About the Book
A family curse
Allegra D’Este, Princess of Auriano, is a woman living under a deadly curse on her family, invoked by the evil sorceress, Nulkana. Having grown up in a convent in France, Allegra despairs of ever living a normal life. Only finding the magical Sphere of Astarte will break the curse. Until then, her life will always be in danger. Fleeing to Bath, England, she meets the devastatingly handsome Earl of Hawksmoor who presents a different kind of danger to Allegraone that could break her heart.
A deadly deception
Sebastian Fox, Earl of Hawksmoor, is an English spy, posing as The Messenger for the Legion of Baal, a nefarious group of men plotting to take over England and Europe through black magic, manipulation, and murder. They also search for the magical Sphere, for it will bring them great power. Sebastian has thwarted them at every turn, but now matters are dangerously spiraling out of control.
When Sebastian encounters Allegra in Bath, he is immediately taken with her beauty and charm, but it is her courageous soul that leaves him in awe. Aware of the Auriano curse, Sebastian is determined to keep Allegra safe. But can he protect her from the Legion of Baal and evil Nulkana without revealing his alternate identity? More importantly, can he keep himself from falling in love? For that is a goal for which he is entirely unworthy.
From award-winning, historical romance author, Patricia Barletta, comes Moon Bright, the third novel in the lush and compelling Auriano Curse Series.