O’Kane clan. First there is the basic O’Kane mark that members get upon joining the rulers of District Four, but then you have the stylized name tattoos that come with making a permanent commitment. What I like about these tattoos is that they are equal opportunity so that the male and female characters both get them. My favorite description of a group of O’Kanes receiving their tattoos comes from book four in the series, Beyond Jealousy, especially the character, Rachel’s tattoo. She is in a relationship with badasses Cruz and Ace, as a result her tattoo includes both their names as well as some delicate flowers that have some crazy vicious forms, very nice stuff.

Some romance novels use tattoos for magic. For example, Melissa Marr’s Ink Exchange features the protagonist Leslie, getting a tattoo that binds her to Irial, fairy king of the Dark Court. Basically the tattoo then allows Irial to feel Leslie’s emotions and unexpectedly he finds himself in a bond with a teenage girl, who let’s face it, all teenage girls have a wide bevy of emotions.

[Show me your tattoos...]

Fri
Sep 4 2015 12:00pm

Make New Friends, But Keep the Old: The Appeal of the Comfort Read

Fancy Pants by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

We love gadgets, whistles and bells, but more than these items we love our comfort. Comfort like a snuggly terry cloth robe on a cool fall morning; worn thread-bare jeans that seem almost to caress our skin; paper-thin cotton t-shirts as soft as silk. Then there are the over-sized chairs that beguile us into a Sunday mid-afternoon nap. We pay extra for comfort on rail, planes and cars and we return over and over to our comfort reads

For some people saying a book is a comfort read is sort of a dismissive term –meaning nothing new or exciting. But I disagree. Like reaching for our favorite comfort food after bad day at work, comfort reads soothe us. Aren’t “keepers” the ultimate comfort read?

For example -your boss just gave you project that going to take you twenty hours to complete, and she wants it tomorrow; or you sign in to discover what is going on in your daughter’s second-grade-classroom, and discover a note from the teacher stating that your daughter has lice.  After doing your take-home-work, or washing all the linens, hair brushes, towels, and applying lice treatment to your daughter’s waist long hair, you’re not going to reach for an unknown author. You need guaranteed relaxation so you reach for one of your favorite authors.   

If you read First Come, First Served: New-to-You Romance Authors and the Age of (Digital) Discoverability then you might wonder if I’m talking out of both sides of my mouth since I gave a call out to read new authors. However, there is a place for both in our reading selection.

[What's your comfort read?]

Wed
Sep 2 2015 10:00am
Original Story

H&H Quickie #11: Rebecca Zanetti Presents “Lightning Strikes”

Rebecca Zanetti

We are honored and thrilled to share with you a brand-new an exclusive and original Quickie scene by Rebecca Zanetti, whose latest release  Wicked Ride, came out in June, and whose next book in the Realm Enforcers series, Wicked Edge comes out in November! But for those who can't wait for that, we have a special scene to whet your apetite. Enjoy!

Want to be alerted for our next Quickie? Become an H&H member and check “yes” to become a newsletter subscriber and get your quick fix of all other romance news, reviews, and excerpts!

Last month, we asked you to offer suggestions (“prompts”) as inspiration for a short original scene, and you blew us away with a ton of great prompts.

Here are the prompts she chose for (with thanks to everyone who left a suggestion, because there were so many fantastic options):

  • Route 66 (PhoebeChase)
  • Weather Witch (tanyaww)
  • Thunder Storm (Michelle L)
  • Stone Gargoyle (oktravelchick)
  • Smell of Pine and Burnt Pizza (shellymillsrl rm)
  • A corrupt sheriff who wears snakeskin boots (PhoebeChase)

[Read Rebecca Zanetti's “Lightning Strikes”...]

Fri
Sep 4 2015 8:05am

Do Your Reading Habits Change During the Year?

Barbie Summer Barbie Summer
Source: phdstudents.tumblr.com  

Our reading habits change for whatever reason all the time; however, it always seems that summer brings some of the biggest change! Whether it's because we're wanting to read “lighter” fare so we switch to fluffy reads during the summer, OR it's literally more about how often we read rather than what we're reading, our habits are different. 

Do your reading habits change throughout the year? How do they change? Do you find you read more or less often during the summer? Does what you read change, too? 

Let us know in the comments!

Thu
Sep 3 2015 4:30pm

The Best Pride and Prejudice Adaptations, in Order of Mr. Darcy Hotness (An Opinionated Opinion)

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

We all have definitive opinions on the best adaptations of our favorite romance novels—and yes, today, I am counting Pride and Prejudice among that number! You see, romance doesn't get adapted for screen all that often, but if anything has or will, it will be Pride and Prejudice. Upon doing research for this post, I realized that P&P has been adapted a lot...especially in the last decade or so. However, when there are so many adaptations out there, sometimes the only way to make a decision is by how hot the lead is! Austen didn't describe Darcy very much outside of him being tall and quite handsome. All the Darcys that I mention below fit the bill, but we all have our favorites! It's shallow yes, but below, find my ranking of the best Pride and Prejudice adaptations...in order of Mr. Darcy hotness. 

[My favorite Mr. Darcy of all-time is ...]

Thu
Sep 3 2015 3:44pm

Romance News Roundup: Sylvia Day’s Digital Magazine, Deal Alerts, and More!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

This Wedding Is Doomed! by Stephanie Draven, Jeannie Lin, Shawntelle Madison, and Amanda Berry—Deal Alert #1: The This Wedding Is Doomed! anthology featuring Stephanie Draven, Jeannie Lin, Shawntelle Madison, and Amanda Berry is $.99 in e-book right now at iBookstore, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and more (via Riffle).*

Sylvia Day has launched a “digital lifestyle magazine,” Beyond Words, which will cover a variety of subjects, such as “entertainment, wellness, travel, style, philanthropy, and more.” Get caught up on all things Sylvia Day at H&H here.

—New Empire episodes are still a couple weeks away (Cookie, Lucious & co. are back September 23), but two new Empire songs have arrived today. Add “No Doubt About It” and “Ain't About the Money” to your playlists.

—Deal Alert #2: Sarah J. Maas's YA fantasy Throne of Glass is currently $.99 in e-book at e-tailers such as Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and iBookstore (via Riffle).*

—Deal Alert #3: Carla Neggers's romantic suspense Night Scents is $1.99 in e-book at the moment from e-tailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBookstore.*

—“Fall in love in 45 days or become an animal” is the premise of Colin Farrell's new film with Rachel Weisz, which looks weird...in a charming way? Take a look at the trailer over at The Guardian.

ETA: The romance news roundup is taking a long weekend! We'll be back with daily news on Tuesday, September 8.

*We don't know how long deals will last, so get 'em while you can!

Thu
Sep 3 2015 2:00pm

Cover Thursday: Exclusive Reveals from Manda Collins, Melissa Cutler, and Maggie McGinnis

Today we're thrilled to reveal covers from Manda CollinsMelissa Cutler, and Maggie McGinnis. First up is Manda Collins' Good Dukes Wear Black, even though the hero isn't wearing that much clothing of any color on the cover! Then head down South for Melissa Cutler's One Hot Summer before moseying over to Echo Lake in Maggie McGinnis's Heart Like Mine. 

[Learn more about the books and check out the amazing covers...]

Thu
Sep 3 2015 12:00pm
Excerpt

Obsession Falls: Exclusive Excerpt

Christina Dodd

Obsession Falls by Christina Dodd

When Taylor Summers witnesses the death threat to a young boy, she does the only thing she can do-she sacrifices herself to distract the killers. Her reward is a life in ruins, on the run in the wilderness, barely surviving a bitter winter and the even more bitter knowledge she has lost everything: her career, her reputation, her identity. She finds refuge in Virtue Falls, and there comes face to face with the knowledge that, to live her life again, she must enlist the help of the man who does not trust her to defeat the man who would destroy her.

She's being hunted, but it's time to turn the tables....

Get a sneak peek at Christina Dodd's Obsession Falls (available September 8, 2015) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

CHAPTER ONE

The highway from Idaho’s Sun Valley travels north into the Sawtooth Mountains with two lanes and strategically located turnouts in case a person needs to change a tire or gawk at the scenery. The road winds past shacks constructed of beer bottles and aluminum siding, past rusty mobile homes and clapboard houses in need of paint. That highway is a drive back in time, to a moment when the West opened its arms to every pioneer and misfit in the world.

Then the National Forest Service moved in.

[Log in or register to read the full excerpt...]

Thu
Sep 3 2015 11:00am

Happily Ever Afters and Good-byes? What We’re Hoping for in Downton Abbey Season 6 (Series 6)

Robert and Cora in Downton Abbey

As we’re getting ready for the final season of Downton Abbey, let’s see if we can make some predictions for our favorite upstairs/downstairs family. I’ve come up with some theories of my own, but knowing Julian Fellowes’ love of twists and turns, most of these are probably going to be wrong!

Robert & Cora – I think that Cora’s admittedly unwitting encounter with Simon Bricker opened Robert’s eyes to how attractive his wife still is, and how he’d better start paying more attention to her. First step, respect her opinion! Yes, Cora’s “American” sensibilities are sometimes not on par with the rest of the family, but she is one of the few members of the family who is pragmatic and, when the need arises, slightly devious. I think we’ll see these two get closer to each other, with Cora gently helping Robert finally accept the “modern” world. As far as conflict, I’m willing to bet that it will center around Mary and the seemingly revolving door of her “desire of suitors.” Clearly, Robert wants to see Mary married and settled, but I think Cora will be the one to insist on her eldest daughter finding happiness and not tying herself to someone just to save the Abbey.

[I have a hunch about Season 6...]

Thu
Sep 3 2015 9:30am

Firefighter Fantasies: The Younger Man of Shannon Stacey’s Heat Exchange

Heat Exchange by Shannon Stacey

Who among us hasn’t had a dirty fantasy about a firefighter? Maybe it’s that they’re tough and strong.  Or perhaps it is that they’re genuine heroes, out saving lives. For some, the uniform is part of the allure, working double duty as a handy sex prop (hose included!).  It might be my propensity for starting kitchen fires but I would love to have a big firefighter around… But I digress, for whatever reason, firefighters are H-O-T and Shannon Stacey has wisely tapped into this delicious man candy theme and brought us all the Boston Fire series.

In Shannon Stacey's Heat Exchange, Lydia is forced to return to her hometown Boston to take care of some family business. Lydia is soon struggling to ignore the fact that her little brother’s best friend is sex on a stick. Calling Aiden, “kid” all the time is a pretty fruitless way to try and ensure some distance because Aiden is all grown up and definitely all man.

“You keep calling me kid.”

She tried to ignore the way he moved into her personal space, but it wasn’t easy. He smelled too good and she was eye level with that hollow at the base of his throat.

“I’m not a kid anymore,” he continued when she didn’t say anything.

Oh, she knew that. But calling him kid was her way of reminding herself he was her younger brother’s best friend. Or attempting to, anyway. It didn’t seem to be working.

“You’re younger than I am,” she said, with a new tone in her voice that bordered on husky.

Touching him would be a mistake. She pressed her hands to the wall behind her, the old brick coarse under her palms.”

When Aidan braced his hands against the wall, too—one on either side of her head—Lydia’s breath caught in her chest. He was close enough so she could smell his shampoo and the slight tang of his aftershave. And he was close enough to kiss her.

She was not going to touch him.

“Not by enough years to even count,” he said, “unless you’re scraping the bottom of the barrel looking for reasons why I shouldn’t kiss you.”

“There are so many reasons you shouldn’t kiss me, I don’t need to scrape the bottom of the barrel.”

With his hands still braced against the wall, he dipped his head low, so his mouth was close to her ear. “Trust me, I know. But it’s all I think about so unless you tell me you don’t want it, I’m going to kiss you anyway.”

[Now are you ready?]

Thu
Sep 3 2015 8:15am

Throwback Thursday: Have You Been Ravished by Amanda Quick?

The Old School Romance Book Club is a Facebook group we have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of, and this week they celebrated their one year anniversary—huzzah! For September they picked yet another classic to cover, Ravished by Amanda Quick. 

Have you read this book? What can you remember about it? Did you like it?

Let me know in the comments!

Wed
Sep 2 2015 4:50pm

Quiz: What Small Town Do You Belong In?

Today we're thrilled to welcome Candis Terry to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Candis is known for her Sweet, Texas series, which we said goodbye to earlier this summer with Truly Sweet. Never fear, small town are still one of Candis's favorite things to talk about, and today we'll be heading over to a few different towns across the United States and beyond when Candis matches you with the perfect small town that you totally belong in!!

Find out where you belong—Ireland, Texas, Oregon, and so many more destinations!—and share the answer in the comments.

[Pack your bags...]

Wed
Sep 2 2015 4:29pm

Romance News Roundup: Arrow Season 4 Poster, Kate Hewitt Deal, and More!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

—Stephen Amell's Oliver Queen is back and lookin' good in this on-target promotional poster for Arrow Season 4. No abs in sight but we're mush for those arms too. Stay tuned for weekly romance-centric (read: Olicity-centric!) recaps of Arrow this fall. (h/t @JarrettSays)

—The EverAfter Romance ebookstore app has just launched a new blog.

—Deal Alert: Kate Hewitt's Vermont-set contemporary Out in the Country is currently free in e-book at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBookstore, et al. (via BookBub)*

—Deal Alert #2: M. Malone's contemporary He's the Man is free right now in e-book at Barnes & Noble, iBookstore, Amazon, and more (via BookBub).*

Wed
Sep 2 2015 1:00pm

Knights Ladies in Shining Armor: 4 Medieval Romances with Ladies of Power

Knight Errant by Rue Allyn

Today we're thrilled to welcome Rue Allyn to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Rue's latest release, Knight Errant came out on August 17, and features, well, a knight! However, it also features a pretty independent woman who finds herself hunted by said knight—but don't worry, she can handle herself. Rue is here today to talk about the ladies of power in medieval romance.

As historical periods go, the European Middle Ages (roughly 1000 to 1600 AD) were a pretty rough time to be a woman. And I’m not talking about drudgery and lack of good medical care or chamber pots.

Unlike their Regency sisters who had ton balls and promenades in the park to fill their days, medieval women balanced on a tightrope of legal and religious strictures that regarded females as possessions while expecting the behavior of saints. This double standard, an ambiguous misogyny, created an environment in which men held all the power. A woman’s challenge was to find a means to achieve more than mere survival, to find the means for a rewarding lifetime no matter what her circumstances.

These women are the true stuff of which modern medieval romance heroines must be made.

[They are the ladies in shining armor ...]

Wed
Sep 2 2015 11:30am

Animal Activism and Opposites Attract in Rachel Lacey’s Ever After

Ever After by Rachel Lacey

Featuring animals in romance is more or less a given now, but you won’t hear me complaining. Rachel Lacey in her last two books, For Keeps and Unleashed, focused on dog rescue, but with Ever After, Lacey highlights a whole new issue —the ethnicity of factory farming or the way animals enter our food chain. It’s not something most of us really think about, but Lacey deftly incorporates it into her latest lighthearted romance.

Raised by two lawyers, Olivia Bennet is as smart as a whip, even if her career choices don’t reflect that. Accepted to law school, Olivia quit two years into it, after her longtime boyfriend died of an accidental overdose. Right now she’s not sure what she wants to do so she's filling time by working as a waitress at Main Street Café. She dreams of making a difference in the plight of animals, especially factory farm animals, like the ones designated for the slaughterhouse. They can be treated humanely. In fact, on her twenty-ninth birthday, she gets a little plastered and decides to take on Halverson Foods, a hometown company caught on camera cruelly slaughtering chickens.

With a couple of margaritas in her bloodstream, she and her friends go out to Halverson Foods and decide a little defacing of property is in order. It is the perfect way to raise awareness of the poor birds’ plight and publicize their cause. Olivia is the only one on the ladder, so when a squad car with its blue flashing lights pulls up, her friends scatter, leaving her holding the bag–or should I say—can of spray paint. To make matters worse, she was interrupted before she finished, so instead of the accusatory message “Chicken Assassins” the message states “Chicken Ass.” And to top off a celebratory-night-gone-bad, her arresting office is totally hot. Why does she never meet guys like this when she not covered in red paint and hanging from what seemed to be a mile high ladder.

[Dogs are man's best friend and woman's ...]

Wed
Sep 2 2015 9:31am

Exclusive: Jennifer Probst to Break Ground on Billionaire Builders Series!

Jennifer Probst's The Billionaire Builders series announcement bannerWe are pleased as punch to share some exclusive scoop courtesy of Jennifer Probst herself: She's hard at work on a new series, The Billionaire Builders, with Book 1, Everywhere and Every Way, coming in 2016! In addition to giving us a little insider information on the series, Jennifer has taken the time to answer some of our burning questions about the project. So get your hard hats ready—it's time to meet the Billionaire Builders!

Dear Readers,

I've always been a bit obsessed with HGTV.

Maybe it's the step-by-step transformation of a building to a special place a person can call home. Maybe it's the excitement of watching a project unfold and being part of the completion. Maybe it's the Cinderella trope to watch a beat down, older home become beautiful again. To become loved.

Maybe it's just the hot guys with power tools.

When I decided to start my new series, I imagined three brothers who owned a family business that constructed customized houses. Each brother has a certain skill, and brought together, they are able to deliver someone's dream house. But these brothers have a dark history—a past that tore them apart and kept them apart for full five years. When their father's death finally brings them together, they are told  the only way Pierce Brothers Construction can remain is if they run it together as a family again, at a profit. What happens is a journey for all three of them that will test the limits of their family, the future, and the most important element—love. It's a story rich with layers and issues, all interwoven with my main theme: a place to call home.

Oh, and there's really hot guys with power tools in the series too.

 It's called The Billionaire Builders series and my first book is titled, Everywhere and Every Way. It contains my usual trademark humor, hot sex, alpha men, and dogs. Of course, there will be dogs. 

I hope you join me on this new journey where The Property Brothers meets the Marriage Bargain, and there's always a happily ever after.

<3
Jennifer Probst

Team H&H: Did any HGTV stars in particular influence the Pierce Brothers?

Jennifer Probst: Umm, that would be a big, resounding YES! I'm kind of obsessed with The Property Brothers. Besides being hot, they're creative, handy, and fascinating to watch. So I thought bigger and better and brainstormed THREE hot brothers with different talents who all worked together. More is better, right?!

[+H&H grills Jennifer Probst for more details!...]

Wed
Sep 2 2015 8:31am

Finish Off or Move On?

Michael Fassbender makes Grabby Hands at the XMen
Source: gerec.tumblr.com

Yesterday was a big release day, and as we do, we want to know your reading habits! When you get a highly anticipated book—whether it's brand-new or a new-to-you read that you're excited about—do you put aside your current read and finish it later, in favor of the new book, or do you have to finish what you're reading and then read the other book, no matter how excited you are about it?

Let us know in the comments!

Tue
Sep 1 2015 4:30pm

First Look: Kerrigan Byrne’s The Highwayman (September 1, 2015)

The Highwayman by Kerrigan Byrne

Kerrigan Byrne
The Highwayman 

St. Martin's Press / September 1, 2015 / $7.99 print, digital

STEALING BEAUTY

Dorian Blackwell, the Blackheart of Ben More, is a ruthless villain. Scarred and hard-hearted, Dorian is one of Victorian London's wealthiest, most influential men who will stop at nothing to wreak vengeance on those who've wronged him...and will fight to the death to seize what he wants. The lovely, still innocent widow Farah Leigh Mackenzie is no exception-and soon Dorian whisks the beautiful lass away to his sanctuary in the wild Highlands...

COURTING DESIRE

But Farah is no one's puppet. She possesses a powerful secret-one that threatens her very life. When being held captive by Dorian proves to be the only way to keep Farah safe from those who would see her dead, Dorian makes Farah a scandalous proposition: marry him for protection in exchange for using her secret to help him exact revenge on his enemies. But what the Blackheart of Ben More never could have imagined is that Farah has terms of her own, igniting a tempestuous desire that consumes them both. Could it be that the woman he captured is the only one who can touch the black heart he'd long thought dead?

I love big romances. Like most readers, I cut my teeth on Lindsey, McNaught, Garwood, and Devereaux. Historical romances were big and bold; they glittered with page after page of purple prose and fuschia covers. Even though historical romance as it is today is still enjoyable and subversive, I find myself searching for the modern author that can help recreate the joy of those original romances. Kerrigan Byrne's The Highwayman is my most recent answer. It's bold, it's brazen, and it's still decidedly modern—the historical romance we've been waiting for.

[What you've been waiting to read...]

Tue
Sep 1 2015 3:44pm

Romance News Roundup: Hot Guy Reading, Christina Lauren Preview, and More!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

Dark Wild Night by Christina Lauren—Christina Lauren fans eager for early previews of Dark Wild Night, Oliver and Lola's story, can now read Chapters 1 and 2. Stay tuned to H&H in the next couple weeks as we count down to the latest Wild Seasons book's release. We'll be featuring an exclusive excerpt of Dark Wild Night on September 13 followed by a very special sweepstakes—and more! Until then, you can play in our Christina Lauren sandbox.

J. Kenner has revealed her Dirtiest Secret (Stark International series) cover over at USA Today's HEA. Haven't tried the series yet? Start here, with our First Look at Say My Name.

—Instagram star Brock O'Hurn has posted a pic of himself reading with a caption that says, in part: “Currently finishing a trilogy. There's nothing like getting lost inside a book.” We could not agree more, sir, and THANK YOU for a vital PSA.

—Deal Alert: Angie Fox's My Big Fat Demon Slayer Wedding is currently $.99 in e-book at e-tailers such as Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and iBookstore (via BookBub).*

[+The 100 filming teaser and The Fifth Wave trailer!...]

Tue
Sep 1 2015 3:00pm

First Look: Christine Feehan’s Dark Ghost (September 1, 2015)

Dark Ghost by Christine Feehan

Christine Feehan
Dark Ghost (Dark #27)
Penguin / September 1, 2015 / $26.95 print, $12.99 digital

In the new novel by the #1 New York Times bestselling “queen of paranormal romance,” (J.R. Ward) a wounded warrior and a woman on the run find salvation, passion and unimaginable danger in the ghostly darkness of the Carpathian Mountains…
 
He wasn’t civilized or tame. He had his own code and he lived by it.

Monk. Bounty hunter. Vampire slayer. Andre Boroi has spent centuries battling the undead, holding out against the dark with honor. But now, gravely wounded by master vampire Costin Popescu, Andre will be easy to track—his spilled blood marking the killing trail for Popescu and his hungry band of underlings. Andre’s only chance is to disappear into the gray mist of the Carpathians. To wait. To hope.
 
She had a healing touch and a scent that was his lifeblood.
 
In the mountains in search of a precious crystal, geologist Teagan Joanes suddenly finds herself hunted by those she once trusted. Then she comes across the warrior—wounded, wanting and irresistible. Andre has been craving her for an eternity: his lifemate. Her warmth envelops him. Her scent pulsates. And with every beat of her heart, Teagan surrenders to a passion she can’t possibly comprehend.
 
Now they are bound by destiny, but is it enough to keep them safe from a stalking, relentless darkness that threatens to swallow them alive?

Wounded from his most recent battle with a vampire, Andre goes off to his cave deep in the Carpathian Mountains in order to heal and recover. Centuries of existing only to hunt vampires, Andre has given up on ever finding the other half to his soul—his lifemate. 

[Another dark series novel for craving fans...]