Their love is all the heat they can handle…
Rea is an outcast, believed to be a witch who can foretell people’s deaths. She’s wild and poor and despised by the other women who share the tiny island in the Mediterranean. They believe her power is killing their husbands and sons, one by one. The men, however, are obsessed by her beauty, but no one, not even the head of the village Don Antonio, dares to claim her for fear of calling down her wrath.
Alex Ford, a photographer and decorated WWII pilot, is a newcomer to the rugged volcanic island. Nothing scares the war hero—not the erupting volcano and not the local criminals. Not even the village witch. But when he sees the cruelty committed against Rea by the locals, he’s hopelessly drawn to her. And he knows he’s in danger of losing his heart.
Yet Rea has foreseen Alex’s future. Despite the attraction she feels for the handsome American, she does her best to avoid him. For she knows that falling in love will mean Alex’s death.
Since the death of her parents, Callan Blair has been shunted from one foster family to another, her dangerous secret forcing the move each time. Her latest foster family quickly ships her off to an exclusive boarding school in the Cumbrian countryside. While her foster-brother James makes it his mission to get Callan expelled, a nearby ancient castle holds the secret doorway to another land…
When Callan is forced through the doorway, she finds herself in the magical continent of Tardith, where she’s shocked to learn her schoolmates Gawain and Darrion are respected soldiers in service to the king of Nordaine, one of Tardith’s realms. More than that, the two are potential heirs to the Black Knight—Nordaine’s crown prince.
But when the Black Knight fails to return from a mysterious trip, the realm teeters on the brink of war. Darrion and Gawain set out to find him, while Callan discovers there is more to her family history than she thought. The elves are claiming she is their princess.
Now with Darrion growing ever more antagonistic and her friendship with Gawain blossoming, Callan must decide whether to stay in Nordaine—where her secret grows ever more threatening—or go to the elves and uncover the truth about her family before war sets the realms afire.