Enslaved, transformed into his own worst nightmare, and abandoned in the North
African desert, all Ian Rufford wants is to lead a normal life.
Elizabeth Rochewell spent her life studying the mysteries of archeology. When
her father dies, she is sent home to England and a world to which she no longer
belongs. Onboard ship, she finds herself drawn to her mysterious traveling companion.
Ian Rufford hides a shocking secret she alone can unravel.
Only together can they face the evil that made Ian what he is and now threatens
all they hold dear. Enter the sensual world of ... THE COMPANION, the first
of a searingly sexy Regency vampire series.
"Bestseller Squires charts a new direction with this exotic,
extremely erotic and darkly dangerous Regency-set paranormal tale. With her ability
to created powerful and tormented characters, Squires has developed a novel that
is graphic, gripping and unforgettable."
Four and a half stars. Top Pick.
--Romantic Times Magazine
"Darkly erotic and sinister
in tone, this richly detailed book isn't for the faint of heart; but readers who
crave the shadowy worlds of Christine Feehan's Carpathians, Laurell K. Hamilton's
vampires, or Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunters will find that Squires' book is just
the thing to sink their teeth into."
--Booklist, Copyright © American
Library Association. All rights reserved
"A darkly compelling
the plot keeps the reader turing the pages long into the
--Affaire de Coeur
"THE COMPANION is the
first in a new series by Squires and is perhaps one of the meatier stories this
reviewer has read in ages
It is a book to be savored, not torn through at
breakneck speed. Squires is certainly a talented author and THE COMPANION offers
the promise of more beautifully dark vampire stories to follow."
"A superb novel with all the required
elements, THE COMPANION has an original and fascinating plot, characters who fill
the pages with emotion and life, and a narrative that paints a picture with words
that the reader can practically see
. For a novel that will enthrall and
entertain from the first page to the last, I highly recommend THE COMPANION, a
keeper and an RRT Perfect 10."
--Romance Reviews Today
"A totally absorbing Novel
the characters are brilliantly conceived and perfect
for the gripping plotline. The author gives the reader a unique twist on what
vampires really are, a tortured hero to adore, the only heroine who could possibly
be right for him, a truly horrific villain-and a fascinating story that carries
the reader through one exciting adventure after another
. Squires's prose
grabs you from the beginning and gives you a relentless ride through this complex,
beautifully written book."
--New and Used Books
"Romance novels are plentiful and, truth be told, at times appear to follow a
formula that makes them almost generic. THE COMPANION, however, is a jewel among
romance writing: it goes beyond simple narrations of romantic encounters or predictable
action and instead offers heart-pounding action, beautiful dialog and character
development, as well as romance at its finest-all with a touch of the paranormal.
A must read!
Feehan fans watch out, there's a new paranormal author on the scene who you won't
want to miss!... With a sure hand, Ms. Squires seduces her reader with vivid imagery,
flawless historical depictions and characters who enrapture their audience.… Awarded
The Road to Romance Reviewer's Choice Award for all the above and the fact that
I was eager to read this book all over again immediately, Susan Squires has a
fan for life."
--The Road to Romance
is apparently the first in an erotic Regency vampire series and I honest cannot
wait until the next volume is completed. Astoundingly original, erotic horror-perfect!"
--The Eternal Night Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror