Time of the Faeries by Joseph Corsentino
Acclaimed photographer Joseph Corsentino creates a startling new vision in which faeries, angels and vampires hide in the dark corners of urban decay while waging an ancient battle to regain control of our world.
The Time of the Faeries will appeal to any lover of the fantastic as Joseph’s lush sensual images reveal glimpses of the world from which these magical creatures are summoned by the heartfelt wish of one human girl.
When Darkness Comes by Alexandra Ivy (Guardians of Eternity #1)
It’s been a hell of a day for Abby Barlow. In just a few hours, she’s survived an explosion, watched her employer die, had a startling dream, and now she finds herself in a seedy Chicago hotel with the sexy, unearthly Dante, a man she both desires and fears.
For 341 years, Dante has stood as guardian to The Chalice, a mortal woman chosen to hold back the darkness. A terrible twist of fate has now made Abby that woman. Three hours ago, Dante would have used all his charms to seduce her. Now she is his to protect. And he will do so until his very death.
A terrifying plan has been set in motion, one that will plunge Dante and Abby into an epic battle between good and evil—and a desperate race to save their love…
Tortured by Amanda McIntyre
Ensnared in the war-torn, untamed Dark Ages of North England, Sierra understands all too well what it takes to survive: the ability to numb the soul. She has learned this lesson the hard way, watching her mother die at the hands of the king’s henchmen, her brother cast out into the cold to perish, and discovering the treacherous, leering king holds a crucial secret about her past.
But when he grants Sierra her life, she discovers the pardon is perhaps worse than death. Sierra is made executioner’s apprentice, forced to witness unspeakable suffering while encouraged to explore her own sexual power.
Brainwashed and exhausted, Sierra’s heart slowly grows cold—until Dryston of Hereford is brought to the dungeon as traitor and spy. Using her sexual allure to extract the warrior’s secrets, Sierra finds herself torn between duty and desire. Soon, Sierra is craving the only man who can help set her battered soul free and give her a chance for revenge….
Honestly, this last one isn’t on my TBR shelf yet, but I wish it was. I came across it as an ad on GoodReads and I’m a sucker for historical romance. Especially when we’re talking about the middle ages.