Blackburn Castle

Tortured Souls

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Curses and witches enliven this gothic romance, the second in Matthews’s Tortured Souls saga.

Victor Blackburn is living on borrowed time. An ancient curse violently claims the life of each Blackburn male on his twenty-seventh birthday. As his approaches, his only hope of survival is a witch who vanished long ago without a trace.

Mercy Seymour eagerly counts down the days until the curse will claim Victor’s life. She watched him murder her mother, and only his death will free her of the hatred and anger she harbors.

When fate throws them together in Devil’s Cove, desire simmers between the handsome pirate and the spirited barkeeper’s niece until they learn the truth about each other. Desperate for her cooperation, Victor spirits her away to Blackburn Castle in the Scottish Highlands, where forces of magic and mists from beyond the grave weaken her resolve, opening her eyes to the truth of the past.

As Victor and Mercy unearth the fabled stones needed to break the curse, they discover that the only weapon powerful enough to destroy hate is love. But will they have to sacrifice their relationship to save what means the most to them?

Sensuality Level: Sensual
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About the author

R.C. Matthews lives in Michigan where she enjoys the four seasons and indulging her imagination while writing romances. Find her at RCMatthews.com, on Facebook, and on Twitter @RCMatthews123.

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Publisher
Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Apr 10, 2017
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Pages
292
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ISBN
9781507204481
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Victorian
Fiction / Romance / Paranormal / General
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Pirates, witches, curses, and voodoo form a thrilling backdrop for this sensual gothic series that “keeps readers absolutely riveted” (Library Journal).

Devil’s Cove: Captain Devlin Limmerick, the pirate feared as the Devil, eagerly takes ownership of the abandoned Devil Cove’s Manor in his quest for vengeance on his past. Only Grace, a beautiful, blind medium, can aid him with his nefarious plan. Yet even though she finds herself drawn to his darkness, she refuses to sacrifice her soul to set his revenge in motion. Plunged into the throes of passion and danger, they discover the only way free from the evil closing in on them is to summon the courage to believe in true love.

Blackburn Castle: An ancient curse violently claims the life of each Blackburn male on his twenty-seventh birthday, and Victor Blackburn’s only hope of survival is tied to a witch who vanished long ago. Mercy Seymour eagerly counts the days until Victor’s death will free her of the hatred and anger she harbors after watching him kill her mother years ago. Yet when fate throws them together, desire simmers between the handsome pirate and the spirited barkeeper’s niece…until they learn each other’s true identities. Desperate, Victor spirits her away to Blackburn Castle, where they discover that the only weapon powerful enough to destroy hate is love. But must they sacrifice their relationship to save each other?

River Road: An ancient curse has killed two of Charles Moore’s loves, and the pirate known as Hatchet blames New Orleans’s Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau herself, for the hex. Creole widow Hope Leblonc bristles under the city’s Black Codes that have forced her practice of voodoo underground. When Hatchet treats her like the respectable woman she is, she offers him a deal: she’ll lift the curse if he’ll steal back a family relic she needs. But they’re both holding secrets, and ghosts from the past reveal a connection between Hope and Hatchet that makes the curse more powerful than ever. Is love enough to survive the coming darkness?

Sensuality Level: Sensual
 The cynic and the enchantress…

 

Lord Greyson Sheffield does not believe in magic or love. He has devoted his life to exposing frauds who scam innocents by preying on their hunger to believe. Only one woman ever tempted him to surrender his cynicism—Francesca Walcott, the stunning young beauty who took society by storm with her supernaturalskills. But Grey is forced to bare her secrets as well, shattering her world and forcing her to flee London forever.  


 

When Grey travels to the Scottish Highlands to investigate reports of a young witch in the eccentric village of Little Firkin, he is stunned to discover the girl’s sensible companion is none other than the same Francesca Walcott who so enchanted him all those years ago. Francesca is now a ravishing woman fully equipped to challenge his cynicism with her beguiling wit.


 

The stern yet striking nobleman has haunted Francesca’s dreams for years. Determined to protect both her young companion and the one secret Grey must never discover, Fanny does her best to resist his undeniable charms. But as passion sparks and danger swirls around them, they both discover that no one can resist the most powerful enchantment of all—the magic of true love…


 

“Exceptionally entertaining characters, a wildly original plot, and delicious humorous writing.”—Chicago Tribune


 

“With its deliciously clever writing and captivating plot, this wicked romance will cast a bewitching spell.”—Booklist


 

“If it’s smart, sexy, and impossible to put down, it’s a book by Connie Brockway!”—Christina Dodd, New York Times bestselling author 


 

“If you’re looking for passion, tenderness, wit, and warmth, you need look no further. Connie Brockway is simply the best.”—Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author


 

“Connie Brockway’s work belongs on every reader’s shelf!”—Romantic Times



“Connie Brockway delivers romance with strength, wit, and intelligence.”—Tami Hoag, New York Times bestselling author

 

Pirates, witches, curses, and voodoo form a thrilling backdrop for this sensual gothic series that “keeps readers absolutely riveted” (Library Journal).

Devil’s Cove: Captain Devlin Limmerick, the pirate feared as the Devil, eagerly takes ownership of the abandoned Devil Cove’s Manor in his quest for vengeance on his past. Only Grace, a beautiful, blind medium, can aid him with his nefarious plan. Yet even though she finds herself drawn to his darkness, she refuses to sacrifice her soul to set his revenge in motion. Plunged into the throes of passion and danger, they discover the only way free from the evil closing in on them is to summon the courage to believe in true love.

Blackburn Castle: An ancient curse violently claims the life of each Blackburn male on his twenty-seventh birthday, and Victor Blackburn’s only hope of survival is tied to a witch who vanished long ago. Mercy Seymour eagerly counts the days until Victor’s death will free her of the hatred and anger she harbors after watching him kill her mother years ago. Yet when fate throws them together, desire simmers between the handsome pirate and the spirited barkeeper’s niece…until they learn each other’s true identities. Desperate, Victor spirits her away to Blackburn Castle, where they discover that the only weapon powerful enough to destroy hate is love. But must they sacrifice their relationship to save each other?

River Road: An ancient curse has killed two of Charles Moore’s loves, and the pirate known as Hatchet blames New Orleans’s Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau herself, for the hex. Creole widow Hope Leblonc bristles under the city’s Black Codes that have forced her practice of voodoo underground. When Hatchet treats her like the respectable woman she is, she offers him a deal: she’ll lift the curse if he’ll steal back a family relic she needs. But they’re both holding secrets, and ghosts from the past reveal a connection between Hope and Hatchet that makes the curse more powerful than ever. Is love enough to survive the coming darkness?

Sensuality Level: Sensual
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