The realms of immortals are on the brink of collapse. The human woman who is the key to their survival finds herself at the mercy of the king of the Fenrir, a dangerous and powerful man who seeks to use her for himself… and ignites a burning passion within her.
Ulric McCallen will stop at nothing to undo the decades-long curse that threatens the existence of his clan. He finds the solution in an unlikely source — a wee little human of ethereal beauty and fiery spirit. He hungers to possess her, but the same curse that binds his world has marked her for death. The king of beasts must somehow protect Evaline from the dark forces that hunt her, while saving his people from certain destruction.
Evaline Headen is making a last-ditch effort to save herself from a mysterious illness by going to see a witch. Instead of a cure, she finds herself falling straight into danger, and into the arms of a tall, handsome highlander… with big teeth, and deadly claws. She has no choice but to rely on Ulric as she tries to unravel the secrets of her condition and her past. But the truth can bring their hearts together, or be the undoing of them both.
A dilapidated manor on a remote Scottish isle.
An old maze, concealing something even older.
Strange dreams and awakening desires.
“Even on that first night, I dreamt. A presence, in the darkness.”
Yearning for new surrounds, Iris Muir accepts a position at historic Dorchadas House, on the remote Scottish island of Eirig. Attracted to the wild landscape, Iris hopes to forget the burdens of her past, but the house has its own secrets. There are strange cries in the night, and is the stoic housekeeper Mrs McInnes all she seems?
Iris begins to have disturbing dreams about the maze, planted centuries ago in the manor grounds, and feels the brooding presence of Neas and Eachinn, the two brutish farmhands.
As autumn wanes and Samhain Eve approaches, the island folk prepare to honour the dead and the Goddess Nicneven, as they have done for generations past. Has something more than chance drawn Iris to Eirig?
‘Dorchadas House’ is a 1940s Gothic mystery, combining elements of folk-horror with adult themes.