Margaret Rousseau dreams of freedom from a life of servitude. When a mysterious woman saunters into the servants’ tavern promising the impossible, Margaret dares to hope she could win the heart of the one man she has secretly coveted since she first wore a corset...
Margaret desperately grasps for the opportunity to change her bleak destiny by placing faith in a woman who is not as forthcoming as she seems. Blinded to the stranger’s dark motives, Margaret surrenders herself to gain her heart’s desires.
But her choice may bring forth a darkness that could destroy all she holds dear.
I haven't read Wasteland yet, but it was interesting to see what started everything in the paranormal realm. The fact that the story took place in a kingdom where there were servants and royalty made the story that much more compelling to me. I love those types of novels.
I also found the writing to be engaging and the first person POV quite effective at drawing me in. The struggle between good and evil and doing the right thing verses doing what tempts the flesh was contrasted well.
How many young ladies end up passing over the good guy for the dangerous one only to discover the man wasn't what they'd thought. Well, this definitely whetted my appetite for the book that follows. There is also a chapter intro to Wasteland at the end. I found the insight into darkness and evil schemes from the dark side quite compelling.
Prelude to Darkness was published by Crescent Moon Press and released May 6th, 2012.