A Hold on Me: A Dark Heart Novel #1

Pat Esden

ISBN 9781496700063
Publish Date 2/23/2016
Format ePub
Categories Fiction General, Kensington Ebooks
List Price: $6.99

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She never wanted to return.
He wants nothing more than for her to leave.
But the fire between them is as strong as the past that haunts them.

Annie Freemont grew up on the road, immersed in the romance of rare things, cultivating an eye for artifacts and a spirit for bargaining. It's a freewheeling life she loves and plans to continue--until her dad is diagnosed with dementia. His illness forces them to return to Moonhill, their ancestral home on the coast of Maine--and to the family they left behind fifteen years ago, after Annie's mother died in a suspicious accident.

Once at Moonhill, Annie is shocked when her aunt separates her from her father. The next time Annie sees him, he's a bizarre, violent shadow of his former self. Confused, she turns to an unlikely ally for support--Chase, the dangerously seductive young groundskeeper. With his dark good looks and powerful presence, Chase has an air of mystery that Annie is irresistibly drawn to. But she also senses that behind his penetrating eyes are secrets she can't even begin to imagine. Secrets that hold the key to the past, to Annie's own longings--and to all of their futures. Now, to unlock them, she'll have to face her greatest fears and embrace her legacy…

The Dark Heart Series
Book 1

“What a fantastic ride! Full of mystery, action, and romance, I couldn’t read this book fast enough. With characters that popped off the page and a completely engrossing plot line, I can’t wait for Book 2.” —Kim Karr, New York Times bestselling author on A Hold On Me

“There are twists and turns, a hot guy, and a family with too many secrets to count: perfect read for a dark and stormy night! I’m looking forward to the rest of Esden’s series.” —Jen McConnel on A Hold On Me

“A dark and sexy adventure, mixed with a refreshing twist on the typical paranormal tale. Has all the things that make up a perfectly haunting read; a bloody family secret, one very mysterious and scrumptious guy, and a strong heroine who can think for herself. Well done! Looking forward to more from Ms. Esden.” —Rachel A. Marks on A Hold On Me

About Pat Esden:

Pat Esden would love to say she spent her childhood in intellectual pursuits. The truth is she was fonder of exploring abandoned houses and old cemeteries. When not out on her own adventures, she can be found in her northern Vermont home writing stories about brave, smart women and the men who capture their hearts. An antique-dealing florist by trade, she’s also a member of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, and the League of Vermont Writers. Her short stories have appeared in a number of publications, including Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, the Mythopoeic Society’s Mythic Circle literary magazine, and George H. Scither’s anthology Cat Tales. You can find Pat online at PatEsden.com, Facebook.com/PatEsdenAuthor, Twitter @PatEsden, and PatEsden.blogspot.com.

Photo Credit: Jeff Weeks Photography

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Dark Heart series (Sunday, August 6, 2017)
Reviewer: J E Petersen, author

Loved this series. Even though I believe the books are targeted for Young Adult category, it is paranormal romance at its best. Read all three novels in three days. Different, unique and well written, I recommend this series highly.

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