His legacy is his prison.
To reunite, both must fight the demons within.
A world of deception and danger separates Annie Fremont from her mother—and from Chase, the enigmatic half ifrit with whom Annie’s fallen in love. But she vows to find her way back to them, before Chase succumbs to the madness that threatens his freedom. The only person who can help is the magical seductress, Lotli, a beautiful, manipulative woman . . . a woman who has disappeared.
Annie must stay strong, even as the future she imagined is slipping away. With the help of family and friends, she discovers that Lotli is being held against her will, by those who want to exploit her powers. But though weakened, Lotli remains a powerful ally and adversary. A bargain is struck. And now Annie’s only chance to rescue Chase could also tear them apart . . .
Loyalties will be tested, walls will be breached, and enemies will be fought, yet Annie’s greatest battle lies within her own heart—to trust her love for Chase to overcome its greatest enemy, and to save those she holds most dear from the terrifying realm of the djinn. For all of their lives depend on it.
Praise for Pat Esden and her Dark Heart Novels
“What a fantastic ride! Full of mystery, action, and romance.” —Kim Karr, New York Times bestselling author
“Twists and turns, a hot guy, and a family with too many secrets to count: the perfect read for a dark and stormy night!” —Jen McConnel
“A dark and sexy adventure, mixed with a refreshing twist. Well done!” —Rachel A. Marks
“Deliciously dark.” —Publishers Weekly
“A major and unexpected paranormal threat adds freshness to Esden’s page-turner.” —Booklist
“This entertaining, fast-paced third Dark Heart gothic paranormal picks up just hours after the final events of Beyond Your Touch…Fans will hungrily anticipate [Chase and Annie’s] reunion.” - Publishers Weekly
“Fans of previous installments will not be disappointed by this third novel in Esden’s Dark Heart series….The plot of this third novel is absolutely exciting and fast-paced…Chase and Annie’s chemistry continues to sizzle, and Esden’s ending provides a sense of completion while leaving enough of an opening fo readers to keep hoping for a follow-up novel.”– RT Book Reviews