For Joanna Wilder, playing by the rules is over.
When the sister of model citizen Joanna Wilder goes missing, Joanna must turn to the dark side and trust a doctor who is hiding a secret that could destroy her.
Law-abiding Joanna Wilder wants a life of her own. No more wayward sister. No surprises. No drama. And she’ll have that in just five short days when her sister becomes the responsibility of a government-selected husband. At last! But things don’t go according to plan. Her sister vanishes.
Desperate, Joanna enlists the help of Gabriel Stone, a Londo City doctor and the last person to see her sister alive. While Gabriel tries to find Joanna’s sister, Joanna is trampled in a riot. She drags her broken body to the doctor’s clinic and collapses, barely clinging to life. Her fate is now in Gabriel’s hands. He must make a life and death decision: let her live—a changed being of undiscovered powers and not entirely human—or let her die. Gabriel chooses life, but in so doing, takes away Joanna’s freedom of choice.
Will Joanna damn Gabriel forever for playing God with her life or embrace her dark side? She just might be the only one who can save her sister and her people from the unbending overlord that rules the Anglo Territories.
For Joanna Wilder, playing by the rules is over…
Step into an alternate Victorian London, where love and electricity are banned and no one dares venture out at night.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: If you like Victorian London, gothic stories, vampires who are more than just blood-thirsty monsters, slow-to-burn romances, strong female leads, colorful sidekicks and snarky villains, you will enjoy this book.