British aristocrat Vanessa Bentley has beauty, fame, and fortune, but she gets no respect for her decision to become a paranormal investigator. Determined to prove the naysayers wrong, Vanessa ventures to the misty moors of Caithness, Scotland. There stands the immense Castle Barrogill, where a vampire is rumored to be stalking the dungeons—a vampire Vanessa is determined to find. She’ll just have to get past the resident shape-shifter…
Callum Lyon is the gorgeous reclusive astrologer and faery knight who guards the castle. For free-spirited Vanessa, seducing him proves to be easy. After all, he was once a breeding drone to a Queen. But astrologically, their differences are harder to overcome. Will Vanessa’s mission—and Callum’s secrets—be more than their burgeoning love can take? Or will flesh—and blood—win over the ghosts that haunt them both?
Review: This book has it all. Paranormal, shape shifting, ghosts and fairies at their best… It was simply an enjoyable fun loving mixture. I am ready to go to Castle Barrogill for my own kooky adventure.
Vanessa a paranormal investigator is in search of the vampire said to live in Castle Barrogill…Callum the vampire has been hiding out in the castle for 500 years or so. Unlucky in love he is. He is known as a very handsome author who has become a recluse over the years. Callum’s second wife is a ghost while he didn’t actually love her for some strange reason she is still around. I found myself falling for Callum. Fairy Knights…such an interesting group of misfits. Very endearing indeed…
Ms. Mason paid great detail to the history of the time bringing everything to life. Detail to the castle and scenery made the visualization real so much so I am packed and ready to go. She researched her mythology also which added to the overall storytelling showing me or making me believe in the well written characters to where I was able to see them, feel them, making them come to life for me. I enjoyed every detail even though at times I felt the story drag a bit. I was able to keep going because I wanted to find out what would happen next.
I found this to be a very entertaining and interesting take on what I thought to be a historical romance with a twist. I can’t wait for another story from this fun author.
Nina Mason is a hopeful romantic with strong affinities for history, mythology, and the metaphysical. She strives to write the same kind of books she loves to read: those that entertain, edify, educate, and enlighten.
She has four books out at present and three more on the way. Her current releases are, in order of publication: The Queen of Swords, a darkly erotic Scottish paranormal romance/urban fantasy; The Tin Man, a political thriller; and Devil in Duke’s Clothing and The Duke’s Bedeviled Bride, the first two installments in an erotic historical series titled Royal Pains. Book three of Royal Pains will be released in October.
Starry Knight is the first book in a four-part paranormal romance series titled The Knights of Avalon. The series combines Arthurian legend, Celtic mythology, and Scottish history to tell the story of four mortals taken by the faeries after falling in battle. The Knights of Avalon are the breeding drones of the legendary sorceress Morgan Le Fay. Book Two, Dark and Stormy Knight, will be released in January 2016. The series is being published by Lyrical/Kensington.