Morgan, a particularly gifted member of the tribe, has betrayed this secrecy, committing an act of treason so severe that she stands to face the death penalty. But the kind generosity of the new Ikati queen impels her to give Morgan one slim chance to redeem herself: infiltrate Rome, where she must search for the headquarters of the Expurgari, the greatest threat to the tribe’s security. Only when she insures the enemy’s final destruction will Morgan be relieved of the call for her head. With only two weeks to complete her mission, Morgan is placed into the careful watch of the Ikati’s most dangerous and lethal warrior. To Xander, Morgan is just his “mark” – to be killed without a thought at the end of two weeks if she does not complete her mission. But Xander has never encountered a mark with such spunk, such vitality and such undeniable animal attraction. As the two race across Italy in a desperate attempt to destroy their enemy, it becomes clear that Morgan’s second chance at life is hopelessly intertwined with Xander’s second chance at happiness.
A life-long lover of reading and a self-professed “book addict,” J.T. Geissinger didn’t realize her dream of writing a novel until a milestone birthday forced her to take stock of her goals in life. Always believing the right time to commit to putting pen to paper would magically announce itself as she helped her husband with his business and kept busy with the business of life, it took waking up one cold January morning with a shiny new zero as the second number in her age to kick start her determination. More than a year and two unsold novels later, it was time to take stock again. But her determination matched her initial procrastination, and she kept on writing and learning and trying to improve, trusting that if it was meant to be, it would be.
Then, during a trip to Italy in honor of their 10th wedding anniversary and the honeymoon she and her husband never took, she received an email that would change her life. It was from an agent, Marlene Stringer of Stringer Literary, and it contained the three words every aspiring author longs to hear: “I loved it.” Marlene sold the manuscript, initially titled The Skinwalker’s Daughter, to Montlake Romance who published it six months later. Hitting the Amazon bestseller lists in both the US and the UK within weeks of publication, Shadow’s Edge is the culmination of the refusal to give up (some would say grow up) with the staunch belief that all good things come to those who wait, and sometimes to those who wait longest.
Book one of the Night Prowler novels, Shadow’s Edge is followed by Edge of Oblivion (October 2012) and Edge of Surrender in Spring 2013.