Book 1: Tortured Souls Series

Devil's Cove

Devil's Cove

A Historical Gothic Romance!

The town of Devil’s Cove cowers in the dark shadows of an abandoned manor, shrouded in horror and spoken of only in the faintest of whispers.

Captain Devlin Limmerick knows its secrets, keeps them hidden with his own. Feared as ‘The Devil’ on the high seas, he is lured to the manor by an unquenchable thirst for revenge. It is a thirst matched only by his hunger for the powerful medium he has coerced to aid him. Her presence at the manor invites strange, inexplicable happenings, forcing him to believe nothing is as dead as it seems. Especially his heart.

Grace has spent more time with the dead than the living. Blinded from youth and touched with an ability to communicate beyond the grave, she has been both feared and revered by the uneasy town folk. Yet she is powerless against the unrest brewing within the manor walls and finds herself wickedly drawn to the Devil’s darkness. Still, she refuses to sacrifice her soul to set Devlin’s unspeakable plan in motion.

They soon learn some things are worse than death. In the throes of passion and danger, their skills will be tested beyond any foe they’ve ever fought, and not a single soul is safe. The only way out is deep within…if they dare to believe.


  • Wow. I seriously have no adequate words for this book. I LOVED it. It is by turns dark and light, hopeful and totally despairing.
  • This is a very unique story. From the first chapter with the menacing Josephine, I held my breath in anticipation, waiting to see what happens with Grace and the Captain and Josephine.
  • This book was sooo hard to put down. I stayed up way past my normal bedtime at nights because I wanted to know what would happen next. 
  • Josephine seemed to be a character straight out of a horror film, and as seductive and evil as she was presented, I couldn’t help but love her as well. She wasn’t a cardboard villain in a black hat—she was a real person with real motivations, and she was both dangerously evil, and sweet at the same time.

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This story is not for the faint of heart. There is a reason I chose ‘Tortured Souls’ as the series title. There are themes within this story that may be ‘triggers’ for some. Read the Amazon reviews so you can make an informed decision before you buy this book.