<i>Balance</i>: Exclusive Excerpt Balance: Exclusive Excerpt Lucia Franco "His gaze openly traveled the length of my body, taking in every inch." <i>Steady Stroke</i>: Exclusive Excerpt Steady Stroke: Exclusive Excerpt A. M. Arthur "Will they let their fears control them or take a chance on something real?" <i>The Devil's Bedpost</i>: Exclusive Excerpt The Devil's Bedpost: Exclusive Excerpt Lena Hart "Sometimes you have to face the devil with a demon..." <i>Taming the Highlander</i>: Exclusive Excerpt Taming the Highlander: Exclusive Excerpt May McGoldrick "Conall and Innes must take the ultimate leap of faith..."
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August 28, 2016
New Adult Romance Best Bets for August 2016
Jessica Moro
August 26, 2016
You Don't Say: Comments That Made Our Week
Team H & H
August 26, 2016
Friday Beefcake: A Love Letter to Aldis Hodge
Team H & H
August 26, 2016
5 Reasons to Watch Victoria
Naz Keynejad
August 26, 2016
August 2016 Unusual Historical Best Bets
Wendy the Super Librarian
Sun
Aug 28 2016 12:01pm
Excerpt

Balance: Exclusive Excerpt

Lucia Franco

 Balance by Lucia Franco

Adrianna Rossi is no stranger to the rigorous demands required of her body. Years of pain and determination make her one of the best. Olympic glory is the ultimate goal, and she'll do anything to achieve it. Even if that means leaving home to attend World Cup Academy of Gymnastics, a training center that serves one purpose—producing champions.

Perfection, precision, and dedication are required of his athletes. When two time Olympian Konstantin Kournakova is persuaded into training the young hopeful, he immediately regrets it. She doesn't come close to his high standards. As the relentless pursuit of her dream keeps her striving, a passion is ignited within him.

Kova's power and domination, coupled with Adrianna's fierce tenacity, reveal there is more for her body to learn. Every interaction can be misconstrued, but there’s no mistaking the darkening of his gaze, the lingering of his touch, or the illicit image of his bare skin pressed against hers. Integrity is on the line. One toe off the beam and their forbidden desires could ruin everything they’ve worked for, throwing it all off balance.

Get a sneak peek at Lucia Franco's Balance (available August 29, 2016) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Kova spun around to face me, his broad shoulders pulled back, one hand propped on his hip and the other clenched around his water bottle. “Do you think you are the first gymnast to show wear and tear on their hands from bars? You are not in Palm Beach anymore, malysh—”

[Read the full Balance excerpt...]

Sun
Aug 28 2016 11:00am

New Adult Romance Best Bets for August 2016—Give In to Temptation!

Veiled by Karina Halle

August brings a round of temptation that is too hard to resist. Our heroines and heroes find that love doesn’t come at an easy price, they might have to lose it all in order to gain what they want. From smart witty stories to dark adventures that threaten your sensibilities, get ready for a wild ride with these reads!

Veiled by Karina Halle is a paranormal spin off of her Experiment in Terror series. You don’t have to read Eit for Veiled but, it’s so good! Ada finds herself embroiled in an adventure she never saw coming. One that is filled with terror, suspense and forbidden love. Creepy goodness and full of Halle’s customary wit, Veiled is an adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover is a story best read with no details before diving in. A story that delivers a punch so good, it will reverberate throughout your mind and its message can’t be missed. It’s an inspiring look into the intricacies of relationships and how easily they can shape us.

[More recs ahead!]

Sat
Aug 27 2016 12:00pm
Excerpt

Steady Stroke: Exclusive Excerpt

A. M. Arthur

Steady Stroke by A.M. Arthur

After a tragic accident, Lincoln West’s dreams of making it big as a guitarist fell apart. Unable to play music, he’s battling a hopeless downward spiral, and takes his friend’s offer to stay at their beach house for the summer. While at an open mike night at local bar Off Beat, he locks eyes with a busboy who doesn’t make Linc feel so broken anymore.

Emmett Westmore lives for the anonymity of busing tables in his aunt’s quirky bar where no one pities him for the fire that killed everyone he loved. He blames himself for the fire, and he doesn’t want anyone to see him—except for Linc. Emmett’s walls drop when he’s around the gorgeous blue-eyed guitarist, but he has a secret that could destroy his budding relationship with Linc.

Both Linc and Emmett are looking for a way to live again…will they let their fears control them or take a chance on something real?

Get a sneak peek at A.M. Arthur's Steady Stroke (available September, 2016) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Chapter One

“Damn, Linc, you’re worse than my mom when she’s expecting guests.” Roxy Bounds leaned against the now-sparkling kitchen counter and crossed her arms. “It’s not the president, dude, chill.”

Lincoln West kept scrubbing the sink with Comet, determined to get the thing to shine before he gave up. “Unless you want to grab a rag and help, go away.”

“I told you when we moved in that I dust and vacuum. I don’t do kitchens or bathrooms.”

[Read the full Steady Stroke excerpt...]

Sat
Aug 27 2016 11:00am

First Look: Susan Donovan’s Stealing Taffy (August 30, 2016)

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Stealing Taffy by Susan Donovan

Susan Donovan
Stealing Taffy  (Bigler, North Carolina Series)
St. Martin’s Press / August 30th 2016 / $7.99 print & digital

This book snuck up on me and clobbered me over the head with awesome. I honestly wasn’t sure what I would think about it at first. For some reason I was afraid I wouldn’t like it. A few chapters in, though, and I could see that I was very, very wrong. It turned out to be a truly wonderful, enjoyable, and funny read. I cannot say enough good things about it.

Set in her Bigler, North Carolina Series, Susan Donovan’s Stealing Taffy begins in the airport with Tanyalee Newberry, just coming back from a stint in rehab (forgery, kleptomania, and love addiction—it’s a long story), and Dante Cabrera, a DEA officer, crossing paths and spending one wild night in a hotel room together. After that, Tanyalee (also known as Taffy) leaves Dante, thinking the two of them will never see each other again.

He glanced around the room again, and that’s when he saw it - something shiny near his right shin. He stared at the bracelet. What the hell? Then he noticed a small piece of paper underneath. Dante snapped everything up and read Taffy’s words—“something to remember me by.”

He laughed. Damn, that girl was good.

[Read more...]

Fri
Aug 26 2016 4:30pm

You Don’t Say: Comments That Made Our Week

We at Heroes and Heartbreakers are so proud of and thankful for this wonderful community. Thank you for always adding a little extra sparkle to our week. In honor of Fan Friday, we want to give a special shoutout to a few of our favorite comments, and the readers behind them. We love your work!


eLTe doesn't understand the squick...

eLTe in The Science of Squick?

Admittedly, there are some words I just love to say and some ... not-so-much. Perhaps the meaning, connotation or implication of a word may cause extreme displeasure, but to have the word itself cause intense aversion, can't say I ever experienced that. In the case of “moist” - my apologies if this horrifies anyone, but for me moist conjures up the image of cake ... as in “moist and fluffy”.

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Fri
Aug 26 2016 3:00pm

Friday Beefcake: A Love Letter to Aldis Hodge

 

A photo posted by Aldis Hodge (@aldis_hodge) on

Dear Aldis Hodge,

We fell pretty hard for you in Leverage as the smart, sexy, and brash Alec Hardison. You were funny, charming, and always came through for the team even when the odds were stacked against you.

[Read more...]

Fri
Aug 26 2016 2:00pm

Set Sail for Summer Island: Deals & News

Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in romance.

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Summer Island by Kristin HannahDeal Alert: Kristin Hannah's women's fiction novel Summer Island is only $1.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble | Amazon | iBooks | etc.* “In her intense, emotional tales, [Hannah] focuses on strong women facing multiple challenges and realizing that the only way through their travails is to move forward and embrace love.”

Deal Alert: Diana Palmer's contemporary western Untamed is on sale for $.99 in e-book at Amazon | iBooks | Barnes & Noble | etc.* If your hero hero is a grouch and “specifically has a *mat* of chest hair,” you're probably the heroine of a Diana Palmer novel!

Fresh Outta the Oven

—Power couple Merit and Ethan are in fighting shape in the newly revealed cover for Chloe Neill's Blade Bound, the next and last (gasp!) Chicagoland Vampires novel. And something tells us you'll like the look of the accompanying excerpt almost as much as Ethan appreciates his view. In case you need a refresher, here's why you need to read the Chicagoland series.

“One weekend changes everything,” promises the sensual cover for H&H blogger and author Jennifer Blackwood's Landing the Marshal. Start prepping now for the first Snowpocalypse novel and a long weekend in.

[+Today on H&H...]

Fri
Aug 26 2016 12:00pm
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The Devil’s Bedpost: Exclusive Excerpt

Lena Hart

The Devil's Bedpost by Lena Hart

He had it all…

Good looks. Thriving business. Beautiful fiancée. Life for casino owner David Carrone and his sweetheart Athena Lewis was at its peak—until a scandal of lies, a secret from his past, and an unspeakable tragedy tore a wide rift between them.

He lost it all…

With his reputation in question, his business in ruins, and his world crumbling around him, David sets out to find the bastards who dared to come after all he holds dear. But he isn’t the only one out for revenge and when the last good thing in his life is taken, David is no longer playing by the rules.

He risked it all…

For the woman he loves, David is prepared to give his life. But death is not an option. He has to find Tena. But to do that, he must face his demons and unleash the monster he keeps buried within…Because when risking it all for the one you love, sometimes you have to face the devil with a demon...

Get a sneak peek at Lena Hart's The Devil's Bedpost (available August 30, 2016) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

“I’m so sorry I’m late!”

David glanced up from the email he was reading on his phone just as Tena slid into the curved booth beside him. He’d been sitting at the restaurant for about half an hour waiting for her. Giovanni’s was their go-to spot at the resort because of its quiet, private nooks. Even now, the restaurant was filled with the dinner crowd but the atmosphere remained quiet and relaxed.

 “Glad you finally decided to show up,” he said coolly, trying not to let too much of his irritation surface. “For a second there, I thought I was going to be stood up.”

[Read the full The Devil’s Bedpost excerpt...]

Fri
Aug 26 2016 11:15am

5 Reasons Every Downton Abbey Fan Will Want to Watch Victoria

 

Queen Victoria as portrayed by Jenna Coleman, ITV

When we think about Queen Victoria, we think of the old, stuffy, and quite repressed monarch dressed in black, looking bleak and foreboding. The Victorian era elicits images of rigid societal rules and regulations, much moderated behavior, and the emergence of the famous British “stiff upper lip.” But that wasn’t the case when Victoria first ascended the throne. This Sunday, ITV will begin airing its new miniseries Victoria (airing in the U.S. in January of 2017, in the coveted Downton Abbey time slot on Sunday nights), giving us a glimpse into the real Victoria from the time of her ascension as a (probably terrified) 18-year-old through her marriage to the love of her life, Prince Albert. So, here are five reasons why you should watch this show:

[You're gonna love Victoria...]

Fri
Aug 26 2016 9:30am

Back to School: Not-Your-Usual Historical Best Bets for August 2016

Silk, Swords, and Surrender by Jeannie Lin

What historical romances will you be reading this month?

If they didn’t get a jump start in July, August is definitely the time of year when parents everywhere look at the calendar and think, “Why are these kids not back in school yet?!”  It also, traditionally, means back to school clothes shopping.  And while you’re buying Little Johnny a new pair of shoes, why not spend a little money on yourself by indulging in some Not-Your-Usual historicals?

China!

Silk, Swords, and Surrender by Jeannie Lin

Be swept away to a land of silk and swords, passion and surrender 

From USA TODAY bestselling author Jeannie Lin comes a tantalizing new five-story volume. Take a journey to Tang Dynasty China and join five unique heroines as they fight, seduce and steal their way into their heroes' hearts. 

Rediscover four reader-favorite stories and immerse yourself in The Touch of Moonlight, the brand-new sexy novella from this highly-acclaimed author!

I loved the now-defunct Harlequin Historical Undone line but with a higher price point (between $2-$3 for a 50-70 pages story), it was hard for the line to remain competitive in a growing digital marketplace.  All of Lin’s previously published stories for Undone are included in this anthology, along with one brand new story–making this one a bargain for readers who skipped over the shorts the first go around.

[More Unusual Historicals Ahead!]

Fri
Aug 26 2016 8:08am

If You Wear Plaid You’ll Get Jamie Fraser?

Mad for Plaid!Earlier this week, as they do, fashion and celebrity blog Tom and Lorenzo noticed the shocking amount of plaid to be found on the runways this season. They attribute some of the trend to the success of Outlander—the TV adaptation of Diana Gabaldon's much-loved series (like we need to tell you twice)—and it's a trend we've seen in books too. Holy Highlanders, Batman! 

While plaid has always been a fall staple in many closets, do you think you'll be finding your closet stocked with enough tartan to entice your own Jamie Fraser over to this side of the pond?


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Thu
Aug 25 2016 4:45pm

Wicked Nights with a Caged Warrior: Deals & News

Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in romance.

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Wicked Nights by Gena ShowalterDeal Alert: Gena Showalter's Wicked Nights, the first Angels of the Dark book, is only $1.99 in e-book at Amazon | iBooks | Barnes & Noble | etc.* A weakness for one woman and courage are two of the top 5 qualities of alpha book boyfriends, says Showalter—and her heroes display them all.

Deal Alert: Lindsey Piper's demonic-gladiators paranormal Caged Warrior, first in the Dragon Kings series, is on sale for $1.99 in e-book at iBooks | Barnes & Noble | Amazon | etc.* “Fans of urban fantasy and dystopian worlds will likely appreciate this series as well as those who are looking for a new type of paranormal romance,” says Victoria Janssen in her First Look at Caged Warrior.

Deal Alert: Sally MacKenzie's historical What to Do with a Duke makes us ready to join the Sisterhood of Spinsterhood. If you're ready to sign up for the sisterhood too, pick up the first Spinster House book for $1.99 at Barnes & NobleAmazon | iBooks | etc.* Not ready to commit? Read an excerpt from What to Do with a Duke first.

Fresh Outta the Oven

I have loved Dev Patel ever since he was a geeky virgin on UK's Skins. I loved him more when he was the enthusiastic entrepeneur in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (yeah, yeah, Slumdog Millionaire was good, too). However, I think my love for him has shot to new heights (you could say, climaxed) with his turn in Lion. The movie isn't even out yet, but holy hotness, Batman—with slightly longer hair and some shaggy scruff, I'm head over heels for Dev Patel. You'll be joining the club once you see the first trailer for Lion at Entertainment Weekly.

[Today at H&H...]

Thu
Aug 25 2016 4:20pm

First Look: Lenora Bell’s If I Only Had a Duke (August 30, 2016)

If I Only Had A Duke by Lenora Bell

Lenora Bell
If Only I Had A Duke (The Disgraceful Dukes)
Avon / August 30, 2016 / $7.99 print, $4.99 digitial

If I Only Had a Duke is the second in Lenora Bell’s debut series, The Disgraceful Dukes, and I loved it just as well as the first. If this is Bell’s standard, I’m adding her to my auto-buy list! This book is seriously trope-a-riffic. It’s a mish-mash of things I love and it works brilliantly! Here’s what you should know:

Bell Doesn’t Take Herself Too Seriously

Romancelandia is plagued with dukes. I mean, how many dukes can there possibly be in England in 1820? And how many single, handsome dukes in their late twenties to early-thirties? Bell has based an entire series on matching renegade dukes with equally scandalous ladies. It’s completely delicious, but also improbable, and she has a character sum it up in fantastic fashion right out of the gate.

“Handsome dukes are suchrare creatures. Rather like silvery snow leopards, one imagines. “ She stared out the window dreamily. “Crouching on remote mountaintops, taunting hunters, and then melting into the brush.”

[Renegades and scandalous women...]

Thu
Aug 25 2016 2:30pm

First Look: Rachel Lacey’s Run to You (August 30, 2016)

Run to You by Rachel Lacey

Rachel Lacey
Run to You (Risking It All #1)
Forever / August 30, 2016 / $5.99 print & digital

Rachel Lacey charmed readers with her wonderful stories about dog rescue organizations with her Love to the Rescue series. Now she’s back with a brand new series—Risking It All.  Run to You is the first full length book in the series, after the novella Rock with You.

One of the most charming tropes is the pretend relationship one, because readers know that sexual attraction, plus proximity, equals sparks. And that is exactly what happens when Ethan Hunter and Gabby Winters agree to a sham love affair for the sake of Ethan’s grandmother, Dixie Hunter:

And all that went out the window the instant her lips touched Ethan’s. His were warm, and soft, and sent a shot of sizzling heat right through her core. His eyes widened and his hands settled on her hips. He didn’t pull her closer, didn’t trap her against him. In contrast the contact felt warm and safe.

“Hey baby,“ he murmured against her lips. Then he slid an arm around her shoulders and started walking back toward the office he’d just come from. “If y’all will excuse us for a minute...”

[Read more...]

Thu
Aug 25 2016 12:00pm
Excerpt

Taming the Highlander: Exclusive Excerpt

May McGoldrick

Taming the Highlander by May McGoldrick

Innes Munro has the ability to “read” a person’s past simply by touching them, but her gift comes with a heavy price: her freedom. Forced to stay at desolate Castle Girnigoe, Innes never expects to be drawn to the wounded warrior who haunts its dark passages and challenges her at every turn.

Conall Sinclair, the earl of Caithness, carries the scars of battles with the English and the lash marks of their dungeons, but the wounds that fester within give him even greater pain. Isolating himself from his clan and the rest of the world in a tower perched on the wild Scottish coast, Conall is reluctant to let the spirited Innes close to him, however neither can deny the growing passion that ignites with every look, every touch.

But can Conall ever love a woman who can read his darkest secrets and feel the pain he hides... and can love really tame all fears? As dangerous forces close in, Conall and Innes must take the ultimate leap of faith and forge a bond of trust that will save them both...or lose each other forever.

Get a sneak peek at  May McGoldrick's Taming the Highlander (available September 6, 2016) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Chapter 1

Castle Girnigoe
Three Months Before

Half a year, Conall thought, staring out at the folk milling about in the darkness of the courtyard. Half a year since he’d returned, and for what?

To watch his people suffer, knowing he was the reason for it.

It could have been different. If only he had died a warrior’s death at the Battle of Solway Moss. So many of his kinsmen had perished there. Or if only the English had not discovered his ransom value after capturing him. After all, he had managed to hide his true identity for a year, and he would have happily continued to rot in that dungeon. If only his brother had not emptied the Sinclair clan vaults to free him. If only.

[Read the full Taming the Highlander excerpt...]

Thu
Aug 25 2016 9:30am

Sosie Frost Makes Secret Babies Fun Again

Bad Boy's Baby by Sosie Frost

There aren’t many tropes in romance that annoy me. Second chance, insta-love, best friend’s little sister, May/December, etc...they all have their moments in the sun. When paired with a well-rounded storyline and dynamic characters, I’m hooked. One trope that often leaves me dismayed and irritated is the secret baby trope. So much in fact that I have actively avoided it for years. In my honest opinion, there are really only two reasons why the heroine shouldn’t tell the hero he is going to be a daddy. Either the hero is dead or is abusive and  the child is better off not knowing them. The majority of the reasons for the heroine’s not revealing their pregnancy that I have come across are often fueled by either jealousy or hurt feelings. Not to say those don’t have their place, just not on my bookshelf.

Lately, I have found myself gravitating back towards sports romances that feature the secret and/or a surprise baby. I’ve have noticed a change in the trope, a maturing of sorts with a more involved storyline, realistic characterization, and some added twists that make it far less formulaic than what we have seen in the past. The heroines aren’t portrayed as helpless, naive women who are instantly struck deaf, dumb, and blind by the fact a good looking man looks and flexes at them. These protagonists are older and more settled. They have been around the block a few times. They have mortgages, IRAs, and college degrees. There is still some juvenile behavior but the reader knows it is more in reaction to *GASP* falling in love then their actual age.  

Sosie Frost has redeemed this trope for me. She has re-fostered my love for the self-absorbed alpha men and the women who stand toe to toe with them and chisel away at their incredibly large egos.  She was recommended to me through word of mouth. Reviewers I trust were claiming that Frost does a sports based secret/surprise baby romance that reveals well and is slightly twisted in its formula. And they were right. Frost’s babies aren’t secrets from the fathers but rather each one is a “secret” for another reason altogether.

[Secret babies anyone?]

Thu
Aug 25 2016 8:20am

What Gaps Do You Have in Your Reading Education?

Trust Me on This by Jennifer Crusie

An entire episode of the show How I Met Your Mother is devoted to gaps in our education. For the group, it meant that Ted thought chameleon was pronounced sha-ma-lee-on (a problem many readers can relate to), Lily couldn't throw worth a darn, and Robin though the North Pole was fictional. However, when it comes to readers, there are just “obvious” books that are part of many reader's education... that they just miss. It doesn't mean you're any less of a fan... you just haven't read the quintessential books fo the genre yet! 

What gaps in your reading education do you think you have? Will you ever fill in those gaps, or do you think that ship has sailed?

Don't worry, if we promised not to take PhoebeChase's romance reader card when she (a die-hard paranormal romance fan) admited she had never read Nalini Singh, we certainly won't take away yours! 

Let us know in the comments!

Wed
Aug 24 2016 4:22pm

Jo Beverley & Manaconda Deals: Romance News

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An Unwilling Bride by Jo Beverley—Deal Alert: Jo Beverley's RITA-winning historical An Unwilling Bride, second in the Company of Rogues series, is $.99 at Barnes & Noble | Amazon | iBooks | and more.* If this book made Jo Beverley your be-all and end-all for historical romance, join Janet Webb in an appreciation of the classic author.

—Deal Alert: Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott's eyebrow-raising contemporary Manaconda is FREE at e-tailers like Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | etc.* If you like your heroes who have rightfully earned similar nicknames, then head over to discuss well-endowed (and we mean well-endowed) heroes with Jennifer Porter.

Fresh Outta the Oven

Catch up with Shannon Stacey's Kowalskis! What It Takes, due out February 28 of next year, will tell the story of Kowalski friends Ben Rivers and Laney Caswell, offering us the chance to reunite with the whole beloved family. See the What It Takes cover and official description over at USA Today's HEA blog. Brie Clementine considers Stacey one of the best current contemporary romance authors out there; what do you think?

[+Jennifer L. Armentrout cover & Thor cast cuteness...]

Wed
Aug 24 2016 3:00pm

Blending Mythology and Magic in Amanda Bouchet’s Promise of Fire

A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet

Welcome to the kingdom of Thalryia, whose residents fall into one of two categories: the Magoi, who wield various types of magic, and the Hoi Polloi, those people without that advantage. The magoi have been in control for as long as anyone can remember, until now...

For eight years Catalla “Cat” Fisa manages to avoid detection by living and working as a circus soothsayer, but that all changes the day a warlord shows up. With the crowd in a celebratory mood, due mostly to the Hoi Polloi in the province of Sinta being in charge of their own government for the first time ever, Cat finds herself enjoying the high spirits of the people. Cat begins to feel differently when the warlord she spotted earlier comes to her tent for a reading, especially when she discovers the identity of the man—Beta Sinta, brother to the new ruler.

Seeking to hide her true talent as a Kingmaker, a rare human lie-detector born only once every two hundred years, behind her soothsayer persona, trouble ensues when it becomes evident Beta Sinta knows Cat’s secret. Despite turning herself invisible in an effort to get away from him and leave the circus, fearing for her friends, Beta Sinta catches up to Cat, restrains her with a magic rope, and takes her with him.

Cat refuses to be used once again in the manner she was as a child, resulting in her fighting Beta Sinta (Griffin) every step of the way. However, when she comes to understand Beta Sinta and his three companions a bit better, she does not hate them quite as much as she feels she should. When the previous royal family begins to catch up to them, looking for Cat, she and the Sintans must work together to stay alive and keep Cat out of the clutches of the nightmares of her past.

[The magic awaits...]