Welcome to the Castle.
The price of admission is your soul.
Ex-detective Conal Macmillan has always had a taste for bad girls, but his last lover really took the cake—and his humanity. Now half demon, Mac has lost his friends, his family, and his job.
But Constance, a strangely innocent vampire trapped in the Castle prison, needs his help. Her son has been kidnapped, so suddenly Mac has a case to work—one that embroils him with a mad sorcerer, an even madder city council, and a winged love god. The trail leads deep into the supernatural prison, and Mac soon learns that cracking the case will cost him his last scrap of his humanity.
Fiery, vulnerable Constance will do anything for those she loves, including Mac. He’ll be damned if he turns his back on her . . . and a demon forever if he doesn’t.
Praise for Sharon Ashwood’s Scorched:
“Ashwood does a stellar job fleshing out her world and the range of characters in it. This is a splendid way to spend your precious leisure time!” —Romantic Times
“One of the most original, entertaining, action/adventure fantasy novels of the year. Sharon Ashwood is clearly established as a major talent for innovation and recreating the fantasy horror genre into a new level of entertaining excellence, making Scorched an enthusiastic recommendation for fans of the genre. Indeed, those for whom Scorched is their first introduction
to Sharon Ashwood will want to also read Ravenous, the first in this outstanding series.” —Midwest Book Review
“Sharon’s writing in this book is simply incredible… Scorched is fast-paced, with lots of twists and turns to keep your attention from wavering. You NEED to know what happens next!” —Wicked Little Pixie
“Gripping, suspenseful, funny at times, and filled with a myriad of amazing characters and plot, the story weaving is excellent! … Any fans of both Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance will find this to be an awesome book and series to follow.” —Sidhevicious
“Sharp and stylish writing, plenty of action, a well conceived and intriguing mythology and a great sense of dark atmosphere make Scorched a must read for die hard paranormal romance fans…” —BookLoons
“Scorched is a roller-coaster ride of action, mystery, evil and romance. Ashwood deftly interweaves the two storylines, keeping readers eagerly turning pages in this novel that just might keep you up late to finish it.”
—The Romance Reader
“The second installment of Ashwood’s innovative Dark Forgotten series is filled with imaginative characters, taut suspense, and clever humor.”
—Reader to Reader Reviews
“It’s enjoyable, with enough quirks to stand out … It’s both well thought out, and playful … Definitely one of the better paranormal romances I’ve encountered lately.” —The Green Man Review
Length: 344 pp
World rights, Signet Eclipse/NAL
German rights, Droemer Knaur
For all other rights contact The Cooke Agency.
Photo by Mark Oxley/Studio 16
||Sharon Ashwood is a free-lance journalist, novelist, desk jockey and enthusiast for the weird and spooky. She has an English literature degree but works as a finance geek. Interests include growing her to-be-read pile and playing with the toy graveyard on her desk. As a vegetarian, she freely admits the whole vampire/werewolf lifestyle fantasy would never work out, so she writes paranormal romances instead.
Sharon lives in the Pacific Northwest and is owned by the Demon Lord of Kitty Badness. Her website is www.SharonAshwood.com.