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You are about to enter a world where there is no turning back. Where danger and desire become one. Where a man and a woman must face the darkest secrets of the night…though they may not survive what awaits them.
Ian Rufford was captured, enslaved, and then abandoned in the lonely dunes of the North African desert. His tormentor was a woman of magnificent beauty…and the blackest of souls. Now, Ian prays for a death that will not come. Only after his rescue does he begin to realize how he has changed. He is carrying something strange in his blood known only as “The Companion,” and his new-found symbiotic partner will exact a terrible price in return for the gifts Ian is only beginning to understand.<br>
Elizabeth Rochewell’s home was Egypt, where she traveled the desert organizing her father’s archeological expeditions. After her father’s death, she is sent home to live a conventional life in London. Onboard ship, she finds herself drawn to her mysterious fellow passenger, Ian Rufford. He awakens feelings in her that disturb and tantalize her senses. But he hides a shocking secret. Beth has spent her life unraveling the secrets of the desert. Little does she know how dangerous it will be to unravel Ian’s.<br>
<i>This book was previously published by MacMillan/Pan MacMillan
Praise for Susan Squires and The Companion
“A darkly compelling vampire romance . . . the plot keeps the reader turning the pages long into the night.”
Affaire de Coeur
“Bestseller Squires charts a new direction with this exotic, extremely erotic, and darkly dangerous Regency-set paranormal tale. With her ability to create powerful and tormented characters, Squires has developed a novel that is graphic, gripping and unforgettable”
Romantic Times (4 ½ starred review)
“Susan Squires has a fascinating, unique voice; she is a rare talent.
“A book to be savored, not torn through at breakneck speed ... Squires is a talented author.” Romance Reader
“A vibrant, riveting, and sometimes just plain scary novel that should satisfy anyone—including the man in your life—who enjoys paranormal tales. Squires’s saga is off to an intriguing start.”
All About Romance
“Squires has demonstrated a talent that few can surpass. Her descriptions and historical details are flawless. Her characters exceed their potential and the plot keeps you quickly turning the pages. Squires has joined the company of authors whose books are classics. Look for this book to become a classic in it’s genre too. .
Coffee Time Romance
“Squires has just taken the traditional vampire novel to a whole new level with The Companion. With her riveting and compelling writing, she has woven a tale of love amidst the most desperate of circumstances and created unforgettable characters. The Companion will capture your interest from the first scene until the last…readers who like strong historical novels, as well as one with a definite bite, should add The Companion to their wish list. It will be a keeper for sure!”
New York Times Bestselling author Susan Squires is a third-generation northern Californian whose father almost disowned her for moving south to get her master’s degree in English literature from UCLA. Now she at the southern California beach with her husband, a writer of paranormal mysteries. She owns two Belgian sheepdogs, and trains them (or they train her) for dog trials. She’s an avid knitter and a hockey fan. She has travelled extensively doing research for her novels. Her books have been named Best Books of the Year by Publisher's Weekly, garnered many reviewer's choice awards from RT Book Reviews, and been nominated for Romance Writer's of America's prestigious Rita award. They have won The Holt Medallion, The Golden Heart, BookSeller's Best and other awards as well.