Merrick, King of the Unblessed, was once heir to all that is good—happiness and pleasure his domain. Now, trapped as the ruler of mischief, he stands on a precipice of choice. On one side his estranged brother, now ruler of what should have been Merrick’s, and on the other King Lucien of the Damned. Both would sway him. Damnation is winning.
Lady Juliana of Bellemare is protected by the Blessed, targeted by the Damned and, now, coveted by the Unblessed. Betrothed to an old friend of her father’s, Juliana is resigned to living out her days close to her childhood home. She longs for an adventure, never dreaming she’ll get what she wishes for when her fiancé is murdered and the children of Bellemare are stolen. To set things right, Juliana embarks on a quest through a strange realm where nothing is as it seems.
Merrick brings more adventure and passion than any woman could want. Can she withstand the temptations of the Unblessed King? Desperate to be the one to rule her and unaccustomed to taking no for an answer, Merrick offers her a choice: come with him until he tires of her…or die.
Warning: This book contains hot sex, violence, trickster goblins, overly helpful sprites, not so helpful demons, a king of necessary evil who lives to get his way and a woman who would dare to deny him.