A Lord cursed for sixteen years.
A Princess manipulated by sorcery.
One enchanted evening is their only deliverance.
Seeking justice, Princess Scarlett challenges her stepbrother with a serpentine ordeal, unaware that her treasonous act will endanger her father the king, threaten her two royal sisters, and assist the premeditated plans of her step-mother—the queen. A wicked sorceress, the scheming sovereign has an agenda of her own to steal the throne and rid the castle of her stepchildren. Soon condemned to death, a risk saves the princess from execution, but forces the queen to banish her from the kingdom, delivering her to certain death.
Cursed by the same spiteful witch, Lord Nicolai is most dangerous when transformed. Feared by everyone, he can’t see an end to his beastly life until the princess arrives at his ghostly manor. When a chase ensues to break the curse, the princess risks everything to save Lord Nicolai.
Will a remedy be found in time, and how might the solution impact an evil queen, should The Scarlett Mark prevail?
ABBY LANE has been writing genre fiction for more than twenty years, novels that include her medieval romantasy, The Immortal Blood. She credits Disney’s Sleeping Beauty and George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire, with inspiring her recent foray into dark fantasy. A history enthusiast, she’s traveled far and wide to explore secret gardens and medieval castles, having an avid interest in the Tudor period. Her prose has been described as “near rhapsodic,” “pitch perfect,” and “stylishly straightforward, rarely relying on complex turns of phrase.” Reviewers have said her narrative conveys “imaginative fantasy,” “fascinating characters,” as well as “dynamic, immersive, and ideal for fans of epic fantasy.” Abby shares her life with her husband and adores her adult children, including three special grand pups named Bella, Arya, and Charlie. When she isn’t at her home in Calgary, she’s admiring the ocean from her cottage in Maple Bay.