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Archive for April 18th, 2011

Release date: May 3, 2011

After three years at war, the High Lord of the Forest returns to his lands, a victorious wolf leader intent on claiming his mate. Instead Ciar finds an empty bed and a court with no recollection of the woman he loved. Following her long-cold trail proves far easier than facing what awaits him at the end.

Sabine’s first instinct is to beg her beloved to leave. The High Lord’s mother hired a witch to curse Sabine, desperate to wipe the lowborn wolf from her son’s mind. But the spell worked too well, and Sabine has vanished from the thoughts of everyone who sees her. Including her own family.

The edges of his memory already blurring, Ciar and Sabine must race to find a way to reverse the spell. Yet every searing moment together is not enough to stop the curse’s inexorable progress. His only chance is to bind Sabine to him too tightly to be forgotten, before she disappears once and for all.

Warning: This story contains cruel betrayal, destined love, vile curses, smoldering reunions, wicked deeds between wanton shapeshifters and a happily-ever-after worthy of any fairy tale.

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This is how I like short stories. A short prologue that gives me the details of the world and then immediately grabbing my attention with the first chapter. With just a few paragraphs I was intrigued, curious, and wanting more.

No one talked about the wild woman in the forest.

Mothers did not scare recalcitrant children into good behavior with stories of how the woman would snatch them from their beds as they slept. Green recruits to the warlords’ armies did not boast of how they’d fought her and bested her magic. There were no whispered rumors, no legends, no cautionary tales.

Any of these things might have been, had anyone spoken of the woman in the first place. But no one did, for no one could.

No one remembered her at all.

This was a fast-paced book but it didn’t feel rushed at any point. Ciar’s determination to beat the curse and Sabine’s despair that a cure can not be found is so poignant that it gave me a real emotional investment in the story and their HEA.

This review is a little shorter than the ones I usually do but… it’s a short story. Saying anything else would just be giving the story away 🙂

You can find an excerpt at http://www.moirarogers.com/sabine


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