Seduced By A Stranger

Dark Gothic

Book 5
Eve Silver
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“…atmospheric… fascinating and horrifying.”—dearauthor

"Silver thrusts the gothic romance into the next century with the ideal merging of chilling and dark mystery elements and heated sexual tension. Victoria Holt would be proud!"—RT Bookreviews


Destitute and desperate, Catherine Weston accepts the summons from her childhood friend Madeline St. Aubyn to attend her at Cairncroft Abbey, a place of secrets, lies and murder. Madeline's health is in a poor state and she is terrified of her cousin, Gabriel. But Gabriel has quite a different effect on Catherine, stirring longings and desires she believed long buried.

Gabriel St. Aubyn is haunted by the horrors of both his past and his present, horrors he conceals behind a remote, unapproachable facade. He is drawn to Catherine, but is determined to protect her from the tragedies that yet have claws sunk deep in his soul.

Then a young woman is found dead, and Madeline's ravings point to a link between this horrific crime and Gabriel—and Catherine must decide if he is a man worthy of her love or a sinister stranger determined to make her his next victim.


“…absolutely phenomenal!”— Kwips and Kritiques

"Riveting! A dark, steamy and twisted tale!”—New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson (on His Dark Kiss)


Read all Eve's gothic romances! Books can be read in any order.

DARK DESIRES

HIS DARK KISS

DARK PRINCE

HIS WICKED SINS

SEDUCED BY A STRANGER

DARK EMBRACE

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About the author

National bestselling author Eve Silver writes for both adults and teens. She has been praised for her “edgy, steamy, action-packed” books, darkly sexy heroes and take-charge heroines. Eve's work won the OLA Forest of Reading White Pine Award (2015), was shortlisted for the Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy (2014), and was both an American Bookseller’s Association Best Book for Children and a Canadian Children’s Book Centre Best Books for Kids and Teens (2013). She has garnered starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and Quill and Quire, two RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Awards, Library Journal’s Best Genre Fiction Award, and she was nominated for the Romance Writers of America® RITA® Award. Eve lives with her husband, two sons, an energetic Airedale terrier and an exuberant border collie/shepherd. And a snake called Ragnar. 

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Publisher
Eve Silver
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Published on
Dec 31, 2009
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Pages
248
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ISBN
9780994052841
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Gothic
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Victorian
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This content is DRM free.
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“…fast paced; once you start, you won't want to stop reading!”—Romantic Times Book Reviews

Left penniless and alone by the untimely death of her father, Sarah Lowell works as a day nurse at King’s College Hospital. Her daily walk to and from work crosses the Rookery of St. Giles, a dangerous place made all the more frightening by the fact that someone lurks in the shadows, watching Sarah, stalking her like a beast of prey.

Enigmatic surgeon Killian Thayne offers Sarah his protection, but his sensual, commanding presence presents another kind of danger. Killian wears his professionalism like a mask, concealing the darkness buried in his soul. He is drawn to Sarah, lured by her intellect, her dry wit, and yes, her loneliness, for it calls to his own.

Then a patient is found dead, drained of blood. Another soon follows, and another, and rumors paint Killian as the monster who killed them. As evidence mounts and the threatening presence that stalks her draws ever nearer, Sarah must decide if Killian is a man deserving of her love or a sinister creature determined to make her his next victim.

Praise for Eve Silver’s Gothics:

"Silver expertly matches a brooding sense of atmosphere with a generous measure of suspense…"—The Chicago Tribune

"Riveting! A dark, steamy and twisted tale!"—New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson


"A dark and delicious gothic. I gobbled it up in a single sitting. Oh, how I have missed books like this!"—New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

"...beguiling gothic tale..."—Bookpage

"...captivatingly stunning...darkly torrid..."—aromancereview


Dark Embrace is based on the novella, Kiss of the Vampire, originally published in the anthology Nature of the Beast.


Read all Eve's Gothics! Books can be read in any order!

DARK DESIRES

HIS DARK KISS

DARK PRINCE

HIS WICKED SINS

SEDUCED BY A STRANGER

DARK EMBRACE
"With Wicked Little Secrets' intriguing plot, quirky characters, witty escapades and heartfelt dialogue, Ives has created a read that's as thought-provoking as it is romantic."—RT Book Reviews, 4 1⁄2 stars

Vivienne Taylor strives to be the embodiment of her wealthy fiancé's rigid ideal of a virtuous lady. But being good isn't easy when a blackmailer threatens to destroy her reputation—and the only person who can help is the deliciously wicked Lord Dashiell.

Vivacious Vivienne has finally won her family's approval by getting engaged to the wealthy and upright John Vandergrift. But when threatened by a vicious blackmail scheme, it is to her childhood friend that Vivienne turns; the deliciously wicked Viscount Dashiell.

Lord Dashiell promised himself long ago that his friendship with Vivienne would be the one relationship with a woman that he wouldn't ruin. He agrees to help her just to keep the little hothead safe, but soon finds that Vivienne has grown up to be very, very dangerous to all of Dash's best intentions.

Wicked Little Secrets Series:
Wicked Little Secrets (Book 1)
Wicked, My Love (Book 2)
How to Impress a Marquess (Book 3)

Praise for Rakes and Radishes:

"Once in a while, I read a book that's so emotive that I find myself thinking about it long after I have put it down and Rakes and Radishes, with its theme of love and forgiveness, is such a book."—The Romance Reviews, Best Book of 2010 Nominee

"I thoroughly enjoyed this story."—Night Owl Reviews, 4 1⁄2 stars, Review Top Pick!

“…fast paced; once you start, you won't want to stop reading!”—Romantic Times Book Reviews

Left penniless and alone by the untimely death of her father, Sarah Lowell works as a day nurse at King’s College Hospital. Her daily walk to and from work crosses the Rookery of St. Giles, a dangerous place made all the more frightening by the fact that someone lurks in the shadows, watching Sarah, stalking her like a beast of prey.

Enigmatic surgeon Killian Thayne offers Sarah his protection, but his sensual, commanding presence presents another kind of danger. Killian wears his professionalism like a mask, concealing the darkness buried in his soul. He is drawn to Sarah, lured by her intellect, her dry wit, and yes, her loneliness, for it calls to his own.

Then a patient is found dead, drained of blood. Another soon follows, and another, and rumors paint Killian as the monster who killed them. As evidence mounts and the threatening presence that stalks her draws ever nearer, Sarah must decide if Killian is a man deserving of her love or a sinister creature determined to make her his next victim.

Praise for Eve Silver’s Gothics:

"Silver expertly matches a brooding sense of atmosphere with a generous measure of suspense…"—The Chicago Tribune

"Riveting! A dark, steamy and twisted tale!"—New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson


"A dark and delicious gothic. I gobbled it up in a single sitting. Oh, how I have missed books like this!"—New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

"...beguiling gothic tale..."—Bookpage

"...captivatingly stunning...darkly torrid..."—aromancereview


Dark Embrace is based on the novella, Kiss of the Vampire, originally published in the anthology Nature of the Beast.


Read all Eve's Gothics! Books can be read in any order!

DARK DESIRES

HIS DARK KISS

DARK PRINCE

HIS WICKED SINS

SEDUCED BY A STRANGER

DARK EMBRACE
I have debts to pay and secrets to keep. When someone threatens my life, I crash into him: Jackson Ludlow

The recluse billionaire of New York

Once, he had everything a man could want. Then, he lost the only thing that he ever loved.


So, he spent four years holed up in his mansion doing the only thing he knew how to do: make money. 


We are all wrong for each other. He’s cold, uninterested and demanding. 

I’m impatient and inexperienced. 


The only thing we have in common is that we both have secrets. 

And the closer we get, the more they threaten to destroy us.


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“Captivating!” - Crystal Jones, Amazon Review ★★★★★

"Exciting, intense, sensual” - Rock, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★

“Sexy, secretive, pulsating chemistry…” - Mrs. K, Amazon Reviewer ★★★★★

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“Just the absolute best story. Everything I like to read about and more. Such a great story I will read again and again. A keeper!!” - Wendy Ballard ★★★★★

“It had the perfect amount of twists and turns. I instantaneously bonded with the heroine and of course Mr. Black. YUM. It's sexy, it's sassy, it's steamy. It's everything.” - Khardine Gray, Bestselling Romance Author ★★★★★

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