Don’t you wish there were more historical paranormal romances out there? I do. I really do. Especially Regency-set paranormal romances. There have been some excellent ones, but they generally seem few and far between. So imagine my excitement when I discovered Alix Rickloff, who started her career with Kensington Publishing penning Regency-set paranormal historical romances.
Alix’s first two books, Lost in You and Dangerous as Sin, are part of her Bligh Family Series.
From the beginning, Alix was one of those talented newbies who got phenomenal reviews, including this one for Lost in You from Booklist, the prestigious review journal of the American Library Association:
“Rickloff presents a fascinating debut filled with sensory details and a deep sense of lore.”
Her second book, Dangerous as Sin, garnered this great review from the Chicago Tribune:
“Rickloff deftly blends equal measures of danger and desire into the intriguing plot of her latest paranormal-spiced, splendidly satisfying historical Regency.”
Now, big newspapers like the Chicago Tribune only occasionally review romance novels, much less paranormal romance novels, so I’m here to tell you how impressive that is!
I love the concept behind Alix’s books, where readers are introduced to the Other—mortals bearing the blood of the Fey, and who move in a world that lies beyond the glittering balls and scandals of the Regency that its inhabitants think they know so well. How utterly cool is that? Talk about Regency with a twist!
The first book in Alix’s new trilogy, The Heirs of Kilronan, is Earl of Darkness.
This book was a Top Pick from RT Book Reviews and got this tantalizing review from Publishers Weekly:
“Secret societies, baffling documents, monstrous stalkers—Rickloff has studied the textbook thoroughly, then added more sex.”
Oh, I am SO there!
Her next book, Lord of Shadows, will be released this month.
Here’s the blurb to give you a taste:
Who is working the demon arts . . .
Was it her murdered father? Her fugitive brother? It has been seven years since Lady Sabrina Douglas cloistered herself with the Sisters of High Danu, but the questions remain. She is Other—a mixture of Fey and mortal—quietly using her powers to heal. That is, until she saves a half-drowned man, his soldier’s body a roadmap of scars, his fathomless eyes filled with heartbreaking loneliness. The inexplicable connection overwhelms her defenses, touching her heart, mind . . . and body.
. . . and to what end?
A man with no memory, Daigh MacLir seeks his past, even as unknown threats fill him with monstrous rage and inhuman abilities. But as a desperate game of hunter and hunted is played out from ballrooms to bedrooms, what Daigh discovers is more chilling than anyone could possibly imagine. Defying death was only the first step in the task he has been set, and Sabrina his last hope. But dare he risk involving her? Daigh has been summoned to find an ancient king, and even the powers of love may not be enough to win the battle against the powers of darkness.
Yep. Sounds great, doesn’t it? You know you want this book!
You can read an excerpt of Lord of Shadows on Alix’s website, plus check out her other books and her latest news as well.
To celebrate her upcoming release, Alix is giving away a copy of Lord of Shadows. Just tell me if you like your historical romance straight-up, or with a paranormal twist. One commenter will receive a copy of this awesome book!