One of the best parts of my job is getting to read our wonderful authors’ manuscripts way ahead of publication. Last week I settled down with a pot of tea and a large chocolate bar and devoured Anna Campbell’s upcoming novel, Seven Nights in a Rogue’s Bed, coming out at the end of September. This is the first book in the Sons of Sin trilogy and as this is the first time Anna has tackled a series, my anticipation was high. I’m delighted to report that not only does Seven Nights … measure up to all her previous novels it is, in my opinion, her best book yet! Based on Beauty and the Beast, it opens with terrific gothic drama as our brave and beautiful heroine, Sidonie Forsythe, arrives at an imposing and remote castle, in the dark and the rain, ready to sacrifice herself in order to save her cherished sister from ruin. Inside awaits the Beast, Jonas Merrick – a man carrying horrific scars, both inside and out. And over the course of – you guessed it – seven nights, they each learn that there is far more to the other than meets the eye …
Sidonie and Jonas have really stayed with me. Anna is a genius at creating three-dimensional characters who we take to our hearts and these two are no exception. I really hope they get a cameo in the rest of the series (hint, hint, Anna!). And the twists and turns of the plot will keep you guessing right up to the very end. I’m just sorry everyone else has to wait to read it! In the meantime, take a peek at the blurb below, and click here for a chat Anna had with Romantic Times where she talks a little about the inspiration for the story.
WILL A WEEK OF SEDUCTION . . .
Desperate to save her sister’s life, Sidonie Forsythe has agreed to submit herself to a terrible fate: Beyond the foreboding walls of Castle Craven, a notorious, hideously scarred scoundrel will take her virtue over the course of seven sinful nights. Yet instead of a monster, she encounters a man like no other. And during this week, she comes to care for Jonas Merrick in ways that defy all logic – even as a dark secret she carries threatens them both.
. . . SPARK A LIFETIME OF PASSIONATE SURRENDER?
Ruthless loner Jonas knows exactly who he is. Should he forget, even for a moment, the curse he bears, a mere glance in the mirror serves as an agonizing reminder. So when the lovely Sidonie turns up on his doorstep, her seduction is an even more delicious prospect than he originally planned. But the hardened outcast is soon moved by her innocent beauty, sharp wit, and surprising courage. Now as dangerous enemies gather at the gate to destroy them, can their new, fragile love survive?