Dark Fires Author:Brenda Joyce He was the "Lord of Darkness," notorious despite being aquitted in his trial for his wife's murder. She was the "Little Angel"- the innocent, blue-eyed darling of the London stage. Yet he would unleash in her a wild, untoutored sensuality to match his own.... — When Nicholas Bragg, Earl of Dragmore, accepts his late wife's 17-year-old niece as hi... more »s ward, he plans to marry her off immediately. But the petite, lovely actress Jane Barclay proves to be illegitimate- and therefore undesirable in the eyes of proper society.
Infatuated with her handsome, brooding guardian, Jane seals her fate in a night of glorious passion. But when Nicholas declares he intends to marry her out of duty rather than love, the prospect of a loveless marriage sends her fleeing back to the theater, relentlessly pursued by the lover who has possessed her soul« less