"[A]n amalgamation of a magical story of a woman who finds a strange world
forest and a modern criminal story of searching for a murderer....This is an
excellent read with interesting characters, several mysteries and a satisfactory
ending." (5 Stars) -- Curled Up
With A Good Book
"Readers will enjoy this enchanting romantic fantasy as the audience will hope
Ariel obtains her happily ever after." -- Genre-Go-Round
"Lorimer incorporates mystery into the novel with skill. Nothing is as it seems
and just when the puzzle seems to be coming together, she propels the story with
another twist. Master of Shadows contains a magic of its own, transporting the
reader to childhood, where being a princess is not an impossible dream and
chivalry is alive and well." --
256 pages, $12.95
Publication Date: September 2007
Belief is a powerful charm. . .
Never go into the woods at night, especially if the moon is full.
The old woman's warning, hissed years ago in Ariel's ear, came back that night
to haunt her.
They say there's a beast that lives in those woods...a beast that walks and
talks like a man.
An ominous shadow blocked the pale light and a powerful hand clamped down on her
"Do not move. Do not turn around."
The voice was male, deep and harsh in the silence. At the sound of it, Ariel
uttered a startled cry.
"Ariel McPherson . . ."
A guttural whisper in the dark, but he'd made her name sound like velvet being
Ariel's life had been a modern fairy tale, but her father's baffling
disappearance brought it all to a crashing end. She meets the enigmatic Louvel
one night, but never sees his face -- even after accepting employment at his
magnificent estate. When it becomes imperative to solve the mystery of what
happened to her father, Louvel appears to be helping her . . . but can Ariel
trust a man who lives in the shadows?