"a unique romantic suspense that will captivate you"

Kirby Brown and Helen Smith are roommates and as close as sisters since being raised together in an orphanage. Although Helen practiced her powers as a witch, Kirby has not practiced her powers since childhood and after Helen's murder suddenly finds herself helpless. She would have been killed if shapeshifter Doyle Fitzgerald hadn't appeared on assignment for the Damask Circle. He dispatches the vampire and monsters that comes after them, but they must continue on the run because someone is after Kirby.

Kirby and Doyle join forces to help her face and fight an evil from her past. They must revisit her childhood at the orphanage hoping to trace who and learn how to end this threat. Although there are some traumatically emotional topics, they are handled with sensitivity. This suspenseful tale builds from the first paragraph and keeps you reading -- you will find all you wish for in this story and some unexpected twists. Ms Arthur presents mix of uniquely talented and compelling characters with some very human failings and adds the fact that love comes when it may -- even during the battle of good verses evil.

The much awaited second story of the worldwide group of paranormal protectors known as the Damask Circle was even better than the first. Each book stands alone; so grab whatever tale you can find and read it... you won't be disappointed. Knowing the potential for intrigue and variety offered with the Damask Circle, I am looking forward to seeing more tales of the powerful protectors whose assignments bring them danger and reward them with love. Ms Arthur has impressed me with her tale-weaving skills in past books and has earned a place on my "must read" author list.

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Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted October 13, 2002


In one, vicious night, Kirby Brown’s world is torn apart. Her best friend is dead, killed by the madman who is now after her. And she has no idea why.

Doyle Fitzgerald has been sent to Melbourne, Australia, to hunt down a killer. What he doesn’t expect to find is a circle of witches capable of controlling the elements--and a sorceress determined to take that power for herself. And he certainly isn’t expecting to play bodyguard to a woman who is more than she seems.

When the police prove incapable of protecting her from the monsters that chase her, Kirby has no choice but to place her safety in Doyle’s hand. And while she finds herself inexplicably drawn to him, she fears to trust--because of the magic that lies in his soul.

It quickly becomes evident that the reason behind the killings lies in her past. But it is a past she has no wish to remember.

Because Doyle isn’t the only one with magic in his soul. Only hers was capable of destroying a world.

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Circle of Death
(Damask Circle: Book 2)
by Keri Arthur

Imajinn Books
July 1, 2002
ISBN #1893896773
EAN #9781893896772
232 pages
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Other Books by
Keri Arthur

Darkness Rising
Darkness Unbound
Moon Sworn
Bound to Shadows
Deadly Desire
The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance
Destiny Kills
Wolfsbane and Mistletoe
Hotter Than Hell
The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romances
The Darkest Kiss
Beneath a Rising Moon
Embraced By Darkness
Dangerous Games
Tempting Evil
Kissing Sin
Full Moon Rising
Memory Zero
Circle of Desire
Kiss the Night Good-bye
Beneath A Rising Moon
Chasing The Shadows
Circle Of Fire
Dancing With The Devil
Hearts In Darkness 

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