The Pain Season
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On the night of the equinox, the monsters and heroes of human myth arise as flesh.
She is Alexandra O'Gara. Protector. Investigator. Woman in love.
When Zan can no longer deny her beautiful lover is hiding things from her, she confronts him. He assures her that soon he will share his secrets, but Zan dreads the day, afraid the love of her life is connected to a ritual murder. Her heart won’t allow her to believe he could harm an innocent man. The truth is worse than she could have imagined.
He is Barakiel. Superhuman warrior. Tender lover. Satan’s son.
As Barakiel’s power grows, so does the strength of his father’s obsession with him. Lucifer spreads his dark tendrils through the Earthly Realm using a network of depraved men, and the warrior soon realizes his love has drawn a target on Zan’s back. Events at the autumnal equinox make this clear to Zan as well. Barakiel has lied to her, and she falls into misery, her need for him at war with her anger and fear.
This is their love story.
And so begins a season of pain and rage. A season of traitors and war. And love. Like the elemental forces that made him, Barakiel’s love does not end.
"A commendable follow-up with otherworldly action, down-to-earth melodrama, and sensuality in between." — Kirkus Reviews
Although not a cliffhanger, this novel is the second in a five-part series. The epic continues in The Vengeance Season. Autumn 2017.
The Pain Season: Book II of the Covalent Series
A unique universe to get absorbed in
The Pain Season, Book II in Libby Doyle’s Covalent Series, may be even better than the first installment, The Passion Season.
The Pain Season jumps right at you from the get-go with a throbbing action-packed sequence that puts the main characters, Barakiel, a superhuman warrior from another dimension, and his human love FBI agent Zan O’Gara in imminent danger. I don’t want to give too much away but Zan is in the fight of her life in an exciting, fast-moving tour de force scene.
After the gangbusters beginning, Doyle — flashing her knack for pitch-perfect, right-on dialogue — takes the reader’s feelings everywhere from the heart of science fiction darkness to the inner-workings of the human heart.
Oh, and when Zan finally discovers the truth about Barakiel, it is more inconceivable than her craziest speculation. We zoom along with her on her rollercoaster ride of emotions.
So hitch a ride on The Pain Season, you’ll be thrilled you did, and if you haven’t read Book I, The Passion Season yet, buy that one and read it first.
Doyle has created a universe of the imagination that is unique and really gets you thinking. Bring on Book III!