When you play with fire, you get burned.
At the same time as mysterious fires commence to rage through Clelia dâ€™Amboisâ€™ home village in Brittany, France, she starts sleepwalking. Daughter of a Japanese orphan, Cleliaâ€™s heritage is riddled with dark secrets that threaten anyone she loves. In a recurring nightmare she sees Josselin, the haunted man who abandoned their village nine years earlier, come for her, but she doesnâ€™t know why. All she knows is that she has to run. As fast as she can.
Leader of a paranormal crime taskforce, Josselin de Arradon is called back to his hometown with a missionâ€“find and kill the firestarter responsible for Larmor-Badenâ€™s blazing destruction. Sensing that Clelia is the key to solving the crime, Josselin kidnaps her to use her as bait. The battle doesnâ€™t turn out quite as he expected. Nothing could have prepared him for the truth, or the depth of his desire for his prisoner.
This is Book 1 of the Seven Forbidden Arts series, but reads as a stand-alone.
* This book contains adult content with explicit language and consummated love scenes. Suited for an audience of 18+.
Read more about Charmaineâ€™s romance novels and psychological short stories on www.charmainepauls.com.
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Charmaine Pauls was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa. She obtained a degree in Communication at the University of Potchestroom, and followed a diverse career path in journalism, public relations, advertising, communications, photography, graphic design, and brand marketing. Her writing has always been an integral part of her professions.
After relocating to France with her French husband, she fulfilled her passion to write creatively full-time. Charmaine has published six novels since 2011, as well as several short stories and articles.
When she is not writing, she likes to travel, read, and rescue cats. Charmaine currently lives in Chile with her husband and children. Their household is a linguistic mÃ©lange of Afrikaans, English, French and Spanish.