A thrilling retelling of the star-crossed tale of Romeo and Juliet, from the New York Times bestselling author of the Morganville Vampires series.
In the Houses of Montague and Capulet, there is only one goal: power. The boys are born to fight and die for honor and — if they survive — marry for influence and money, not love. The girls are assets, to be spent wisely. Their wishes are of no import. Their fates are written on the day they are born.
Benvolio Montague, cousin to Romeo, knows all this. He expects to die for his cousin, for his house, but a spark of rebellion still lives inside him. At night, he is the Prince of Shadows, the greatest thief in Verona — and he risks all as he steals from House Capulet. In doing so, he sets eyes on convent-bound Rosaline, and a terrible curse begins that will claim the lives of many in Verona...
...And will rewrite all their fates, forever.
Rachel Caine was a pen name of Roxanne Longstreet Conrad (born 1962), who also wrote as Roxanne Longstreet. She was an American writer of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, suspense, and horror novels. She also published media tie-in novels as Julie Fortune.
Rachel Caine was a former professional musician who had the distinction of having played with such musical legends as Henry Mancini, Peter Nero, and John Williams. She was also an avid movie buff, a TV-holic, and said she "prefers a good stout Guinness to wimpy American beers."
Rachel Caine did most of her writing in a coffee shop near her home. She said she found Caramel Mocha "very inspirational." She listened to music while she wrote, the playlist changing from project to project.
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