“Tempted by the Night” by Elizabeth Boyle is a historical romance with a paranormal twist.
Lady Hermione Marlowe is in love with Lord Rockhurst, who is rumored to be a rogue of the worst sort. It is said that he spends all his nights in London’s lustiest establishments, gambling and womanizing.
During a ball, Hermione finds her new sister-in-law’s ring. It is an old family heirloom given to her by an aunt. When Hermione places the ring on her finger for safe keeping, she finds she cannot remove it. She is confronted by a strange woman named Quince, who claims to be the rightful owner of the ring. Hermione discovers from Quince that the wearer of the ring gets one wish. Of course she finds this out only after she has unknowingly made a wish to be invisible, find out Lord Rockhurst’s secrets and to win him. In order for the ring to come off, the wish must be truthfully denounced or completed.
Because of her wish, Hermione discovers that Lord Rockhurst is not out carousing until dawn, but instead, keeps all of London safe from monsters from another world. Lord Rockhurst must uncover who his invisible “Shadow” is and recover the ring to ensure the safety of all the world.
Will he kill Hermione for the ring or make her wish come true?
This story is full of mystery, intrigue, the paranormal and suspense.