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Touch of Passion

Touch of Passion

Susan Spencer Paul

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My Dearest Reader,

When you hear my story, perhaps you will think me a man unable to control his own hungers…his own temptations. But I warn you that I am no such thing. I am simply a man who knows what he wants, and what he can't live without.

It is only fair to tell you that my clan is one descended from magic. I have learned these powers are both a blessing and a curse—for the magic that flows through my blood controls my fate utterly and completely.

When I first saw the beautiful Loris, I knew she was my unoliaeth, my oneness, the woman I am destined to unite with for all eternity. At that moment, I allowed my passion to lead me to do the unthinkable: I employed a forbidden magic to win Loris's heart.

How did I know that my error would lead to a black curse that still haunts me today? How could I have known that the curse would irrevocably cast Loris' affection for me to another man?

Now I am left to ponder how I might win Loris back—black curse be damned. I believe there must be a way. For while it is the darkest realms of magic that keeps Loris from becoming mine, there is another power at play: the undying, unending love of one man for one woman. And I pray that in the end, that will be enough…

Your obedient servant,
Kian Seymour, Castle Tylluan, London

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Chapter One

Northern Wales, 1821

"They're all dead, my lord," Horas said, standing up from the body he'd been inspecting and looking at the field strewn with others. "Some half-eaten. Some just killed for sport. But either...

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“Susan Spencer Paul is a master storyteller! I want more please!” —Ronda Thompson, New York Times bestselling author

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About the author

Susan Spencer Paul

SUSAN SPENCER PAUL, who also writes under the name Mary Spencer, lives in Southern California with her husband, three daughters, and an assortment of over-domesticated pets. She is the author of eighteen historical novels set in a variety of time periods, from medieval to Regency to turn-of-the-century America.

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