Ava Nolan grew up in the shadow of her father's obsession with macabre artifacts. An elixir brewed from witches’ blood. A cabinet of mummified cats. And Arabella's Curse, the missing prize in his collection: a ruby with the power to resurrect the dead. With a father who resents her existence, a dead-end job, and her expulsion from school to live down, Ava sets out to recover the ruby and reclaim her self-respect. Luckily for Ava, local legend says the ruby is buried in a crumbling mansion by the sea, not far from her new home.
Read alsoDie sinnliche Rache des Milliardärs
Der attraktive Playboy und Multimilliardär Nikos Katrakis ist unendlich fasziniert von der bildschönen Tristanne. Sie ist einfach unwiderstehlich! So überwältigend ist die Leidenschaft, die sie in ihm weckt, so unstillbar sein Verlangen nach ihr … Doch schon lange hat er Rache an Tristannes Familie geschworen. Und deshalb muss er vor allem eins:…
But life as an amateur relic hunter is not without its share of emergency room visits. Or cutthroat competitors. And nearly plummeting to her death doesn’t terrify Ava half as much as her uncle, a gentleman grave robber with a vendetta against her father and sinister plans for the ruby.
Entangled in a web of family treachery, Ava finds solace with a lonely boy who fills her nights with stolen kisses and her head with ruby lore. But there's something strange about Ben Wolcott. He's a bit too cunning, a bit too preoccupied with keeping Ava out of his basement, and much too interested in Arabella's Curse.
Bad girls and bloodstains. Murder and madness. Romance and rendezvous. Backstabbing and literal stabbing. Gothic horror has never been so scandalous... Take a walk on the wild side with this first book in the Wicked Jewel series – a must-read for fans of Kendare Blake, April Genevieve Tucholke, and V.C. Andrews.