He never wanted to be a beast...
As a boy, Abyssian "Sian" Infernas had his heart shattered by a treacherous fey beauty who died before he could exact vengeance. Millennia later, a curse has amplified his hell-demon blood, transforming him into an unrecognizable monster - just as she's been reincarnated. Sian fantasizes about seducing and spurning her, but he can retain his former appearance for only one hour a day.
She never wanted to be a beauty...
When a beastly demon king abducts her, fey princess Liliana "Lili" Barbot goes from one prison to another. The beast vows revenge for betrayals she can't remember and punishes her with grueling labor within his mystical castle. Her only solace is spending time with a fellow prisoner Bael, a devastatingly gorgeous male who is allowed to see her for only one hour a day.
Can they break the spell before it's too late...?
In the guise of "Bael," Sian toys with Lili's heart and body. Yet as she falls deeper under his spell, Lili can't help but respond to the beast's vulnerability and pain, and her sympathy develops into something more. When truths from a far distant past are revealed and identities discovered, can their tenuous bond withstand ages of deceit - and a looming supernatural war?
Kresley Cole is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Immortals After Dark paranormal series and the young adult Arcana Chronicles. Her books have been translated into 23 foreign languages, garnered three RITA awards, and consistently appear on the bestseller lists in the U.S. and abroad.
Before becoming a writer, Cole was a world-ranked athlete, coach, and graduate student. She has traveled over much of the world and draws from those experiences to create her memorable characters and settings.
Cole lives in Florida with her family.
The Immortals After Dark :: Series
Every creature thought to be mythical—from the violent sorority-house Valkyries to the fey slave overlords to the hell spawn from each brutal "demonarchy"—all exist.
These immortals call their world The Lore.
You may have had a brush with one of Lorekind already. They secretly walk among us, but they war among themselves. Each faction has its strengths, weaknesses, and age old prejudices against the others.
Every five hundred years, the Accession, a battle for supremacy, rages. That time is now. . . .
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