After a friend's untimely death arouses suspicion of murder, Martise St. James journeys to the brooding Scottish castle of the late Mrs. Creegan to find her mystifying widower. Lord Bruce Creegan's presence arouses more than just her suspicions. Surrounded by fear, temptation, and uncertainty, Martise tries to unlock the mystery of the ancient castle and locate a missing emerald. But when the Lord's stormy eyes and charm melt her resolve, Martise struggles to destroy the shadow of her doubts in flames of reckless passion.
Shannon Drake is a New York Times -- and USA Today -- best-selling author who has written over 100 novels, including Beguiled, The Pirate Bride, and The Queen's Lady. She has been honoured with several awards from Walden Books, B. Dalton, Georgia Romance Writers, Affairs de Coeur, Romantic Times, including the Silver Bullet from Thriller Writers. Yevgeniya Yeretskaya has a BFA from Pratt Institute. They both live in Miami.