by Michaele Jordan
Prometheus Books Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781616145293
Date: 15 November 2011 List Price £14.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
A very promising Gothic ghost story from US author Michaele Jordan - not helped, I'm afraid, by the very dodgy cover Pyr have chose to front it with. If you can look beyond the awkward, Disney-esque mannequins, something more intriguing might lie within. A trade paperback release.
"Jacob Aldridge is still utterly devastated by the death of his fiance, when he suddenly encounters her doppelganger. Livia Aram's uncanny resemblance to the late Rhoda Carothers so transcends coincidence that Jacob becomes obsessed with her. The intensity of his passion terrifies her until her compassion is roused by his desperate plight. A demon is stalking him, a succubus-like entity that feeds on human pain and desire. With the help of Jacob's sister, Cecily, and Livia's guardian, the mysterious Dr. Chang, they overcome the demon. Or so it appears...
Jacob, Livia, and Cecily are all victims of a single curse, a curse that entrapped and destroyed their parents before them. Now fate has drawn the unsuspecting descendants together, and the curse is playing out again. Nothing can help them, until Cecily's husband returns from abroad. Colonel Beckford has been missing for years; he has seen strange things and acquired strange powers in his absence. Now he will do whatever it takes to free his wife and end the demon and its curse once and for all."