Masque was inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death" so I must tilt my hat to him. I also have to thank my amazing husband for all his support, my critique partner and fellow blogger Marie Patrick for her excellent feedback and my editor Grace Bradley who is amazing and taught me so much! And of course, my wonderful agent and my superb cover artist, Syneca.
If this sounds like an acceptance speech, it is, because last night all I could do was squeal and smile :-)
I'm so thrilled that others found my book worthy. Thank you everyone!
Rena Mills plans to turn an abandoned abbey into a haunted bed-and-breakfast to prove she can be successful without her ex-fiancé. What she finds inside is Synn MacAllistair, the distinguished, self-proclaimed Ghost Keeper. Her dreams soon fill with sexual cravings for him. But are they dreams?
Synn, born in 1828, is determined to free the souls of the resident spirits, blaming himself for bringing the Red Death that killed them. When Rena steps into the old Pleasure Palace, he’s sure he can take her through the after-midnight Pleasure Rooms and stoke her passion to complete the Masque so the souls can cross over. Her innocent fire makes him crave more, but it’s far too late for him.
As Rena begins her erotic journey, her heart becomes more involved with every sensual caress until she discovers by completing the Masque she would lose her ghosts. Synn’s betrayal wars with her compassion for her ghostly friends. Torn, she must make a choice between her financial security and freeing seventy-three trapped souls. Either way, she could lose her Synn.