In a desperate bid to escape the advances of the tyrant King John, beautiful Lady Melyssan embarks upon a dangerous deception, claiming to be married to his worst enemy, Lord Jaufre de Macy, the legendary Dark Knight.Seeking shelter at Jaufre's castle, Winterbourne, she is unprepared for the angry warrior who returns to confront her. Lord Jaufre is a man as harsh and unforgiving as the Welsh borderland he rules. Will Melyssan's love and courage be enough to conquer Jaufre's dark heart ---and to save them both from the wrath of a vengeful king?read more
Author Susan Carroll began her career in 1986, writing historical romance and regencies, two of which were honored by Romance Writers of America with the RITA award. She has written twenty six novels to date. Her St. Leger series received much acclaim. The Bride Finder was honored with a RITA for Best Paranormal Romance in 1999 and also received the Reviewers Choice Award from Romantic Times magazine for Historical Romance of the year. Two sequels followed, The Night Drifter and Midnight Bride.
Ms. Carroll launched a new series with the publication of The Dark Queen, The Courtesan, The Silver Rose, The Huntress and Twilight of a Queen all set during the turbulent days of the French Renaissance. A blend of history, romance and intrigue, these books relate the saga of the Cheney sisters, three women of extraordinary abilities who live in constant peril of being accused of witchcraft. The novels combine fictional characters with real events and personages such as the enigmatic Catherine de Medici , the lusty Henry of Navarre and the dynamic Elizabeth I of England. The sixth and final book in the series will be published in fall of 2012.
Ms. Carroll was born in Latrobe, Pa. She spent much of her childhood in South Jersey where she graduated from Oakcrest High School in Mays Landing. She attended college at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she
received a B.A. in English with a minor in history. She currently resides in Illinois.read more