Accursed Abbey: A Steamy Regency Gothic Romance Novel (Nobles & Necromancy Book 1)

· Winding Path Books
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About this ebook

“...not your typical historical romance, grasps your attention from the first page to the very last. It is action packed with twists and turns... difficult to put down.”—Aldine Crick, Goodreads Reviewer


Will love deliver them from evil, or will secrets seal their doom?


Her father’s mad will sends Elizabeth far away from a sheltered life in the English countryside to her aunt and uncle's vineyard in Venetia, and into a household of neglect and apparent lunacy. The Viscount Canterbourne rescues Elizabeth from ruffians, and his mysterious story captivates her imagination even as his heroics and kindness captivate her heart.

But when she encounters the nightmarish Lord Orefados and realizes the mage has imprisoned a friend in the remains of an ancient abbey, Elizabeth hurtles into a maelstrom of peril and dark sorcery.

Lord Canterbourne is full of pain and questions at the loss of his estranged father. He hopes the testamentary letter will explain all. Instead it sends him on a fool’s errand to deliver a box (which he must never open) to a man he has only ever seen once: shadowy, eccentric Lord Orefados.

With Elizabeth he shares an instant connection. Who else can understand his heart but a woman who has also been at the whim of parental madness, a woman who also bears the stigma of a paternal oddity?

When he discovers his dark family history and a secret wrong against Elizabeth’s parents, however, Canterbourne fears he can never tell her the truth. Yet if he doesn’t, he could lose her to the ensorcellments of Orefados, whose obsession with an outlandish ritual is reaching a fever pitch.

Can seduction break the spell? Will love deliver them from evil, or will secrets seal their doom?

Accursed Abbey is a full length Steamy Regency Gothic Romance novel with supernatural, magical elements and is Book 1 in the Nobles & Necromancy series (includes a glossary of terms). Bedroom doors wide open—but not until the characters have earned it.


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About the author

Tessa Candle is a lawyer, world traveler, and author of rollicking historical regency romance. She also lays claim to the questionable distinction of being happily married to the descendant of a royal bastard.


When she is not slaving over the production and release of another novel, or conducting research by reading salacious historical romances with heroines who refuse to be victims, she divides her time between gardening, video editing, traveling, and meeting the outrageous demands of her two highly entitled Samoyed dogs. As they are cute and inclined to think too well of themselves, Tessa surmises that they were probably dukes in a prior incarnation.

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